Vitality, by definition, is “the power giving continuance of life, present in all living things.”
To boost one’s vitality is to bring about strength and wellness holistically– bringing optimal strength and power to all of your vital organs and systems that keep you going.
Your body needs some extra TLC right now, more than ever. As a collective, we are living in an uncertain state and being forced to suddenly adapt to major changes.
Managing your body’s stress response and bringing your overall vitality closer to its optimal levels are essential for navigating this unpredictable time, and making you better equipped to respond should you fall ill.
Sleep is indeed one of the best medicines. Maintaining a healthy and consistent sleep schedule is a key ingredient in achieving your highest state of vitality. It provides essential time for recovery and restoration, and is what fuels your body to power through the day. Gentle nervine herbs such as valerian, chamomile and passionflower can promote restful and restorative sleep. Stronger sedative herbs such as California Poppy may also be helpful.
Get your system going! Just because you’re stuck at home and gyms are closed doesn’t mean you can’t get your blood flowing– go outside for a walk/jog, practice yoga, dance around your living room! It is super important to exercise every day, even a little bit, for optimal vitality.
Meditation & Breathwork
Don’t forget to breathe. Daily meditation, ideally at the beginning of the day close to when you wake up and/or at the end of the day before sleep, is a great way to check in with your body and remain centered amongst the chaos of the external world. Need some help reaching a calm, focused state? Try our SereniTea liquid extract or Meditation spagyric.
Hydration + Wholefoods
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. Bulk up on nutritious food (ideally organic and local when possible!) and drink lots of water. Limit sugar and dairy intake, and be sensitive to your gut’s unique needs– listen to what it tells you! Sounds simple, but it can make all the difference. Hemp seeds, chia seeds, cacao, etc. — plant-based super foods are great to add extra essential nutrients to your diet.
Medicinal mushrooms are also a great way to boost overall wellness and vitality. Check out our blog on Medicinal Mushrooms for Superior Health, where we list our favourite mushrooms for bringing your body to its optimal state of living. We carry a full range of Superfeast mushroom products, which are a great thing to stock up on.
Products for Vitality
In addition to the single dried herbs mentioned above, we have some awesome products that are synergistic blends of multiple herbs that help you build vitality. To support you on your wellness journey, we are offering a 15% off on our IMMUNO-GUARD Tincture, throughout the month of August.
Enter HEALTHYWINTER at checkout to apply the 15% discount.
VitaliTea: Fortify your body with this unique liquid blend of extracted adaptogens, immune boosters and circulation herbs, crafted with care to support your vitality!
Mineralise Tea Blend: This tea is a tasty blend of herbs with a high mineral content, including iron, manganese, silica, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. Many of the herbs in this tea have been traditionally used at times when the body needs an increased level of minerals, such as pregnancy, breast-feeding, menopause, old-age, chronic illness and convalescence.
Balance Chocolate Elixir: This potent herbal blend is mixed with the finest quality organic fair trade chocolate and decadent honey. Packed with health supporting adaptogens, this elixir helps the body and mind retain balance in a rather kooky world.
Overall, this can be a great time to journey inward and dive deep into self care. We are here to support you, so please feel free to reach out to us via emails or social media with any questions. Tomorrow’s blog will be addressing herbs studied for anti-viral activity
Sending you love, light, happiness and plants! 🌿✨