Adaptogens. The functional mushrooms, botanicals, and herbs that are changing the way we IMPROVE DIGESTION, FORTIFY THE IMMUNE-SYSTEM, SOFTEN THE ADRENALS and ENERGIZE THE BODY.
In 1947, Dr. Nikolai Lazarev defined an adaptogen as a natural agent that allows the body to counter adverse physical, chemical, or biological stressors by raising nonspecific resistance toward such stress; thus allowing the organism to ‘adapt’ to the stressful circumstance.
Put simply, an adaptogen helps to increase resistance to stress, and to normalize bodily functions.
At Nectar, we offer four adaptogenic latte blends: IMMUNITY, ENERGY, RELAXATION and HAPPY. We alchemize a specific, intentional formula of mushrooms and healing herbs, with raw honey, coconut oil and Nuez organic nut milk; to create a total wellness tonic!
Our immunity-latte combines the immune-modulating mushroom trio of reishi, chaga and cordyceps.
These three fungi increase innate immune cells for protection, activate white blood cells for immune strength, and regulate immune cell compounds for a balanced immune response.
Our energy elixir combines eucommia bark, with cordyceps and astragalus root.
Eucommia bark, a favourite longevity herb of the ancient Taoist herbalists, is known for its ability to replenish the expansive kidney energy that assists the body in generating strength, stamina and power!
Cordyceps is a wild mushroom with potent antioxidant activity; which helps to lift fatigue and enhance exercise performance.
Astragalus root has been used for thousands of years for its ability to increase the circulation of qi in the body; and for its ongoing and consistent ability to create your own long-term, sustainable energy that will keep you going ALL DAY LONG!
Our relaxation latte combines calming ashwagandha with resihi and he shou wu; to soothe and soften the nervous system.
Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng, is a vital herb in Ayurvedic medicine known to harmonize mind, body and spirit; and reduce the effects of mental, emotional and physical stress.
Reishi, known as the ‘mushroom of spiritual potency’ in Chinese medicine is believed to promote calmness, centredness, balance and inner strength.
Wildcrafted he shou wu is a tonic for those facing burnout or high-stress levels. One of the most highly-prized tonics in Asian herbal traditions, this tuberous root is harmonizing, balancing, and especially calming for the nervous-system.
Our happy latte, also known as ‘anandamide’ or ‘bliss alchemy’; is an exquisite blend of raw heirloom cacao, and tonic herbs including tocos, mucuna pruriens, ashwagandha, maca, rose, moringa, and more.
Our happy lattes are the perfect alchemical treat to brighten the mind and open the heart.
Mention this blog post in-store for 10% off your adaptogen latte! Available at all Nectar locations, always.