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Elixir

Combining the best superfoods, mushrooms, herbs & adaptogens, to provide energy and vitality.

$35.00$65.00


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What is Elixir?

I have been making drinks using food, herbs, superfoods, spices, and supplements for many years. Over the years I have refined my favourite drink down to a number of ingredients through a process of trial and error; observing both the way I felt and the way the beverage tasted. I finally came up with a formula that tastes great and gives me abundant energy.

I began teaching Elixir formulation in workshops and people kept on requesting a ready-made blend of the ingredients I was teaching them about. As a result I came up with the Elixir.

Why Choose Elixir?

  • Elixir is organic, vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free
  • Contains no sugar
  • Ingredients are the highest quality
  • Is a great alternative to stimulants
  • Adds the best superfoods and herbs to your diet
  • Gives you energy without the crash
  • Tastes great!

 

What is in Elixir?

Organic Cacao

We are all familiar with the taste of chocolate. Chocolate owes its irresistible flavour to the seed/nut of the cacao tree. Raw cacao boasts a wide array of beneficial phytochemicals, two of which being phenylethylamine (PEA) and anandamide. PEA is released in your body when you are in love. Anandamide is sometimes referred to as the “bliss” chemical. In addition to the two mood enhancing chemicals, cacao has the highest ORAC value (a measure of antioxidant capacity) of any food on the planet. 1

Organic Goji Berry

Goji berries have been one of the principle herbs in Chinese medicine for thousands of years due to its healing and tonifying effects. It contains all eight essential amino acids. Goji berries also have high levels of lutein and zeaxanthin, which directly support the health the eye.

Organic Lucuma

Lucuma is a Peruvian fruit that in ancient times was used to treat skin and stomach problems. It adds a wonderful maple flavour to Elixir. Lucuma contains high levels of vitamin B3, important for digestive and mental health.

 

Organic Mesquite

Another fruit to give Elixir a great flavour, mesquite is high in fibre and has a very low glycemic index of 25. It has traditionally been used to treat sore throats and broken bones.

 

 

 

Organic Maca

Maca has been cultivated in South America for at least 2600 years. It is particularly renowned for its adaptogenic effects, especially on the hormonal system and postmenopausal symptoms. 2 Maca contains isothiocyanates, which have been shown to balance hormones and have aphrodisiac qualities.  3 4</span.

 

 

 

 

Organic Eleuthero

Athletes really benefit from taking eleuthero, as it improves oxygen delivery to muscles and enhances circulation. 5 It has also been shown to balance adrenal hormones through its adaptogenic ability and provide a variety of protective effects for cognition.  6 7 8

 

 

Organic Cordyceps

Cordyceps is an adaptogenic mushroom, which has a time-tested ability to improve sleep, reduce stress, and support the immune system.  9 Athletes find this herb particularly useful as it greatly improves lactate and ventilatory threshold.  10

 

References:

  1. US department of Agriculture/Journal of American Chemical Society
  2. Int J Biomed Sci. 2005 Jun;1(1):33-45. Use Of Gelatinized Maca (lepidium Peruvianum) In Early Postmenopausal Women, H O Meissner  1 , W Kapczynski, A Mscisz, J Lutomski
  3. Int J Biomed Sci. 2006 Dec;2(4):375-94. Hormone-Balancing Effect of Pre-Gelatinized Organic Maca (Lepidium peruvianum Chacon): (III) Clinical responses of early-postmenopausal women to Maca in double blind, randomized, Placebo-controlled, crossover configuration, outpatient study. H O Meissner  1 , A Mscisz, H Reich-Bilinska, P Mrozikiewicz, T Bobkiewicz-Kozlowska, B Kedzia, A Lowicka, I Barchia
  4. J Ethnopharmacol. 2009 Dec 10;126(3):574-6. A pilot investigation into the effect of maca supplementation on physical activity and sexual desire in sportsmen, Mark Stone, Alvin Ibarra, Marc Roller, Andrea Zangara, Emma Stevenson
  5. Planta Med. 1986 Jun;(3):175-7. Effect of Eleutherococcus senticosus extract on human physical working capacity, K Asano, T Takahashi, M Miyashita, A Matsuzaka, S Muramatsu, M Kuboyama, H Kugo, J Imai 
  6. Gaffney B, Hügel H, Rich P. The effects of Eleutherococcus senticosus and Panax ginseng on steroidal hormone indices of stress and lymphocyte subset numbers in endurance athletes. Life Sciences. December 14, 2001;70(4):431-42.
  7. Gaffney B, Hügel H, Rich P. Panax ginseng and Eleutherococcus senticosus may exaggerate an already existing biphasic response to stress via inhibition of enzymes which limit the binding of stress hormones to their receptors. Medical Hypotheses. May 2001;56(5):567-72.
  8. Arch Gerontol Geriatr Suppl. 2004;(9):69-73. Effects of Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus maxim.) on elderly quality of life: a randomized clinical trial. A F G Cicero, G Derosa, R Brillante, R Bernardi, S Nascetti, A Gaddi
  9. Koh JH, et al. Antifatigue and antistress effect of the hot-water fraction from mycelia of Cordyceps sinensis. Biol Pharm Bull. (2003)
  10. J Altern Complement Med. 2010 May;16(5):585-90. doi: 10.1089/acm.2009.0226. Effect of Cs-4 (Cordyceps sinensis) on exercise performance in healthy older subjects: a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial Steve Chen, Zhaoping Li, Robert Krochmal, Marlon Abrazado, Woosong Kim, Christopher B Cooper
Additional information

Additional Information

Weight 0.250 kg
Dimensions 22 × 15 × 7 cm
Size

210g, 1 lb (454g)