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Ready to fill up on all your antioxidant needs in just one superfood? Then you’re ready for chaga. A must have in any lineup of longevity tonics, it’s no wonder that chaga has been a healing remedy in many cultures for centuries. Grown from the bark of birch trees, chaga is wide-ranging in its health benefits - from anti-aging stress reducer to immune system champion. Although this little mushroom takes up to twenty years to age, it slows our aging by fighting stress with a tremendous amount of powerful antioxidants. In fact, there is no superfood ON THE PLANET with a higher level of antioxidant potency. Even more, it has demonstrated promising anti-tumor activities and has been used to treat cancer as well. As Chaga adapts to your body, get ready for healthier, glowing skin and a complete boost in immunity that will help you lower inflammation and ward off the common cold. Find Chaga in our Immunity Warrior blend and keep your body feeling the way it should.
Cordyceps was first discovered by Tibetan farmers high on the Himalayan plateaus over 2000 years ago when their livestock exhibited unprecedented energy and good health after ingesting the fungi. They quickly became a favorite for natural, sustainable energy and have been a centerpiece in traditional eastern medicine ever since. Now, we bring them to you in our Lasting Energy blend, so you too can feel their power. With their ability to deliver oxygen to the body on a cellular level, Cordyceps naturally boost energy levels, stamina, and improve athletic performance.
They also significantly increase your body’s ATP levels, which is the body’s main energy supply source and is required for all cellular processes. This makes Cordyceps uniquely equipped to lower lactic acid build-up, support rapid recovery, and reduce fatigue. Also effective in alleviating asthma symptoms, Cordyceps can improve respiratory health. Enhanced sexual stamina and optimized heart and liver function are some of the other assets in Cordyceps’s impressive wheelhouse. One of our personal favorites, Cordyceps is sure to make you a believer as well. And just like those lucky livestock from thousands of years ago, you can find new energy with Cordyceps too.
Cascading and spindly white icicles give Lion’s Mane its striking appearance and make it one of the coolest mushrooms out there. Buddhist monks certainly thought so as they used Lion’s Mane extensively to enhance focus and purpose in their study and meditation. Notable for its ability to repair and regenerate neurons by helping the body produce nerve growth factor (NGF), Lion’s Mane is known to improve concentration, memory, and mental clarity.
Often called “nature’s gift to the immune system,” Lion’s Mane has shown beneficial effects on the peripheral and central nervous system, including aiding in everything from stroke recovery to dementia and other cognitive impairments. It’s even been known to mitigate or reverse the effects of certain neurological diseases including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's. Needless to say, this fungal legend is a real miracle for the mind. If that isn’t enough on its own, Lion’s mane is also a vault of nutrients from protein and potassium to iron and fiber. With its ability to protect the stomach walls and intestinal lining, Lion’s Mane is also a defender of the digestive tract. This super-mushroom has you covered from your brain to your belly.
Reishi, “the mushroom of immortality”, is a dynamic and versatile superfood beloved in Asia for thousands of years. Discovered growing on plum trees in the wild, Reishi used to be so cherished that it was reserved for royalty only. But now, it’s around for us all to enjoy. Reishi contains an abundance of polysaccharides, molecules that boost immune function and thwart abnormal blood vessels, preventing tumor growth. Studies have shown that a triterpenoid (ganoderic acid) found in the mushroom can inhibit tumour development, promote healthy liver cell regeneration, and also help fight cancer.
Reishi even supports nerve growth factor (NGF), a protein vital to healthy neurological function and one that has been preliminarily found effective in healing neurodegenerative disorders. For some, it has been wondrously helpful at curing seasonal allergies and improving mood. Reishi is no doubt a bona fide investor in your daily comfort and life-long well-being.
Dubbed the “dancing mushroom” in Japan, Maitake is such a delectable mushroom that it’ll have you twirling with joy after realizing its restorative effects. Found growing in the wild under oak and maple trees, Maitake can be enjoyed in food dishes for its tender texture and earthy taste. It has also been a beneficial supplement for health and longevity in eastern medicine for thousands of years.
Rich in fiber, B and C vitamins, and potassium, Maitake is also low-cholesterol and low-sodium. Maitake has a reputation for positively affecting glucose levels, keeping our arteries clean, and reducing insulin resistance in the body. This is why it’s been used for years as a natural remedy to diabetes, high-blood pressure, and high-cholesterol. And for all of those reasons, it was a no brainer for us to include Maitake in our powerful Immunity Warrior blend. We’ll always always consider it one of the most awesome adaptogens on the market, and we promise you will too.
Nicknamed the “Monarch of Mushrooms”, the Shiitake mushroom is praised as a delicacy in cuisines worldwide as it boasts a pleasantly smoky flavor and a lovely woodsy aroma. But, far more than a tasty addition to dishes, Shiitakes were being used for over 6,000 years as medicinal supplements across East Asia and Russia. A known cholesterol reducer, Shiitakes get right to the‘heart’ of health by preventing harmful bacterial plaque from attaching to our artery walls.
The Shiitake is one of the few cultivated foods containing vitamin D, a key nutrient in bone health, AND all 8 essential amino acids, making it an effective agent for improved bone density. In addition, Shiitake mushrooms contain a polysaccharide called Lentinan that has powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, and antiviral effects. This means that it not only helps destroy cancer cells, but also wards off various viruses and infections. Thus, while also being delicious, Shiitake rightfully earns its place in the fungal pantheon of immunity boosters. Surely one of the best things to ever happen to your immune system, Shiitakes can be found packed into our Immunity Warrior blend.
With eye-catching stripes fanning out like a wild turkey’s feathers, the Turkey Tail mushroom is one of the most treasured and commonly studied in the medicinal mushroom roster. What can it do you might be wondering? What can’t it do! Its list of benefits is lengthy. Here’s a start - powerful antioxidant, immunity modulator, polysaccharide-rich cognitive booster, protector of the liver, and guardian of the gut. While the Turkey Tail boasts a plethora of health benefits, it is perhaps best known for its anticancer properties. It’s known for warding off tumor and virally-infected cells, and is in fact an approved anticancer prescription drug in Japan. Its greatest claim to fame is its ability to restore and regenerate immune cells after cancer treatments, while simultaneously boosting the immune system to prevent cancer and other infections in the first place.
With the added benefit of relieving chronic fatigue symptoms, there is no doubt this mushroom is a terrific champion for your lifelong vitality. It’s even essential for your gut, patrolling and strengthening the area as an antimicrobial, keeping the bad bacteria out while promoting the good microorganisms that call the digestive tract home. Turkey Tail is a superb addition to any immunity tonic and is the reason it found its way as the fifth and final mushroom in our powerful Immunity Warrior blend.
Native to regions in North Africa and the Middle East, this trumpet-shaped mushroom is the largest of the oyster mushroom species and is fancied as an edible delicacy for its meaty texture and earthy flavor. Beyond taste, King Trumpet has abundant salubrious effects and curative value, and that’s why you’ll find it tucked into our immune defense blend.
With high levels of the amino acids that are numerous in organs exposed to lots of oxidative stress (e.g. the heart and liver), King Trumpet is uniquely equipped to help protect us from free radical damage and defend against chronic disease. King Trumpet’s abundance of naturally occurring statins, the agents that reduce cholesterol produced by the liver, make it very favorable for those suffering from high cholesterol and at heightened risk for heart attack and stroke. You might also want to know this fun health fact about King Trumpet. The mushroom is a leading carrier of the antioxidant selenium, and the selenium found in its flutes are organically bound and much easier for our bodies to absorb than inorganic selenium, the variety found in many dietary supplements. Banish inflammation and boost immunity by trying this mighty mushroom in our Immunity Warrior blend.
Not to be confused with coca (as in hot cocoa), the raw organic cacao found in our blends is one of the healthiest superfoods you can consume, and may as well be coined the antioxidant KING. To give you some reference, cacao has a whopping 40 times the number of antioxidants as blueberries (which are often considered one of the most antioxidant rich foods around), has more calcium than cow’s milk, and is the highest plant-based source of iron on the planet! It obliterates its competition and deservedly holds its place at the helm of the plant superfood kingdom. Not only that, it helps prevent cell and tissue damage, and curbs the development of tumor growth because of its ability to absorb lurking free radicals in our body.
And while cacao works hard to protect and improve every part of your body, it’s also a veritable treasure trove for the mind. Raw cacao increases blood flow and oxygenation to the brain, and also includes a mood booster, anandamine, aka the “bliss molecule”, which is proven to give you feelings of euphoria. With its easy aroma and cozy feel, cacao is here to give you a healthy high-five at every turn on your journey. Savor it in our Focus First and Immunity Warrior blends.
Prepared from the inner bark of the cinnamon tree, cinnamon was regarded as a delicacy in Ancient Egypt, given only to kings and VIP’s. Nowadays the spice has found its way into kitchens around the world for good reason. Used as a partner for foods both sweet and savory, this super-spice is unique in its flavor and dynamic in its health benefits.
Cinnamon has shown promise regulating blood sugar levels and lowering bad cholesterol, cutting our risk of diabetes as well as heart disease. It also fights viral and fungal infections, and protects our skin from irritation, rashes, and allergic reactions. Due to its calcium and antimicrobial properties, cinnamon has the extra benefit of being wonderful for gum health and a natural teeth whitener. From plentiful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects to preliminary findings showing beneficial properties for neurological diseases, cinnamon is peppered into all our blends as a valuable spice for health and flavor.
The humble spice turmeric has been delighting taste buds and capturing the attention of health aficionados worldwide for over four thousand years. Originating as a relative of the ginger plant, turmeric has a flavor complexity reminiscent of ginger, but warmer. A beautiful bridge between mind and body, turmeric is a mainstay of the Ayurvedic approach, an ancient medicinal practiceall about connecting the mind and body for optimal whole-body health and longevity. Turmeric has been dubbed the “golden nootropic” for its positive effects on cognition, mood, and slowing neurological disease by reducing inflammation in the brain.
When it comes to the body, turmeric is a legit “golden” mine. Naturally occurring compounds in the spice not only neutralize oxidative stress but also encourage our body’s own production of antioxidant enzymes to improve liver function. Its anti-inflammatory properties make turmeric one of the best natural remedies for arthritic pains and aches out there, some even say more than anti-inflammatory drugs themselves. Other benefits like strengthening the immune system and suppressing proliferation of tumor cells make turmeric a truly stunning spice. Bask in its golden glow in our three Golden Milk blends.
There’s no match for Matcha! Although it comes from the same plant as green tea, Matcha utilizes the entire leaf, giving it 10x the nutrients of green tea and making it an antioxidant powerhouse. It not only boasts healing benefits for the liver by cleansing toxins, but also supports heart health using its powerful catechin molecules, a super antioxidant aiding in weight loss, reducing inflammation, and preventing cell damage.
If that’s not enough, your metabolism as a whole will also be skyrocketed with Matcha. In 2018 a study published in Human Kinetics had several women drink Matcha 30 minutes before a brisk walk. They found that consuming Matcha led to an increase in how much fat broke down and was used for energy during the walk! Another study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that regularly drinking Matcha can increase your body’s rate of thermogenesis (the rate at which your body burns calories i.e. the speed of your metabolism). Participants in this study saw an their body’s rate of thermogenesis jump from 8-10% (without Matcha) to 35-43% (with Matcha)! And while Matcha does contain caffeine, the effects are offset by L-theanine, one of our body’s most prized amino acids. L-theanine complements caffeine and balances out any of the jitters or anxiety you might typically feel from the caffeine found in drinks like coffee. This is why the effect of Matcha is commonly referred to as “relaxed alertness”, giving you the focus from caffeine as well as the relaxation from L-theanine. With the two forces working together, Matcha makes for the perfect mid-afternoon refreshment and will control your cravings until dinner with its metabolism boosting properties. Maximize your day with Matcha and enjoy some in our Golden “Matcha” Milk.
As an all-around awesome adaptogen, this Peruvian root grows high in the Andes Mountains and remains top of mind for health gurus everywhere. Maca is a complete protein and contains amino acids that our bodies can’t naturally produce. Containing a plethora of vitamins (C, E, B1 & 2 ), and nutrients (potassium, iron, calcium, and magnesium), Maca reigns supreme as a complete superfood. Another reason to be excited about Maca? It is a natural aphrodisiac and helps regulate hormone levels, relieving headaches and even alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety. Fly high in the clouds just like this superfood does in its high-altitude, mountain birthplace.
It doesn’t get healthier (or greener) than Spirulina. In fact a type of blue-green algae, Spirulina is ready to superpower your day with its rich supply of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Need more protein? Look to Spirulina. Low on iron, calcium, or B12? Look to Spirulina. Manganese, magnesium, or potassium? Yep, look to Spirulina. Want more antioxidants to fight oxidative stress? Once again, Spirulina. High cholesterol levels? Spirulina can help lower them. High blood pressure? Spirulina can help there too. Suffer from irritating seasonal allergies? Spirulina’s got you. Ok, almost done. Wanting more stamina so your energy doesn’t drop out on you? You know the answer. Of course it had to be in our MATCHA MOJO after that long list!
Sink into this spicy and soothing root in all of our Golden Milks. Known for its unique flavor and used as a delicious addition to many dishes, ginger finds its way into our blends both for its warm taste notes and health perks. Ginger is a rich source of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and is perhaps best known for its ability to soothe stomach pains and improve digestion. Its inflammation-fighting powers make it key to a healthy heart and a wonderful aid in lowering cholesterol. Its spicy warmth makes it a perfect accent to the turmeric in our blends, Golden Glow and Blissful Boost.
Turmeric should watch its back as humble health-lord of the spices. Cardamom, native to southern India and used by healers for thousands of years, is savvy, smooth, and is quickly catching up. Rich in micronutrients, vitamins A and C, and potassium, calcium, and iron, Cardamom possesses remedies for digestive imbalance, antioxidants to fight harmful free radicals, and anti-bacterial properties for complete oral health. Watch out turmeric, you have stiff competition! Find Cardamom packed in our Golden Glow and Blissful Boost blends.
Coconut Milk Powder
Let the tropics come to you and bask in the rich and creamy coconut milk powder, used as a base in all our Golden Milk blends. As a leading figure of the “food as medicine” movement , coconut is rich in vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. It’s beneficial for bone health and arthritis relief, supports radiant skin and beautiful teeth, and contains fatty acids crucial to enhancing memory and slowing brain aging. Often hailed as Mother Nature’s sports drink, see for yourself why coconut is an essential ingredient in our Golden Milks.
From the root of the whole grain that you can savor in soups and as an alternative to brown rice, barley root is a natural metabolism booster. This is due to its treasure trove of dietary fiber, which has a vast array of benefits from improved digestion to cardiovascular health. Since barley is a soluble fiber, as opposed to insoluble, it breaks down in our digestive tract and gives our bodies long-lasting, sustainable energy. For this reason, you can find it in our endurance blend promoting this very thing. Also full of valuable minerals like manganese, magnesium, and selenium, barley root was a no-brainer for us to sprinkle in for your gut health and tummy comfort.
Do you love that morning cup of joe but hate the caffeine crash after? Meet chicory root, our favorite coffee substitute. In Lasting Energy, we bring you perhaps the closest tasting thing to coffee but without any of the bad side effects. We’re not the first ones to use it though. Dating all the way back to the 19th century, chicory was used as a popular coffee substitute when there were coffee droughts due to trade embargos. Slightly woody and a little nuttier than coffee, chicory root makes for the perfect accompaniment to earthy mushroom flavors. In addition to its robust taste, chicory is no slouch in the health department either. It is a rich source of inulin, a prebiotic fiber that aids in digestive health and and controls cravings. Inulin also shows promise in managing blood sugar levels and reducing insulin resistance. This natural anti-inflammatory will scratch that coffee-aroma itch and provide a boatload of other health benefits along the way.
Wheat Grass Powder
Drinking grass might sound crazy but wait until you hear about Wheatgrass’s health benefits. With all 8 essential amino acids that our bodies can’t naturally produce, Wheatgrass is a must have in any supercharged health regimen. Rich in antioxidants and inflammation-fighting properties, Wheatgrass is beneficial in decreasing oxidative stress, lowering cholesterol and high blood sugar levels, and promoting a higher metabolic rate to ease hunger pangs. With most foods naturally green, the brighter the better. Wheatgrass surely fits that bill.Its lush green powder color blends perfectly into our beautiful Matcha Mojo.
Cherished as a centerpiece of Ayurvedic medicine for over 2,000 years, this adaptogen has more recently reached “celeb status” in the western wellness world, and for good reason. Ashwagandha’s benefits are as wide ranging as potential mispronunciations of its tongue twister of a name. Its stress-busting ability is the stuff of legends as it can lower cortisol levels and alleviate adrenal fatigue, a culprit behind muscle aches and excessive drowsiness and lethargy. In a study involving chronic stress sufferers, Ashwagandha was shown to reduce stress by up to 44% after just 2 months of consistent use. Hand in hand with reducing stress, it’s a great agent for anti-aging, with its stash of antioxidants that ward off free radicals, the foes of that youthful glow we’re all after. As a promoter of immune-supporting white blood cells that are often depleted during illness, this adaptogenic root is a masterful leveler in bringing the counts back to balanced normal after periods of sickness. No wonder Ashwangdha is packed into our immune support blend, Immunity Warrior.
Sometimes overlooked as a legitimate nutrition source because of its sheer tastiness and ubiquity in the food world, vanilla bean certainly shouldn’t be counted out as a true whole-food. We use the whole bean which holds the secret to its healthy powers. Vanilla bean contains an abundance of minerals - magnesium, potassium, calcium, and manganese. Magnesium for optimal mood and a balanced nervous system. Potassium for healthy blood pressure and reduced stress. Calcium for reduced cortisol levels, a calm mind, and craving control. Manganese for boosted metabolism and excellent nervous system function. And for an added benefit - your libido loves vanilla. Find this sweet bean tucked into our Golden Glow and Blissful Boost.
Black pepper and turmeric are like Bonnie and Clyde. They need each other and together, they are fierce. The bioactive compound piperine found in black pepper is a wonderful anti-inflammatory on its own but its highest calling is to boost the body’s absorption of circumin, an active ingredient in turmeric. Black pepper enables you to get all the best things from the mainstay of our Golden Milk blends, the turmeric spice. Not to mention, Black pepper’s subtle zestiness adds just the right amount of flavor.
Getting its name from the mountains where it is harvested, this rock salt is one of the purest salts around and has minerals like potassium, calcium, and magnesium that give it a beautiful pink tint. Why salt though? Because, in moderation, it rehydrates our bodies and balances pH levels, crucial to flushing the body in a host of beneficial ways. With its store of important minerals, this Himalayan Salt isn’t just any normal table salt. 3 small pinches across our three Golden Milks.
Stevia Extract Powder
We’re not about sugar at RYZE. But who doesn’t like a little something sweet once in awhile. Ever heard of Stevia? It doesn’t have a trace of sugar but it’s still sweet. How’s that possible!For one, Stevia is a natural sweetener and has no carbs, no calories, and no artificial ingredients. Stevia has antioxidant and anti-diabetic properties including increasing insulin production and stabilizing blood glucose levels. Raw. Organic. Straight from the plant. Just how we like our sweetness.