This strengthening tonic helps you stay balanced in the face of life’s challenges. Constant and dynamic change is the law of the universe, so harness it’s power and build the fortitude essential to meet your destiny. Tonic herbs invoke the deep-rooted energy of the oak and the flexible resilience of bamboo. Energize turns a stressful day into a snorkeling adventure through the kaleidoscopic reef of your own possibility.
Panax Quinqefolius, a member of the Araliaceae family, is native to the woodlands of the Eastern United States and Southern Canada, including the Appalachian Mountains, west to the Ozarks of Missouri. Ginseng is perhaps the most well known of all medicinal plants, the Muhammad Ali of herbs.
Phyllanthus embilica, a member of the Phyllanthaceae family, goes by many names including Indian gooseberry, Amalaki, and Myrobalan. Native to India, this fruit is one of the most important botanical remedies in the Ayurvedic and Tibetan materia medica. Amla translates as sour in the Hindi language.
Elettaria cardamomum, a member of the tropical Zingiberaceae family, is one of several species of herbaceous plants native to India that produce the well known light green, spicy pods we know and love. While India remains the world’s largest producer of Cardamon, it is now cultivated worldwide, particularly coming from Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Guatemala.
Its benefits are legendary and too numerous to list. Beneficial constituents in ginger are perfectly suited to effectively invigorate digestive processes in a highly flavorful and balanced way. The pungent aromatic oils in ginger stoke the digestive fire, regulate secretions, relax the gut, and increase circulation.
Lycium Chinense, or Lycium Barbarum, are two closely related species in the Solanaceae, family of plants. This is also known as the Nightshade family and includes some commonly known plants, such as, the potato, tomato, pepper, and tobacco. Goji berries are indigenous to China and Tibet and have been cultivated among the floodplains of the fertile Yellow river for over 700 years.
Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine have utilized the peels from citrus fruits for millennia. Peels of citrus are substantial sources of nutrients, antioxidants, and enzymes that increase the value of a formula and enhance its assimilation into the body.
Rhodiola Rosea, a member of the Crassulaceae family, is native to arctic and subarctic alpine regions throughout the world. It primarily grows in Siberia, Scandinavia, The Alps, and Iceland. Sometimes referred to as Arctic root, rhodiola has been used in Traditional Medicine for over 3,000 years and is among the most revered herbs in Tibetan, Chinese, and Russian systems of herbal healing.
Rosa Damascena, one of the more than 100 species of Rose in the aptly named Rosaceae family, also known as Damask rose, or Rose of Castille, is thought to be native to the Middle East. You may find yourself wondering why there are over 5,000 varieties of Roses that have been cultivated for well over a thousand years.
In China Schisandra Berry is called Wu We Zi, meaning the five- flavored berry, because it is said to contain Sweet, Bitter, Pungent, Salty, and Sour tastes. According to the principles of natural medicine, each of these flavors has a specific function in the body.
Mentha Spicata, a member of the Lamiaceae family, is native to Europe and Asia, and is now on the loose just about everywhere else. Spearmint is most famous, perhaps, for lending its fragrance and flavor to chewing gum and mouthwash, or as the adornment for the infamous mojito; however, there is a lot more to this unique species of mint.
Ocimum sanctum is a member of the Lamiatae family. Highly aromatic, different varieties of Tulsi may smell and taste of peppermint, cloves, licorice, or lemon, as well as having distinct characteristics of their own.
Being alive means undergoing continuous change. Our bodies are constantly adjusting to evolving inner and environmental stresses. Staying balanced in this state of ongoing flux requires mighty powers of adaptation and resilience. Energize combines many of the world’s most adaptogenic herbs for optimizing vitality and endurance. They synchronize the various functions of the body to work in harmony towards a state optimal equilibrium. According to Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, these potent tonics protect and preserve a core strength and essential energy passed down from our ancestors. The herb that gives this tonic its unique color and name is Schisandra berry known as the five flavor berry according to Chinese Medicine because it is said to contain Sweet, Bitter, Pungent, Salty and Sour tastes. According to the principles of natural medicine each of these flavors has a specific function in the body and consuming them on a regular basis helps maintain optimal physiological balance. The modern diet is often lacking in several of these flavors, which makes Schisandra berry a versatile and healthful addition to the diet.
Energize is excellent used on a daily basis to help increase stamina, cognitive function and energy levels. It is ideal for athletes seeking to optimize performance and can be ingested before a workout, to increase endurance, or after, to rehydrate and speed recovery. Because they increase focus and concentration, many of the herbs in this formula have traditionally been used to support spiritual disciplines like yoga and meditation. These powerful adaptogens help the body through challenging transitions, speeding the capacity to perform and recover, whether pushing to meet deadlines, traveling or changing jobs. Drink Energize when you might otherwise reach for less stable and sustaining choices like sugar, caffeine or simple carbohydrates.