Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a deeply treasured tonic herb that dates back to 6,000 BC where its uses first evolved through India’s ancient tradition of Medicine, Ayurveda. It has been traditionally used to support body strength and cognitive abilities such as memory, focus, and mental recall. In healthy males, virility and sexual function may also be enriched.
However, it has been used typically in Rasayana (“path of essence”), a traditional Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapy that promotes the rebuilding and revitalizing of strength within the body and mind, particularly from a state of depletion, illness, or convalescence.
Ashwagandha’s effects can be felt as pacifying and soothing, yet invigorating and energizing. This gentle tonic herb balances these internal struggles of highs and lows, excesses and depletions. In the purest sense, nurturing all that needs to be nurtured, in order to bring us back to ourselves. This deep inner harmonizing brings peace to our internal elements, so that one may adapt and then exist from a place of equanimity and nourishment.
First discovered by Chinese healers over 2000 years ago, Reishi (Ganoderma lingzhi) is a potent and sacred mushroom, also referred to as the elixir of immortality. Being a herb of spiritual potency, it allows one to connect with their divine power, balancing the spirit, embodying consciousness, and enhancing longevity.
Reishi allows the immune system to return to a state of precious balance and restoration. It is a potent antioxidant, reducing formation of free radicals in the body. In accordance with Traditional Chinese Medicine, Reishi nourishes the respiratory tract, alleviating coughs and expelling phlegm. It offers relief from feelings of weakness, fatigue, and weariness, yet equally soothes in states of sleeplessness.
The calm alertness it provides permits the body’s Qi to be replenished and restored, whilst tonifying and invigorating the heart Qi – our sincerest force of life. This sacred mushroom facilitates connection to our truest essence, so that one can live wholeheartedly, and in good health.
First discovered and harvested in the forest of New England in the early 1700s, American Gingseng (Panax quinquefolius) is since one of the most readily used adaptogens in Western Herbal Medicine. It belongs to the genus Panax, meaning “all healing” in Greek.
American Ginseng has been used for hundreds of years as a nerve tonic, acting therapeutically to bring a sense of sedation that serves to calm the nerves and enliven the mind. It peels away layers of tension, stress, fatigue, weakness and weariness, allowing for expansion into a greater sense of bliss and pleasure.
Adaptogens assist in counteracting the damaging effects stress has on our various interconnected bodily systems. They have medicinal and stimulant properties that assist in neutralizing such harmful effects, bringing us back to a stabilized state of inner equilibrium and composure. Adaptogens allow one to remain grounded and held with an open heart, despite the uncertainty of the world around us.
It is best to consult your personal health care provider about herbal supplements.
Though there is no evidence to say it is not safe
Higher being is not ceremonial cacao. It is a herbal tonic with therapeutic levels of herbs and mushrooms specially formulated to support and nourish.
We do encourage conscious sipping, similar to a cacao ceremony. Set your intentions, tune out to tune in and create a ritual suited to you.
Higher being can be consumed anytime of the day. It is designed to be a daily ritual consumed when you need to reconnect most. For some this might be in the morning to recharge and focus for the day ahead, others it might be a key part of their even wind down routine.
Adaptogens are not a ‘stimulant’, they can increase energy long term by supporting the nervous system, assisting with sleep regulation and overall adrenal support. Poor sleep and excessive stress are draining on the body and often the root cause of fatigue, poor sleep and an imbalanced nervous system.
To make Higher Being more ‘creamy’ you can prepare with milk. The ratio is entirely up to you, half water half milk, a dash or milk or full milk! We recommend full plant milk.
Depending on your dietary needs and ethical preferences this can be plant milks; almond, soy, oat, macadamia or rice or a traditional milk product such as cow or goats milk.
Our preference is prepared with full milk, prepared with a milk frother. Stir in some of our chocolate chips for an extra indulgent experience.
Higher being is added sugar free. The sweetness comes from the monk fruit, so it is not overly sweet, allowing you to add your own sweetener of choice.