If you wanted to learn how to make your own natural energy drink, what would you add to it besides açaí? In our last blog, we reviewed the health benefits of açaí and cautioned that not all açaí is created equal. Though we consider açaí berry a truly natural superfood, it certainly is not the only ingredient in Sun Horse Adaptogenic Elixir.
Making your own natural energy drink can be as simple as buying ingredients at the market or scavenging for fruits, roots and greens in your neighborhood. Just stuff those ingredients into a blender and you’ve got yourself a crude health drink.
But if you want a natural energy drink that may potentially help improve a wide range of health conditions, and one that tastes good, you may want to consider instead letting Sun Horse do the hard work for you.
Sun Horse President & Founder, Daniel Moriarty has studied adaptogens (read the blog, What is an Adaptogen?) for decades, having been inspired to boost his own health ever since he was saved from a nearly fatal scorpion sting. He was brought back to homeostasis by an indigenous Huichol native in the Mexican state of Jalisco.
In order to be like Dan and know how to make an energy drink that benefits all the body’s systems, you’d have to possess a thorough understanding of chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition, adaptogens, folk medicine, not to mention production and food science.
Would you know to add catuaba to your natural health elixir? AKA ‘erythroxylum vacciniifolium,’ catuaba is a guarani (an indigenous people from South America) term, meaning, “what gives power to the Indian.” And what gives power to the South American native Indian, can give you power, too!
Though there have not been many scientific studies on catuaba (and by extension, most natural medicinal folk remedies), one study concluded that catuaba can prevent lethal infection from e. coli and staphylococcus aureus; catuaba is a potent anti-microbial.
Would you also know what natural property to include in your natural health drink that may lower cholesterol and high blood pressure, and strengthen immunity? Dan does! He has included gynostemma pentaphyllum, aka Jiaogulan, aka ‘crossed thighs indigo plant,’ native to southeast Asia. Jiaogulan is one of several adaptogens in Sun Horse Energy that has the ability to bring the body back (or maintain) balance (also called, ‘homeostasis’).
Jiaogulan may offer numerous other health properties, including reducing insulin sensitivity on those with type 2 diabetes, according to this study.
The other ingredients in Sun Horse Energy Adaptogenic Elixir have been specially formulated. Even all-natural herbs can have unintended side effects. So before trying to concoct your own natural herbal drink, make sure you have a thorough understanding (decades of experience worth!) of herbal medicine.Button