- absolutely necessary; extremely important.
synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indispensable, important, all-important, of the essence, critical, imperative, mandatory, compulsory, obligatory
we all have our absolute favourite-can’t-live-without-it-or-i-may-just-die essentials in the shower, our makeup bag, tunes for a road trip, or capsule pieces in our closet. and now, we’ve made it super easy to have simple, healthful essentials in your kitchen also. introducing our Lab Essentials- supercharge your food, your day, + basically your entire life, with these must haves by The Gut Lab.
and now, here’s the run down on all your new essentials:
for thousands of years, this ancient plant has been used to help relieve stress, increase energy + brain functions + reduce cortisol. it may help to decrease inflammation, cholesterol, blood glucose levels + symptoms of depression. ashwagandha is also said to help with boosting libido, fertility, + increasing strength. did we mention ashwagandha has anti-cancer properties too? now that's incredible.
this adaptogenic superfood has been used for thousands of year. the 4 year old root is used to help boost the immune system, in turn helping to combat stress and disease! it may help to lower cholesterol, improve cardiovascular wellness + has anti-oxidative qualities. it is anti-inflammatory and may even help regulate + prevent diabetes. add this superfood powder to your daily ritual + we think you'll love it as much as we do.
we adore bees. so it's without question we also adore bee pollen! rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, lipids, carotenoids + bioflavonoids, bee pollen is antibacterial, anti fungal + has antiviral properties! it helps inflammation, stimulate the immune system, as well as lower cholesterol naturally. seriously, what is there not to love? add it to your smoothies, cereals, breakfast dishes + bee love
this superfood powder is made from the subtropical fruit of the lucuma tree found in Peru, Chile + Ecuador! known there as the "Gold of the Incas", it has a sweet caramel or maple flavour and it won't increase blood sugar levels. not only that, but lucuma may have anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and skin-repair effects on human skin! perfect for your desserts, breakfast dishes + smoothies
this adaptogenic superfood is a member of the cruciferous family (like broccoli and cabbage!). it has been used for thousands of years. this slightly sweet + nutty flavoured root may help to balance hormones, boost the immune system, act as an aphrodisiac + help increase focus + energy by regulating the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. maca has all 8 essential amino acids, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, + vitamins B1, B2, C + E! talk about an ancient treasure.
the bark + pods of the mesquite plant make up this superfood power. it's low glycemic index makes it perfect to use as a natural sweetener + is also high in protein + fiber, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron + zinc! a true powerhouse superfood.
moringa is a large tree native to South India. this super powered leaf contains antioxidants, vitamins B2, B6, C, iron, magnesium, beta-carotene + protein! it may help with inflammation, lowering blood sugar levels + cholesterol! now that's something to write home about. we love to add mooring to our fav morning smoothie.
reishi, she's basically the Beyonce of the mushroom world. this powerful adaptogenic mushroom helps to improve liver function + detoxification, helps boost the immune system reducing risk of infection + viruses. reishi promotes heart wellness + helps to balance blood pressure + balances hormones. make way for reishi, the Queen of mushrooms.
shatavari is a beautiful women's tonic, supporting all stages of a woman's cycle, pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum + menopause. not only that, this superfood is also a digestive aid, a powerful adaptogen, + nourishes + calms the nerves. a true nourishing gem for any woman to add to daily ritual.
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