Meet the Heroes
All our functional bites are based on plant-based organic ingredients. But it's our combinations with natural supplements that make them so special. Curious which supplements we use and what they do? You can read that below.
According to the stories, I was discovered by herdsmen in the Himalayan Mountains of ancient Tibet and Nepal. They noticed that their Yaks always frolicked playfully after grazing in areas where I grow.
I am the berry of guaraná, a climbing plant from the Amazon region. My name is derived from the indigenous Sateré-Maué language and means “fruit like human eyes” or “eyes of the gods” – an ode to my eye-like shape when ripe.
They also call me "wig mushroom", "monkey head" or "pom pom blanc" - these nicknames I owe to my convex shape and hanging threads that resemble hair or mane.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) they call me “Lingzhi” and I am known as the Queen of Mushrooms. I am at the top of 365 TCM healing plants and mushrooms because I have been supporting human vitality for thousands of years.
Although cordyceps has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 1300 years, this mushroom only became known to us in 1993. That year, China's Olympic women's track and field team broke 3 world records in 1 week. The secret behind this success turned out not to be doping, but an elixir in which cordyceps played the leading role.
Energy & libido
In the body, cordyceps carries oxygen to the cells - and oxygen as fuel supports your endurance and reduces the risk of disease. It also stimulates ATP production (the energy source for all body cells), which makes you more active and less tired.
Furthermore, cordyceps has anti-inflammatory uses, supports your immune system and stimulates your circulation and testosterone production. Because of the last 2 functions, Cordyceps contributes to a healthy libido and this mushroom is also called “ Cordysex ”.
Cordyceps is often referred to colloquially as “ Caterpillar Mushroom ” because this mushroom grows from insect larvae in the wild. This parasitic trait can be seen in zombie movies, Star Trek Discovery , and the video game The Last of Us . Our cordyceps is naturally grown on a plant-based substrate and is therefore completely vegan.
Guaraná seeds contain an average of 4.7% caffeine, which is 2-3 times as much as the coffee bean! That makes guaraná one of nature's strongest stimulants. For this reason, indigenous peoples have been making tea and food from guaraná for centuries.
Energy & protection
We all know the effects of caffeine: it keeps you awake, energizes and stimulates a cheerful feeling. Because guarana seeds contain a lot of fiber, the effect is gradual and long-lasting and you will therefore not experience a peak or crash , as is often the case with coffee or energy drinks.
What many don't know is that caffeine is also a strong antioxidant. In other words, a protector of the body cells. In addition, guaraná also contains theophylline and theobromine , making it comparable to green tea. Theophylline helps lung and heart function and theobromine acts as a caffeine diet .
Learning & attention span
In low doses, guaraná supports memory and attention span. That is why there is only a little guarana in the Flow Products.
Our Endurance products contain a high dose of guaraná for long-lasting energy and alertness.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, lion's mane is mainly used to treat problems with the stomach and digestive system. The mushroom also has an important function for general recovery, as an anti-inflammatory, bacteria killer and for balance in your immune system.
Your brain's best friend
The Latin name “ Hericium Erinaceus ” is derived from “ Hericenones ” and “ Erinacines ”, 2 components of Lion's mane. Hericenones stimulate nerve growth ( NGF ) in your brain. Erinacins are one of the few substances in nature that are small enough to pass through your blood-brain barrier. Because of this, lion's mane is able to promote "Neurogenesis" : the repair and creation of new neurons and connections in your brain.
In Asian cuisine, lion's mane is often used as a culinary substitute for meat. In the wild, the mushroom mainly grows on composting hardwood in North America, China, Japan and Europe.
Reishi protects against oxidation (think “rust”) – both externally of the skin and internally of the DNA and mitochondria (the body's energy factories). This keeps the skin clean and young and the body fit and vital. In the long term, reishi contributes to healthy ageing : healthy and fit ageing.
Protection & anti-allergy
By stimulating blood and oxygen circulation in the body, reishi helps to function optimally. At the same time, it supports the immune system in protecting against parasites, bacteria and viruses.
One of reishi's " terpenes " (flavors and fragrances) suppresses the body's " histamine reaction " (=allergic reaction).
Balance and tranquility
Reishi's other terpenes balance the endocrine system. This helps you relax and sleep deeper – and we all know how much more energy you have after a good night's sleep.
Due to its powerful potency, reishi was only accessible to people of royal blood in ancient China. But with us it is accessible to everyone! You can find her in all Unwind Products.