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EVERYDAY HERO

What is in the Everyday HERO™ drink?

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We start with nature’s sweet and chocolatey superfood – cacao – and add a diverse blend of nootropics and adaptogens. This blend includes lion’s mane, reishi, chaga, ashwagandha, maca and turmeric. We leave out dairy, GMOs, soy, and added sugar because this delicious drink needs no fillers. Enjoy this beverage hot or cold in the morning to start your day with healthy fuel or as an afternoon boost. You can add it to hot water, cold or warm milk, smoothies, or coffee for an added synergy. Please click here to read more and order your Everyday Hero Superfood Drink.

What is Cacao?

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Cacao is one of the world’s most nutritionally complex superfoods. It comes from the same tree that gives us cocoa for processed chocolate products, but cacao has a much richer taste. Our raw cacao is sun dried and minimally processed to preserve its high levels of antioxidants and nutrients for the ultimate mental boost. Please click here to read more about cacao’s many proven health benefits.

What makes BOON mushroom extracts the best?

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BOON chooses only the best ingredients for our Everyday Hero. Our products contain only the highest quality organic mushroom extracts that have been independently tested for quality, purity and potency. Our mushroom extracts are made from 100% organic fruiting bodies which undergo rigorous testing to certify they contain active compounds. Most other mushroom extracts on the market contain fillers from the growing substrates such as rice or oats and are of much lower quality and potency. Lab-grown lion’s mane cannot compare to the mushrooms we use which are cultivated naturally of family farms and are certified organic. Our mushroom extracts are at least 8:1 ratio extract making them more potent than most others on the market.

What are Lion’s Mane Mushrooms?

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Lion’s mane mushrooms are beautiful, white mushrooms with long, shaggy spines that resemble a mane. Like other edible mushrooms, they are used in cooking as well as medicine throughout Asia. Lion’s mane mushrooms have many health benefits including stimulating brain cell growth, reducing anxiety, and improving cognitive function. Please click here to read more about mushrooms and the body of research that shows their benefits.

Do the mushroom extracts have a discernible taste? 

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Not at all! We love that we can offer all the powerful benefits of mushrooms by using extracts in our bars and beverages. Your body and mind will feel the amazing benefits of lion’s mane, reishi, and chaga mushrooms, but your taste buds will never know the mushrooms are there. 

How quickly will I feel a benefit from using BOON products? 

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The natural effects of theobromine, phenylethylamine (PEA), anandamide, cordyceps, reishi, and L-Theanine are felt within 15-30 minutes of consumption. These ingredients improve focus and lift your mood to start your morning with energy or pick you up in the afternoon so we can keep powering through the day. Ingredients like lion’s mane mushrooms are more subtle and the unique effects are felt over time when we add them regularly to our diet.

SCIENCE BEHIND BOON

What is the "Bliss Molecule" and how does it work?

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Ananadamide is a neurotransmitter called the "bliss molecule" and cacao is the only plant source of this highly pleasurable chemical. It's name originates from the sanskrit word "ananada," which means "bliss" or "joy". It's also released in your brain when you are feeling great.

What is a nootropic?

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Nootropics are ingredients found in either natural foods or pharmaceuticals that help enhance cognitive capacity and performance. Many people look to nootropics to increase mental focus, improve memory, decrease risks of cognitive decline, and reduce anxiety or depression. Nootropics are found naturally in foods such as cacao, green tea, turmeric, and lion’s mane mushrooms. Please click here for more information about nootropics and their benefits.


What are adaptogens?

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Adaptogens are simply plants, usually herbs and mushrooms, that help our bodies “adapt” to or resist physical or psychological stress. They have been used for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine to help us find balance when overwhelmed by physical, chemical, or biological stressors. Adaptogens also reduce anxiety, decrease inflammation, and boost immunity. Please click here to learn more about how adaptogens work.


What is NGF (nerve growth factor)?

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NGF is another neurotrophin responsible for neurogenesis. Like BDNF, it aids in developing new neurons and maintains mature ones. Boosting NGF levels promotes the growth and survival of neurons and axons. Low NGF levels are associated with cognitive decline, memory impairment, and difficulty learning. As with BDNF, exercise and nootropics can increase NGF levels improving focus and memory. Lion’s mane mushrooms have been shown to increase NGF in laboratory studies. BOON uses only 100% organic lion’s mane mushroom extract to increase NGF naturally.

What is BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor)?

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BDNF is a crucial neurotrophin, a protein-like molecule, essential to maintaining healthy neurons and creating new ones. BDNF acts as a stimulant to neurogenesis (new brain cell growth). If production of BDNF is impaired, the result can be cognitive decline, memory issues, or difficulty learning and processing. Fortunately, BDNF can be increased, and strong research shows that regular physical exercise and certain nootropic foods such as lion's mane mushrooms,  turmeric and cacao boost BDNF levels. BOON products are formulated to help stimulate the production of BDNF with natural nootropics and keep your brain from aging.

What is L-theanine? 

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L-theanine is an amino acid found naturally in tea leaves and mushrooms. A valuable nootropic, it has been shown to stimulate alpha brain waves to increase focus and attention while also decreasing anxiety. The combination of taking both L-theanine and caffeine together has been proven to increase alertness during demanding cognitive tasks.

OUR GUARANTEE

What is your return policy?

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We want you to be completely satisfied with BOON’s products, which is why we offer a 60-day money-back guarantee. You have 60 days after receiving your item to return it for a refund of the purchase price, less shipping charges. Simply email us at hello@boonnutrition.com to begin the return process. Please click here for our full return policy.

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