9 Best Adaptogens for Energy and Stress Relief (+ How They Work)

Adaptogens are one of nature’s best solutions for improving energy levels, reducing stress, and supporting immune function. Choosing the right adaptogens for energy, stress relief, and focus — now that’s another story. Instead of stimulating or depressing your central nervous system like caffeine and other substances, adaptogenic herbs help you adapt to physical and mental environmental stress. There’s a catch …

Chaga Vs. Reishi: Which Medicinal Mushroom is Better for YOU?

Let’s be honest: medicinal mushrooms aren’t necessarily revered for the taste. Chaga, and Reishi in particular can be quite bitter (well, they should taste bitter if they’re made from high-quality fungi). Plus, medicinal mushroom extracts can get expensive! Chaga vs. reishi: How can you be sure you’re choosing the right one? If you stumbled on chaga, (aka Inonotus obliquus), while …

Natural Herbs For Sleep: Are They Effective?

VALERIAN ROOT | CHAMOMILE | LEMON BALM | REISHI | MELATONIN | CALIFORNIA POPPY | KAVA | ASHWAGANDHA When it comes to basic metabolic functions, sleep is as essential to vitality as eating and breathing. Yet, it remains sought after, negotiated, and de-prioritized for many of us – particularly those with the most demanding jobs or greatest number of responsibilities. …

Medicinal Mushroom Powder For Radiant Healthy Skin

Regular readers will be familiar with the incredible health-promoting properties of medicinal mushrooms. But what can our favorite fungi do for our looks? The commercial skin care world is finally catching on to what traditional Chinese medicine has known for millennia- although a little unusual looking themselves, therapeutic mushrooms can help us to look our absolute best. Mushrooms are turning …

A Friendly Guide to Reishi Mushroom

Although the health benefits of the Reishi Mushroom might just now be starting to garner some fresh attention, this wonderful fungus has long been revered as a medicinal powerhouse. Known by some cultures as the “mushroom of immortality”, Reishi has been used for thousands of years to increase vitality, bolster the immune system, support cardiovascular health and promote longevity. So, …