I’ve got a big event-leading and public speaking engagement this week that puts me on the verge of panic just preparing for it. I’ve been playing around with powdered adaptogens, “nootropics”, supplements, herbs, and extracts mixed into “meal replacement” shakes off and on for several months. This is my recipe for taking the edge off at the end of the day without cannabinoids, alcohol, or cognitive impairment. In fact, I find it much easier to get a “second wind” and into a focused flow state after a long workday with this: 3g kratom powder 1.5 to 2g ashwagandha powder 1.5 to 2g reishi powder mixed into a protein shake with added oil (I use 1 tbsp unrefined sesame) followed by 1.5 g sublingual standardized kava root-only extract (70% kavalactones) held for 3-5 minutes, then swallowed Works like a charm.

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