Just in case you didn’t know, one of our flagship favourite blends “I WORK OUT” has recently undergone a little make over with a few ingredient swaps, to maximise the benefits of medical herbs as they work synergistically to give you a natural mental and physical energy boost throughout the day - not just before your next Pilates class.
Let’s face it, the closer we get to the end of the year the less we feel like we have the energy to push through. Totally hear you!
That’s where Alive + Energise can help with its meticulously thought-out blend of Western and Ayuvedic herbs to soothe your adrenals, reduce inflammation, improve cognitive function, concentration and cerebral circulation, it’s a healthy replacement for your morning coffee or your 3pm sugar free saviour to get you through the afternoon slump.
Here are some of the amazing health benefits of the Alive + Energise ingredients:
- Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis)
Yerba mate is a traditional South American herb that is starting to gain popularity worldwide due to its several beneficial chemical compounds including: Xanthines (Caffeine and theobromine), caffeoyl derivatives, saponins, and polyphenols making it a powerhouse of antioxidants. Yerba Mate is mainly used for physical and cognitive performance with its slightly stimulating effects, but also may help to reduce inflammation as a result of these.
- Withania (Wtihania somnifera)
Withania or Ashwaganda as its otherwise referred to, has really gained a lot of attention lately and its likely to have made an appearance or two in your inbox or news feed. Its has been used for many centuries as traditional medicine in China and India to improve vitality and longevity. Withania is the less stimulating member of our wonderful adaptogen gang and has some well researched health benefits from modulating the stress response, its neuroprotective, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective, treatment for iron-deficiency and also has an affinity to the thyroid.
- Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
Long before Turmeric lattes were trendy, this incredible vibrant yellow coloured cousin of ginger, was used in traditional Chinese and Ayurveda medicine to treat a wide variety of digestive, metabolic and inflammatory disorders. Studies have shown Turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immunomodulatory, wound healing, antimicrobial activities. It was once believed that these activities were due to the isolated curcumin however, research beyond the early 2000’s identified numerous chemical entities and therefore deemed more viable therapeutically as a whole extract.
- Bacopa (Bacopa Monnieri)
Bacopa or Brahmi as it’s called in India is one of the long-standing traditional herbs used in Ayurvedic medicine for cognitive health, especially our long-term memory, concentration, and mental performance. Clinically, Bacopa is used in memory and cognition, but also to treat anxiety, epilepsy, and specifically learning & memory in ADHD, and the research is there to back it up! In a nutshell, our amazing Bacopa is our brains and our nervous systems best friend and makes for a great study buddy too. So next time you are cramming for that exam, pop on the kettle and sip away the brain fog.
- Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)
Ginkgo really has taken the world by storm so much so, that the trees are grown specifically to meet the demand across many countries. So what is all the hype about? The most important constituents present in the dried leaves are the ginkgolides, bilobalide, and flavone glycosides which have many actions on the body namely circulatory and cognition enhancing, as well as neuroprotective according to scientific evidence.
- Marshmallow Root (Althea officinalis)
Marshmallow root is a medicinal herb used since ancient times to heal and protect. Due to Marshmallows mucilage content, it’s best known for its soothing and healing action on the body. It’s a clever one too, as the demulcent effect seems to work across several body systems including respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems. It’s also a used topically as a soothing emollient for dry and itchy skin conditions.
- Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Our adrenal loving Licorice really is a jack of all trades (hence why you’ll find it in so many of our blends) with its medicinal use of the ‘sweet root’ well documented since approximately 2500 BC. Its active constituents demonstrated a laundry list therapeutic actions on several body systems such as endocrine, GIT, and immune systems in studies. However, its specific use is to restore adrenal function and therefore used in the treatment of Addison’s disease. Its particularly soothing to our digestive system, and it also makes everything taste amazing!
- Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus)
Another member of the adrenal loving club, Siberian Ginseng has a party trick - it also doubles as a cognitive performance enhancer. It can basically help you through physical and mental stress while minimising the impact on the body. That’s pretty ace if you ask us.
- Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
The humble dandelion deserves so much more credit than it receives. It may be a stubborn weed, but what it offers us both as a food and as a medicine is a true gift and makes up for it in spades. This nutritive plant is packed with minerals like potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc, manganese, copper, and choline, vitamins A, C, D, and B’s, as well as beta-carotene, phenolic acids sesquiterpene lactone, triterpenes, and inulin.
It is a bitter herb which means it’s all about giving our digestive system some love, especially our liver and gallbladder which are essential for proper detoxification and maintaining digestive homeostasis. The dried root makes a for a great caffeine-free alternative to coffee with the added benefit of all those active constituents and nutrients.
WE LOVE IT AND WE THINK YOU WILL TOO! WHY NOT TRY IT TODAY…