Posts Tagged ‘cordyceps’
The number one quality I desire to see in all people I meet is that they can be clear and strong minded: consistent equanimity.
This is the gold: To have equanimity of thought and to continue to express supportive and logical beliefs about life and about oneself even amidst stress. When I see someone lose their composure of emotional intelligence, I can’t help but feel a little bad for them and wish deeply that I could help them ‘hack‘ their mind and get right back to (and then improve upon) their mental clarity so they can be the brilliant person they were born to be!
If you’re reading this, that means that you are already open to the idea that what you put in your body makes a huge impact on how your brain works and how you handle stress. So I’m sure that you are taking some action on your path of gearing your nutrition and lifestyle to improve your body and mind.
You rock for thinking critically, reflecting on your life and making healthier choices so you can feel great, think more clearly and kick butt at your passions!*
But, how is that going for you so far? Be honest. Where do you still fumble? Would you like to improve your resilience to stress so the best parts of your character can shine all day?
For the first ten years of improving my diet, I did have some significant health gains, but I would still get stressed so easily at least once a day. I would internalize anger and feel frustrated at even the mildest of stresses. I thought I was just being a perfectionist, but now I believe it was mostly a nutrition and health problem. I had tapped out my adrenals and nervous system with all the low fat cleansing protocols I had done back then and I consumed very little wild, nutrient dense nutrition, especially herbal nutrition, in my health strategy. I was eating to maintain health (good) but I wasn’t yet eating to restore health (better!)
Over the years I realized that if I wanted to have truly impeccable responses to stress (to feel good all of the time and to have clarity of mind for consistent, supportive, rational beliefs about myself amid all that life throws at me) I needed to up my nutrition game and go way beyond fruits and vegetables.
Enter: Reishi mushroom, the top ingredient in the category of nutrition, tonic herbs, I was missing up until then.
Reishi was one of the first truly therapeutic supplements/tonic herbs/superfoods I got on.
Often called the ‘mushroom of immortality’ and used throughout Asia and other parts of the world as a tonic and remedy for thousands of years, reishi now has decades of scientific research demonstrating how it can modulate and strengthen the immune system, can have anti-tumor effects, may protect and repair the liver, helps defend against allergies and blood sugar issues, may help improve sleep, and – my favorite – can help the mind focus, feel calm, unstressed and energized without the need for drugs and without any crash or side effects, and more benefits than I can list here.*
Reishi gives immediate benefits within 20 minutes of taking it but there are also cumulative long term benefits from taking it daily over months and years. These benefits are associated with reishi’s unique array of human active constituents like polysaccharides, glycoproteins, triterpenes, germanium and more.
Reishi is extremely nutritious when it comes to essential trace nutrients. Well, some reishi is. Most reishi out there is reishi mycelium grown on rice. Mycelium is the cheapest form of reishi and is what most reishi products are made from. When I first started taking reishi I quickly realized that this form of reishi only gave me some of the noticeable benefits when I would take extra large expensive multi-tablespoons dosages of it throughout the day. Fortunately I discovered better extracts of different parts of the reishi mushroom like the fruiting body that corresponded to the traditional use of reishi and the extracts used in most of the studies on reishi. These were much more potent and only required a small daily serving to work wonders on my state of health and ability to focus.*
I became a reishi connoisseur. Two years before starting Longevity Power I was fortunate enough to successfully source what I consider to be the best reishi on the planet. It’s even better than wild reishi! Normally I think that the wild version of anything is the best but I do make a critical exception here for good reason: This reishi, which we call Epic Reishi, is grown not on trees, logs, grain or sawdust, but on a super-compost made of up to 40 different herbs and grasses – a certified organic sustainable substrate that allows the mushrooms to grow more polysaccharides, more germanium, and novel compounds. We only use our fruiting body triple hot water extract and the extremely potent cracked-cell-wall spores (50% of the formula is spores!) This exceeds the power of a homemade wild reishi tea and is magnitudes more potent and cost effective than the other reishi and medicinal mushroom products on the shelf!*
I’ll say it again: The number one quality I desire to see in all people I meet is that they are clear and strong minded (equanimity!) From this, all other great qualities of a person can arise.
Please order yourself a jar or two of Epic Reishi so that you will have a nutritional tool you can rely on to take your physical and mental health to your next level! I know you’ll just love it!
Epic Reishi is discounted now through March 31, 2017, so be sure to try it or stock up!
To your greatest health!
P.S. With Epic Reishi, you can make elixirs like the Epic Reishi Espresso!
*Results may vary from individual to individual, based on health conditions, diet, weight, physical exercise and lifestyle habits. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are for informational and educational use only. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Individuals taking medications and those with known medical conditions, as well as pregnant or breastfeeding women, should consult with their holistic physician before using these or any nutritional products.
I am really into this easy to whip up drink right now. I mean really into it. It’s so delicious, body nourishing and brain boosting – mmmmm I just keep wanting more! I feel so alive and so connected when I drink it. I often make extra, throw it in a mason jar, and use the elixir to hydrate with throughout the day.
It’s sugar free, nearly zero carb, ketogenic friendly, gluten free, dairy free and excellent for those with candida (the medicinal mushrooms are naturally anti-fungal – they don’t feed candida and they can help your immune system annihilate candida overgrowth!)**
The ingredients are just so perfect this time of year too – autumn. The medicinal mushrooms – some of which are seasonal in the wild soon – are powerful adaptogens that strengthen the immune system – perfect to help prevent colds in the cold season. The mushrooms’ coffee-like flavor and the organic vanilla are such cheerful fall tastes and aromas. Many of these fungal allies are powerful nerve tonics for mental clarity, concentration and building resilience to stress. There are a whopping 35 medicinal mushroom extracts and concentrates in our formula – mushrooms like reishi, chaga and cordyceps!
I often rely on Mushroom Immunity for endurance at the gym. Because it is a very well rounded adaptogen, it makes me want to go harder for much much longer. And the fact that I can have it in such a delicious form makes me only the more excited to be proactive with my health.
Medicinal mushrooms are often considered the universal herbal tonic: They are excellent for both those who feel healthy and want to perform and feel better, and for those with issues in their tissues or other conditions where other tonic herbs might be contraindicated. Medicinal mushrooms are excellent for those who caught a cold, are pregnant or breastfeeding, and for children too.** Medicinal mushrooms – starting with very small dosages and gradually building up – are known as one of the best ways those with a compromised immune system can naturally build it up.**
Vanilla Mushroom Immunity & Clarity Elixir
Blend on high in any blender for 10 seconds:
3/4 cup spring water
1/3 cup ice cubes
1 teaspoon Longevity Power Mushroom Immunity
1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon, to taste, stevia extract powder (I love NOW Better Stevia)
1/16 teaspoon sea salt
Optional: 1/8-1/4 teaspoon, to taste, Longevity Power Epic Reishi for a ‘dark roast’ flavored kick and an extra strong mental clarity boost.
Pour into a glass and imbibe in the good-for-you-ness!
I love ice cold drinks, but if you love hot drinks just replace the spring water and ice cubes with very warm water. Hot water does not damage the medicinal mushrooms as most of them are hot water extracts. Enjoy!
To your greatest health!
**Results may vary from individual to individual, based on health conditions, diet, weight, physical exercise and lifestyle habits. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Individuals taking medications and those with known medical conditions should consult with their holistic physician before using this or any nutritional product.
My Facebook friends went crazy when I posted this picture with this caption:
“Rest in peace in my belly, my cordyceps gingerbread coconut Maca Bliss ice cream sandwich man.”
Consuming this EPICALLY-superfoodized autumn recipe of bliss is the perfect breakfast, lunch, snack and dessert.
The Coconut-Based ‘Longevity Power ice Cream’ (with dairy free options) recipe can be found in my new free eBook Longevity Power Elixirs. CLICK HERE to go get it.
No-Bake Cinnamon Vanilla Maca Gingerbread Recipe
This recipe is so awesome because aside from its medicinal mushroom base (don’t worry, doesn’t take like mushrooms), it’s very flexible in regard to ingredient choices. Never make the same tasting batch twice! It’s rich and lightly sweetened, so it goes perfect with the Longevity Power Ice Cream.
Place in a large mixing bowl or food processor and mix well:
1 cup raw medicinal mushroom mycelium – whether reishi, cordyceps, chaga or shroom blends, each medicinal mushroom has its own flavor but they all mostly taste like rice protein powder and make for a perfect low carb, hypoallergenic, energizing, gluten-free ‘flour of immunity!’**
1/4 cup warm softened healthful ‘shortenings’ – pick 2 of these thick healthy fats: Organic ghee, organic cacao butter, organic refined coconut oil, organic virgin coconut oil, organic red palm oil, organic sunflower liquid lecithin, or grass-fed butter
1 1/2 tablespoons wholesome liquid sweetener – pick 1 or 2 of these ‘syrups:’ non-gmo/Organic glycerin, raw honey, organic molasses, etc.
1/2 tablespoon granular sweetener, such as Erythritol or Xylitol
1 tablespoon Maca Bliss
3/4 teaspoon Organic ground dried ginger or freshly micro-planed fresh ginger, to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground vanilla bean
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon Organic true Ceylon cinnamon powder – cassia cinnamon will do as well
2 pinches organic stevia extract, or more to taste
2 pinches freshly micro-planed Organic nutmeg
Press gingerbread dough into gingerbread molds, other festive mold shapes, or shape them with your own hands, or press flat and use cookie cutters.
Top or sandwich with the Longevity Power Ice Cream (recipe in my free ebook HERE).
Place in freezer for at least 2 hours. Eat, recharge and glow!
To your greatest version of yourself!
**Disclaimer: Results may vary from individual to individual, based on health conditions, diet, weight, physical exercise and lifestyle habits. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are for informational and educational use only. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Individuals taking medications and those with known medical conditions, as well as pregnant or breastfeeding women, should consult with their holistic physician before using these or any nutritional products.
Our newest formulation Mushroom Immunity LAUNCHED! Order Now!
Pure Immune System Food: Always Be Protected
34 Extremely Potent Medicinal Mushroom Concentrates
in 1 Easy to Take Powder!
~Strengthen the Immune System**
~Build Resilience to Stress**
~Feel Better than Ever**
Did you feed your immune system today? Used in every human culture for 1000’s of years: medicinal mushrooms. Each species contains a unique array of polysaccharides (essential sugars) and novel compounds that strengthen the immune system.
Tastes coffee-like: We would call it ‘Vanilla Forest Dark Roast!’
Mushroom Immunity is the most potent, advanced – and in our opinion best tasting – mushroom formula in the world!
Half the formula contains our proprietary extracts of chaga and reishi mushroom, which taste like freshly brewed cocoa-vanilla coffee instead of a ‘mushroom soup’ flavor.
Everyone loves tossing a serving (1 teaspoon) of Mushroom Immunity in water, smoothie and homemade desserts!
Watch our Immunity Frappuccino recipe (vegan, low-glycemic, sugar-free, caffeine-free) with Christian Bates. 6 minutes of solid education for your entertainment:
Disclaimer: Results may vary from individual to individual, based on health conditions, diet, weight, physical exercise and lifestyle habits. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are for informational and educational use only. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Individuals taking medications and those with known medical conditions, as well as pregnant or breastfeeding women, should consult with their holistic physician before using these or any nutritional products.
From the desk of Christian Bates, formulator of Longevity in a Bottle and founder of Longevity Power Inc.:
Herein describes the ingredients of my new leading-edge nutrition product, Longevity in a Bottle, and why I chose a whopping 40 of them.
Longevity in a Bottle is designed to de-stress you, give you long-burning energy, nourish your immune system, revitalize your cells and promote longevity like nothing else you have ever experienced.**
To do this, I’m not going to rely on just one great superfood or one great tonic herb, but rather the many greatest superfoods and herbs from the greatest ancient nutritional systems from around the world.
I have lived the last several years of my life consuming these herbs and superfoods in various forms. I chose to take very potent extracts of my favorite (and historically, the favorite of these top medicinal traditions) and combine them into a balanced and synergistic form safe and recommended for daily use so that you can experience the benefits of these super substances your ancestors spent generations perfecting the use of. Longevity in a Bottle is one culmination of humanity’s ability to share our greatest traditions together (That’s a big part of the American dream)!
I’ll be using the word “Jing” in the definitions of many of these herbs. In Chinese tonic herbalism, jing is one of the “three treasures” of life energies that govern the vitality of your human experience. Jing is the essence of your physical body and needs to be nourished to promote longevity, sexual and hormonal vitality, and kidney health. Think of jing as your youth, and think of it metaphorically as the wax of a candle. Jing is burned daily (faster with stress), you must continue to build it up or it will eventually burn out.
Eucommia Bark Extract – Eucommia ulmoides: Made from a latexy bark. Powerful joint and tissue building jing tonic from Chinese tonic herbalism.**
American Ginseng Root Extract – Panax quinquefolium: The cooling type of ginseng from North America which causes serious jing building and massive adaptability response in your body to stress, which is why ginseng is the most famous tonic herb in the west (for all the western people who experience the stress of modern western lifestyles.)
Panax Ginseng Root Extract – Panax ginseng: The warming type of ginseng from Asia. See above.
Prepared He Shou Wu Root Extract – Polygonum multiflorum: A near-black substance that richly nourishes the kidneys and causes bliss. Epic jing building herb.
Prepared Rehmannia Root Extract – Rehmannia glutinosa: Considered “the kidney’s own food” in Chinese medicine, this is the most grounding and restorative herb ever. To nourish the kidneys is like recharging your battery packs.
Astragalus Root Extract – Astragalus membranaceous: Studies show that astragalus is the quintessential herb for DNA repair.** Check out my article on it HERE.
Agaricus Blazei Mushroom Fruitbody Extract – Agaricus blazei/subrufescens: One of the richest in polysaccharides (pure immune system food) of all the medicinal mushrooms.
Red Asparagus root Extract – Asparagus cochinchinensis: The “flying de-stress herb.” This bliss-inducing jing substance also makes a great aphrodisiac. Check out my article on it HERE.
Goji Berry Extract – Lycium barbarum: All the fun of goji berries but in a concentrated form rich in polysaccharides. Boosts human growth hormone and bio-potentiates all other herbs and food consumed with it.**
Turkey Tail Mushroom Fruitbody Extract – Trametes versicolor: A very well studied mushroom. It is incredible in the case of tumors and does wonders for liver health.
Cordyceps Mycelium Extract – Ophiocordyceps sinensis: This is an excellent jing tonic and immune system modulator. Wild cordyceps mushrooms are about a $10k a pound, so we grow cordyceps techie style and make a potent extract of the mycelial biomass and fruiting bodies.
Gynostemma Leaf Extract – Gynostemma pentaphyllum: This is just like ginseng in effect, but from a leaf. It’s been studied almost as much as green tea, but it has no caffeine and has lots more adaptogenic effects.**
Schisandra Berry Extract – Schisandra chinensis: The 5-flavored berry. Because it contains all 5 flavors it has a broad spectrum of effects from its diverse medicinal constituents. It is considered the most well-rounded, most powerful herb in Chinese tonic herbalism.
Poria Mushroom Extract – Wolfiporia extensa: This fungus grows on the roots of pine trees. It has all the immune system benefits of a medicinal mushroom and also calms the mind and soothes digestion.
Horstetail Extract – Equisetum arvense: High highest source of bioavailable silica in nature. Silica is the beauty and youth mineral. It’s a plant, by the way. Longevity in a Bottle is a vegan product.
Red Sage Root Extract – Salia Miltiorrhizae: This herb massively increases circulation in the body.
Jujube Fruit Extract – Ziziphus zizyphus: Jujube is nourishing by itself, but has been used for thousands of years in Chinese tonic herbalism to balance and bio-potentiate other ingredients in an herbal formula thus providing for a more well-rounded effect.
Eleuthera Root Extract – Eleutherococcus senticosus: Provides a deep calm energy in the body helping the body adapt to stress and physical excursion.**
Maitake Mushroom Fruitbody Extract – Grifola frondosa: More immune system food.
Cistanche Extract – Cistanche deserticola: A potent aphrodisiac and jing replenisher.
Morinda Root Extract – Morindae officinalis: Pure jing to build up your lifeforce.
Shiitake Mushroom Fruitbody Extract – Lentinula edodes: Another famous source of polysaccharides to make your immune system intelligent.
Atractylodes Root Extract – Atractylodes macrocephaly: Very revitalizing, energizing and digestion boosting.**
Noni Fruit Extract – Morinda citrifolia: This is the superfruit of the Pacific coastal medicinal traditions. It’s loaded with polysaccharides and sulfur (the beauty and tissue repair mineral).
Black Maca Root 10:1 Dual Extract – Lepidium meyenii: The concentrated water-alcohol extract of maca for hormone balancing and core energy.**
Wilderness Sourced Chaga Extract – Inonotus obliquus: The “King of Mushrooms” is rich in antioxidants, polysaccarides and a host of other substances including melanin to support beauty and immune system robustness. Russia has done countless studies on chaga, proving it to be one of the most important herbs ever used.
Shilajit Extract: A natural mineral pitch which slowly oozes out of rock over eons is high in fulvic and humic acids which promote detoxification. The “rock invincible” (Shilajit is a Sanskrit word) is often considered the #1 herb in Ayurveda.
Organic Reishi Mushroom Fruitbody Extract – Ganoderma lucidum: The Queen of the mushrooms that builds jing while providing mental calm and focus. Rieshi “works on you” over months of daily consumption to help dispel bad habits. Our organic reishi is sustainabley grown on many different herbs (instead of logs) to increase its nutrient content and is triple extracted to attain a very high polysaccharide content.
Organic Reishi Mushroom Cracked-Cell Spores – Ganoderma lucidum: The spores of reishi are considered many times more immune system modulating than anything ever discovered.
Pine Pollen 10:1 Extract – Pinus massoniana: The stuff is magical. Pine pollen gently boost testosterone and help curb excessive estrogens in both men and women.
Organic Amla Berry Extract – Phyllanthus emblica: Rich in vitamin C and used in almost every Ayurvedic herbal formula as a well-rounding and bio-potentiating ingredient.
Organic Ashwagandha Extract – Withania somnifera: Sometimes called “Indian ginseng,” this supertonic root provides the immune system and long-burning energy support we’re looking for.
Organic Holy Basil Extract – Ocimum tenuiflorum: Also known as Tulsi, this is the ultimate vitality tonic in Ayurveda.
Organic Mangosteen Rind and Fruit Extract – Garcinia mangostana: The quintessential anti-inflamitory tropical superfood.
Organic Mucuna Extract – Mucuna pruriens: This bean pod contains a huge amount of neurotransmitter precursors, making it the happiness herb of the decade.
This concludes a breif introduction to the ingredients of Longevity in a Bottle.