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BIOptimizers - Awesome Health Podcast

Feb 9, 2023

The power and transformative capacity of tonic herbs are far-reaching, yet often overlooked. 

However, with the growing interest in holistic healing, more and more people are becoming aware of the potential benefits that tonic herbs can offer.  

Tonic herbs are a type of herbal medicine that is believed to have an overall positive effect on the body by strengthening its energetic systems. 

Tonic herbs are often used to support one’s overall health and well-being, enhance mental clarity and focus, and relieve stress.

It can also boost:

  • Immunity and vitality
  • Improve digestion and sleep quality
  • Regulate hormones
  • And reduce inflammation or skin issues such as acne or eczema.  

The above motivated Brandon Gilbert, an experienced herbalist, to study Eastern philosophy from the age of 14. 

Brandon is a serial entrepreneur, who started first business in 2006.

After going deep in the alternative health field to resolve own health issues, he felt motivated to share his views and experiences with a larger audience.

So he created a YouTube channel in 2009, built up a following and then launched Hyperion Herbs in 2010 - “because the world's best herbs and teas should be easy for anyone to obtain”.

Medicinal mushrooms everyone should be taking 

According to Brandon Gilbert some of the most popular tonic herbs include:  

  • Reishi mushroom (for calming)
  • Cordyceps (for energy support) 
  • Chaga (for the immune system)
  • And Lion’s Mane (for neurological benefits). 

He also advises us to be mindful when purchasing these products since not all products are equal. 

He suggests that we look for products that are made from the fruiting body of the mushroom, which has been grown on wood and is an extract (rather than just a powder).

Understanding the traditional roots of herbalism

Brandon also emphasizes the importance of understanding the traditional roots of herbalism. 

He explains that Chinese medicine was not unified until after World War II, and herbalism was a separate branch with its competing schools, philosophies, and languages. 

He stresses that it’s disrespectful to lump all Asian healing practices into one category since they are all distinct and different when explored in depth.  

For Brandon himself, practicing internal arts – such as Tai Chi – has been one of the most profound forms of holistic healing he’s ever experienced. 

It has helped him to become more resilient against stressors by softening his body while also making it stronger, increasing flexibility, improving digestion, reducing inflammation and allowing him to eat whatever he wants without requiring external sources for support.   

Overall, tonic herbs have been used for centuries and are known to be powerful tools for healing and transformation. 

With the right information and guidance, they can be an effective means of improving one’s overall health, vitality, and well-being.

In this podcast you will learn:

  • Benefits of taking tonic herbs
  • Benefits of cordyceps and reishi mushrooms
  • How can you tell if a mushroom product is effective
  • Things to look for when purchasing a mushroom extract.
  • And so much more

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