Ancient Medicinal Compounds Fueling Modern Dreams
A Dynamic Daily Blend for:
Perform + Grow + Repair
The Vital Source blend is a powerful combination of the world's best energy boosting adaptogens that support fatigue resistance and peak performance. Vital Source includes Phyto Androgen Pine Pollen, performance enhancing mushroom Cordyceps, + Ayurvedic healers Ashwagandha and Nettle Root.
Ancient Medicinal Compounds Fueling Modern Dreams
Latin Name Pinus Massoniana
Source: Northern China
Blends: Vital Source, Varietals
- Key Bioactive Compounds
Pine pollen is a foundational superfood for over 2000 years, contains phytoandrogens which balance out testosterone.
Pine Pollen has been used as a superfood and medicine for over 2000 years. It is a popular superfood supplement in Korea and China due to it’s very unique dense nutrient profile. The pollen or male spore is a fine yellow powder that is released in the spring to pollinate female pine cones on the forest floor. This is the yearly rebirth of the forest ecosystem in the spring. As such pine pollen is food for the entire forest and integral reproduction and growth energy to that ecosystem. When made into a potent tincture it becomes a powerful nutraceutical medicine with a potent mix of beneficial properties mostly focused on age related and hormonal health issues in men. The pollen itself is a fine yellow powder full of phytoandrogens, [plant steroids] as well as multiple phyto-chemicals that act as precursors to testosterone production including DHEA and other compounds. When supplemented provides an effective boost for multiple anti aging benefits. In the west it is mostly known for its phytoandrogen properties. It can increase testosterone levels rapidly resulting in increased athletic endurance, performance, muscles mass, libido, vitality and longevity. When taken as a tincture and absorbed slowly under the tongue the testosterone boost is noticeable and rapid. It contains anti-aging properties boosting the enzyme superoxide dismutase levels [SOD} which is a potent antioxidant for the heart, liver and brain, not to mention all living cells. Pine Pollen is also rich in many kinds of body-demanding amino acids, minerals, vitamins, enzymes, and flavonoids essential to life and natural energy production. In combination with other adaptogens or on its own as a varietal tincture it is an effective medicine for attenuating multiple age related diseases, combined with performance enhancement characteristics. In fact the TCM use pine pollen to balance out all five meridians of the body.
We add Pine Pollen to our Vital Source energy blend and have also crafted a potent highly bioavailable varietal tincture.
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Cordyceps (Cordyceps Sinensis)
Source: Certified Organic Farms USA
Blends: Vital Source, Protect Source, Varietal
Key Bioactive Compound
- Physical performance
- Lung/heart health
- Liver & kidney
- Cholesterol LDL
Summary: Contains active ingredients for boosting athletic performance and vitality,
treating respiratory ailments, preventing and reducing the growth of human cancer cells.
Cordyceps are a unique parasitic mushroom that literally consumes death to create life by attacking and growing in caterpillar larvae. Wild harvested cordyceps are rare and extremely expensive but our USDA organic grown Cordyceps Sinensis are painstakingly cultivated from the highest quality Tibetan strains, reproducing the same light, temperature, and oxygen levels as its native environment. Our strand has the same genetics of the original, found where it was originally located. The result is a cordyceps with maximum potency and in fact have more active compounds then wild harvested.
Strong evidence exists that Cordyceps can immediately boost production and efficiency of ATP production in our bodies. ATP or Adenosine triphosphate is an organic compound and hydrotrope that's crucial to providing energy to our cellular processes. The result is an immediate boost to general athletic performance in humans regarding efficient energy metabolism resulting in increased endurance, reduced fatigue and quicker recovery. Asian Olympic athletes and world record performances are associated with the use of Cordyceps. This fungi medicine contains active ingredients cordycepin, cordycepic acid, sterols (ergosterol) and have been reported to exert immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and antitumor effects in specific cancers.
A potent functional mushroom for use as a medicine in cancer treatments or to enhance performance and also a potent adaptogen to add to blends.
Our Cordyceps contains:
mycelium, primordia, fruiting bodies, and extracellular compounds
Cordyceps militaris improves tolerance to high intensity exercise after acute and chronic supplementation
Cordyceps fungi: natural products, pharmacological functions and developmental products
Cordyceps as an Herbal Drug
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
Source: Pacific botanicals (oregon) organic
- Blood sugar
- Cortisol regulation
- Lower back pain
Ashwagandha is a potent adaptogen with multiple benefits but is most well-known for a wide spectrum of restorative properties. It creates a foundation of wellness in the body by balancing the physical and emotional states.
Ashwagandha Also known as Indian ginseng, is a powerful and revered herb in Ayurvedic Medicine with a well documented history dating back over 3000 years. It is a potent adaptogen with multiple benefits but is most well-known for a wide spectrum of restorative properties. It creates a foundation of wellness in the body by balancing the physical and emotional states.
Many of the benefits are attributed to an abundance of withanolide A and withaferin A which impacts our bodies in many ways, particularly in balancing blood sugar levels in people with or without diabetes and as a calming agent in our nervous system. Ashwagandha is also a potentially rigourous anti cancer adaptogen exhibiting multiple pathways to protect and treat against a variety of cancers alone or in combination with cancer drugs.
Ashwagandha is a superior adaptogen known to improve the body’s overall reaction to chronic stress. In particular in the reduction of cortisol associated with stress that results in fat accumulation in the body, poor reproductive health in men etc. It helps reduce anxiety and nervous exhaustion, aids memory and mental functions and helps provide a good night’s sleep. It helps bring oxygen to red blood cells, strengthens the immune system, and provides strong support for the kidneys and adrenals. A recognized nerve tonic, it promotes healthy brain functions.
An Alternative Treatment for Anxiety: A Systematic Review of Human Trial Results Reported for the Ayurvedic Herb Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
A Prospective, Randomized Double-Blind, PlaceboControlled Study of Safety and Efficacy of a HighConcentration Full-Spectrum Extract of Ashwagandha Root in Reducing Stress and Anxiety in Adults
Indian J Psychol Med. 2012;34(3):255-262. doi:10.4103/0253-7176.106022
Nettles Wildcrafted (Oregon/California)
Blend: Vital Source, Essential Source
-Blood Sugar Support
Nettle root has been used for centuries as a good source of minerals, and anti allergy/asthma benefits. In addition to help with blood pressure and balancing blood sugar. In addition, it helps to chelate the free estrogens of the body. When combined with Pine pollen balances out the testosterone/estrogen balance of the body.
Stinging Nettle root (Urtica dioica) has been a foundational medicine for centuries and was also used as a topical treatment for skin ailments However, the real benefits of this plant are in its roots. The roots contain a compound called; Beta Sitosterol. This compound has many benefits for humans. It has strong anti allergy, asthma relief, and properties to help men with inflamed prostates. It is loaded with micro nutrients and good sources of vital minerals. This compound may also help lower blood pressure, and aid in balancing blood sugar. We add this to our Vital Source blend
Phytochemical, phylogenetic, and anti-inflammatory evaluation of 43 Urtica accessions (stinging nettle) based on UPLC–Q-TOF-MS metabolomic profiles
The effect of nettle (Urtica dioica) supplementation on the glycemic control of patients with type 2
Efficacy of Supportive Therapy of Allergic Rhinitis by Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) root extract: a Randomized, Double-Blind, PlaceboControlled, Clinical Trial
*These Statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat cure or prevent any disease.
Vital Performance Energy Tincture 2 Fl. oz
The superfood of the forest is known for containing a full spectrum of energizing hormones or Phyto Androgens.
Cordyceps well known for increasing the efficiency of your ATP energy system increased endurance, reduced fatigue and quicker recovery. Contains active ingredients for boosting athletic performance and vitality, and supports respiratory ailments.
Ashwagandha harmonizes your bodies reaction to chronic stress while also enhancing restoration and recovery so crucial for obtaining peak performance in sport and in life.
Nettle root has been used for centuries as a good source of minerals, and anti allergy/asthma benefits. In addition to help with blood pressure and balancing blood sugar. In addition, it helps to chelate the free estrogens of the body. When combined with Pine pollen balances out the testosterone/estrogen balance of the body. Nettle Root is a popular herb used for recovery with painful muscles and joints.
Cinnamon has beneficial antioxidant, anti inflammatory properties, to support blood sugar regulation and blood pressure.
Ginger has a strong flavor, which leads to a warming effect that initiates its beneficial healing properties. Well known stomach remedy for millenia. Indigestion, anti inflammatory, oxidative stress, osteoarthritis, blood sugar regulator and heart disease.
Vital is a powerful combination of the world's premium adaptogens that support mental and physical fatigue resistance, peak performance, rest and recovery as well as antioxidant powered longevity. Adaptogens are plants that contain specific bioactive compounds that bring your body back to a steady balance by managing both physical and mental stressors.