Our lightly caffeinated blend influenced by traditional Chinese Medicine was created to aid in fatigue, a detrimental symptom of autoimmune. The invigorating herbal infusion of adaptogenic herbs like ginseng with wonderful western tonic herbs like nettle help strengthen energy flow and make for a potent blend. Our blend also consists of other refreshing ingredients like gingko to enhance oxygen utilization as well as lemongrass & spearmint to relieve stress.
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Spearmint is a popular species of mint native to the Balkan Peninsula and Turkey. Spearmint is a nootropic, improving brain function, memory and alertness overall. It is also widely used as a carminative, helping to alleviate digestive disorders, particularly nausea, gas and bloating. Spearmint also contains the terpenoid carvone which has been shown to inhibit tumors as well as possess antimicrobial activity.
Ginkgo has been found in fossils going back 270 million years and has long been used as a food and traditional medicine. Ginkgo is understood to increase blood flow to the brain and is used to improve mental performance, memory and cognition and as a treatment in conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and fatigue. Ginkgo also is also used for migraines due to its ability to stabilize platelets and serotonin levels in the brain.
Ginseng has long been used to enhance stamina, cognitive function and memory. It has historically been used to treat general weakness, nervous agitation and forgetfulness. Ginseng also acts as an immunomodulator through increasing the activity of T-lymphocytes and interferon. The ginsenosides in ginseng give it its anti-inflammatory activity through suppressing the production of proinflammatory cytokines and regulating the activities of inflammatory signaling pathways. Ginseng has been shown to be hypoglycemic by acting on the pancreas to enhance secretion of insulin and increasing cellular sensitivity to insulin.
Sunflower is anti-inflammatory inhibiting the expression of NOS-2, COX-2 and inflammatory cytokines. It has antimicrobial properties and can be used topically to aid with wound healing. Sunflower is also an antioxidant and can be used to reduce free radical damage.
- Protective to kidneys and liver
Nettles are mineral-rich and for that reason have been widely used to make nutritive teas and infusions. Nettles have been shown to reduce allergy symptoms through interfering with the histamine response and the degranulation of mast cells. Stinging nettle is also hypotensive and hypoglycemic, lowering blood pressure and blood sugar of people with advanced type 2 diabetes.
Lemongrass is widely used as a culinary herb in Southeast Asia and has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties. Through inhibition of IL-1beta, proteasome and NFkappaB, along with inhibiting the release of inflammation markers in neutrophils and macrophages, lemongrass squashes inflammation. Lemongrass also combats anxiety through the GABAergic system and relaxes the circulatory system through antioxidants that lead to vasodilation. Finally, lemongrass is anti-cancer through a compound called isointermedeol upregulating TNF receptor 1 leading to abnormal cell death through the Fas pathway.