Our drinks are brewed with real nootropics, adaptogens and botanicals, such as elderberries, juniper and sumac, carefully selected to create an amazing drinking experience.
No sugar, no artificial sweeteners, no colours, no sodium, caffeine or alcohol. Just real botanical goodness, in a can, so we can all drink something better.
First off, functional mushrooms are not magic or psychoactive mushrooms – in short, they don’t create a high or mind-altering experience.
Functional mushrooms include chaga, lion’s mane, reishi and many others. They deliver a wide variety of nutrients thought to be beneficial to the human body and mind.
If you’d like to learn more, we highly recommend reading The Fungal Pharmacy written by Robert Rogers.
Simple enough for beginners to understand yet enough data to support the science behind the benefits of mushrooms, anybody interested in actually living their #bestlife should read this book.
Adaptogens are natural substances that can help protect the body from the damaging effects of stress. These compounds are found in various plant species, and are believed to work by regulating hormones, restoring balance, and strengthening the body’s natural defenses.
The term adaptogen was first developed by the Russian toxicologist Nikolay Lazarev in 1947. He used it to describe ‘substances that increase the state of non-specific resistance’ in stress. In 1958, researchers created the definition that adaptogens need to deliver on the four N’s.
The four N’s of adaptogens
Adaptogens are believed to work by helping the body better handle stress hormones like cortisol. They may also reduce inflammation, improve cognitive function, and support a healthy immune system.
Examples of adaptogens include ginseng, ashwagandha, tulsi (holy basil), Rhodiola rosea, and maca root.
The most important thing to keep in mind when using adaptogens is that they should be taken consistently over time. It may take weeks or even months to experience their full benefits.
Besides taking adaptogens, there are other ways to reduce stress and strengthen the body’s defenses. These include getting enough sleep, managing stress through relaxation techniques or physical activity, and eating a healthy diet.
Overall, adaptogens are becoming increasingly popular due to their potential health benefits.
All of our drinks are 100% plant-based. No animal products are being used during production.
A commitment to sustainability is one of the core beliefs we share.
Our cans are made from aluminum, which gets recycled multiple times – according to the Canadian Aluminum Association, 75% of all aluminum produced when it first entered the product market as foil and packaging in the early 1900s still in use today in some form.
The chaga we use is being foraged in a sustainable and responsible way in Northern Ontario.
20% of the mushroom is left on the tree to regrow and any chaga less than the size of a basketball is left alone. Trees are GPS tracked for observation on growth rate and the general health of chaga in the forest.
Our reishi and lion’s mane are farmed on wooden logs.
Yes, our drinks are gently carbonated and micro-filtered. The carbonation helps to lift the subtle flavours and creates an amazing drinking experience.
Yes, our drinks are gluten free.
We brew our drinks in Ottawa, Ontario. Our business is located about an hour’s drive north of Kingston, Ontario, in the beautiful village of Sharbot Lake.
1110 Elizabeth Street
Sharbot Lake, ON