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Superfoods for Energy, Better Sleep, More Sex, and Mental Clarity

By October 24, 2017 No Comments

Adding superfoods into your daily routine means feeling better, eating better and having more energy. We are a generation of BUSY bees! We spend our days working, our evenings cooking, doing dishes, tidying up, taking the kids to extracurricular activities, and aspiring to be the best partner, friends, and family members we can be! That is A LOT to fit into one day!

Whether you’re adding a superfood smoothie to your breakfast, medicinal mushroom spiked coffee at the office, or a nutrient rich snack at 3pm – you are eating foods that encourage optimal performance. Here are our favorite superfoods for energy, better sleep, aphrodisiacs and improved mental performance!

Superfoods for Energy

  • Pure, Raw Organic Cacao {Found in May’s Box}
  • Spirulina {Found in March’s Box}
  • Cordyceps Mushroom used by athletes to improve training performance and endurance
  • Schisandra Berry Powder
  • Eleuthero Root Extract
  • Ashwagandha Root {Found in October’s Box}

Superfoods for a Better Sleep

  • Melatonin Supplement, a hormone that is produced by the pineal gland in animals and regulates sleep and wakefulness
  • Valerian Root
  • Hot Tea decoctions of herbs and berries {Found in July’s Box}
  • Pumpkin seeds aka pepitas, pack 600 mg of tryptophan per 100 g as well as good amount of zinc, both of which are important precursors to serotonin, and thus melatonin.
  • Coconut Oil contains high amounts of dodecanoic acid (aka lauric acid), which has been linked with more restful sleep as opposed to fats like butter, which were linked with impaired sleep.

Superfoods for Mental Clarity

  • Lion’s Mane Mushroom Extract {Found in May’s Box}
  • Astragalus Root Extract
  • Activated B Vitamins – Almost 40 percent of Americans are deficit in vitamin B12, which can result in difficulties with fatigue, memory, mental fogginess and even depressed mood. Vitamin B12 helps with normal functioning of the nervous system, including the brain.
  • Bacopa, known as the ‘natural Adderall’ (an ADHD medication), this Ayurvedic herb has been used in India for centuries for its memory enhancing properties
  • Curcumin, taking turmeric helps boost working memory and attention in healthy older adults, studies show. It also helps with inflammation in the blood/brain barrier

Superfoods For A Sexy time

  • Maca Root {Found in November’s Box}
  • Shilajit {Found in April’s Box}
  • Epimedium (Horny Goat Weed) – The story behind this herbal supplement is every bit as good as its name. As legend has it, a goat herder somewhere in the high elevations of China noticed some peculiar behavior in his flock. But the behavior only came about at certain times. The goat herder couldn’t figure it out. So he studied the flock until he discovered the secret. The goats became overly sexually excited whenever they fed on a particular patch of flowering plants. The patch of pasture, composed of 25 species of herbaceous plants in the family Berberidaceae, was the secret behind the mysterious behavior of the herder’s horny goats. Thus, for the past 2,000 years, it has been known in herbal supplement guides as Horny Goat Weed.
  • Rhodiola rosea is the premium choice to counteract the mental and physical effects of stress, which we all know can have a devastating impact on sexual health and romantic interest. This potent herb helps reduce levels of stress hormones while supporting levels of key brain chemicals involved in regulating mood. It makes sense that if your mood and stress levels are where they should be, you should feel back to normal in the bedroom, too.

More energy. More time. More nutrition. Discover a more life with Rosehive Superfoods Box!


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