RECOVER

THE BE SPUNKI DIFFERENCE

Be Spunki RECOVER is specifically formulated to support recovery post-workout providing an optimum easily-assimilable Australian-grown source of vegan protein combined with adaptogenic herbs, to support the body to be the best it can be. 

Be Spunki RECOVER contains a proprietary blend of 12 natural and organic herbs renowned for detoxing and revitalising the body and mind for:

  • overall strength and wellbeing
  • enhancing physical and cognitive performance
  • helping to reduce stress
  • increase energy and endurance
  • support healthy reproductive, sexual function and libido. 

Furthermore Be Spunki
RECOVER contains herbs that have traditionally been used to:

  • support a healthy liver and other vital organs
  • support immune function
  • support healthy glucose metabolism
  • enhance mood 
  • support collagen production
  • assist with gut health
  • provide antioxidant support

(*RECOVER is tested on humans. The Be Spunki team loves it!)

RECOVER - ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

SPIRULINA (ARTHROSPIRA PLATENSIS)

Be Spunki RECOVER is formulated with the world’s most pure source of spirulina compared with 24 products from around the world (inclusive of USA, UK, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, and India). Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, from King Saud University, carried out the research: "Heavy Metal Analysis in Commercial Spirulina Products for Human Consumption." This study reveals the concentrations of six typical heavy metals / minerals (Nickel, Zinc, Mercury, Platinum, Magnesium and Manganese) in 25 Spirulina products commercialised worldwide. The result shows that our Australian Spirulina is superior to the rest in terms of purity.

Spirulina is nature's richest and most complete protein source – 65% by weight of pure assimilable protein (300% more than fish or meat); 58 times richer in iron than spinach; 25 times richer in beta carotene than carrots; containing 100+ synergistic nutrients, including highly concentrated essential fatty acids; super high in vitamin B12, and significantly more effective than synthetic multi-vitamins.

Australian-grown spirulina helps with heavy metal detox, fights candida via improving gut health (improving the symptoms of leaky gut), is a powerful anti-microbial and immune booster, and is rich in tetrapyrrolic compounds closely related to bilirubin, which is a potent antioxidant and anti-proliferative compound.

Spirulina contains compounds that have a significant anti-hypertensive effect (lowers blood pressure), shown to reduce LDL cholesterol by up to 41% over 8 weeks, and stimulates the metabolism.

ASPARAGUS (ASPARAGUS RACEMOSUS)

A powerful adaptogen (*see bottom of page for definition of adaptogen) helping the body to adapt to physical, chemical & environmental stress. Asparagus is also a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, immune booster & anti-oxidant (including helping to protect the pancreas against oxidative stress). 

A blood cleanser, as well as digestive aid, supporting regular blood sugar levels by slowing down carbohydrate absorption in the gut. Asparagus also helps to enhance glucose transporter activity, so more glucose goes into the muscle cells, and less stays in the blood.

High in vitamin K, it’s also a natural diuretic and helps to regulate blood pressure.

Asparagus provides powerful aphrodisiac benefits including: healthy sperm in terms of mobility, quality and quantity, and helps with erectile dysfunction & premature ejaculation.

Supports healthy cardio function, and has been shown to lower LDL (the not-so-good one) cholesterol by 29% whilst increasing HDL (the good one needed for male hormone production) cholesterol by 11%.

RHODIOLA (RHODIOLA ROSEA)

 The herb of Vikings, rhodiola is a powerful adaptogen, that helps to support weight loss (via improved visceral belly fat metabolism, which with the added benefit of reducing the aromatase cycle, of converting free-testosterone to estrogen), improves athletic performance / stamina via increased red blood cell production and an increase in ATP production within the cells.  

Renowned for lowering the stress hormone 'cortisol', and supporting the body against adrenal fatigue. A powerful anti-inflammatory with significant anti-ageing properties, rhodiola is also traditionally used to help balance blood sugar levels, manage insulin sensitivity, and support male reproductive function. 

Rhodiola is known for it's mood enhancing & powerful anti-depressant properties, as well as enhancing brain function, through improved brain receptivity to serotonin & dopamine. 

PERUVIAN MACA (LEPIDIUM MAYENII)

Peruvian maca is a powerful adaptogen, rich in antioxidants, that has been used for centuries for helping to support fertility and act as a natural libido enhancer. 

Packed with vitamins, minerals, amino acids and plant sterols, maca has a long history throughout the Incan empire by warriors who used it to increase their strength and endurance. Maca supports healthy blood sugar levels, reducing liver triglycerides, helping to manage insulin resistance, and liver health. Maca is also a powerful support to the adrenals, helping to reduce cortisol levels.

Maca also helps to balance estrogen levels in the body, and has been shown to improve sperm health.


MORINGA (MORINGA OLEIFERA)

Moringa has powerful anti-inflammatory & anti-oxidant properties, with high levels of vitamin C, essential amino acids, carotenoids, and quercetin. 

Moringa helps to balance blood sugar levels & insulin levels (containing high levels of chlorogenic acid) and supports the cells in their insulin sensitivity. 

Moringa is also renowned for enhancing libido, supporting detoxification of the body via boosting liver function, and supporting brain health due to the high levels of tryptophan, supporting serotonin production. In addition, mooring is known to support thyroid function.


MSM (METHYLSULFONYLMETHANE)

MSM is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, free radical scavenger, immune booster, energy enhancer, and super detoxifier of heavy metals and environmental toxins. 

MSM is renowned for helping to improve recovery time after heavy exercise by repairing the rigid fibrous tissue in muscle that are broken down during training, as well as enhancing joint / connective tissue health. It helps to alleviate the symptoms of arthritis, back pain and osteoporosis, and supports connective tissue repair. 

MSM helps to improve gut health (enhances nutrient absorption) by supporting the healing of a leaky gut.

MSM is also renowned for helping with collagen & keratin production, as well as supporting healthy hair growth. (May even support the reversing of hair loss!)

ASTRAGALUS (ASTRAGALUS MEMBRANACEOUS)

Astragalus is a powerful adaptogen with impressive anti-inflammatory benefits.  It is one of the best immune boosters we know of - a powerful antioxidant with anti-ageing properties, via prevention of free radical damage and supporting the body’s own immune system.

Astragalus also has powerful antiviral properties that may help prevent colds and flu. 

Astragalus is great for heart health and helping to reduce high blood pressure, through supporting the reduction of plaque in the arteries. 

Astragalus is renowned for helping to alleviate some of the effects of diabetes, through improved insulin sensitivity, protection of the pancreatic beta cells and the kidneys. 

POMEGRANATE (PUNICUM GRANATUM)

Some say that pomegranate is nature's natural viagra, increasing testosterone levels and blood flow. It's also a powerful anti-inflammatory, packed full of antioxidants (vitamin C, E and K, as well as potassium, to name a few), and is renowned for supporting cardiovascular health (reducing arterial plaque), and lowering blood pressure.

Pomegranate has powerful antibacterial properties that stimulate probiotic gut bacteria to help improve inflammatory colon issues. 

ROSE (ROSA CENTIFOLIA)

Rose is a powerful detoxifier, anti-inflammatory agent, liver cleanser and support for the kidneys. It is renowned for helping to improve gut health through supporting the generation of good bacteria. 

Rose is traditionally used to enhance metabolism, elevate mood & act as an anti-depressant support. 

A natural aphrodisiac, rich in vitamin C and other collagen producing compounds, rose is known to help improve the health of joints, hair and skin.

GINKGO (GINKGO BILOBA)

Ginkgo is a powerful adaptogen, anti-inflammatory agent & anti-oxidant, as well as being highly renowned for supporting against various age related diseases of the brain. A potent anti-depressant, as well as positive management of glaucoma.

A known brain enhancer, memory booster, energy elevator, and used traditionally in the treatment for asthma. 

Ginkgo helps to support stress reduction by counteracting the effects of high cortisol & adrenaline levels within the body, helping to alleviate the hormonal effects of anxiety and stress.

Ginkgo is a known libido enhancer, helping to reduce erectile dysfunction through the management of serotonin levels, blood pressure and circulation. 

BROCCOLI (BRASSICA OLERACEA)

Broccoli is high in anti-inflamatory properties, anti-oxidants, is rich in vitamin E, C and K, folic acid, beta-carotene, and quercetin, all of which help the body deal with free radicals, as well as upgrading the body’s own mechanism for the prevention, destruction and removal of known toxins. It is a powerful ingredient in the prevention of cancers, due to its anti proliferation properties, as well as it's elimination properties.

Broccoli is particularly helpful in the elimination of known cyto-toxins such as xeno-estrogens (found in plastic food packaging, and everyday personal care products). 

SCHISANDRA (SCHISANDRA CHINENSIS)

Schisandra is a powerful adaptogen, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory agent. It is helpful in removing toxins from the body, as well as supporting apoptosis (death of harmful cells within the body). 

Schisandra is renowned for it's ability to support overall immune function, especially liver health and digestive function. It boosts enzyme production, healthy circulation and the removal of waste from the body.

Schisandra is also known to enhance libido, boost energy, and assist with states of depression. It actively helps to lower cortisol in the body by supporting the adrenal glands to regulate cortisol production.

 

 

DEFINITION OF AN ADAPTOGEN 

Adaptogens or adaptogenic substances are used in herbal medicine for the claimed stabilisation of physiological processes and the promotion of homeostasis. 

The concept of adaptogens was originally created in 1947 to describe a substance that may increase resistance to stress. Adaptogenesis was later applied in the former Soviet Union to describe remedies thought to increase the resistance of organisms to biological stress. Another definition for a herb to be considered an adaptogen requires that it must be nontoxic, non-specific, and thought to affect physiology of the organism.

"Adaptogens act by stimulating the body’s nonspecific stress response via the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and sympathoadrenal system”{1} .. scientists are still unsure the exact mechanism of action, but what we do know is that “various active constituents found in herbal adaptogens work to stimulate the neuroendocrine and immune systems via multiple metabolic pathways. They affect the brain, nerves, endocrine glands (pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, thymus, pineal, pancreas, ovaries, and testes), and immune system by helping re-regulate, normalise, and enhance function.”{1} 

The exciting part is that we don’t need to solve the mystery of adaptogens to reap the benefits. The ancients have known for thousands of years about the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual benefits of these plants … and we need them today more than ever.  You wouldn't argue with a Viking would you?

 


{1}  Adaptogens – Herbs for Strength, Stamina and Stress Relief – David Winston, Steven Maimes