VidaRich Coffee Booster:
VidaRich Coffee Booster:

VidaRich Coffee Booster:

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VidaRich Coffee Booster:

An Energizing Blend of Nootropic/Prebiotic Superfoods in a base of Grass Fed Bovine Collagen Peptides to jump start your morning routine!!! Supercharge the natural health benefits of your coffee and boost you overall vitality with each and every cup!! 

This unique blend harnesses the benefits of MCT Oil (improved energy and brain function), Lion's Mane Mushroom (cognitive function), Cordyceps (boosts stamina), Raw Cacao (antioxidant powerhouse), Beet Root (boosts nitric oxide), Spirulina (nature's superfood) and L-Theanine (increased focus and attention)!!!

Key Ingredients:

Collagen Peptides: Bovine Collagen Peptides (Grass Fed) is a flavorless and odorless white powder derived from cow hides. This type of collagen peptide is 90 percent similar to types 1 and III collagen found in the human body. This makes it an ideal supplement for supporting the health of skin, hair, nails, tendons, ligaments, muscles, bones, gums, teeth, eyes, and blood vessels. It is also rich in glycine and proline, which are the building blocks your body uses to produce its own collagen. Eating collagen-rich foods or foods that boost collagen production may also help create the building blocks (amino acids) you need for your skin goals. “There are three amino acids important for collagen synthesis: glycine, proline, (a single teaspoon of spirulina contains more glycine and proline than a large egg white) and lysine (beets). Vitamin C plays a major role in the production of pro-collagen, the body’s precursor to collagen. Therefore, getting enough vitamin C is critical. Berries (blueberries/cherries) and believe it or not, beets are an excellent choice. 

Collagen synthesis relies on several essential vitamins and minerals. Here are five key nutrients that play a crucial role in collagen production:

  1. Vitamin C: Vitamin C is vital for collagen synthesis because it helps convert the amino acid proline into a collagen-building compound. Without sufficient vitamin C, the body’s ability to produce collagen is reduced1.

  2. Zinc: Zinc acts as a cofactor for proteins essential in collagen synthesis. It regulates the protein production pathway needed for collagen formation. Research shows that zinc deficiency can significantly impact collagenase performance, an enzyme involved in collagen turnover1.

  3. Vitamin A: Retinoids (a specific form of vitamin A) protect collagen from breakdown and enhance the production of new collagen proteins. Vitamin A is particularly beneficial for skin health and is commonly used in prescription-strength anti-acne products1.

  4. Copper: Copper is essential for collagen cross-linking, which strengthens collagen fibers. It plays a role in stabilizing collagen’s structure and function2.

  5. Manganese: Manganese contributes to the formation of collagen by activating enzymes involved in its synthesis. Foods rich in manganese include nuts, seeds, whole grains, and leafy greens3.

Mushrooms in general are a top-tier Superfood: They are a rich source of high-grade protein, fiber (great for digestive health), and they’re loaded with antioxidants, vitamin D, and zinc — essentials for immune health.

Lion's Mane Mushroom: is commonly taken as a natural nootropic to boost cognitive function and support overall brain health. Some of the potential benefits of Lion’s Mane supplementation include improved focus and concentration, enhanced memory and learning ability, reduced anxiety and stress levels, and protection against age-related mental decline. They contain bioactive substances that have many beneficial effects on the body, especially the brain, heart, and gut. Lion’s mane mushrooms contain compounds that stimulate brain cell growth and protect them from damage caused by Alzheimer’s disease.  Lion's Mane is also one of the top prebiotic mushrooms (Prebiotics are a type of fiber that feed the good bacteria in your gut) and contains powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that may help reduce the impact of chronic illness. It also appears to have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce symptoms associated with conditions like arthritis and IBS. Overall, this powerful supplement shows great potential for supporting overall wellness and mental health. Lion's Mane exhibits adaptogenic properties, helping the body reduce stress and anxiety, potentially promoting restful and rejuvenating sleep. Recent studies have found that lion’s mane mushrooms contain a compound called hericenones, which has been linked to improved sleep quality and reduced anxiety.

The Lion’s Mane mushroom offers numerous health benefits, including:

  1. Boosting brain health: Lion’s Mane mushrooms have been found to stimulate the production of nerve growth factor (NGF), which plays a key role in brain health and function. By promoting NGF production, lion’s mane mushrooms may help improve cognitive function, memory, and focus.
  2. Supporting the immune system: Lion’s Mane mushrooms contain antioxidants and compounds that have been shown to boost the immune system. These antioxidants help protect the body against free radicals and oxidative stress, which can damage cells and weaken the immune system.
  3. Promoting digestive health: Lion’s Mane mushrooms have been used for centuries in traditional medicine to support digestive health. They may help reduce inflammation in the gut, promote the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, and improve digestion. Lion's Mane is also one of the top prebiotic mushrooms (Prebiotics are a type of fiber that feed the good bacteria in your gut) 

Cordyceps Mushroom: Cordyceps are best known for their ability to boost one's energy level, improve athletic performance and raise metabolism, thereby supporting better weight management.  Research suggests that cordyceps show potential benefits to the heart and respiratory system, resulting in energy-boosting effects and enhanced aerobic capacity.  Cordyceps do so by increasing blood supply to the organs, extremities, and the brain and defend the heart against stress. Cordyceps also increase oxygen-use efficiency, increasing stamina and endurance while improving recovery from fatigue.

  • Cordyceps are thought to increase the body’s production of the molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is essential for delivering energy to the muscles.

But cordyceps also offer antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits and have been used in Traditional Chinese medicine to address a wide range of ailments. Prized for their natural ability to fight free radicals, infections and inflammation, these impressive disease-fighting mushrooms have been used for centuries to reduce symptoms of respiratory disorders, coughs, colds, liver damage and much more. As a true "superfood", in addition to boosting energy levels, the cordyceps mushroom can slow the effects of aging and stress, helping to keep the body free from disease. This mushroom has also been suggested to improve sleep quality. It is believed to help reduce stress and anxiety, which often interfere with a good night's rest. Furthermore, some research indicates that Cordyceps can help regulate sleep cycles, potentially aiding those struggling with insomnia. 

VIDARICH Coffee Booster contains nothing but 100% Fruiting Body mushroom ingredients - no lower quality mycelium like many of the well know mushroom coffee products on the market today. Mushroom supplements can vary greatly, so it is important to understand the difference between mushroom mycelium and fruiting bodies

Let’s explore their distinctions:

  1. Fruiting Bodies:

    • The fruiting body is what we commonly recognize as the actual mushroom - the stem and cap - that sprouts above the surface. It serves as the reproductive structure of the fungal organism.
    • Most of the bioactive compounds, such as polysaccharides, beta-glucans, and amino acids are concentrated in the fruiting body.
    • When you consume mushroom products made from fruiting bodies, you're likely getting the desired active compounds.
  2. Mycelium:

    • Mycelium contains fewer bioactive compounds compared to the fruiting body.
    • Mycelium is the root-like network of fungal threads that grows underground or within the substrate. It acts as the vegetative body of the mushroom, responsible for nutrient absorption and growth.
    • Mycelium-based products are often grown on grain substrates (such as brown rice, sorghum, or oat). The grain spawn becomes inseparable from the mycelium, resulting in a blended, less nutritionally dense mixture.
    • While mycelium supplements may have some benefits, they are generally considered of lower quality compared to those from fruiting bodies.

The Health Benefits of Berries:

Mixed Berries: A berry's rich color isn't just eye candy: it's also the source of the fruit's nutrients. Each color equates to specific nutrients; for example, anthocyanins appear as dark blue hues and berries that are a deep red often contain flavonoids and resveratrol. It is generally beneficial to eat berries every day as part of a balanced diet. Berries are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, which contribute to our overall health.

Regular consumption of berries has been associated with numerous health benefits, such as improved heart health, a healthy inflammatory response, enhanced cognitive function, and robust cellular function. Berries are nutritionally dense, boasting a high content of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. Some key nutritional benefits of berries include:

*Antioxidants: Berries are rich in antioxidants like anthocyanins, flavonoids, resveratrol, and polyphenols. These compounds aid in neutralizing free radicals, combating oxidative stress, and promoting a healthy inflammatory response in the body.

*Vitamins and minerals: Berries are rich in vitamin C, manganese, and various essential minerals. These nutrients are vital for immune function, bone strength, and collagen synthesis.

*Fiber: Berries are high in dietary fiber, which aids digestion, promotes regular bowel movements, and helps maintain healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

*Heart Health: The antioxidants and fiber present in berries aid in promoting heart health by assisting in the regulation of blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

*Brain Health: Research indicates that the antioxidants found in berries could safeguard brain cells against oxidative stress, potentially reducing the risk of age-related cognitive decline and supporting memory and cognitive function.

Blueberries: are considered one of the healthiest berries due to their concentration of antioxidants, notably anthocyanins, which contributes to their deep blue hue and health benefits. These antioxidants reduce oxidative stress, bolstering the body's defense systems. Blueberries boast an impressive array of vitamins and minerals, like vitamin C, small levels of vitamin K, and manganese. Their low calorie, high fiber content makes them a weight loss friendly snack while promoting digestive health. Last but certainly not least, they may support cognitive function, making them "berry" good for your brain!

Strawberries: are now the most popular berry worldwide—and they're super nutritious. Just eight medium-sized strawberries provide 96 milligrams of vitamin C, exceeding the recommended daily intake by 160%, surpassing the vitamin C content of a medium orange. Strawberries also offer a good dose of folate, delivering 20% of the recommended daily allowance. These summer berries pack a punch of cardiovascular-supporting potassium, which can help maintain healthy blood pressure and other cardiovascular metrics. Rich in polyphenols like anthocyanins, flavan-3-ol, and ellagitannin, strawberries have an impressive antioxidant profile. Notably, they are the richest food source of fisetin, a polyphenol nutrient revered for its healthy aging properties.

Raspberries: are packed with polyphenol antioxidants like anthocyanins and ellagic acid, and they have been shown to reduce oxidative stress and promote a healthy inflammatory response. A cup of raspberries provides an impressive 54% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C, supporting the immune system and promoting skin health. With a supremely high fiber content of 9 g per cup serving, raspberries aid in digestion, help maintain healthy blood sugar levels, and promote heart health. Notably, their low glycemic index makes them a suitable choice for individuals seeking weight management or maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. Raspberries also contain flavonoids such as quercetin and kaempferol, which contribute to their cardiovascular benefits and support of a health inflammatory response.

Cacao: A true Superfood, cacao can enhance cognitive function, boost mental health and reduce oxidative stress with antioxidants. It supports cardiovascular health, metabolic health, and mediates the natural inflammatory response. Cacao can also boost one’s energy levels, strengthen bone and skin health, and even reduce the risk of cancer. Cacao is rich in flavanols, which lower blood pressure by improving nitric oxide levels and blood vessel function. Several studies have found that polyphenols, such as those in cacao, may reduce your risk of neurodegenerative diseases by improving brain function and blood flow. Raw cacao is an incredibly rich source of magnesium which will significantly boost your energy levels, but also help you relax and sleep better. Magnesium, often referred to as the ‘sleep mineral’ is instrumental in sleep and is a natural relaxant that helps deactivate adrenaline. And boy has everything going on in the world these days activated our adrenals! A lack of magnesium can be directly linked to difficulty going and staying asleep. And drumroll please…Cacao is said to be the highest magnesium containing food on the planet!

Spirulina: This blue-green algae is absolutely one of the top Superfoods in the world today. 

  • It contains a powerful plant-based protein called phycocyanin, which has antioxidant, pain-relief, anti-inflammatory, and brain-protective properties.

In addition to being a great source of complete protein (containing all essential amino acids), spirulina is rich in antioxidants and a good source of B vitamins, zinc, iron, magnesium, potassium and many other vitamins. Spirulina is not only super dense in nutrients, but also a very powerful energy booster. It’s used to naturally aid weight loss, diabetes, stress, fatigue, anxiety, depression and premenstrual syndrome. Blue-green algae has also been used to improve memory, improve overall digestive health (it's a powerful prebiotic) and detoxing the body of heavy metals, particularly arsenic. Its nutritional profile is loaded with chlorophyll, B Vitamins, Vitamin K and omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids and is loaded with prebiotic fiber that may positively impact gut bacterial balance by enhancing the growth of beneficial bacteria while suppressing harmful species. 

Beet Root: Beets can support the health of your brain, heart, and digestive system, boost athletic performance, help alleviate inflammation, and possibly slow the growth of cancer cells. Beet Root has been shown to improve athletic performance by boosting nitric oxide levels and improving muscle oxygenation during exercise. Beet Root has also been shown to lower blood pressure, aid in digestion, slow the progression of dementia, as well as increase heart health. Research has shown that beets can help reduce stress, improve mood, and increase focus. Research has also shown that drinking beet juice before bed can help improve the quality of sleep and reduce the amount of time it takes to fall asleep. This is because beet juice is rich in nitrates, which relaxes the body and helps reduce stress. 

Berries: Loaded with antioxidants and full of vitamin C and fiber, berries are some of the healthiest fruits available to us. They can support healthy immune function, due to their supply of essential vitamins and phytonutrients, plus they benefit digestion and gut health by providing a good amount of fiber. Some of the best types include strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and also cherries. 

Blueberries: Another of the top Superfoods, this small but mighty berry is loaded with nutrients. They are low in calories but high in fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K. Blueberries are one of the top antioxidant foods (antioxidants protect your body from free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can damage your cells and contribute to aging and diseases, such as cancer). Blueberries are believed to have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all common fruits and vegetables. The main antioxidant compounds in blueberries belong to a family of polyphenol antioxidants called flavonoids. One group of flavonoids in particular — anthocyanins — is thought to be responsible for much of these berries’ beneficial health effects. Blueberries' natural fiber content even creates a prebiotic fiber source for probiotics to “eat” and thrive on in order to grow and support our gut, immune, and brain health.

MCT Oil: Short for medium chain triglycerides, MCT is loaded with good-for-you fatty acids that increase energy, boosts brain function and helps with weight management by providing a feeling of fullness. Your cells convert MCT Oil to energy faster than other oils and help you maintain healthy cholesterol levels. It also helps to control harmful bacteria and viruses. MCT Oil is a "good fat" that helps you absorb fat soluble nutrients such as Curcumin, vitamin D, magnesium and calcium better.

Cinnamon: Ceylon cinnamon has been linked to aiding production of collagen2 in the skin which is the key ingredient to reversing the effects of aging skin and producing younger looking skin.

L-Theanine: is an amino acid found in green and black tea that is thought to have the following health benefits

  • Increased cognitive performance and memory
  • Increased focus, especially when paired with caffeine
  • Anxiety and stress relief, without causing drowsiness
  • Better immunity and resistance to infections
  • Improved sleep quality and relaxation
  • Weight loss, by boosting metabolism and reducing appetite

L-Glycine provides glycine in the form found in natural beings that your body can readily use to support energy, mitochondrial health, brain and cognitive function. Glycine is an amino acid that plays an important role in healthy aging, as it influences your muscles, heart, brain, digestion, blood sugar levels, immune function, and vascular and metabolic health in many ways.

  • Glycine helps your body make glutathione, your body's master antioxidant, which helps prevent cellular and mitochondrial damage, including the signs of early aging.
  • Supports energy production, mitochondrial health and brain and cognitive function.
  • Glycine helps build and protect collagen - a protein that provides structure to your skin, hair, nails, bones, joints, muscles and connective tissues.
  • Glycine acts as a calming neurotransmitter in your brain, promoting the production of your "feel good" hormone serotonin for mood, memory and sleep.
  • Supports metabolic health, including healthy weight as well as blood sugar and blood glucose levels already in the normal range.
  • Supports your body's normal detoxification processes.
  • Glycine may promote sleep and enhance the quality of your sleep through its calming effects on the brain and its ability to lower core body temperature. Glycine helps your body make glutathione, an important antioxidant that protects your body against cell damage. Glycine is also a component of creatine, a compound that provides your muscles with energy and has been associated with other health benefits, such as improved bone health and brain function. Glycine is the most abundant amino acid in collagen, a structural protein that has several health benefits, including for your skin, bones, tendons, and ligaments. Glycine is an amino acid that plays a range of important roles throughout the body, including in the immune system, digestion, bones and joints, and the nervous system. It is also involved in the production of proteins that are needed by the immune system and helps make other amino acids, including the genetic material of the body— RNA and DNA. In the brain, glycine works as a neurotransmitter, affecting how chemical signals are sent in the body. Glycine also plays an important role in breaking down and using fat and fat-soluble vitamins after they are consumed. Overall, glycine is essential for maintaining body structures, growth, and metabolism. As you can see, glycine is a surprisingly versatile amino acid that is involved in many important tasks! However, one of its more impressive benefits is its ability to help with morning fatigue, so you can take before bed and wake up feeling refreshed. Glycine is an amino acid that influences sleep in a number of ways. Glycine may help you fall asleep more quickly, increase your sleep efficiency, reduce symptoms of insomnia and improve sleep quality. But it may also reduce fatigue and make you feel less sleepy during the day. Glycine may be beneficial for people who suffer from a lack of sleep or poor sleep quality.

5 Benefits of Raw Organic Cacao

Cacao (pronounced “cu-COW”) refers to the Theobroma Cacao tree from which Cocoa is derived and is used when referring to unprocessed versions of the cacao bean. Normal cocoa powder and chocolate have been chemically processed and roasted, which destroys a large amount of the antioxidants and flavanols (the things that keep you young and healthy).  A recent study suggested that between 60% and 90% of the original antioxidants in cacao are lost through common “Dutch processing”.  Dutch processing was originally developed in the early 19th Century to reduce the bitterness, darken the color, and create a more mellow flavor to chocolate, but unfortunately also eliminated a bunch of the goodness.

1.  40 Times the Antioxidants of Blueberries

Raw Organic Cacao has over 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries.  Yes, 40 times!  It has an amazing ORAC score of 98,000 per 100g, vs blueberries at a mere 2,400.  ORAC scores measure the ability of antioxidants to absorb free radicals (that come from pollution and toxins in our environment), which cause cell and tissue damage and can lead to diseases such as cancer.

2.  Highest Plant-Based Source of Iron

On a plant-based/vegan diet and looking for iron?  The search is over!  Cacao is the highest plant-based source of iron known to man, at a whopping 13.9 mg per 100g.  This compares to beef and lamb at 2.5 mg, and spinach at 3.6 mg. While you might not eat 100 grams of cacao in one sitting, it still makes it an admirable iron-boosting addition to your diet. Note the iron in cacao is non-heme (as is all plant-based iron), so to get the maximum benefits you’ll want to combine it with some vitamin C. 

3.  Full of Magnesium for a Healthy Heart & Brain

Raw Organic Cacao is also one of the highest plant-based sources of magnesium, the most deficient mineral in the Western world.  Magnesium is important for a healthy heart, and helps turn glucose into energy enabling your brain to work with laser-sharp clarity and focus.  The reason why you might turn to a bar of chocolate during an all-nighter at your desk.

4.  More Calcium Than Cow’s Milk

Raw Organic Cacao has more calcium than cow’s milk would you believe, at 160mg per 100g vs only 125mg per 100ml of milk.  Time to switch out the trim latte for a couple of squares of dairy-free raw chocolate.

5.  A Natural Mood Elevator and Anti-Depressant

Cacao is a great source of four scientifically proven bliss chemicals – serotonin, tryptophan, tyrosine and phenylethylamine. These neurotransmitters are associated with cosy feelings of wellbeing, happiness, and can even alleviate depression.  A natural, healthy, delicious (and legal) way to get your happy buzz on.

THE CALMING SIDE OF CACAO

A cup of cocoa before bed can work wonders. It not only warms you from inside out, it also makes you euphoric and calm. Why? Because of the magnesium and tryptophan found in cacao powder. You might be wondering, but what about the caffeine? Isn’t it a stimulant? Most of us associate cacao as being a stimulating food. Think again. Most cacao out there contains a minor amount of caffeine (less than 1%), not enough to disturb you, or prevent you from a deep sleep. Even for those of you that are highly sensitive to caffeine, it’s worth giving it a try as it will actually nourish you with the calming powers of magnesium and tryptophan. However, the thought of cacao being an energizer is largely due to the Theobromine it contains, which is a stimulant, but does not affect your central nervous system like caffeine. 

CALMING + SOOTHING AGENTS:

Magnesium: Magnesium is a powerful mineral that is instrumental in sleep and is a natural relaxant that helps deactivate adrenaline. A lack of magnesium can be directly linked to difficulty going and staying asleep. Magnesium is often referred to as the sleep mineral. Magnesium also fights acid buildup, neutralizes toxins, calms sensitivity to pain, quiets nerves, builds strong bones and teeth and is essential for many other functions. Over 80% of Americans are chronically deficient in magnesium. Cacao is said to be the highest magnesium containing food on the planet.

Tryptophan: Tryptophan is an amino acid that when ingested gets turned into the neurotransmitter serotonin and then converted into the hormone melatonin. Raw cacao boosts the body’s natural production of serotonin, increasing our mood and ability to fend off stress. Both magnesium and tryptophan, are necessary chemicals for the production of serotonin. Tryptophan is heat-volatile and therefore non-existent in cooked chocolate, making raw chocolate an excellent way to obtain dietary tryptophan.

EUPHORIC AGENTS:

Theobromine: A bitter alkaloid found in cacao, also found in a number of other foods, including the leaves of the tea plant, and kola nuts. Theobromine has been studied to reduce blood pressure, support against oxidative damage, cardio-protective, raises HDL levels (good cholesterol), protects the brain, anti-inflammatory, and more. Cacao’s minimal caffeine content is often confused with a similar alkaloid, theobromine. Caffeine is said to be a nervous system stimulant, whereas theobromine is a cardiovascular stimulant, increasing heart function and blood flow and has about one quarter the stimulating power of caffeine. Cacao contains about twice as much theobromine than caffeine.

 

Organic Raw Cacao Benefits:

1. Cacao is a natural prebiotic for your gut

One of the main reasons why cacao is good for you stems from the positive impact it has on your gut health. Prebiotics and probiotics are key to promoting a healthy gut. The high fiber content in raw cacao makes it a great source of prebiotics, which are fuel the "good" bacteria in your gut needs to grow, thrive, and make sure the bad microbes can't take over. High fiber also means improved digestion and less constipation. 

2. You're getting a ton of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals

Antioxidants are substances found in foods that work to prevent cell damage in the body. Cacao beans contain polyphenols, which is a type of antioxidant. Curious about the power of polyphenols? One small study of 22 participants found that consuming cacao with a high flavanol content (a type of polyphenol) resulted in sizable increases in both Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli bacteria strains. These two strains are pretty much the gold standard and people with a healthy gut have an abundance of them. As for the role polyphenols play for gut health, they act as an anti-inflammatory agent that fortifies your gut and intestinal lining to help with conditions like leaky gut. Cacao also has a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients it contains. It's loaded with iron, magnesium, copper, and zinc. You'll also find small amounts of vitamins A, B, E, and K.

3. It's good for your heart

Flavanols are compounds found mainly in fruits and vegetables but they're also found in raw cacao. They come from the polyphenol family and are known for reducing inflammation in cardiovascular tissue, easing the strain on your arteries, and lowering blood pressure. Research has also linked flavanols to a reduced risk of heart disease.

4. Cacao can improve your skin

Want to protect your skin? The antioxidants in Cacao are a great skin wellness hack. The benefits of cacao for the skin come from flavanols. Research indicates they may help mitigate negative effects of UV light, hydrate your skin, and help with wrinkles.

5. Boosts to cognitive health and mood

Once again, flavanols exist as a key driver behind the benefits of cacao. This time, it relates to your brain health and mood. Research has linked cacao consumption to regions of the brain, such as the hippocampus, that deal with improving learning and memory. The "feel-good" sensation you get after eating cacao might actually have some science behind it. Eating cacao means more "happy chemicals" like your endorphins and serotonin, both of which are mood-boosters.

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Vitamin C Benefits

black and white icon of a plus sign within a shieldBoosts Immunity

Keeping your immune system strong throughout the year is critical, but especially during times when viruses, the flu, and common cold are in full swing. Studies have confirmed that by getting the proper amount of vitamin C, one may be able to reduce the severity and duration of respiratory viral and flu infections.6

Antioxidant IllustrationPowerful Antioxidant

Our bodies are constantly under attack by free radical scavengers, which cause damage to our cells and cause disease. These free radicals are brought on by oxidative stress caused due to our daily exposure to the sun, pollution, stress, alcohol, smoking, and diets high in trans fats and sugars.7 Vitamin C has been shown in studies to be a potent antioxidant that fights free radicals and even helps revive other antioxidants like vitamin E.8,9

MemoryEnhances Brain Function

A systematic review of 50 clinical studies looking at the link between vitamin C and cognitive function found that patients with Alzheimer's disease and dementia had lower plasma vitamin C levels.10
However, a study found that supplementing with vitamin C and other antioxidants can help slow cognitive decline by reducing the damage caused by free radicals.11

Heart IconImproves Heart Health

A meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled clinical trials found that supplementing with vitamin C may help improve heart health by significantly lowering LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.12

CollagenImproves Collagen Production

Your body needs vitamin C to hold cells together during the formation and storage of collagen. With sufficient vitamin C levels, your body can best produce healthy nails, hair, and skin.13

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Turkey Tail Mushroom: Turkey tail is a medicinal mushroom that’s full of prebiotics, antioxidants and other compounds. Evidence shows it may help fortify your immune system, maintain healthy gut bacteria, and support the treatment of some cancers. Turkey tail mushroom is loaded with prebiotic fiber that may positively impact gut bacterial balance by enhancing the growth of beneficial bacteria while suppressing harmful species. Turkey tail also contains a wide variety of phenol and flavonoid antioxidants which help promote your immune system health by reducing inflammation and stimulating the release of protective compounds. PSPs are powerful polysaccharopeptides found in turkey tail mushrooms that may strengthen the health of your immune system.

Reishi Mushroom: Known for its amazing healing properties, it has powerful anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties. It’s also used to boost mental clarity and help the body deal with the negative effects of stress, which is why it’s considered to act much like an adaptogen herb. Reishi mushrooms also contain polysaccharides, which give them their potential cancer-fighting capabilities. Reishi, known as the “mushroom of immortality,” has been used for centuries in Asian cultures as a universal wellness tonic to increase vitality, longevity, and energy. Early studies show that Reishi’s therapeutic potential are quite extensive, including promoting energy. Reishi has protective effects against oxidative stress from rigorous exercise by increasing antioxidant enzymatic activity. It may be is particularly good for reducing mental fatigue, studies suggest it is neuroprotective and may aid in the regeneration of neurons in the brain. The same review highlights that Reishi is rich in triterpenes, natural chemical compounds which contribute to its potent anti-inflammatory properties, diminishing the effects of stress on our bodies. It also supports recovery and reduction of fatigue.

Shiitake Mushroom: Shiitake mushrooms contain many chemical compounds that protect your DNA from oxidative damage, which is partly why they’re so beneficial. Shiitakes are also unique for a plant because they contain all eight essential amino acids, along with a type of essential fatty acid called linoleic acid. Linoleic acid helps with weight loss and building muscle. It also has bone-building benefits, improves digestion, and reduces food allergies and sensitivities.

Chaga Mushroom: Chaga mushrooms are a natural superfood that is believed to have originated in the northern regions of Russia and Korea. These mushrooms are renowned for their potent healing properties, which are thought to help treat a wide variety of symptoms, including chronic fatigue, digestive problems, and inflammatory conditions. Known as a “cure-all” supplement, chaga mushrooms have long been used by herbalists and natural health practitioners to promote overall wellness and improve overall vitality.  If you’re looking to boost your energy levels, improve your digestion, or relieve pain and inflammation, chaga mushrooms may be just what you need! Chaga may boost immunity, prevent chronic inflammation, fight cancer, lower blood sugar levels and reduce cholesterol. Studies suggest that chaga can positively impact immunity by reducing long-term inflammation and fighting harmful bacteria and viruses. By promoting the formation of beneficial cytokines — specialized proteins that regulate the immune system — chaga stimulates white blood cells, which are essential for fighting off harmful bacteria or viruses. Chaga is also loaded with fiber and packed with antioxidants. It’s thought that the anti-cancer effect of chaga is partly due to its high content of antioxidants, which protect cells from damage by free radicals. In particular, chaga contains the antioxidant triterpene. Studies reveal that very concentrated triterpene extract can help kill cancer cells. Early research suggests that chaga enhances the uptake of glucose to cells, which maximizes energy pathways in the body. Chaga has demonstrated increased endurance in animal studies and showed greater energy stores in liver and muscles in mice., Chaga has some of the highest levels of antioxidants found in mushrooms! 

Mushrooms: Five major systems in the body are targets for the energizing effects of mushrooms - the muscular system, the antioxidant system, the cardiovascular system, the hormonal system, and the immune system. Muscle fatigue is largely driven by the depletion of glycogen stores in the liver and muscles. When they become depleted lactic acid accumulates in the muscles. That’s the burn you feel during exercise. Mushrooms increase liver and muscle glycogen storage capacity and reduce blood lactic acid. Mushrooms enhance the body’s antioxidant system by stimulating enzymes and limiting the detrimental effects of free radicals and environmental stressors. As for the immune and hormonal systems, mushrooms stimulate immune cells and the expression of cytokines (small proteins in the body that trigger immune response), as well as stabilize testosterone levels to provide a sustained feeling of energy. Mushrooms also enhance liver efficiency, blood circulation, and blood glucose regulation. All in all, mushrooms promote proper function of our bodily systems to maintain balance and fight fatigue, leaving you feeling energized over longer periods of time.

Tart Cherry: Apart from its anti-inflammatory properties which help reduce joint pain and inflammation, tart cherry has other benefits that make it an ideal supplement for many individuals. Below are some additional benefits:

  • Improved sleep quality: Tart cherries contain melatonin which is known for regulating sleep-wake cycles.
  • Reduced risk of heart disease: The antioxidants present in tart cherries also help reduce oxidation ,reduce blood pressure and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels which ultimately leads to better cardiovascular health.
  • Boosts immune system: Tart cherry supplements have been shown to boost immunity by increasing the body's natural defense mechanisms against infections
  • Anti-cancer properties: Some research studies show that compounds found in tart cherries may be able halt or slow down the spread of cancer cells.
  • In addition, tart cherries are rich in vitamin C, zinc, potassium and iron. 

Research strongly supports the anti-inflammatory qualities of Montmorency tart cherries, as well as the benefits of muscle recovery and pain relief from conditions like arthritis. Studies have also found that Montmorency tart cherries contain melatonin, a naturally occurring substance that helps regulate sleep patterns."

  • Montmorency tart cherries have strong anti-inflammatory effects, making it helpful in the treatment of arthritis, cardiovascular disease and gout. It also reduces exercise-induced muscle damage and speeds recovery
  • Tart cherry helps normalize blood pressure, thanks to antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that act like prescription angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. In two separate studies, a dose of 60 mL of tart cherry concentrate per day lowered blood pressure by as much as 7 points
  • According to research published in 2019, tart cherry juice helps improve biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress in older adults, which in turn can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis
  • Montmorency tart cherries can also help improve your sleep, as it's a natural source of melatonin.

The high levels of antioxidants in tart cherries support athletic recovery, ease muscle soreness, improve muscle strength, and help maintain immune and brain health. Supporting an already healthy normal inflammatory response, tart cherry provides antioxidant defenses inside the cells to help scavenge damaging free radicals.* In addition, tart cherries are rich in vitamin C, zinc, potassium and iron. 

Tart cherries may help improve your sleep quality. They also contain melatonin, the sleep hormone that helps regulate the sleep-wake cycle. Plus, they contain a small amount of tryptophan, an amino acid that converts into serotonin, which not only helps regulate sleep but also influences mood. In addition, tart cherries are rich in vitamin C, zinc, potassium and iron. 

Tumeric (Fermented): Fermented turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory, and the fermentation process makes the compounds more bio-available than regular turmeric. The amounts of key nutrients within turmeric are significantly increased through fermentation. Research shows that when curcumin, one of many curcuminoids within turmeric, is fermented, a substantial amount of it is transformed into a compound called tetrahydrocurcumin. This activated, water-soluble curcuminoid has superior antioxidant activity and is better absorbed by the body than curcumin (which is fat-soluble). Interestingly, curcuminoids also work better together rather than on their own, so fermenting whole turmeric provides the greatest synergy and benefit. Turmeric is not a prebiotic food, but it has prebiotic-like properties that can positively influence gut microbiota, thus supporting the gut-immune connection. In addition, the fermentation process creates probiotics.

Curcumin/Turmeric: Curcumin, a polyphenol in Turmeric, is known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, and antioxidant effects. Studies show that curcumin use improves cognition and memory and is associated with longevity and reduced risk for chronic age-related disease. The average Indian diet provides around 2,000–2,500 mg of turmeric daily, which translates to around 60–100 mg of curcumin. 

Glycine is one of the main amino acids that form the protein collagen, a component of skin, bones, tendons, and ligaments. Glycine is an amino acid that plays a range of important roles throughout the body, including in the immune system, digestion, bones and joints, and the nervous system. It is also involved in the production of proteins that are needed by the immune system and helps make other amino acids, including the genetic material of the body— RNA and DNA. In the brain, glycine works as a neurotransmitter, affecting how chemical signals are sent in the body. Glycine also plays an important role in breaking down and using fat and fat-soluble vitamins after they are consumed. Overall, glycine is essential for maintaining body structures, growth, and metabolism.

Prebiotics/Probiotics: Prebiotics are a type of fiber that feed the good bacteria in your gut, while probiotics are live bacteria that can be found in fermented foods. Studies suggest that supplementing a diet with the probiotics Bifidobacterium and lactobacillus may improve anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and memory.

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Matthew Monaghan
High-functioning Energy!

I love adding this product to my coffee, especially before surfing or a few hours of hard work.

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Linda Sorbera
Healthy and delicious!

This is a delicious way of getting these pure ingredients into my daily routine. I'll have it in the morning or in the afternoon for an energy boost. It has a rich, smooth and almost chocolaty flavor that I crave every day now.

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Cheryl Gillespie
Awesome product!!!

This product has helped me since day one and I love the flavor!!

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Thomas Ascough
Let’s go

I really enjoy having this healthy additive for my coffee. It adds like $250 worth of monthly vitamins into something I have everyday (coffee) for under $60.

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Rich Calandra
Amazing Energy!!!

Along with everything else in this blend, the significant doze of 100% fruiting body Lions Mane and Cordyceps mushrooms will give you incredible energy and mental focus - and I love the slightly creamy, real chocolate taste....