this superfood tonic helps the body adapt to stress. and we're sure that everyone agrees, we could all use a little less stress in our lives. that's why we created this for you to enjoy and enhance your life!
How to use the adapt tonic:
- scoop into smoothies
- add to baked goods like brownies
- use in homemade chocolate pudding or energy balls
- stir into your morning cup of coffee, or enjoy in a hot chocolate
- to bake these 1 bowl chewy chocolate chip cookies
- to make these amazing adaptogenic fudgesicles!
Ingredients & the health benefits:
maca: commonly used in Peruvian cooking for good reason. Used for both culinary and medicinal purposes, maca powder is a superfood that just about everyone needs in their life! this root may act as an aphrodisiac, balance estrogen levels, reduce fatigue, minimize heat flashes in menopausal women, increase fertility levels in men AND is an adaptogen that supports the body when under stress. we use gelatinized maca, which makes the nutrients in maca much more bioavailable. no, gelatinized does not mean it contains gelatine, it simply refers to the cooking process which involves heating and pressurizing the root, then drying and grinding into a powder. gelatinized maca contains 4 x the amount of iron and zinc compared to raw. wow!
lucuma: often used as a low glycemic sweetener, lucuma has a butterscotch-like flavour as is loaded with antioxidants that support skin health. containing both soluble and insoluble fiber, lucuma is beneficial to overall gut health.
cocoa: seriously, who doesn't love cocoa? we love cocoa because it is a source of magnesium, iron and calcium, and also because it contains an abundance of polyphenols and phytonutrients. plus it may even help to balance our mood!
ashwagandha: used in Ayurvedic medicine, ashwagandha is one of the best superfoods if you are in serious need of whoooosaaaaah in your life. this precious root may help to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve sleep quality and reduce cortisol levels. ashwagandha is very restorative, nourishing and rejuvenates a sense of mental well being.
reishi mushroom: known as the mushroom of "immortality", this powerful mushroom may be helpful to boost immunity, reduce stress levels, improve sleep, and may have potential cancer fighting properties. reishi mushroom may have hepatoprotective properties, which is a fancy way of saying that it helps protect the liver from damage.
siberian ginseng: traditionally used in Chinese medicine to fight symptoms of the cold and flu, siberian ginseng may be beneficial in boosting energy levels, improves blood flow to the brain, thus improving cognitive function, and may help the body to overcome exhaustion.
lions mane mushroom: known to boost overall cognitive function, this precious medicinal mushroom may also reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression by supporting the health and growth of nerves within the hippocampus which is the part of our brain that controls our mood, emotions and memory. lions mane may also improve the health of our digestive tract.
love: as famously sang by The Beatles, all you need is love. love is an essential nutrient for optimal health, as it directly benefits both our mental and physical health in many ways. we at Heirloom aim to always make you feel nourished with love.
disclaimer: the information on this website is for educational purposes only. it has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA, and is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose or prevent any disease. please contact your trusted health care practitioner if you are on any pharmaceutical medication to prevent any possible drug-herb interactions, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.