A combination of acerola cherry powder, which are a rich source of vitamin C, and medicinal mushrooms are said to support healthy immune functions. Antioxidants in acerola can support your body’s natural defenses and help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. The mushroom powder blend of chaga, reishi, and turkey tail is said to reduce mental and physical fatigue, relieve digestive issues, increase energy, help with stress and anxiety and reduce brain fog.
A berry rich in ascorbic acid, acerola provides vitamin C with numerous cofactors, including bioflavonoids and rutin, to optimize the body’s uptake and use of ascorbic acid. Vitamin C, the most important dietary antioxidant, was popularized by Linus Pauling who recommends taking pure ascorbic acid in amounts up to 15 grams a day for a variety of ailments. But large quantities of vitamin C may be harmful to the kidneys and can lead to deficiencies in bioflavonoids. Only small quantities of natural vitamin C in the form of acerola tablets can provide the same protection as large amounts of pure ascorbic acid, without the side effects.
Both red and black raspberries contain powerful antioxidants that protect your cells from damage caused by high levels of free radicals in your body. A healthy balance of antioxidants and free radicals is necessary to maintain optimal health. That said, black raspberries are higher in antioxidants than the red variety of raspberries.
- 1½ cup raw milk or raw cream – or substitute for full fat coconut cream or coconut milk, yogurt or kefir
- ½ to 1 organic banana
- 1 cup organic black or red raspberries, blueberries, blackberries … or any berries of your choice!
- ¼ to ½ teaspoon Perfect Acerola [Save 10% with coupon code nourish]
- ½ to ¾ teaspoon Perfect Mushroom Immunity [Save 10% with coupon code nourish]
- 1 or 2 raw pasture-raised egg yolks* – optional
Blend it all up!
*On the subject of raw eggs, Sally Fallon Morell writes “…. it is fine to consume plenty of raw egg yolks, a custom found in many traditional diets, but consumption of raw egg whites on a regular basis can lead to digestive problems. The problem is … that raw egg whites contain enzyme inhibitors that can interfere with protein digestion.”🖨️ Print post