The leaves of this holly tree native to the upper Amazon basin are considered a sacred teaching plant. In addition to its use in ceremony, Guayusa is used by indigenous people of Ecuador to fight fatigue, give strength and sharpen one’s senses. Its ability to boost stamina, mood and focus can be attributed in part to its caffeine content, however, the experience of Guayusa, often described as smooth, euphoric energy, is very different from coffee or isolated caffeine*. This is because Guayusa has a unique chemical profile that helps balance the intensity of the caffeine and offers complementary benefits.*
ORIGIN: Rainforests of Ecuador and Peru
A survivalist at its core capable of thriving the harshest climates, this tuberous root is an adaptogen that confers strength and resilience in humans.* Our concentrated extract delivers a class of plant chemistries unique to Maca called macamides whose structure closely resembles a neurochemical called anandamide—also known as the bliss molecule—believed to be largely responsible for the runner’s high experience.*
ORIGIN: Highlands of Peru
An esteemed member of the ginger family, Galangal root has traditionally been used to stimulate the mind and build physical resilience. Our scientifically studied extract works as a nootropic, improving alertness and focus with benefits lasting up to five hours.* Molecular modeling suggests Galangal exerts its effects by boosting dopamine, a brain chemical reported to be associated with flow state experiences.*
ORIGIN: Kerala, India
Cacao’s ability to induce transcendent experiences earned the plant its divine status—”food of the gods”—among the ancient Maya and Aztec civilizations. Its chemistries are as intriguing as its history, showing potential in preclinical studies to support the same reward chemistries the brain releases during exercise, namely dopamine, anandamide, and endorphins.*
ORIGIN: Dominican Republic
Brilliance—in color, chemistry, and effects—best describes this cornerstone of Ayurveda, traditionally used to strengthen the body and soothe inflammation. Scientists attribute much of turmeric’s properties—including its ability to support recovery after exercise and relieve muscle soreness—to a group of chemistries called curcuminoids.* While known to be difficult to absorb, our advanced delivery technology significantly enhances curcuminoid absorption, ensuring efficacy at a low dose.
"Light as a lemon" is the essence of lemon verbena. The leaves of this intensely lemon-scented shrub have traditionally been used for joy, relaxation and pain relief in South American cultures. One of lemon verbena's most abundant and researched chemistries, called verbascoside, has been shown in lab studies to be a powerful modulator of oxidative stress, which is important for muscle recovery.* Preclinical studies also show effects on GABA receptors, which play a role in maintaining a blissful mood.*
Considered the King of Spice, the dried fruits of the black pepper plant don’t just awaken our palates, they infuse our whole body with their active chemistries. Wise to its health benefits, our ancient ancestors used black pepper to relieve muscle pain. Our unique extraction process concentrates beta-caryophyllene – a plant chemistry that activates the human endocannabinoid system and is credited with many of the non-psychoactive health benefits of cannabis.*
ORIGIN: India and Vietnam
This is the stuff post-adventure dreams are made of. The female flowers, or strobiles, of the Hops plant are not just valued by beer brewers, practitioners of traditional medicine have used the plant for mood, relaxation and sleep benefits for hundreds of years. Preclinical studies suggest that hops exerts its calming effects by modulating the activity of neurotransmitters in the brain, namely GABA, serotonin and melatonin, which affect mood and sleep.*
This calming adaptogen is one of the most revered plants in Ayurveda, India’s traditional system of medicine. Its Latin name, Withania somnifera, references both its strength-enhancing and sleep-promoting properties. Our organic Ashwagandha extract is made from both the roots and leaves of the plant for optimal potency and has been shown in a clinical study to reduce occasional stress and sleeplessness, soothe muscles and joints, and support daytime energy and concentration.*
ORIGIN: Central India
A sleeping beauty at heart, California Poppy tucks itself in at nighttime, a natural plant behavior known as nyctinasty that enhances its survival. The official state flower of California is one of the oldest North American solutions for sleeplessness and stress. Traditionally, California Poppy was said to be particularly effective when sleep disturbances were due to musculoskeletal pain or injury. Scientists attribute its impressive influence on mind and body to a class of compounds called alkaloids.
ORIGIN: Europe and North America
The coconut tree has been called the “tree of life” because all of its parts are used to sustain human life. The refreshing water found in its fruit provides a plant-based electrolyte source that can help maintain fluid balance in the body.* Our coconut water comes from young, green, tender coconuts and is produced using a gentle freeze drying process that preserves key electrolytes like potassium to support hydration.*
HIMALAYAN SEA SALT
Himalayan Sea Salt was formed around 250 million years ago when a seabed in Pakistan was covered by lava. The water slowly evaporated, leaving behind expansive deposits of sodium and other trace minerals naturally present in the pure, ancient ocean. Sodium is a critical electrolyte for maintaining fluid balance, nerve function, and muscle contractions.* It is the main electrolyte lost during sweating, so it is important to maintain an adequate balance before and after physical activity.*
The ocean is a source of peace and serenity; it’s also a source of bioavailable magnesium. Magnesium is an essential mineral for the body involved in over 300 chemical reactions, including those that regulate muscle function, stress and mood.* Preclinical studies suggest it may play a role in supporting healthy levels of GABA, a neurotransmitter that promotes sleep and relaxation.* Our magnesium is derived from a pristine ocean water source that provides 72 additional trace minerals to nourish your body and mind at nighttime.