This is MUD/WTR. It’s a drink that tastes like mud. I don’t know why I like it, but I do. Actually, I like the way it makes me feel. The taste is unusual, to say the least. It can take some getting used to.
I have to add Stevia, or honey and some milk to make it tasty-ish-er. It’s sort of a medicinal tonic really. (Read: Lower your expectations a little guys.) Some people add butter, or MCT oil to make it a bullet proof version. Over time, I’ve come to really like this muddy mix of mushrooms, cacao, cinnamon, chai tea, Himalayan sea salt and turmeric.
Here are the deets on MUD/WTR:
Now, I’m still a lover of coffee and have it every day. But, this puppy’s something to shout about too. It’s my afternoon “pandemic stress,” tea. I think drinking MUD/WTR gives me an edge/helps me to cope with all that’s going on in the world.
Here’s why I think you should drink MUD/WTR too:
It has Medicinal Mushrooms (Lion’s Mane, Chaga, Reishi and Cordyceps):
Lion’s mane primarily effects the brain and nervous system, increasing NGF (Nerve Growth Factor) and circulation to the brain. What does that mean? The old noggin works better, plain and simple. People who use Lion’s mane find that they have improved concentration, memory and cognition.
Chaga is the king of all medicinal mushrooms, for its immune protection effects. It has loads of antioxidants, polyphenols (botulin and melanin) and various polysaccharides that gently boost your immune system over time.
Reishi is sort of the equivalent of penicillin in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is a commonly used ingredient for its powerful adaptogenic effects upon the body. It’s anti fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory & full of antioxidants too. It’s a known liver tonic. Some believe that Reishi helps to calm people down, help over-thinkers to get more in touch with their body, their deepest emotions, becoming more heart centered.
Cordyceps lifts the body into a higher energy state, without promoting frenetic or unsettled feelings. Since it helps to increase ATP (cellular energy production), many athletes find it enhances performance. Oh yes….and it’s an aphrodisiac too. Ahem, if that’s something that you’re into….
The spices in chai tea are anti-inflammatory and may help decrease the pain associated with arthritis. Cinnamon helps to support healthy blood pressure, regulate blood sugar and manage cholesterol. Of course, the black tea in Chai has polyphenols which help to defeat free radicals in the body. Ginger helps with digestion and nausea. Chai tea is, indeed, a powerhouse of good things!
According to WebMD.com, “Turmeric helps fight off viral infections like the flu and herpes, is a power anti-inflammatory/antibacterial, lowers bad cholesterol, eases joint pain & improve IBS symptoms.”
Well, this is the main ingredient in chocolate of course. It is known for its heart-protective effect. It has flavanols (antioxidants) and lots of good for you minerals.
OH, YEAH, AND LAST, BUT NOT LEAST, HIMALAYAN SEA SALT
According to Dr. Axe (from DrAXE.com):
“eating pink Himalayan salt can help:
- Regulate the water content throughout your body
- Promote healthy pH balance in your cells (particularly your brain cells)
- Promote blood sugar health and help reduce the signs of aging
- Assist in the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in your body
- Absorb food particles through your intestinal tract
- Support respiratory health
- Promote sinus health
- Prevent muscle cramps
- Promote bone strength
- Regulate your sleep
- Support your libido
- Promote vascular health
- Regulate your blood pressure with sufficient water and potassium intake”
Ya see, why I gave this muddy drink a chance? MUD/WTR just may be the best new tool in your toolbox to stay well. I hope you give it a try.
Much peace, good health and aloha. Stay safe out there!
Mrs. Sassy Pants