Located in the southern hemisphere, the constellation Vela is named for the sails of a ship in Latin. Specifically those of the Argo, the magical vessel of Greek legend that carried the hero Jason and his crew of argo-nauts faithfully and tirelessly in their quest for the Golden Fleece.
Adaptogens are herbs (and mushrooms) that help the body/mind/spirit adapt to stress and find balance according to the specific needs of our systems. The Vela Blend is a daily stress management formula of organic herbal adaptogens and compounds designed to help you relax, rejuvenate and keep the wind in your sails.
The Vela Core blend contains a synergy of three relaxing and energizing adaptogens.
Ashwagandha offers many benefits and has been used for centuries in herbal and Ayurvedic medicine. It is a neuroprotective and nootropic that supports the nervous system and enhances cognitive capacities. Ashwagandha is also known to help restore the adrenals, minimize the effects of cortisol (the stress hormone) while also increasing stamina, energy and endurance.
Rhodiola, also known as golden root or roseroot is a flowering perennial used in traditional herbal medicine to support the body/heart/mind in adapting to stress. This adaptogen contains nootropic compounds that support the nervous system, boost cognitive and memory performance and improve adrenal function.
Passionflower is a beautiful purple and white flower used in herbal medicine for treating insomnia, anxiety and inflammation. It is often used internally as a nervine tonic meaning it has a calming effect on the nervous system and promotes relaxation.
The Vela Assist blend combines the healing effects of Hops, L-theanine, Lemon Balm and Eleuthero, offering a powerful boost to the core blend.
Most famous for their use in the brewing of beer, the flowers of the Hops plant are also known in herbalism for their calming, relaxing properties and support for healthy digestive function.
L-Theanine is an amino acid found in green and black tea leaves which has many benefits. Most known for its ability to aid in relaxation this adaptogenic compound can also help improve focus and help you stay alert.
Lemon Balm is another fragrant adaptogen renowned in Western herbalism for calming the nervous system and reducing anxiety.
Eleuthero is a well-known herb in Traditional Chinese medicine used to increase stamina and balance vital energy, as well as nourishing the spleen, kidney and heart.
Stress is a normal part of life, but you don’t have to face it alone. The plant allies in the Vela blend will help you ground, relax and adapt your vibe to engage with the next phase of your journey.