A Deeper Dive Into Functional Ingredients
Do as the Romans do… and the Greeks, Chinese, Egyptians, Mayans, and Babylonians have done since 8,000 years ago!
Honey has been used for thousands of years for its incredible antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, immunity boosting abilities. (Reference 1)
No wonder Honey protects against obesity, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, high blood sugar and helps decrease blood sugar and improve fat metabolism (Reference 2)
With the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the strength of our immune systems, ability to fight viruses and upper respiratory infections, and protect our blood vessel endothelial cells from damage is of extreme importance, now more than ever. Honey has protective abilities in these areas, so much that there are Phase 3 Clinical Trials being conducted testing the efficacy of natural Honey for mild COVID-19 infected patients. (Reference 3)
That’s how important Honey is to our health and wellbeing.
And that’s why all of our clean-label Circadian Beverages™ are made with organic Clover Honey, giving them a rich, smooth taste, like a spa in a bottle made just for you!
What are Adaptogens?
Technically, according to scientists, Adaptogens are herbs from medicinal plants that work throughout the body to manage physical, chemical and biological stress and achieve balance, or homeostasis. (Reference 4)
The FDA defines Adaptogens as “metabolic regulators that have proved to help in environmental adaptation and to prevent external harms.” They work within the brain and throughout the body to support and optimize health.
What does that really mean?
Adaptogens do really great things in your body, uniquely to you, to optimize things like energy, mental clarity, mood, boost immunity, physical endurance, heart health, blood sugar, metabolism, manage stress, and achieve balance. (Reference 5)
Why we put Adaptogens in our Circadian Beverage™ Trio
Not only can Adaptogenic herbs like Panax Ginseng, Schisandra and Ashwagandha help with weight loss (Reference 6) boost immunity, increase energy and metabolism and reduce stress, Adaptogens can balance the body’s Circadian Rhythms and the effects when our natural biological clock is out of sync. (Reference 7)
Get up on the right side of the bed. Every. Damn. Day.
Get Up and Stand Up with 30mg natural caffeine from organic Green Coffee Bean, Amla and Panax Ginseng, Vitamin C and B Vitamins for energy, clarity, and an antioxidant boost to start your day off right.
Awaken your senses and capture clarity to set your intentions and mood for the day with adaptogens and micronutrients designed to increase energy slow and steady, avoid the spike and crash, neutralize stress from the start of the day, helping your body attain balance proactively, right from the start! (Reference 8)
Elderberry is, according to the National Institute of Health, an important source of natural antioxidants and prevention of disease (Reference 9). It’s antiviral properties are also efficient, safe, and effective at reducing symptoms of viral infections, like influenza. (Reference 10)
A powerful Adaptogen, Panax Ginseng helps clear the fog, guiding attention, improving mental accuracy and capacity, reducing mental errors, and lifting mood. (Reference 11)
Vitamins B3, B5, B6, and B12 are antioxidants helping cells in your body work, make energy, increase metabolism, support brain activities, and repair DNA. (Reference 12)
Infuse Ayurvedic Amla, a medicinal plant with its benefits dating back thousands of years, for antioxidant, cardio-protection, neuro-protection, anti-inflammatory, immunity boosting, restoration and rejuvenation benefits into your morning. (Reference 13)
Amla also supports blood throughout your body to nourish tissues , has anti-coagulation properties, and protects endothelial cells, These cells are the backbone of cardiovascular health, and strengthen our defense against viruses that may attack these cells (Reference 14). Scientists believe COVID-19 damages these cells, increases inflammation and blood coagulation that damages tissues and organs throughout the body. (Reference 15)
“It is well-known that endothelial cell injury can strongly activate the coagulation system via exposure of tissue factor and other pathways. Therefore, COVID-19 infection, aggravating the endothelial dysfunction of patients, generates a detrimental hyper-coagulable state.Jun 20, 2020” (Reference 15)
Life comes at you fast, so tackling those curveballs like a boss makes it a helluva lot more enjoyable.
Your body has the power to achieve balance, strength and optimal health as stresses rise in the daily grind, it just needs a little push to help overcome obstacles and reach your peak!
That’s where INTENT™ comes in. Break Free, activate and fulfill your daily intentions, by elevating mental clarity, increasing endurance and strength, reducing fatigue and stress, and promoting healthy activities throughout your body.
Adaptogenic ingredients like Schisandra, Ashwagandha and Ginger combine for powerful, pro health effects on the brain and body to sustain focus and decrease stress levels, prevent lipid/fat accumulation, reduce obesity, and fight infection.
Hypoglycemic, anti-diabetic, antioxidant and immunity strengthening effects are also important factors in our collective pursuit to achieve our best health. (Reference 16)
During the peak day, Schisandra boosts mental performance, increases resistance to mental exhaustion and fatigue, protects against stress, and enhances attention through positively interacting with the body’s hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) system. (Reference 17)
Schisandra also has great benefits for strengthening endurance, muscle building and athletic performance as an adaptogen increasing recovery after physical load, preserving energy, increasing protein synthesis, and increasing performance, without risks of addiction and adverse side effects that stimulants carry. (Reference 18)
For thousands of years, people have used Ginger for its preventive and therapeutic benefits for ailments from colds to cancer. GI accumulation and anti-nausea benefits, as well as high antioxidant levels, anti-inflammation, anti-carcinogenic, and oxidation-related stress reduction make Ginger a perfect complement to Break Free during your day. (Reference 19)
A cornerstone of Ayurvedic healing and wellness, Ashwagandha is known for reducing anxiety, cortisol and stress levels. It promotes calm and enhances wellbeing, bringing balance to mid day to help you reach your goals and intentions. (Reference 20)
Putting your best face forward takes protection against photo aging and mitochondrial dysfunction, Schisandra has anti-aging benefits and helps get your glow on! (Reference 16)
Like exercising a little each day rather than slamming the body all at once on a weekend, a little goes a long way. Honey helps deliver effective micronutrients to reduce unwanted side effects and interactions, which is Intent’s approach to optimal health. Start small and build to master whatever comes your way.
INTENT™ creates a “spa in a bottle” feel and taste, helping you smooth out your day towards calm, relaxation and restoration.
The soothing combination of Chamomile, Valerian Root, and Clover Honey give you that sense of calm you crave as you kick back and unwind, setting the stage for a restful sleep. Safely improving sleep quality with Chamomile(Reference 21) and Valerian Root (Reference 22) and Magnesium (Reference 23), while reducing anxiety and cortisol levels to increase relaxation (Reference 24) is the foundation of a good night and great morning.
Valerian Root also induces calmness, supports sleep, improves cardiovascular and digestive health, and helps the body fight inflammation and infection. (Reference 25)
Boosting immunity, sleep, metabolism and restoring that glow with Biotin, lets Night Shift do the work, so you’re ready for tomorrow.