Frequently Asked Questions
Tonic herbs are extremely powerful substances that work to fortify our entire body-mind systems for overall longevity and abundant health. They are powerful tools to help us grow spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Tonic herbs have been used historically as tools of preventative health to restore balance and allow the body to maintain optimal homeostasis. They are completely safe for long-term consumption and have no history of side effects. When we consume tonic herbs regularly for a period of time, we change. A whole host of functions tends to improve. We feel better and stronger, we become more capable in every aspect of our lives: at work, at home, at play, and in bed. They can help us achieve more out of what we want in life. Tonic herbs are nature’s most powerful adaptogens, restoratives, augmenters, and cleansers. They slow aging, reduce stress, improve sex, build blood, sharpen the mind, strengthen bones, cleanse the liver, recharge adrenals, boost the immune system, improve sleep and provide unbelievable energy and focus. The ancient wisdom of tonic herbs can take your health to the next level! That has been our experience and we are grateful for this opportunity to share it with you.
The majority of tonic herbs contain properties that are defined as adaptogenic. Adaptogens are remarkable substances that have been known over centuries of use to help the human body adapt to stress, support normal metabolic processes, and restore balance. They increase the body’s resistance to physical, biological, emotional, and environmental stressors and promote normal physiologic function. Adaptogenic herbs have been found to balance the body’s energies, endocrine hormones, modulate the immune system, and allow the body to maintain optimal health. We all deal with stress every day, and our bodies strive to adapt and keep balanced and healthy. It’s very important to learn healthy stress reduction practices to maintain balance to lead a long healthy life. We can use adaptogenic herbs as tools to combat and eliminate our daily stresses and stay grounded.
Superfood mushrooms, also known as "medicinal mushrooms", are a kingdom of herbs that are very powerful health-promoting agents. There are hundreds of thousands of mushroom species in the world but according to ancient texts and scientific studies, close to 700 varieties are believed to have preventative and therapeutic properties beneficial to human health. People have been consuming medicinal mushrooms for thousands of years and they offer many great benefits. Their power and incredible intelligence work to predominantly train, and to build and rejuvenate our immune system. There are many compounds, constituents, and nutrients in medicinal mushrooms that benefit human health, but the most well studied and tested are carbohydrate molecules called polysaccharides (long-chain sugars), more specifically beta-glucans, and the triterpenes. The polysaccharides and triterpenes are extremely beneficial to our health as they are believed to stimulate and strongly enhance our immune system. They work to increase T-cell activity, macrophage activity, natural killer cell and neutrophil activity. This is very important for any kind of pathogenic invasion or disease that may be taking place in the body where the immune system is called to respond. The triterpenes help modulate the immune response and have been reported to have adaptogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-hypertensive and anti-allergenic effects. The medicinal mushrooms contain anti-viral activity and have high anti-oxidant values comparable to resveratrol. They also act as prebiotics in the gut to help establish good flora in the body. They increase the good bacteria and suppress the bad bacteria and fungal overgrowth conditions like candida. Medicinal mushrooms enhance our own intelligence and wisdom, strengthen the mind, increase memory and prolong life. These nourishing tonics help build the body's resistance, aid in detoxification, affect the blood, protect and support the functions of the Heart, Liver, Kidneys, Lungs, skin, and joints. Medicinal mushrooms are powerful allies that help support and nourish life.
In Taoist tradition, there is said to be "Three Treasures" that effectively constitute the health of one’s life. These treasures are known as Jing, Chi, and Shen. They are generally translated in English as - Essence, Vitality, and Spirit and they correspond and nurture three basic levels of life - the reproductive, the metabolic and the spiritual. In Chinese tonic herbalism, Jing is the first treasure and is known as the “superior ultimate” treasure. The "Three Treasures" are states of energy in our body. In Western Science, we know that matter exists in three different forms - a solid, liquid, or a gas. In the body, Jing is the most solid substantial energy, Chi is the more kinetic, fluid, and flowing energy, and the Shen is the more refined or ethereal energy in the body. Taoist masters recognised Jing as the powerful substance that forms the essence of who and what we are as human beings. Jing is the primal energy of our individual life force, the principal quality which activates our creative, sexual and reproductive potential. Jing is held within the kidneys, and it is this energy that determines a person’s ultimate vitality, and the length and quality of their life span. Jing is a precious, fundamental treasure that needs to be protected, nourished and preserved. Individuals tend to ‘leak’ Jing when they become stressed, overworked, or burn the candle at both ends. Tonic herbs help to replenish and restore Jing and nurture individual health at its deepest root. Jing is a quality which accumulates over time, and with regular use of Primal Tonic Blend, one may expect to feel a positive difference in body, mind, and spirit. For a further in-depth discussion of Jing, please refer to our blog post ‘What is Jing?’ here. It is important that we understand these underlying health principles and to cultivate, balance and expand the Three Treasures to harmonise all aspects of one’s being. In order to achieve this, we must first build up our foundational energy reserves of Jing.
Primal Tonic Blend provides safe & valuable nutrition for men, women, and children of all ages. If you are attempting to treat a medical condition or are wondering about medicinal interactions, or consuming tonic herbs during pregnancy, please consult with your medical professional before purchasing.
Jing accumulates over time. We believe Primal is more effective when consumed in small regular doses over a long period of time. We recommend starting with 1 heaped tablespoon per day and gradually increasing to 3 tablespoons when you feel it necessary to upgrade your systems.
Everyone is different depending on the level of health they are experiencing. In some cases, the benefits of Teelixir products may be felt instantaneously while others may experience subtle influences at first and notice cumulative effects developing over time. For great results, we recommend consuming one or more of our products regularly for at least 30-100 days.
We do not recommend or espouse any specific diet but we believe tonic herbs are more effective when incorporated into a rich and organic whole-food diet and active lifestyle. That has been our experience.
We are dedicated to seeking out the world’s cleanest, and highest grade herbal ingredients. We do not compromise our values to source only the most effective tonic herbal products. All of our raw herbal material is extracted using water only and contains NO fillers, excipients or any GMO-derived nasty ingredients. We want you to always be aware of where your food comes from! If you have any further questions regarding the origins of our foods please contact us!
At the current time, it is not possible to make herbal products from strictly organic materials. The “certified organic” system has not been extensively implemented in China or throughout other Asian countries where the majority of the tonic herb industry operates. However, this does not mean that the herbs are grown using inorganic methods. In fact, all of our herbs that we source from the pristine mountain regions of China are grown using organic cultivation methods that would make them certifiable.
All of our superfood mushrooms are sustainably wild-harvested, or organically (“semi-wild”) cultivated, with respect to, and abiding by the fundamental concept of "Di Tao” sourcing in Chinese herbalism. Di Tao means “Earth Tao” or in Chinese, “authentic source.” This means that all of our herbal ingredients come directly from their original growing source, the pristine high mountain ranges, far from any cities or industrial pollution.
Many of our tonic herbs are sustainably harvested directly from the wild environments in which they naturally grow in. Wild herbs cannot be termed “organic” because they are not cultivated, even though their growing methods would deem them certified organic.
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