Understanding the Ingredients: Reimagine’s Shape
There are a large variety of health and wellness supplements available today that claim to help consumers boost their metabolisms and facilitate faster weight loss. Many of these products are also notorious for causing agitation, hyperactivity, or nervous energy similar to overconsuming caffeine. Trends in weight management shift constantly, fad diets and supplements are everywhere, all hoping to be the next giant in “quick fixes”.
In the world of holistic health and wellness, weight management is not solely seen as weight loss, but as a means to create a more balanced, healthy lifestyle that benefits both the mind and the body. CBD-infused products are now positioning themselves in the health and wellness category, taking on the subject of metabolism through the lens of herbalism.
Herbalism, also known as phytotherapy in the West, attempts to treat root causes of illnesses using plants and plant extracts. Herbal medicine is a growing area of interest for individuals concerned with creating a balanced, natural routine that doesn’t solely rely on prescription medications. Brands in the wellness space have been honing in on this ancient tradition as we as a society begin “leaning in” to plant medicine, but what exactly are “botanicals” and “adaptogens” and how can we better understand these wellness buzzwords?
Adaptogens are non-toxic plants that aid in helping the body resist stressors of all kinds. Botanicals are plants or parts of plants valued for their medicinal or therapuetic values. These plants – whether herbs or roots, have been used for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic healing traditions, but they’re currently experiencing a renaissance.
As the wellness market continues to grow, hemp and cannabis brands are beginning to take note of the benefits of what is referred to as the “synergistic” effect of pairing botanicals and plant compounds. Synergy – from the Greek synergos meaning “working together” is essentially when the therapeutic effects are greater when combining botanicals than when taking the botanicals by themselves, individually.
The team of herbalists working with Marco Hoffman at Reimagine Wellness, a full-spectrum hemp-derived tinctures brand, emphasize the benefits of utilizing botanicals and adaptogens, “The majority of plants that [we] like to work with are in the mint family, which is an extremely beneficial family of plants that are all non-toxic [and non-addictive] to humans.”
Tinctures are concentrated herbal extracts made by soaking bark, berries, dried or fresh leaves, or roots from one or more plants in alcohol or vinegar, which pulls out the active ingredients in the plant parts, concentrating them as a liquid.
Reimagine Wellness focuses on pairing botanicals with cannabinoids like THC‑V, a rare propyl-cannabinoid that is of growing importance in medical studies with links to reducing blood sugar levels and lessening inflammatory pain. THC‑V, unlike the compound THC, is non-psychoactive so consumers won’t feel a “high” but will still reap the physiological and cognitive benefits of these plant compounds. “Our herbalists for Reimagine Wellness are the knowledge behind all the botanicals that have gone into the 4 products that we’ve launched,” stated Lyn Christensen, co-founder and COO.
Reimagine Wellness’s Shape tincture is a great example of how botanicals and adaptogens can pair with cannabinoids to create beneficial, therapeutic wellness products. Shape targets individuals seeking to manage appetite and curb unhealthy cravings by encouraging balanced blood sugar levels. The formula focuses on 5 botanicals – the primary botanical is mulberry leaf. Reimagine’s herbalists focused on this botanical because, “it is highly advantageous to the body because of its ability to regulate blood sugar and lower bad cholesterol, [creating] really good blood serum levels of lipids”.
The additional botanicals include rhodiola, or Siberian Rose, which acts as a metabolic regulator. Rhodiola functions in conjunction with mulberry leaf to create a balanced blood sugar environment. Green tea has a supporting role in Shape, boosting metabolism in a controlled way that directly supports the fourth herb in the formula — cumin seed. Much like green tea, cumin seed aids the body’s process of burning fat. Cumin seed also assists in digestion by helping the digestive system remain balanced before and after meals. Together, they create the synergy needed to keep metabolism at a higher rate and to maintain stable blood sugar. The last of the five botanicals, licorice root, also aids in boosting the body’s metabolism.
When Lyn tried Shape for the first time, she was amazed at how the product curbed her cravings. “After a few hours it occurred to me that I had not thought about snacking one time, and I am big on snacking or grazing, as I call it. It hit me that so many people struggle with diets or beat themselves up for poor food choices and this product offers a solution that’s much easier. My first thought was ‘this is a huge game changer’. I like to microdose it throughout the day to keep my cravings at bay.”
Reimagine’s formula has been carefully crafted to avoid any adverse effects. There is barely any caffeine in Shape besides a small amount comparable to 1⁄3 of a cup of green tea. For those that may not be keen on the herbal flavor profile, the tincture is easily combined with beverages like teas or water. In fact, Reimagine’s herbalist even suggests adding Shape to a daily serving of green tea, which would provide even more metabolic-boosting benefits.
“It’s fantastic to be able to provide our customers with these options”, says Lyn. “[Shape] is much more than a CBD product because we have our herbalist’s expertise with all of these additional botanicals.”
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