So I’ve been making a little tea at night that really calms me down, and it tastes pretty good.
I really like a lot of products from Four Sigmatic, and I just grabbed this Organic ashwagandha from Whole Foods. So this tea or ‘elixir’ from Four Sigmatic is made from Reishi. Reishi is a delicious little fungus that packs a punch when it comes to your health. Reishi mushrooms have adaptogenic substances that help us deal with the negative effects of stress, depleted energy levels, increased inflammation, damaged blood vessels and various types of hormonal imbalances. Studies show that reishi mushrooms have antioxidant capabilities that strengthen our body’s defenses against cancer, autoimmune diseases, heart disease, allergies, infections and more. Pretty crazy little ‘shroom…for non-college adults.
Ashwagandha is also an adaptogen that is used primarily for its ability to prevent anxiety. Ashwagandha’s anti-anxiety effect is actually synergistic with alcohol (which I haven’t exactly experimented with yet). Ashwagandha shows strong performance in relieving insomnia and stress-induced depression. Ashwagandha can significantly reduce cortisol concentrations and the immunosuppressive effect of stress.
My job has a fair amount of stress to it much like I believe everyone’s does. If you guys find yourself having a hard time winding down, and you don’t want to consume any alcohol before bed because it disrupts your sleep (much like I have found), try out this little concoction. I have tons of energy when I’m full blown ketogenic, and I’m trying not to move too much during this fast. This is the perfect way for me to shut it down for the night without consuming any calories. Full disclosure: This tea mix has 5 calories per serving. Not going to worry about it. Do you consider that cheating?
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