What is an adaptogen?
In short, an adaptogen is an herb that helps our bodies adapt to every day stressors. They typically help support our endocrine system and sometimes our nervous system as well. For more info on adaptogens, check out this blog: What is an Adaptogen?
Why is there Orange Peel in my Matcha?
Studies suggest that the bioavailability of antioxidants in the green tea leaf (aka matcha in its full plant form) is much stronger when consumed with any form of vitamin c, in Matcha-Cha’s case, this would be the orange peel. Purdue University professor Mario Ferruzzi indicates that the catechins in green tea break down in the intestines as that is a non-acidic environment. As this happens, our nutrient absorption is limited to only about 20% of the actual amount of catechins consumed. It was believed by the researchers that pairing different forms of vitamin c with the green tea protected the catechins from oxidation in the intestines, leading to enhanced absorption of the nutrients. Enhanced absorption depended on the source of vitamin c, yet all sources increased absorption from anywhere from 5 to 13 times.
Are these powders organic?
All of the ingredients in our powders are either organic, organically grown, or ethically harvested from the wild.
What’s the difference between cocoa and cacao?
Cocoa is essentially processed cacao. It is often roasted or processed in another way to get certain flavors to come out, which in turn tends to kill a lot of antioxidants, making it not quite as beneficial as raw cacao. Raw cacao is the healthiest way to consume chocolate because it is unprocessed. It is extremely high in antioxidants and very rich in minerals. For more information on the wonders of cacao, click here.
Is this ceremonial grade?
Yes, our cacao and our matcha are both ceremonial grade and organic/ organically grown.
How often should I use my powder? Every day? Twice a day?
These powders can be used each and every day, in fact, for best results, they should be used daily - even more than once if desired!
How do I use these powders?
There are truly unlimited ways to use these powders. They are powders after all, so they can be added to just about anything. This is the most fun part about them, especially if you enjoy experimenting in the kitchen. Try some in your next batch of waffles, or your next bowl of stovetop popcorn, or keep it simple with a nourishing smoothie. These are just a couple of ideas that may get your creative juices flowing!
Do I have to use these the way they are recommended?
You most certainly do not! Get creative with these powders, there are truly endless ways of using them!
Do I have to prepare these with heat?
These powders do not have to be prepared with heat, although they may taste better that way - but that’s up to you :)
Can I consume these while pregnant?
It is not recommended to drink these beverages while pregnant, but after your first trimester, talk to a qualified healthcare practitioner for individualized direction.
Can I consume these while nursing?
These powders can be consumed while nursing, they will only help nourish baby and mama.
Are there side-effects?
There are no side-effects, although you may find yourself a little more peaceful and calm after consuming. The Matcha-Cha does contain caffeine.
Why should I choose your product?
Wild Sun offers high quality product that contains ingredients that are either organic, organically grown, or ethically harvested from the wild. These blends were formulated by our herbalist in order to enhance absorption and assimilation all while still maintaining the bold and delicious flavors from the plants in which they are made. These products contain only plants, there are no preservatives, fillers, dyes, additives or anything icky like that!
Do these powders have preservatives or other additives?
Our products contain only plants! There are no preservatives, fillers, dyes, additives or anything icky like that!
Can I use these products in my beverages at my cafe/ tea/ coffee shop?
Yes, you most certainly can! Please fill out our Bulk Information Form so we can connect and get to know each others’ businesses.
Do you wholesale?
We sure do - Please fill out our Wholesale Information Form so we can connect and get to know each others’ businesses!