We deal in herbs. And yeah, they're not always the best-tasting things in the world. That's an understatement when we've made people throw up at times! Take, for instance, this comment about our popular Cistanche extract. "The cistanche is unbearable to take. I tried, like the video, to scoop … [Read more...] about Transforming Unbearable Tasting Herbs into Palatable Pleasures
Why Pine Pollen Tincture?
We came across a nice video that details the benefits of Pine Pollen Tincture, not to mention recommending our brand. It's a great presentation, visually well done, so I thought it worth sharing here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETahMM3iWS4 If you'd like to see for yourself what this … [Read more...] about Why Pine Pollen Tincture?
Bacopa vs. Lion’s Mane
What herb will suit you best if you’re looking to... Boost Your Cognitive Performance, Such as Memory, Concentration, Attention, and more? Two of the most well-known herbs in the space for this are Bacopa and Lion’s Mane Mushroom. I’ll start by saying that everyone is different. What this means … [Read more...] about Bacopa vs. Lion’s Mane
Albizia vs. Blue Vervain
Today I want to share a one star review with you... “I whole wholeheartedly have experienced the power of MANY herbs with LEH but I don’t get the hype on this one; first it’s not that bitter – I’ve had way worse Tongkat Ali etc. It doesn’t have much flavor at all really I really have to pause and … [Read more...] about Albizia vs. Blue Vervain
4 Incredible Benefits of Rhodiola
Rhodiola is a herb that has been traditionally used in Russia and Scandinavia for centuries. You may have heard of Rhodiola and how it works to support brain health, but did you know that it has a variety of other benefits? In this article, we'll review the benefits of Rhodiola and how you can … [Read more...] about 4 Incredible Benefits of Rhodiola
Herbs aren’t Just Herbs
Our language isn’t always clear. The word herbs is often thought to meant green leafy plants. And while that is one part of herbs, at Lost Empire Herbs we’re using the broader definition of any sort of natural substance taken for healthful effects. On that note, I found this chart in a paper … [Read more...] about Herbs aren’t Just Herbs
Ashwagandha vs. Tongkat Ali (Which Is Best For You?)
Ashwagandha and Tongkat Ali are two of our most popular herbal supplements here at Lost Empire Herbs and two very important hormone-supporting herbs! Before we go further, I need you to understand that half of what I'm talking about here applies to any Ashwagandha or Tongkat Ali out there on the … [Read more...] about Ashwagandha vs. Tongkat Ali (Which Is Best For You?)
Cycling Herbs with Her Cycle
I was interviewed on a podcast recently. It’s not been published yet, but I’ll be sure to share when it is. The hosts of the show were a couple. And they mentioned what to me was an amazing idea. So much so that I’m immediately applying it…and I know a good chunk of our customers might want to … [Read more...] about Cycling Herbs with Her Cycle
We Americans are leaders in the world… One of the many things we lead in is obesity! A CDC report released this year shows that in 2017-2018 the adult obesity rate is a whopping 42.4.%.  That is almost every other person. There is something very wrong with this. If the trendline … [Read more...] about 42.4% Obesity!
Herbal Powders or Capsules?
Should you purchase our herbal powders or the capsules? This post will show you the benefits and drawbacks of each. https://youtu.be/vZeBpNTLphI The Benefits of Capsules The most obvious benefit of taking capsules is the convenience of doing so. It’s easy to pop a few pills in your mouth and … [Read more...] about Herbal Powders or Capsules?
Lost Empire Herbs VIP Program
Did you know we have a VIP Program at Lost Empire Herbs? Many of our new customers are unaware of this, so I figured I should write a short post and make a video to explain all the details! Lost Empire Herbs VIP Program https://youtu.be/JJ3YVGy8SqU How Do You Become a VIP? Good question... … [Read more...] about Lost Empire Herbs VIP Program
How to Make Powdered Herbs Palatable
Yes, I'm afraid it's true. Our herbs have actually made people vomit! While it's certainly not common, it can happen. So how's that for a great sales pitch and selling point?.... NOT! But honestly, there isn't much we can do about their uniquely natural flavors. Powerful herbs come with … [Read more...] about How to Make Powdered Herbs Palatable
Does Pine Pollen Contain Testosterone?
Pine Pollen is said to contain testosterone as well as a number of other human hormones including: Epitestosterone Androstenedione Androsterone DHEA Progesterone Is this true? The answer is unclear. Prior research says yes. However, our own independent lab results said … [Read more...] about Does Pine Pollen Contain Testosterone?
Zoopharmacognosy is a ... Long word, isn't it? But we’ve all seen it in action around pets. Have you ever watched a dog or cat eat some grass and then throw it up? When they eat something bad or have an upset stomach or a parasite, this is a common behavior. But it is far from the only way … [Read more...] about Zoopharmacognosy
Evolutionary Herbalism Book Review
My primary teacher in the realm of herbalism is Sajah Popham. As such, I thought it would be great to review his book published last year, Evolutionary Herbalism: Science, Spirituality, and Medicine from the Heart of Nature. Here is the chapter breakdown: Part 1: The Light of Nature … [Read more...] about Evolutionary Herbalism Book Review
Are There Drugs in Your Supplements?
Two years ago an article, titled “Unapproved Pharmaceutical Ingredients Included in Dietary Supplements Associated With US Food and Drug Administration Warnings” came out. This post includes several quotes from this as there are some alarming findings in here… “The US Food and Drug Administration … [Read more...] about Are There Drugs in Your Supplements?
Gateway Herbs: Goji, Pine Pollen, and More
I’m guessing you’ve heard the term “gateway drug” before, right? This was basically to say that if someone started smoking cannabis then soon enough, they’d be smoking crack and shooting heroin. That the more common and easier drug would be a gateway into the harder stuff. Sure, we can find … [Read more...] about Gateway Herbs: Goji, Pine Pollen, and More
Can I take XXX with YYY herbs?
This question is one of the most common we get. So I decided to write one long blog post that answers every version of it with the herbs we sell at Lost Empire Herbs. (Yes, this is meant to be a bit of a joke but one meant to prove the point!) Can I take Tongkat Ali with … [Read more...] about Can I take XXX with YYY herbs?
How to Make a Liquid Suspension [Elderberry]
Personally, my preferred method of taking herbs is a tincture, because they are so simple and easy to use. Squirt it in your mouth and you’re done. This is easier than mixing powders into some sort of drink. Capsules are easy too, but still not as easy as tinctures in my opinion. And with any sort … [Read more...] about How to Make a Liquid Suspension [Elderberry]
Six(6) Pine Pollen Videos
Recently, I recorded a bunch of new videos on specific topics about our most popular herb, Pine Pollen. You’ll find these shown in a variety of places around our website but also figured it was worth putting them all in one place here on the blog. (We did something similar with Ashwagandha … [Read more...] about Six(6) Pine Pollen Videos
How to Become Intuitive with Herb Use
I’m often asked which herbs I take. And my answer is that I am largely intuitive about my herb taking. Despite saying that for years, I’ve never really covered HOW I am intuitive...until now. I do this to share with you but also to become more conscious of what I’m doing so that I can improve my … [Read more...] about How to Become Intuitive with Herb Use
How to Make Elderberry Honey: Simple DIY Recipe
Elderberry Honey has long been used as a home remedy for colds and flu. It is specifically recommended for kids because it tastes good. You know the old saying, a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. The good news is that with the right kind of honey you’re not only helping the medicine … [Read more...] about How to Make Elderberry Honey: Simple DIY Recipe