Golden Adaptogens by @wunderworkshop
Wunder Workshop's Zoe Lind van T Hof
3 Golden Adaptogens to Promote Hormone Balance by Wunder Workshop
A unique class of plants and mushrooms, adaptogens have incredible properties that help to balance our hormones and support our general wellbeing. In this guest editorial, Wunder Workshop co-founder Zoe shares in detail the wonderful benefits of each of the line’s golden adaptogen blends.
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“Adaptogens are a unique class of plants and mushrooms that promote hormone balance and protect the body from psychological and physiological stress.”
The Benefits Of Adaptogens
Adaptogens are a unique class of plants and mushrooms that promote hormone balance and protect the body from psychological and physiological stress.
They have a broad range of function that helps to return our bodies to a serene state of homeostasis – where hormones are balanced, helping us to improve our general mood and wellbeing. Many adaptogens have also been shown to help in specific processes within the body, in particular, relating to our immune system and our adrenal glands.
At Wunder Workshop, we believe in Consumption with Purpose, and when we go through the process of creating new high-vibe products function and potency are the top priority. This was certainly the case for our Golden Adaptogens, so here’s a deep dive on each blend and the goodness inside:
Golden Balance - Relief & Release
This unique blend of organic Ayurvedic herbs and spices is designed to combat a stressful modern lifestyle, managing cortisol levels and improving hormone balance. It contains two potent adaptogens: Ashwagandha and Liquorice.
Ashwagandha is rich in iron, improving alertness as well as strengthening the body’s response to stress and anxiety by reducing adrenal fatigue and stabilising thyroid hormones. We use the most potent and bioavailable full-spectrum root extract of Ashwagandha known as KSM-66 to ensure a superior effect. Liquorice is renowned for its anti-viral effect, but as an adaptogen, it is believed to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
Turmeric and ginger have powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and digestive properties, whilst cayenne pepper stimulates metabolism and circulation, revitalising and rejuvenating the body.
In our society’s hectic lifestyle where our bodies and hormones are constantly put to the test, Golden Balance helps to maintain your balance day in day out. It can be enjoyed at any time of the day in juices, smoothies, lattes as a nutritional supplement.
Golden Glow - Flawless Focus
Glowing skin starts from the inside and this blend of turmeric, maca, Siberian ginseng, Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and black pepper is full of beneficial antioxidants and vitamins. Maca, a natural hormone balancer, can enhance the body’s ability to combat anxiety and depression which may negatively affect skin appearance. Siberian ginseng prevents immune depletion and speeds recovery allowing your skin to recover from stressful situations faster. Furthermore, the antioxidants in Brahmi and turmeric help to relieve stress and expel toxins from the body and the upper epithelial layers of the skin, stimulating skin cell regeneration.
To “glow” is more than just having wonderful skin, it is about having a radiance that transcends appearance and that is often affected by our mood and alertness. Brahmi is a potent Ayurvedic nootropic herb that has been known to naturally boost cognitive ability, helping you to feel focused and alive. Golden Glow is a versatile blend that can be enjoyed at any time of the day in juices, smoothies, lattes as a nutritional supplement.
Golden Shrooms - Energy & Immune Magic
Golden Shrooms was created to lift your natural support system and increase endurance.
Mushrooms can be powerful adaptogens and two that are renowned for their potent effects are Cordyceps and Reishi. In our Golden Shrooms blend, we combine these two fungi with raw cacao, turmeric, ginger and black pepper for a unique taste and function. Our dual-extracted mushroom powders are designed to be readily absorbed by the body and are also very versatile in how they can be used.
Reishi is a powerful adaptogenic mushroom that has been shown to up-regulate immune cell function, improving our immune response. It is also renowned for its ability to improve quality of sleep and has an anti-inflammatory action which is typical of adaptogens.
Cordyceps has long been used to improve physical performance and is also a natural aphrodisiac. It is a powerful adaptogen that supports immune system function and fights free radicals.