“It is not the strongest and most intelligent species that survives, but the most adaptable to change.”- Charles Darwin
Fortunately, our bodies instinctively understand these wise words and strive to act on them on a daily basis. For example, blood glucose levels can fluctuate within strict limits and this is controlled by hormones. If it rises too much, insulin comes into play and its task is to lower it; if it drops too much, the body will resort to its stores or create an appetite in the person so as to supply the necessary energy through the consumption of food. Thousands of such readjustments are being made at any given moment to keep the body in balance.
|“The art of life is rooted in constant adaptation to what surrounds us.”- Kakuzo Okakura|
The adrenal glands, among whose functions is participation in the body’s response to stressful situations, are often out of balance in modern lifestyles. When we feel anxious, sad, extremely tired, lethargic or with low sexual energy, we can be sure that it is imperative to make certain changes so that our body and mind can adjust to the situation and enjoy a healthy and successful life.
Fortunately, there are herbs that aid adaptation that have been used for millennia, known as “adaptogens”. As the name implies, they “adapt” their method of working according to the body’s momentary needs.
Thus, they are able to influence our hormonal system, including sex and reproductive hormones, blood circulation and our response to stressful situations, and all of these control our level of vitality and strength.
AquaSource combines several of these adaptogenic herbs in a delicious liquid formula AquaSource Maca Energy to which Manuka Honey UMF 10+ (Unique Manuka Factor) has been added. The main ingredients in AquaSource Maca Energy are maca extract, damiana, gotu kola and ginseng root.
Maca is a root vegetable growing at high altitudes in the Andes, higher than any other plant grown for food. The harsh conditions – scorching sun and violent winds during the day and sub-zero temperatures at night – and the mineral-rich soil give maca the strength for which it is known.
In South America, maca is widely used to stimulate fertility. It is one of the few popular natural remedies for increasing sexual energy recognized by science – several double-blind placebo-controlled studies have shown that participants’ sexual desire increased after consuming maca. However, the positive effect can be seen after adaptogenic herbs are consumed regularly for some time. There is also some evidence that maca may assist in reducing the loss of sexual energy as a side effect of certain medications.
Maca has also earned a reputation among many professional strength sports athletes as an aid to maintaining optimal strength and endurance; others claim it aids their mental clarity, alertness and concentration.
AquaSource Maca Energy is for men and women who wish to maintain their vitality, stamina and strength.
Damiana (Turnera aphrodisiaca) has been consumed since Mayan times and has been used for over a century by the people of Central and South America as an aid to increase body strength, energy and alertness and to maintain sexual potency in good condition.
There is evidence that damiana can reduce anxiety as it is a good source of the bioflavonoid apigenin.
The gotu kola herb has been widely used for millennia for a variety of reasons. Many Chinese call it the “fountain of life” because according to legend, a Chinese herbalist, Professor Li Chung Yun, lived for more than 250 years because he took gotu kola and ginseng.
The most researched and convincing benefit of gotu kola, also called the “herb of longevity,” is on blood circulation and microcirculation. It may help improve cognitive function and concentration.
Ginseng has long been used in China, Korea and Japan for its adaptogenic properties and as an aid to maintaining vitality and stamina and for a wide range of preventative purposes.
There are many species of ginseng, including those that bear the name ginseng but do not belong to this family. Panax ginseng, also known as “Chinese ginseng,” “Korean ginseng,” and “Asian ginseng,” is used in AquaSource Maca Energy. The word “panax” is Greek and means “healer of all things,” with “pan” being “all things” and “axos” being “heal.” A “ginseng” in Chinese is translated as “man root”. The plant gets this name because its roots resemble human feet! Therefore, the literal translation of “panax ginseng” is “the all-healing man root”.
It has long been a popular dietary supplement among athletes because it aids endurance and better recovery. Those who are not athletes can also increase benefits such as from improved circulation and reduced feelings of fatigue. The latter two benefits may explain why some men find that Panax ginseng aids sexual functions. Mental fatigue can also be improved by the use of this ginseng form.
Ingredients in recommended daily intake:
5ml spoon 10ml 15ml
Maca extract 5:1 500mg 1000mg 1500mg
Manuka honey UMF 10+ 250 mg 500mg 750mg
Polyflorene copper 250 mg 500mh 750mg
Damiana extract 5:1 125 mg 250mg 375mg
Gotu kola extract 4:1 125 mg 250mg 375mg
Ginseng Root Extract 4:1 50 mg 100mg 150mg
In a base of glycerin, water and black currant juice.
Directions for use:
Take 1 to 3 scoops of 5ml as needed. Can be mixed with a small amount of water or fruit juice; or used as a sweetener on hot drinks, especially for cocoa.
Suitable for adult men and women.
Allergen-free in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers.