In recent years, cannabis has taken the world by storm. As more people try out the various types of cannabis supplements, such as edibles and vape pens, we see more value in promoting a healthier alternative. Unlike other cannabis supplements, State B beverages combine specific elements of the cannabis plant and a myriad of other botanical ingredients to achieve excellence in every sip. 

For this reason, State B Elevate has thoughtfully curated a line of cannabis beverages that introduce key herbal ingredients — one of which is known as adaptogens. These medicinal herbs work to boost brain function and reduce stress and anxiety, among many other things. Throughout this article, we will take a closer look at the different adaptogens used in our State B beverages and what they can do to benefit your physical, mental, and spiritual health. 


What Are Adaptogens All About?

Adaptogenic substances are possibly one of the more under-rated medicinal substances used today. Generally speaking, adaptogens work to promote greater physiological homeostasis within our bodies. In other words, when our internal systems shift into a state of imbalance, such as when there is a rise or fall in blood sugar, blood pressure or core body temperature, it causes short-term stress.While much of this stress is normal, chronic stress can be detrimental to our health. 

Adaptogens work to provide us with stress resistance to help our body and mind cope more efficiently with the many demands in life. A 2010 study revealed that the stress-protective activity of adaptogens helped increase attention and mental endurance in situations of fatigue or sensations of physical and mental weakness. This finding, along with many others in current scientific literature has opened the doors to greater interest in adaptogenic supplementation. 

Now that we’ve covered how adaptogens can benefit our physical and mental selves, you may be wondering what they are. Below are some common examples of adaptogenic substances that you may be familiar with.

  • Turmeric
  • Ginseng
  • Ashwagandha
  • Goji Berries
  • Holy Basil
  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Schisandra Berry
  • Rhodiola Rosea
  • Bacopa

The State B Selection of Adaptogens

Although the overarching theme of adaptogenic substances is the role they play in stress resistance, we used our knowledge and expertise to select specific adaptogens for our cannabis beverages that would elicit a variety of key benefits. 


1. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is a medicinal herb that is native to India and North America. It works to minimize the stress response in your body by lowering blood sugar and cortisol levels. A 2012 study aimed to evaluate the influence of Ashwagandha on anxiety response found that people suffering from chronic stress disorders reported 69% less anxiety compared to the 11% reduction for those in the placebo group. 

That’s not all… 

Ashwagandha is an impressive adaptogenic substance that also serves various other health benefits. From boosting brain function to minimizing inflammation, this adaptogen has quite the positive influence on our bodies. For this reason, we have chosen to incorporate Ashwagandha into the Sparkle cannabis beverage. The fusion of raspberry and yuzu provides a shot of passion, while the adaptogenic properties of Ashwagandha along with damiana and passionflower help revitalize the senses. 


2. Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba is an integral adaptogenic substance known for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine. Originally, the leaves were used to treat circulatory and respiratory conditions while the nuts were used to minimize cough, fever and diarrhea. With more research, scientists have discovered that Ginkgo also has some important antioxidant and vasoactive properties

State B has introduced Ginkgo Biloba to the passionfruit and lime flavoured Zing cannabis beverage. The addition of a powerful antioxidant helps to reinforce the strength and protection of Zing. Plus, the notes of peppermint and clematis flower essence help to awaken the senses, keeping you focused and engaged on the task at hand. It really is the total package. 


3. Bacopa Monnieri

Bacopa Monnieri is a lesser-known adaptogenic substance that has been used in herbal medical practices for various purposes. Among the many benefits Bacopa offers, research has discovered that it may improve memory, boost brain function, and alleviate stress and anxiety. 

We have selected Bacopa for our Zing cannabis beverage to help elicit greater focus and cognitive sharpness. In combination with the 10 mg of THC, Zing is a fully-functional beverage that helps you take on the day ahead. 


4. Schisandra Berry

Schisandra is a type of plant that grows adaptogenic berries. These Schisandra berries are known for their role in increasing resistance to stress and disease, boosting energy, and improving overall physical performance during activity. A 2019 study on  Schisandra berries has noted its effect on energy production associated with physical activity, as well as its ability to fight off fatigue-induced oxidative stress. 

The therapeutic nature of Schisandra berries has sparked greater interest in this fruit across the globe. We have chosen to incorporate it into our Resolve cannabis beverage to help further propel optimism and empower the decisive action needed to achieve your goals.


5. Holy Basil

Last, but certainly not least is holy basil. As the name describes, there is definitely something mighty devine about this adaptogen. Also known as tulsi, holy basil is an aromatic plant native to the Indian and Southeast Asian tropical regions. This adaptogenic substance plays an important role in reducing the mental stress that comes from our physical, emotional and environmental triggers. Research has found that it may even have a direct influence on our levels of cortisol hormone, helping to balance the production to minimize over-excretion. 

In the efforts to rid our bodies from all the stress that we experience on a daily basis, we have introduced holy basil into our  Resolve cannabis beverage. Paired with the anti-inflammatory terpene activity of Linalool, Resolve is a well-rounded drink that helps you enter a creative, purposeful, and productive state of mind. 


Final Thoughts

Cannabis on its own is a remarkable supplement that, when used appropriately, can offer a wide-range of health benefits. Here at State B Elevate, we take the beneficial qualities of cannabis one step further. Using our knowledge and expertise, we incorporate a selection of adaptogenic substances to help enhance your cannabis experience. Feel a more sustained sense of calm or energy by trying out one of our 3 cannabis beverages here.

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