Isn't January a glorious time for new beginnings, goal setting and getting clear on what matters? And, what better place to start than with ourselves and our health. I feel like I give in to temptations and less-than-ideal habits come Thanksgiving, so by the time January hits, I'm more than willing to get back to fundamentals. I have recently been exploring the benefits of adaptogens by Moon Juice and their effects on specific weaknesses I have. I've really noticed some shifts in the right direction, so I thought I'd share with you what I've been doing the past couple of weeks.
Moon Juice is a collection of high-powered health remedies created by Amanda Chantal Bacon, a world-traveling chef, mama, sustainable lifestyle leader, and passionate food educator. Each product has intricate natural ingredients designed to heal from the inside out. Their collection of “dusts” and herbal vitamins have just landed at beautyvswomen, and here are some of my favorites.
Starting off the new year, the Brain Dust will give you a little push in the right direction. Brain Dust targets stress to support mental stamina, alertness and concentration. Or, when you’re feeling the after-shock of the holidays, reach for the Power Dust, which focuses on stress and supports stamina, recovery, and a healthy immune system.
Depending on the day, I rotate the supplements, but I always make sure to take Sex Dust every morning. The blend of ingredients creates a healthy hormonal balance and ignites creative energy, acting like an endorphin spark. This dust has a delicious smoky cacao taste that pairs well with coffee, but I love creating my own mixture of it combined with the Collagen Protect.
The Collagen Protect creates skin hydration from the inside out. The three ingredients Silver Ear Mushroom, Tocos, and Hyaluronic Acid provide essential nutrition to your cells to help preserve your body's natural collagen production.
I start by warming unsweetened oat milk on the stove. Then, I stir in one teaspoon of Sex Dust.
Once heated properly, I pour the mixture into a mug, and sprinkle the Collagen Protect on top.
The SuperYou is a pill-form herbal supplement that addresses the effects of stress on the mind and body. By normalizing cortisol levels, it helps stabilize the nervous system, while enhancing energy, mood, and focus. I also take 2 of these everyday as part of my morning routine.
Most of the dusts create a perfect morning mixture but maybe this new year you are just hoping to catch up on Z's. At night, before you go to bed, you can stir Dream Dust into a chamomile tea. This dust is a tranquil blend of Ashwagandha, Jujube, Polygala, Chamomile & Schisandra that helps to relieve tension and promotes deep, tranquil rest.
These Moon Juice products are great to have at your fingertips as you step into this new chapter focused on wellness and self-care. We also have sachets of all the dusts for those always on the go, so this routine won't add bulk to your travel bag. Let me know what you think and any favorite drinks you've been mixing!