You've seen them on our shelves, in elegant glass jars with minimalist golden labels.
You've tasted them in our adaptogen lattes, blended together with almond milk, coconut oil, and raw honey.
You've heard us rave about them with genuine enthusiasm.
But what exactly ARE adaptogens?
Adaptogens are herbs that have been used for centuries in mostly Eastern medicinal traditions and, if taken in small portions over a longer period of time, have been known to help tonify our organs and bring them into homeostasis.
What's homeostasis, you ask? It occurs when the internal conditions in the body, such as temperature and the balance between acidity and alkalinity (pH), remain stable and constant. It is a process by which the overall stability of the human body is maintained, even with changes to its external environment.
Therefore, adaptogens not only help bring the body into homeostasis, they also help us improve our body's response to stress.
The great thing about the adaptogens we source from Sun Potion and Organic Traditions is that they all come in a water-soluble, powder form, which makes it super easy to introduce and gradually incorporate them into your daily routine.
The typical recommended dosage is 1/4 to 1/2 of a teaspoon, which you can take either in a glass of water, stirred into a mug of tea or coffee, blended into a smoothie, or mixed or sprinkled into and atop your favorite home recipes.
The Sun Potion team ritual is a teaspoon of chlorella every day dissolved into a glass of alkaline water with some fresh squeezed lemon.
Chlorella is an algae that has one of the highest natural concentrations of Vitamin B12 on Earth. A teaspoon of chlorella every morning is a great way to invigorate your cells and prepare them to take in more nutrients during the day.
At Nectar, one of our favorite ways to enjoy adaptogens is stirred into a warm almond or other nut milk blend. Some of our go-to's are Ashwagandha, an Ayurvedic root which has been known to support your adrenal glands and regulating the production of cortisol, and Pine Pollen, one of the most potent adaptogens we've found, which regulates the immune system by telling it when to turn on and when to turn off.
Why Participate in the Shift?
Sun Potion owner Scott Linde, who has been an incredible help and inspiration to us here at Nectar, founded and developed his company after a powerful transformative experiences with adaptogens and other healing foods.
With the introduction and gradual incorporation of adaptogens, super foods, and tonic herbs into his diet, he began to notice profound changes in his body and his consciousness, and in time came to discover that they were helping him realize and sustain an optimal level of health and wellbeing.
Inspired by co-founder Tori Holmes' infectious enthusiasm, we are becoming more and more passionate about these incredibly powerful superfoods, and even more dedicated about sharing that passion, along with our growing knowledge, with you.
You tell us your needs, we'll help you figure out which adaptogens would be best for you. We'll even design a customized alchemy kit for you that will help get you started.
In the words of Sun Potion:
In Joy! This is an amazing time our our Planet. Participate in the Shift.