As someone who lived in LA for too long, I’ve heard a lot about the popular Moon Juice stores, products, and especially their “dusting.” According to the website, Moon Juice is a “holistic lifestyle that goes far beyond juices, milk, and snacks. It’s a healing force, an etheric potion, a cosmic beacon for those seeking out beauty, wellness, and longevity.”
TBH, I wasn’t on board with this cosmic beacon holistic lifestyle until I took a sip of the Kool-Aid, in the form of two daily tablets of Moon Juice’s new SuperYou Daily Stress Management Supplements ($49).
The supplement promises to “reduce the signs and effects of stress and improve energy, mood, focus, and beauty. ” I had the chance to chat with the creator of Moon Juice, Amanda Chantal Bacon, to find out more about this mysterious product.
Bacon is a world-traveling chef, sustainable lifestyle leader, and food educator. She was inspired to create SuperYou after having friends come to her that were interested in adaptogens but couldn’t make dusting part of their routine. She developed this supplement because “it’s a convenient way for people to experience the power of adaptogens. You can take it on-the-go and it’s easy to remember,” Bacon says.
Adaptogens are a buzzy health word you’ve likely been hearing a lot about, but you may not be sure what they are exactly. Bacon explains, “Think of adaptogens like SPF, a non-negotiable daily practice. They promote the body’s ability to cope with stress and recover from it by boosting the adaptive stores in every one of your biological systems. They are non-stimulating, non-addictive, balancing super-herbs and super-mushrooms that will help your body find its own homeostasis.”
The adaptogens in SuperYou are what help the supplement keep your daily stress under control. According to Bacon, “if stress is dragging you down, adaptogens will boost you up. If stress drives you to the point of fight-or-flight, adaptogens will help you stay calm and collected.”
Don’t just take her word for it: In-house research testing this supplement shows the ingredients in SuperYou can reduce cortisol, AKA “the stress hormone,” by up to 24 percent after 60 days.
I’m currently on day two of taking SuperYou, and I’m feeling pretty calm and energized. I know this because I’m about to visit my mother, who stresses me out beyond belief, and I’m feeling super zen about it.
And I’m not the only one who’s a fan — Bacon said Moon Juice sent SuperYou to some of their best customers before the launch for feedback. One client, a mother, found herself being more present and patient, even with a lack of sleep. She also felt a major difference in her stress levels and even found that her sugar cravings were curbed.
There’s an array of ingredients and herbs in SuperYou that Bacon hand-selected because they had a huge impact on her own life. These include Shatavari, one of the most powerful adaptogens for reproductive health and hormonal balance that can benefit both men and women, and Amla, Indian gooseberries which have been called the world’s most powerful antioxidant, as they help preserve natural collagen by fighting oxidative stress. SuperYou also contains Rhodiola and Ashwagandha, two herbs that can benefit mood and energy. Rhodiola is known to improve focus and brain power, while Ashwagandha is nourishing and can promote a calm, peaceful mind and mood.
Let’s hope that calm, peaceful mind and mood sticks when I visit my mom.
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