De-Stress - Duke's Materia Tonica
December 17, 2020 21:48
A tonic superfood that supports adaptation to stressful activity and maintains relaxation during times of rest. May be best taken after stressful events so as to assist the promotion of a quieter mind and a release of emotional tension. When properly consumed with meals this adaptogen may reduce or prevent overreaction during stressful events.
The tonic superfood may contain any of the following constituents:
- B-complex vitamins including Biotin, Folic Acid, B1, B2, B6, B12 and Pantothenic Acid ^
- Saponins ^ such as glycosides ^, triterpenes ^ and/or ginsenosides ^; in addition to growth factors from mushroom mycelium ^
Ashwagandha for De-Stress:
- If the tonic has ashwagandha ^ constituents: "The major biochemical constituents of ashwagandha from which its primary medicinal properties emanate, are based upon the actions...in a class of constituents called withanolides  ^." Planet Herbs: Ashwagandha: Wonder Herb of India by Dr. Michael Tierra ^
Take De-Stress Tonics With Food:
Take a tonic with food to support the relaxation and calming benefits and for the healthy releasing of stressful feelings. Taking tonics without food will often negate their benefits, as skipping meals can depress your energy levels and diminish your ability to cope with daily stresses:
"It's important to keep your energy level up by not skipping meals; otherwise your levels of serotonin, a chemical in the brain that produces calmness, could change." Susan Moores, registered dietitian, spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, and nutrition consultant...BHG.com: 7 Superfoods for the Blues by Dorie Eisenstein ^
Additionally, it is of benefit to eat for emotional health when taking a tonic superfood adaptogen to support tranquility.
"Incorporate some self-care activities into your daily routine to start bringing equanimity ^ to all layers of your being. It is from stillness and peace that you build the strength and courage to make the right choices." The Chopra Center: Eating for Wholeness and Emotional Well-Being by Rachelle Williams ^
Tonic Tinctures’ Related Products:
American Ginseng; Ashwagandha Cherry; Digestapeel; Lion's Mane; Mushroom Master; Pearl; Reishi Mushroom; Winter’s Paradise