Adaptogenic Elixir – Chaga, Reishi, Shilajit, Raw Cacao

High Vibe NYC: When on the East Coast, High Vibe at 138 East 3rd st NYC, is the go to place for super foods and tonic elixirs such as Shilajit and Reishi Mushroom.  Frequently, I make a tea blend with these two powerhouses plus a healthy dose of locally harvested Chaga Mushroom.  To put it over the top, I add raw cacao powder, and at times,  include Cordyceps mushrooms.

I’m a simple guy, so I just put a teaspoon of each in a French Press with about 160z. of boiling spring water and steep it for a while.  Truth be told, I also double steep.   It could easily be made into an almond or coconut milk latte like my friend Katie often does – her video is coming soon.   In the mean time,  let’s take a look at why these medicinal mushrooms and shilajit are great for the drummer – in particular the touring drummer or all touring musicians.  Heck! for the whole planet!

dw-chagaScoring a copy of David Wolfe’s book Chaga, King of Mushrooms will get you started and you might also wish to grab Naked Chocolate too – which provides the history of one of the worlds most complex and widely eaten foods on the planet.

In all cases, medicinal mushrooms and shilajit resin have been recognized for millennia as tonics for enhancing immunity, offsetting stress, alleviate allergies and asthma, and just make you feel flipping great… but more so in the way in which – nothing happens to you – a bullet proofing of sorts.  Chaga

 

Like medicinal mushrooms, Shilajit is the ayurvedic version and has a history of building life force across the board, also mental clarity, physical health and mojo, etc.   Cacao, well there is not enough room to go into the benefits but you can check some out below.  Definitely dig deeper and give them a shot.  For those of you on the road or who just like to push the envelop  these are a must alongside your Biolumina Spirulina, Trace Minerals and Adaptogenic Herb tonics.  Don’t leave home without em”

ChagalatteAyurvedic King Herb – Shilajit: Shilajit is considered the king herb of Ayurveda, the traditional Indian system of medicine. 
Shilajit is a rasayana (rejuvenative) herb and is an adaptogen. 
Shilajit is a Sanskrit word meaning “conqueror of mountains and destroyer of weakness.”

Shilajit contains at least 85 minerals in Ionic form as well as humic acid and fulvic acid. It is composed of humus and organic plant material that has been compressed by layers of rock mixed with microbial metabolites, that is exuded from the rocks of the Himalayas, as they become warm in the summer months. This mineral rich matter has never been touched by chemicals, fertilizers or pesticides. It is high in rare trace minerals and can have many health benefits when used regularly.  It is said to carry the healing power of the great mountains from where it is sourced. 
Shilajit is an important herb of the ancient Hindu material medica and is currently used extensively by the Hindu physicians for a variety of diseases.

Possible benefits of Shilajit: Anti-inflammatory * Pain Relief * Strengthen nervous system * Decreases stress *Anti-microbial * Promote longevity * Decreases stress, anxiety and depression * Increases mental clarity * Reduces joint and muscle pain * Counteracts diabetes * Controls blood pressure * Supports immune system health * Increases physical strength *Strengthens nervous system * Enhances libido in men and women * Purifies blood Improves digestion Statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, but rather as a dietary supplement solely for nutritional use. Do not delay seeking professional assistance for appropriate diagnoses and recommendations.

What is Reishi? The Reishi mushroom is one of the most revered herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Reishi mushroom, also known as ling zhi in China, grows wild on decaying logs and tree stumps. It has been a part of traditional Eastern medicine for thousands of years and has been called the “Medicine of Kings” because of its miraculous health benefits. It has been used for centuries to relieve a host of symptoms and conditions, and now many modern diseases, such as immune dysfunction, allergies, asthma, hepatitis, arthritis, hypothyroidism, bronchitis, insomnia, anxiety, hypertension and cardiovascular problems.

Why use Reishi? Decreases depression, stress and anxiety * Strengthens immune system * Increases energy * Reduces cholesterol * Lowers blood pressure * Suppresses tumor growth * Reduces inflammation * Fights viral and bacterial infection * Increases cardiovascular health * Heals liver conditions like hepatitis * Reduces fatigue * Alleviates joint pain and arthritis * Treats allergies, asthma and bronchitis.

Statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, but rather as a dietary supplement solely for nutritional use. Do not delay seeking professional assistance for appropriate diagnoses and recommendations.

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