The secret is to be proactive with our health, (as opposed to reactive). This idea was described by the ancient modality of Chinese Tonic Herbalism, which states: ‘Assist the positive to eliminate the noxious.’ By taking responsibility of our health in this way, we become so fortified, balanced and protected that disease doesn’t come near us. Sleeping Monk’s High Potency Herbal formulas use many SuperTonic herbs, (the highest class of health-building herbs on the planet), to assist us in optimizing the physical, mental and spiritual components of our being to achieve health that is truly transformative. Through our products and philosophy, our mission is to assist you in the best ways possible to “Be Healthy, Have More Fun!”
This to me is one of my most exciting reviews because I’m so truly passionate about this brand and these special formulas. I first became aware of Sleeping Monk through one of my favorite blogs: Free + Native. When I saw the mention of the beautiful ingredients, I became immediately interested and went directly to the Sleeping Monk website and read until my eyes hurt. I was so intrigued that I had to reach out. I contacted Louis Lenard, owner and creator of Sleeping Monk, and he was extremely helpful and was kind enough to send me his original tonics to try out.
You can read here Louis’s very inspiring story about what he personally went through and how he came about creating these original and life-changing formulas.
First I began my experimentation with the Immortal and Well-Rested Formulas. These were the only tw0 products they were selling at the time so I continued for a few months with very positive and noticeable results.When I heard that Sleeping Monk was going to be releasing two new formulas: I immediately bought both! The Super Immunity Tonic and the Mind Sharpener Tonic are the two newest additions to the Sleeping Monk family and they are just as phenomenal as the first two…. Keep reading to find out how madly in love with these I really am!!
The Immortal formula gives me a nice feeling of steady energy and it tastes delicious to boot – like goji berries and syrup (even though there is no syrup – but there are goji berries!!). This formula helps me to feel more energized throughout the day but never makes me feel jittery. I often opt for this instead of a cup of Coffee on some mornings when anxiety is higher. It does a great job of making me feel better in general and it also is very relaxing. Did I mention it tastes like candy? Yum.
Sleeping Monk Immortal, the Secret to Lifelong Youthful Energy. Are you feeling run down and looking for more energy? The Sleeping Monk Immortal formula is a game changer. It shifts the paradigm of what an energy product is all about. It is meaningful, transformative and lasting. To best illustrate, let us compare the effects of caffeinated products and the Immortal formula in action…
Ingredients: Wild Asparagus Root, Prepared Rehmannia, Black Reishi, Shizandra Berry, Ziziphus Seed, Goji Berry, and Wild Licorice Root.
The first night that I used Well-Rested was after a long busy day of travel to visit my family. My Mom come in to wake me up and told me that I literally looked like a sleeping monk. I slept better than I could remember in a very long time. Added bonus~ I can take this during the day should an anxiety or panic attack hit… it helps almost instantly. It’s very calming and will make you sleep like a baby monk. Are there really “baby monks”, well you know what I mean and get the jist!
Sleeping Monk Well Rested helps calm anxiety, but mostly it’s all about helping you achieve a great night’s sleep and leaving you feeling well rested. Unlike pharmaceutical and even other natural herbal alternatives, Sleeping Monk’s Well Rested formula does not cause grogginess on the way to sleep, nor upon awakening. Rather, its calming effect is subtle and, next thing you know you’re fast asleep. When you awaken, you are fresh and ready to go – something that, for many of us, otherwise happens few and far between.
Ingredients: Albizzia Bark, Spirit Poria, Black Reishi, Ziziphus Seed, Polygonum Stem, Biota Seed, and Wild Licorice Root.
Mind Sharpener is so great for someone like me who is easily distracted (ADD anyone else?!) and often has a difficult time concentrating or gets overwhelmed by too much stimuli. I like to take this before working on my blog, reading, researching, attending a meeting or business calls/Skype chats. It really helps me to focus and stay alert!
Sleeping Monk’s Mind Sharpener is a powerful formula created to enhance overall brainpower and maintain cognitive function as we gracefully transition well into our golden years, without the threats of many of the common associated degenerative diseases. We start with herbs that detoxify, regenerate and protect our liver. This is important because when our liver is healthy, our blood is pure. We then add herbs that increase blood flow, oxygenation and nutrient uptake to the brain.
Ingredients: Ginseng Root, Polygala Root, Sweetflag Rhizome, Schizandra Berry, Ziziphus Seed, Platycodon Root, Gingko Biloba Leaf.
Super Immunity has been a godsend lately. I’ve shared with you before that I suffer from chronic illnesses including Fibromyalgia which reaks havoc on my immune system so I am very mindful of trying to take supplements that boost my immunity. After recently suffering from a case of the Shingles followed by a cold, I was even more motivated to try something stronger to help enhance my immune system. I’m happy to say that after taking this formula (20 drops 2x a day) it has helped to clear up both of these conditions for me. I can just feel it working in my body and boosting my immunity. It also gives me a boost of energy in the afternoon. This is one of my favorite formulas, by far, and one I will always have with me. Speaking of which, I need to re-order another bottle a.s.a.p!
The Super Immunity formula strengthens and regulates our Immune system and our hormones for optimal performance, resulting in increased Vitality. It increases white blood cells, hemoglobin, the production of antibodies and leukocytes to maximize resistance to bacteria, viruses and opportunistic pathogens.
Ingredients: Black Reishi, Gynostemma Leaf, Astragalus Root, White Atractylodes Rhizome, Siler Root.
Note: All formulas are made in Vegetable Glycerin and Purified Water which means NO ALCOHOL for those of us who are Gluten or Alcohol-sensitive. YAY!!
If someone were to ask me which formula is my favorite, I would have a hard time answering that question as they truly all have their place and purpose. I will not be without any of them. But, I won’t go a day without the Super Immunity or Well-Rested so that might tell you something. I would recommend Immortal to everyone as I believe it’s is the best multi-purpose formula. For those of us that need a boost, I would recommend taking more than one formula at a time.
Taking the Mind Sharpener after Immortal will give you energy and help you concentrate. You can play around with all of these formulas because they are so pure and full of superior ingredients. There is no need to worry about taking too much, unless of course you are drinking from the bottle, which in that case I would advise against, though I have been tempted to so because they all taste so good!!!
Have you ever heard of or tried anything from Sleeping Monk? Please share your thoughts in the comments section and let me know which one of these formulas speaks to you the most and why! Also, if you have experience using any of the ingredients in these formulas, please share how they have worked for you!
Love & Blessings,