Being cooped up at home all day has its advantages, like the gift of fewer distractions to hunker down on building your business. Leave it to a boss babe to come out on top after quarantine! Keeping in mind our collective need to fortify our immune systems, I’ve got something special that’ll give you a secret edge over the next few weeks: medicinal mushrooms.
Medicinal mushrooms are all the rage right now, but did you know they’ve been used therapeutically in Eastern medicine for centuries?! Lucky for us, they’re easy to slip into coffee, tea, your green smoothie, and even baked goods. You do always want to look for the powdered form and not consume these whole or raw!
Whether you need more energy, focus, stamina, or a chill moment, there’s a mushroom for that.
Reishi mushrooms are great for easing anxiety and helping you feel more relaxed. Studies have shown they can also boost your immunity, promote better sleep, and ease depression. Reishi has high compounds of triterpene, which assist in calming your nervous system. Reishi blends really well with coffee and chocolate flavors! SHOP HERE
Forget reaching for another cup of coffee when you need to focus at work. Coffee can be too stimulating and impact your sleep with frequent use. Lion’s Mane is a mushroom that will calm your mind while helping you concentrate on whatever you’re working on. It’s packed with antioxidants and will boost your immune system. Lion’s Mane is a great addition to your mid-morning tea break. SHOP HERE
Often used by endurance athletes and people who regularly workout, cordyceps helps build your body’s defense against stress while increasing your stamina. Cordyceps increases blood flow which you’ll notice with an energetic kick. It’s also been shown to improve muscle recovery, making it a great addition to your smoothie before or after a workout.
Not doing a HIIT workout? You can still use cordyceps to power through your launches and tight deadlines. SHOP HERE
Every woman needs to focus on lowering inflammation. Increased inflammation is the root to PMS symptoms, menstrual cramps, acne breakouts, and brain fog. Chaga is high in antioxidants which help fight free radicals and lower inflammation. Chaga is very stimulating. For best results, use it in your morning beverage or as an afternoon pick-me-up. SHOP HERE
Ready to get your medicinal mushroom fix? Four Sigmatic is a partner of BossBabe and founder, Tero Isokauppila was recently highlighted on the BossBabe Podcast. They’ve got delicious blends for coffee, matcha, and cacao lattes or anything else that strikes your fancy.
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Laura Charelle is a high performance women's health coach and the founder of Balanced Bombshells. Laura teaches Boss Babes how to use hormones and hack their monthly cycles to optimize their food, fitness, work, and daily routine in order to reach their highest potential. Through hormone balancing recipes, cycle based living, and education on seven key sets of hormones, Laura empowers women to manage their lives better so they can look, feel, and perform at their best. Built on the foundation to make women feel good about themselves, Balanced Bombshells' programs offer a simplified approach on how to use hormones to benefit your active life.