Wellness Wednesday: SCHIZANDRA
PROTECT YOUR ADRENALS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
The holidays can be a stressful time for your physical and mental health. Protect yourself from adrenal fatigue and boost immunity with schizandra berry. According to Cure Joy, this "Five Flavored Berry" is an herbal adaptogen; it also gives you energy and can help improve vitality.
We also love this article from Dr. Axe detailing the berry's more extensive benefits, such as:
- Boosting immunity. The berry has been known to enhance liver detoxification through increased enzyme production, antioxidant activity, circulation, and more. It may also help prevent infection and indigestion, among other issues... which can be VERY helpful this time of year!
- Lowering inflammation. Its antioxidant properties helps lower inflammation, as well as balance blood sugar; this means it may also help prevent diabetes.
- ... and of course, reducing stress. The schizandra berry is best known for helping to balance hormones NATURALLY by monitoring the production of cortisol. As an adaptogen, schizandra can also "raise the body’s resistance to environmental stress, anxiety, toxin exposure, emotional trauma, mental fatigue and mental illnesses." WOW.
Schizandra berry has been used for many years in Chinese medicine; it is known for its purifying qualities, as well as increasing sexual energy and supporting the mind. Those are a few of the reasons why we decided to include it in our IGNITE bar! Along with cacao and goji, schizandra berry helps improve strength and performance in all areas of life. Also, if you're looking for a *sweet* gift idea, IGNITE is perfect for loved ones who are prone to anxiety this time of year. Check it out on our online store!
In pursuit of health and happiness,
The Live A Lot Team