Myndful Snacks uses top-tier ingredients for our bars.
Meet some of the hero ingredients:
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera Dunal) is the flagship herb of Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine from India. This herb has been known for centuries but is only now experiencing major growth worldwide because of a burst of recent studies in pharmacology and medicine.
Ashwagandha promotes balance in the body. It is an adaptogenic herb that helps the body successfully adapt to stressful conditions. Ashwagandha is one of the few herbs with significant effects on both psychological and physiological aspects of human functioning.
Both in independent clinical trials and in thousands of years of traditional use, the root is the part of the plant that is used predominantly, and not the aerials parts like the leaves. The use of the roots is on far better scientific foundation in terms of human clinical evidence and period of observation than the use of leaves. This is why our extract only uses the roots!
Our ashwagandha has the highest concentration, most bioavailable full-spectrum root extract on the market today, retaining all the natural constituents of the herb in the original balance. Part of the reason for obtaining this potency comes from a first-of-its-kind, unique extraction process, based on “Green Chemistry” principles, without using alcohol or any synthetic solvents.
Clinical research suggests that 50mg-200 mg of our L-Theanine stimulates activity in the brain known as alpha waves, which are associated with a relaxed but alert mental state. These same brain waves are induced during deep meditative states. Unlike many forms of l-theanine out there, ours is 100% pure. We get this level of purity by not being an extract of tea. Our L-theanine is produced via a patented process that mimics the natural process in green tea leaves, resulting in a 100% pure L-isomer-theanine.
Lion's Mane, also known as hericium erinaceus, has been used for over a millennia in the eastern world for its immune boosting properties. Current research suggests that lion's mane may help mitigate age related cognitive decline and improve mental sharpness! Traditionally Lion's mane grows wild on deciduous trees but is now extensively cultivated on sawdust substrates. Our lion's mane is grown in china on deciduous treats and then goes through a hot water extraction process turning it in a fine powder suitable for nutritional products like ours.
Dates are naturally sweet, chewy, and so good for you. Dates are high in fiber and contain antioxidants like flavonoids, carotenoids, and phenolic acid that have been shown to lower inflammation in the body and maybe even the brain. Some studies have shown dates to improve memory, cognition, and lower anxiety. Now that is what some may call #moodfood or at the very least, a superfood.
Cacao contains anandamide which is also called the “Bliss Molecule.” It promotes a feeling of happiness- who couldn’t use some of that right now? Cacao also has something called phenethylamine in it. Your body turns this nutrient into serotonin, the good mood hormone!
Cacao is also one of the world’s best sources of antioxidants. It has 20x more antioxidants than blueberries -- super!
Almond butter is PACKED with magnesium and antioxidants. 💪🏼
Magnesium is known for its ability to promote a stable mood and help you sleep. It’s nickname is the “calming mineral.” One ounce of almonds give you over 75mg of magnesium! Almonds are also extremely high in Vitamin E, a potent antioxidant shown to reduce oxidative stress.
Some research has shown that about 3 ounces (84 grams) of almonds per day reduced oxidative stress biomarkers by 23–34% over a four-week period.