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Balanced energy, clarity, and immunity

These are foundational feelings you need to achieve focus, inspiration and radiance, and all byproducts of adaptogens. They are our plant and mushroom allies that help your body adapt to stress. Adaptogens increases the body’s resistance to a wide range of stressors including physical (lack of sleep, nutritional deficiencies), mental (work stress, media overload), emotional (relationships, anxiety) and environmental (weather, pollution, extreme living conditions) elements.

🍄Stress Management

✨Increased Energy

🍄 Immunity Support

✨Enhanced Focus

🍄Recovery from Fatigue

✨Mental Clarity

🍄Balanced Mood

✨Restorative Sleep

🍄Hormonal Balance

✨Ani-Inflammatory

🍄Thyroid Function

✨Increased Endurance

What are Adaptogens tho?

Chronic Stress

It’s usually when you start to feel energetically drained, digestive issues, zero sex-drive, more susceptible to illness, and generally “MEH” feelings.

It's what throws off the delicate dance between your brain and hormone system, or the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA axis).

This is where the equilibrating power of adaptogens comes into play… while a doctor might prescribe you adderall, viagra (or the female equivalent?), anti-depressants, etc. to treat these symptoms, adaptogens actually work on the core imbalance. They are tonic herbs and medicinal mushrooms that optimize our stress response and restore homeostasis to the HPA axis (stress response system we talked about a few sentences ago). 

These botanical extracts can become an enjoyable ritual when you infuse your coffee, smoothies, oatmeal or tea with them. The best part? you have the power to heal 

yourself holistically. You are your own healer, your body is your guide, and your spirit is your channel. 

Research + Papers

we believe in plant-magick, and the science to back it up 

Reishi:

Cizmarikova, M. (2017). The Efficacy and Toxicity of Using the Lingzhi or Reishi Medicinal Mushroom, Ganoderma lucidum (Agaricomycetes), and Its Products in Chemotherapy (Review). International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, 19(10), 861-877. doi:10.1615/intjmedmushrooms.2017024537

 

Socala, K., Nieoczym, D., Grzywnowicz, K., Stefaniuk, D., & Wlaz, P. (2015). Evaluation of Anticonvulsant, Antidepressant-, and Anxiolytic-like Effects of an Aqueous Extract from Cultured Mycelia of the Lingzhi or Reishi Medicinal Mushroom Ganoderma lucidum (Higher Basidiomycetes) in Mice. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, 17(3), 209-218. doi:10.1615/intjmedmushrooms.v17.i3.10

 

Jin, X., Beguerie, J. R., Sze, D. M., & Chan, G. C. (2009). Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi mushroom) for cancer treatment. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. doi:10.1002/14651858.cd007731

 

Cizmarikova, M. (2017). The Efficacy and Toxicity of Using the Lingzhi or Reishi Medicinal Mushroom, Ganoderma lucidum (Agaricomycetes), and Its Products in Chemotherapy (Review). International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, 19(10), 861-877. doi:10.1615/intjmedmushrooms.2017024537

 

Lull, C., Wichers, H. J., & Savelkoul, H. F. (2005). Antiinflammatory and Immunomodulating Properties of Fungal Metabolites. Mediators of Inflammation, 2005(2), 63-80. doi:10.1155/mi.2005.63 

 

Vazirian, M., Faramarzi, M. A., Ebrahimi, S. E., Esfahani, H. R., Samadi, N., Hosseini, S. A., . . . Amanzadeh, Y. (2014). Antimicrobial Effect of the Lingzhi or Reishi Medicinal Mushroom, Ganoderma lucidum (Higher Basidiomycetes) and Its Main Compounds. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, 16(1), 77-84. doi:10.1615/intjmedmushr.v16.i1.70

 

Kirar, V., Nehra, S., Mishra, J., Rakhee, Saraswat, D., & Misra, K. (2017). Lingzhi or Reishi Medicinal Mushroom, Ganoderma lucidum (Agaricomycetes), as a Cardioprotectant in an Oxygen-Deficient Environment. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, 19(11), 1009-1021. doi:10.1615/intjmedmushrooms.2017024584

 

Akihisa, T., Nakamura, Y., Tagata, M., Tokuda, H., Yasukawa, K., Uchiyama, E., . . . Kimura, Y. (2007). Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Tumor-Promoting Effects of Triterpene Acids and Sterols from the FungusGanoderma lucidum. Chemistry & Biodiversity, 4(2), 224-231. doi:10.1002/cbdv.200790027


 

Bao, X., Liu, C., Fang, J., & Li, X. (2001). Structural and immunological studies of a major polysaccharide from spores of Ganoderma lucidum (Fr.) Karst. Carbohydrate Research, 332(1), 67-74. doi:10.1016/s0008-6215(01)00075-1

 

Cizmarikova, M. (2017). The Efficacy and Toxicity of Using the Lingzhi or Reishi Medicinal Mushroom, Ganoderma lucidum (Agaricomycetes), and Its Products in Chemotherapy (Review). International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, 19(10), 861-877. doi:10.1615/intjmedmushrooms.2017024537

 

Lull, C., Wichers, H. J., & Savelkoul, H. F. (2005). Antiinflammatory and Immunomodulating Properties of Fungal Metabolites. Mediators of Inflammation, 2005(2), 63-80. doi:10.1155/mi.2005.63

 

Vazirian, M., Faramarzi, M. A., Ebrahimi, S. E., Esfahani, H. R., Samadi, N., Hosseini, S. A., . . . Amanzadeh, Y. (2014). Antimicrobial Effect of the Lingzhi or Reishi Medicinal Mushroom, Ganoderma lucidum (Higher Basidiomycetes) and Its Main Compounds. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, 16(1), 77-84. doi:10.1615/intjmedmushr.v16.i1.70

 

Kirar, V., Nehra, S., Mishra, J., Rakhee, Saraswat, D., & Misra, K. (2017). Lingzhi or Reishi Medicinal Mushroom, Ganoderma lucidum (Agaricomycetes), as a Cardioprotectant in an Oxygen-Deficient Environment. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, 19(11), 1009-1021. doi:10.1615/intjmedmushrooms.2017024584

Lion's Mane:

Brandalise, F., Cesaroni, V., Gregori, A., Repetti, M., Romano, C., Orrù, G., . . . Rossi, P. (2017). Dietary Supplementation of Hericium erinaceus Increases Mossy Fiber-CA3 Hippocampal Neurotransmission and Recognition Memory in Wild-Type Mice. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine,2017, 1-13. doi:10.1155/2017/3864340

 

Lai, P., Naidu, M., Sabaratnam, V., Wong, K., David, R. P., Kuppusamy, U. R., . . . Malek, S. N. (2013). Neurotrophic Properties of the Lions Mane Medicinal Mushroom, Hericium erinaceus (Higher Basidiomycetes) from Malaysia. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, 15(6), 539-554. doi:10.1615/intjmedmushr.v15.i6.30

  

Rossi, P., Cesaroni, V., Brandalise, F., Occhinegro, A., Ratto, D., Perrucci, F., . . . Savino, E. (2018). Dietary Supplementation of Lion’s Mane Medicinal Mushroom, Hericium erinaceus (Agaricomycetes), and Spatial Memory in Wild-Type Mice. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms,20(5), 485-494. doi:10.1615/intjmedmushrooms.2018026241

 

Mori, K., Ouchi, K., & Hirasawa, N. (2015). The Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Lions Mane Culinary-Medicinal Mushroom, Hericium erinaceus (Higher Basidiomycetes) in a Coculture System of 3T3-L1 Adipocytes and RAW264 Macrophages. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms,17(7), 609-618. doi:10.1615/intjmedmushrooms.v17.i7.10

 

Mori, K., Inatomi, S., Ouchi, K., Azumi, Y., & Tuchida, T. (2009). Improving effects of the mushroom Yamabushitake (Hericium erinaceus) on mild cognitive impairment: A double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial. Phytotherapy Research,23(3), 367-372. doi:10.1002/ptr.2634

 

Zhang, J., An, S., Hu, W., Teng, M., Wang, X., Qu, Y., . . . Wang, D. (2016). The Neuroprotective Properties of Hericium erinaceus in Glutamate-Damaged Differentiated PC12 Cells and an Alzheimer’s Disease Mouse Model. International Journal of Molecular Sciences,17(11), 1810. doi:10.3390/ijms17111810

 

Nagano, M., Shimizu, K., Kondo, R., Hayashi, C., Sato, D., Kitagawa, K., & Ohnuki, K. (2010). Reduction of depression and anxiety by 4 weeks Hericium erinaceus intake. Biomedical Research,31(4), 231-237. doi:10.2220/biomedres.31.231

 

Cordyceps:

Park, J., Lee, J., Lee, K., Ha, S., & Hong, E. (2014). Cordyceps militaris Extract Protects Human Dermal Fibroblasts against Oxidative Stress-Induced Apoptosis and Premature Senescence. Nutrients, 6(9), 3711-3726. doi:10.3390/nu6093711

 

Panda, A., & Swain, K. (2011). Traditional uses and medicinal potential of Cordyceps sinensis of Sikkim. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, 2(1), 9. doi:10.4103/0975-9476.78183
 

Wong, W., Wu, J., & Benzie, I. (2011). Photoprotective potential of Cordyceps polysaccharides against ultraviolet B radiation-induced DNA damage to human skin cells. British Journal of Dermatology, 164(5), 980-986. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2133.2010.10201.x

Advances on Cordyceps militaris constituents and pharmacological effect. (2013). China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica. doi:10.4268/cjcmm20131532

 

Tuli, H. S., Sandhu, S. S., & Sharma, A. K. (2013). Pharmacological and therapeutic potential of Cordyceps with special reference to Cordycepin. 3 Biotech, 4(1), 1-12. doi:10.1007/s13205-013-0121-9

 

Jayachandran, M., Xiao, J., & Xu, B. (2017). A Critical Review on Health Promoting Benefits of Edible Mushrooms through Gut Microbiota. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 18(9), 1934. doi:10.3390/ijms18091934

 

Cheung, K. H. (n.d.). Cordysinocan, a novel polysaccharide isolated from cultured cordyceps, has strong effect in stimulating immune responses. doi:10.14711/thesis-b924238

 

Nakamura, K., Shinozuka, K., & Yoshikawa, N. (2015). Anticancer and antimetastatic effects of cordycepin, an active component of Cordyceps sinensis. Journal of Pharmacological Sciences, 127(1), 53-56. doi:10.1016/j.jphs.2014.09.001

 

Li, D., & Ren, Z. (2017). Cordyceps sinensis promotes immune regulation and enhances bacteriostatic activity of PA-824 via IL-10 in Mycobacterium tuberculosis disease. Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 50(9). doi:10.1590/1414-431x20176188

 

Zhou, X., Luo, L., Dressel, W., Shadier, G., Krumbiegel, D., Schmidtke, P., . . . Meyer, C. U. (2008). Cordycepin is an Immunoregulatory Active Ingredient of Cordyceps sinensis. The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, 36(05), 967-980. doi:10.1142/s0192415x08006387

 

Song, J., Wang, Y., Teng, M., Cai, G., Xu, H., Guo, H., . . . Teng, L. (2015). Studies on the Antifatigue Activities of Cordyceps militaris Fruit Body Extract in Mouse Model. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2015, 1-15. doi:10.1155/2015/174616