Thursday, September 6, 2012

infuse your mood tea review and giveaway

Okay, this is going to sound a little bit like science fiction. But what if there were a substance that helped your body recover from stress? Let's say it doesn't matter what kind of stress...physical, emotional, cognitive. The mechanism is a bit unclear. Oh, also? No serious side effects*.

It's called an adaptogen.

I know it sounds a little too good to be true, and usually in the realm of health, that's a red flag that it's too good to be true. But adaptogens really exist. In fact, you've probably heard of some of them: ginseng, licorice root, astragalus. They're pretty common, actually.

*Some adaptogens can temporarily raise blood pressure. But part of the classification of adaptogens is that they are generally innocuous.

One widely used adaptogen is Siberian ginseng, or eleuthero. You can buy it as a supplement, or get it in a tastier form...


Infuse Your Mood tea is just 100% eleuthero for brewing a healing, relaxing tea. To me, it tasted quite a lot like green tea.

I definitely felt relaxed after a cup...maybe it was the ginseng, maybe it was placebo, maybe it was just having a cup of tea. (I'm a huge fan of the placebo effect anyway.) J enjoyed it even more than I did. He had a lot of sleeping problems this summer, and he drank a cup of this every morning for awhile, as a natural pick-me-up and to support his system. P.S. Adaptogens wake up your nervous system without the negative side effects of stimulants (like insomnia and the inevitable crash).


Would I buy it with my money?

Yes and no. This is not a tea that I love enough to buy on a regular basis. But given it's amazing benefits and ability to ease the mornings without the caffeine, I'd buy it for certain circumstances. If I were going through a period of major stress, or trying to quit coffee (again), I'd go for this stuff.

But one of you will judge for yourself!

The makers of Infuse Your Mood will send a box to the winner of this giveaway.

To enter?

1. Leave a comment below telling me when you need an adaptogen the most!
2. Share this giveaway on twitter...be sure to include a link and tag me with @findingclairity.
3. Like my facebook page. If you already have, that's an entry!

Leave a separate comment for each entry and be sure to provide your email address. The winner will be chosen at random and the giveaway will close on 9/13.

Good luck!

8 comments:

  1. I'm a student. I need it all the time! Finals week comes to mind, especially, though.

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  2. I would need it the most between August and May. Between them the long way. That's the whole school year. Between teaching algebra, teaching cake class, working at a grocery store and trying to keep my life in check, I can use all the stress management I can get!

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  3. I am already a fan of your facebook page!

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  4. I need an adaptogen before I start my work day, and I really enjoyed the tea you shared with me after we got back from seeing you! I am going to keep this tea in the cupboard. P.s. I no longer drink any coffee, not even decaf! Love you.

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  5. Clair, I just got my vitamin water from your giveaway yesterday and tried it out - the cap release thing is SO COOL. Plus I like how it has no sugar and has stevia instead. Thank you again!

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  6. OH MY GOD. do i need this or what?! college in general makes me need this :) and i am a tea lover whose buying problem cannot be stopped. love the picture of mouse sneaking a sniff! and i've already liked you on fb, naturally :)

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  7. have never heard of adaptogens before! i think i need it at 3-4pm the most, when i'm about to crash...

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  8. Random question, but do you think this tea could help with canker sores? I've been getting some since going back to school.

    Maybe it's stress? Or lack of sleep?

    Anyways, they totally stink, so if this tea could help that would be music to my ears.

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Thanks for making me smile. =)