Essentials for a Healthy Mind and Body
Ensuring that we take proper care of our mental health and physical bodies has never been so important! The pandemic has completely shifted the way we live our lives, and with that has come a new set of unique challenges that so many people are facing. We are here to help support both your mind and your body with two “feel the difference” products, to ensure that you feel your best so you can live your healthiest life. We love supporting our minds with a powerful Ashwagandha supplement and supporting our bodies with a clean source of Collagen!
Ashwagandha is a powerful medicinal herb that is best known for its stress-lowering effects. It has been found to be effective at reducing mental stress, anxiety, cortisol levels and even stress-related food cravings. Ashwagandha has been used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years to enhance performance of many body systems, including the immune, neurological, endocrinal, energy-producing, and reproductive systems. Health First® Ashwagandha Supreme is formulated with KSM-66® Ashwagandha, an organic, non-GMO, concentrated root extract that is the most clinically studied ashwagandha on the market. Not only does KSM-66® contains the complete profile of nutrients found naturally in ashwagandha, it has also been called “the world’s best ashwagandha!”
Collagen is a protein responsible for keeping our skin and joints healthy. As we age, we begin to lose about 1% of collagen each year, which can lead to changes we both see and feel. Supplementing with a high-quality Collagen is a great way to replace lost collagen to support our skin and our joints as we age. Genuine Health’s Bovine Clean Collagen and Marine Clean Collagen are both hydrolyzed, highly absorbable sources of collagen that will help support your body. From upcycled clean sources, we recommend taking a full scoop of 10 grams per day, to ensure you really see and feel the difference.
Incorporating Collagen and Ashwagandha into your daily routine is an easy and powerful way to help support your mind and body. We like incorporating both into our breakfast routine, to get the full benefits felt throughout the day! You can easily add a scoop of collagen into your morning smoothie or into a bowl of oatmeal, or even into your coffee! You can open up the Ashwagandha capsule and add the contents into your smoothie as well or take alongside your breakfast. We love this smoothie recipe: Cinnamon Almond Butter Smoothie: This smoothie doesn’t have any fruit, it gets its flavour from the almond butter and cinnamon, with a touch of sweetness from almond extract. A scoop of marine clean collagen adds 10 grams of highly absorbable hydrolyzed collagen!
Cinnamon Almond Butter Smoothie
1 ½ cups unsweetened nut milk
1 scoop Genuine Health clean collagen (marine or bovine)
Health First® Ashwagandha Supreme – 2 capsules opened, and the contents put into the blender (discard the capsules)
2 Tbsp almond butter
2 Tbsp golden flax meal
½ tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp almond extract
6-8 ice cubes
Add all ingredients to a blender and combine for 30 seconds or until you get a smooth consistency.