As a wellness editor at West of Wild, I’ve done countless hours of research on adaptogen supplements. My personal journey with adaptogens started in 2015 while studying for the California Bar Exam and experiencing high levels of stress (which was showing up on my skin). I found that adaptogens helped to ease my anxiety, increase my focus, and (indirectly) helped to clear up my skin as I was experiencing lower levels of stress.
So you can imagine my excitement when I found out about FOCL’s adaptogen supplements -which combine some of my favorite adaptogens, amino acids, and hemp extract. All in a neat and tidy pill form.
The Best Way To Take Adaptogen Supplements
At West of Wild, we’re all about ease of use – so getting everything I wanted from these plants in one supplement was the best of both worlds. Otherwise, you’re left measuring and mixing different potions and tonics which can take a lot of time and produce inconsistent results.
With both adaptogens and CBD, consistency is key. This makes the pill format one of the most effective ways to take adaptogen supplements.
In sum, after taking FOCL’s adaptogen supplements for 14 days and 14 nights, I experienced:
- more “flow” throughout my day
- better focus and resilience to minutia
- ability to fall asleep more efficiently
- able to sleep all the way through the night
- refreshed perspective in the morning
What’s An Adaptogen Stack?
An adaptogen stack is a carefully chosen combination of adaptogens that, together, create a more rounded effect profile than any one adaptogen working alone. This technique has been practiced for centuries in Ayurveda, and is now starting to take hold in the modern wellness world.
While cannabidiol, or CBD, has taken the wellness world by storm due to its ability to support total body equilibrium and a more balanced state of being, FOCL decided to take the benefits of this plant compound up a notch by combining it with other well-studied plant extracts and amino acids.
FOCL has worked with chemists, doctors, and wellness experts to create their adaptogen supplements and they combine CBD with some of our favorite adaptogens such as Ashwaganda, Lions Mane, and Rhodiola Rosea.
The FOCL DAY Adaptogen Supplement Contains:
- L-Theanine – an amino acid that can help with focus and learning
- Lions Mane – a mushroom that can help with cognitive function and stress resilience
- Vitamin B – which can help to support mood regulation and memory, and
- Premium Hemp CBD – which can help to combat stress and support balance
The FOCL NIGHT Adaptogen Supplement Contains:
- Ashwaganda: can help to promote a calm body and mind
- Purple Passion flower: can help to reduce mild anxiety and insomnia
- 5-HTP- an amino acid that can help to produce serotonin and increase natural melatonin
- Premium Hemp CBD – which can help to combat stress, anxiety, and support balance
FOCL DAILY BUNDLE
Thanks to the FOCL Daily Bundle, you can stay focused and productive throughout the day and transition to quality rest and recovery at night. The adaptogen stacks contained in FOCL DAY and FOCL NIGHT work together with FOCL’s organic hemp CBD to help you optimize every moment.
A Look At The Adaptogens in FOCL DAY:
Lions Mane – sometimes referred to as the “King of mushrooms”, Lion’s mane can help reduce brain fog and increase cognitive function. It’s also one of favorite adaptogens, meaning it helps your body produce a healthy response when confronted with environmental stress.
Rhodiola Rosea: Grown in high mountain regions, this powerful adaptogen can help to build resilience against fatigue and anxiety. It also supports alertness and concentration.
Bacopa Monnieri: this herb has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine, either alone or in combination with other herbs, as a memory and learning enhancer. Its medicinal benefits have been studied extensively.
Premium Hemp CBD – Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second major active compound found in Cannabis. While not formally classified as an adaptogen, CBD can help to combat chronic stress, anxiety, and inflammation. CBD works with your body’s endocannabinoid system to help maintain homeostasis. Meaning, it can help you to maintain equilibrium in the face of environmental stress.
A Look At The Adaptogens in FOCL NIGHT:
Ashwaganda: The verified queen of adaptogens and a staple in our daily routines, Ashwagandha has been used throughout history to promote cognitive function and enhance memory retrieval. It is also touted for its adaptogenic properties, helping the body cope with environmental and psychological stressors. Thus, it may help to reduce irritability and stress related cravings.
One of the touted effects of Ashwagandha is that the herb simply ‘gives you what you need’ – so if you need sleep, it can help you drift off to dreamland more easily.
Purple Passion Flower: an eye-popping adaptogen is known for its anxiety-soothing, sleep-promoting qualities, purple passion flower is generally used for relaxation and peace of mind. Working together with Ashwagandha and CBD, the plant’s potential is amplified to help you achieve an optimal night’s sleep.
Premium Hemp CBD – Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second major active compound found in Cannabis. While not formally classified as an adaptogen CBD, can help to combat chronic stress, anxiety, and inflammation. CBD works with your body’s endocannabinoid system to help maintain homeostasis. Meaning, it can help you to maintain equilibrium in the face of environmental stress.
FOCL’s Organic Hemp Farm
While most CBD companies are happy to outsource the cultivation of hemp and the production of CBD extract used in their products, FOCL takes a much more hands-on approach to the creation of their product. In 2019, they planted their own hemp farm in the enchanting soil of New Mexico.
FOCL’s 120 acre hemp farm is grown in organic soil and buds are hand selected during harvest. FOCL also works with other organic and family-owned farms in the United States to source the cannabidiol used in FOCL products.
Transparency at FOCL
Third Party Lab Tested:
Third-party lab tests are one of the most important certifications to look for when shopping for CBD. These unbiased tests help to ensure that the CBD product does not contain unwanted chemical compounds. They also ensure that the product actually contains the concentration of CBD that is advertised.
We love that FOCL tests every batch of their products to ensure quality and consistency. You can find the third-party test results for all FOCL products on their individual product pages.
FOCL’s Non-GMO certification is a reassurance that all FOCL products are only made with ingredients that are herbicide and pesticide-free.
FOCL has sought out one of the highest standards for measuring ingredient integrity: TRU-ID. TRU-ID uses cutting-edge DNA testing to ensure the quality and potency of the product.
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