WHAT IS AN ADAPTOGEN?
Adaptogens are densely nutritious botanical substances that help the body normalize out-of-balance systems and adapt to environmental, physical and emotional stress. They are called adaptogens because they 'adapt' their function to your body's unique needs. They are used to improve the health of your adrenal system, the system that’s in charge of managing your body’s hormonal response to stress. They help strengthen the body’s ability to cope with anxiety and fight fatigue – slowly and gently, without jolts or crashes. .Think of adaptogens like a thermostat. The keep your body’s responses at a desirable level, much like the way a thermostat keeps the temperature from becoming too high or too low.
Adaptogens are safe to take on a daily basis. Depending on your individual constitution, you could notice a change in as little as two weeks. However, the longer you use an adaptogen, the more benefits you’re likely to experience
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WILDCRAFTED & ORGANIC?
Before there was “Certified Organic”, herbs and plants that were gathered free of herbicides, pesticides, detergents and other harmful chemicals were referred to as “Wild Crafted”. Wild Crafted botanicals are not farmed or sprayed with any kind of pesticide. They are wild, native and organic by their own nature and retain the positive attributes of plants grown in their normal habitat. Certified Organic herbs and plants are usually grown under ideal conditions on a farm and produced according to standards which translate into no harmful pesticides, fertilizers or GMO plants (genetically modified organisms) to enhance their growth. They are healthy, but because they are grown under the best conditions and not necessarily in their natural habitat, they may not retain all the attributes of their wild crafted counterpart. Both Wild Crafted and Certified Organic products are free of harmful chemical additives and are much better and safer than their commercial grade counterparts. However, one isn’t necessarily better than the other.
CAN I TAKE MORE THAN ONE PRODUCT AT A TIME?
Absolutely. In fact, many people take multiple products at the same time for a super elixir! Find what feels right for you. For example, for boosting energy in the morning you could take Rhodiola, Pine Pollen and Cordyceps, and in the evening you could take Chaga and Reishi.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO USE THE HERBS?
One of the trademarks about adaptogens and longevity herbs is that they are very safe to take daily for extended periods of time. The longer you take them, the more benefits you will see. Though they can be beneficial for short term use, it is important to keep in mind, prevention of disease comes from consistent daily choices.
ARE YOU PRODUCTS REGISTERED BY THE FDA?
No, herbal supplements are not registered by the FDA. However, the FDA does regulate the manufacturing and label guidelines of herbal supplements, and we are in accordance with these guidelines.
WHAT DO THEY TASTE LIKE?
One of the trademarks of herbs/mushrooms that are beneficial for the immune system is that they contain polysaccharides. Polysaccharides are compounds that are traditionally bitter. This bitter flavor aspect of the polysaccharides provide the immune regulating and anti-inflammatory effects. Our herbs have an earthy, slightly bitter flavor. We believe that we are fortunate to be able to taste the herbs in their unadulterated state. That being said, you are more than welcome to adjust the flavor by adding it to teas, coffee, smoothies or other beverages that help mask the flavor.
ARE YOUR HERBS TESTED?
Yes. Each of our herbs is tested for yeasts, molds, heavy metals, solvents, and pesticides. For more information on exactly what we screen for, feel free to download our Certificate of Analysis.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY ORDER?
Please keep in mind Root&Bones is a small, one person run business. I usually ship out same or next day with Priority 1-3 day shipping. Orders made after I leave work on Friday will be sent out on Monday. You will receive an email with your shipping notification along with a tracking number. If you have not received this number 4 days after making an order please email me.