The Science

ASHWAGANDHA

An evergreen that has been used for centuries in traditional Indian medicine. It is classified as an adaptogen. Experts believe that adaptogens interact with the body’s stress response and help it return to a balanced state (1)

The journal of obstetrics and gynecology research published an article about the positive effect of ashwagandha during perimenopause (2)

Several studies show that ashwagandha is beneficial to reducing stress and anxiety, as well as improving sleep (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)

​​Other suggest that ashwagandha can be beneficial for memory and cognitive functions (8) (9)

​​If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking medications, or have a medical condition, check with your physician before adding Ashwagandha to your daily routine.

Learn more about Ashwagandha benefits here.

Maca

A cruciferous root vegetable rich in antioxidants. It has been used as a food supplement, as well as traditional medicine by people from the Andes.

Studies  on early post-menopausal women show that maca helps reduce hot flashes, and night sweats, as well as alleviate symptoms such as mood swings, anxiety, and fatigue. Maca also helps with decreased libido, and bone density (10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15)

Other studies also suggest that maca might help improve memory (16) (17)

Calcium Citrate - 40% of a woman’s daily needs in each bar. 

Calcium promotes health bones, in particular the maintenance of bone mass, which for menopausal women, is primordial, due to our increased risk of osteoporosis (18) (19) 

Puffed Quinoa

Rich in fiber and protein, and a good source of iron, zinc, and magnesium. It also contains powerful antioxidants. A study also shows that it may have benefits on our metabolic health. (20) (21)

Nut Butters

The list of health benefits from nut butters is impressive!

They are high in protein and fiber, so you feel full, and energized. They are also packed with nutrients, antioxidants, can help with cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease. (22)

Dates

Dates are a great source of fiber, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium,  and the natural sweetener in our bars. 

Sunflower Seeds

Rich in protein, and nutrients, like vitamin B, and minerals, that can support the immune system. They also contain healthy fats which help improve heart health.

Hemp Seeds

Rich in minerals and nutrients. They are also rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which are known for improving heart health.   

Pumpkin Seeds

High levels of vitamins and essential minerals. They are rich in antioxidants, and a great source of dietary fiber. 

Chocolate (Chips)

Dark chocolate chips sweetened with coconut sugar

Cinnamon

Himalayan Sea Salt

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3252722/

[2] https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jog.15030

[3]https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6979308/

[4] https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/2156587216641830

[5] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8462692/

[6] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7096075/

[7] https://journals.lww.com/md-journal/fulltext/2019/09130/an_investigation_into_the_stress_relieving_and.67.aspx

[8] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28471731/

[9] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16553605/

[10] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3614644/

[11] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18784609/

[12] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4411442/

[13] https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1046/j.1439-0272.2002.00519.x

 (14) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23674952/

(15) http://www.ijbs.org/user/ContentFullText.aspx?VolumeNO=15&StartPage=11

[16] https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2221169115300162

[17] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21780878/

 (18) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18291308/#:~:text=In%20adults%2C%20it%20effectively%20promotes,well%2Dbeing%20of%20postmenopausal%20women.

[19] https://journals.lww.com/menopausejournal/Abstract/2001/03000/The_role_of_calcium_in_peri_and_postmenopausal.3.aspx

[20] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31919583/

[21] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5998774/

(22) https://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-health-benefits-nut-butters