Each adaptogen and tonic herb has different properties and functions, so the most suitable one for you will depend on your individual needs. These have had a centuries-long history of medical use throughout Asia and Russia, and are becoming increasingly popular in the holistic wellness community for various purposes.
Studies show that the Schisandra berry, for instance, is effective in building stress resilience and regulating the fight-or-flight response.
Cordyceps mushroom is an adaptogen known for its energising properties. It boosts energy without the edge and tension from drinking a cup of coffee. Cordyceps has also been used to restore health after sickness, and boost libido.
On the other hand, the Reishi mushroom is utilised for its calming and nourishing properties. It has been used to improve the quality of sleep, as well as lung health. In some small studies, Reishi has also shown benefits for immune health.
How to Use Adaptogens and Tonic Herbs
The simplest way to introduce superfoods is to pair them with a daily habit. For instance, adding them to your coffee in the morning or as a topping on your cereal. Our range of Teelixir powdered extracts is not heat-sensitive, making it easy to add to a range of foods and drinks.
For rapid absorption, mix directly into your drink of choice - from water, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, juice or smoothie. You can sprinkle them on top of yoghurt, oatmeal, or ice cream. They can also be incorporated into desserts, pancakes and protein balls.
You can also add them to a variety of savoury dishes - simply mix into your pasta sauce, soups, stews or into your salad dressings.
Begin with adding ¼ to ½ teaspoon per day of the chosen supplement(s) for your individual needs. Pay attention to your body and how you respond. Over time, you can gradually increase your dosage to 1 teaspoon per day.
Generally, allow 3 - 9 months for the Teelixir extract to take its full effect.
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Ducharme, J. (2018). What Are Adaptogens and Why Are People Taking Them? Time Magazine. Sourced from: https://time.com/5025278/adaptogens-herbs-stress-anxiety/