Is it okay to take herbs while fasting? This question has been popping up a lot lately. For example, Craig asked us the following: “In Upgrade Your Growth Hormone you recommend fasting. When fasting, is it okay to take herbs? For most herbs, you recommend taking them twice a day, so I'm not sure … [Read more...] about Should You Take Herbs When Fasting?
In other words, do herbs really work? To answer that it depends on what you mean by work… If you’re like most of our customers when you arrived at Lost Empire Herbs for the first time you were likely looking for a solution to some sort of issue. Maybe getting more energy. Maybe a sexual health … [Read more...] about What Should I Expect When Taking Herbs?
Sadly, many of the herbs we sell here at Lost Empire Herbs are a bit on the weird or unknown side for the average man and woman. But what are you supposed to do with often-times-bad-tasting powders and tinctures? In fact, just the other day I received this comment from Jared: "Dude, how the heck … [Read more...] about How to Take Herbs
Where do I personally get my water from? It's not from the tap...even though I'm on a good quality well, not even the municipal supply. I aim for the best...and in this case, that means fresh spring water. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obk_TE5ArpU&feature=youtu.be Water that has been … [Read more...] about Where Do I Get My Water?
It is fun to learn about the amazing herbs that grow all around you. All on the roadsides near my house, and beyond them, the St. John's Wort has been in full bloom. I figured I'd bring you in on the first time wild harvesting and tincturing the St. John's … [Read more...] about Harvesting and Tincturing St. John’s Wort
I’ve always been on the lookout for an edge when it comes to my training. But I’m training primarily for health…so I am not willing to sacrifice it for an advantage. Years back I experimented with a few pre-workout supplements. My training did improve a little bit, but let’s face it, nothing you … [Read more...] about Get an Edge in Your Workouts with Hercules
Recently Black Ant Extract was featured on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast and Lost Empire Herbs was mentioned. In fact, it started off that way… “Ben Greenfield eats ants. I just wanted everybody to know,” says Joe Rogan. https://youtu.be/v9A3Jy7s5qY There was some talk about the benefits of … [Read more...] about Ant Extract on Joe Rogan Experience
Here is my list of the top 5 tips to increase testosterone naturally. While testosterone replacement has it's place, it really should not be explored until all natural methods have been exhausted. As mentioned, these are some of the tips that helped me to get 992 ng/dL total … [Read more...] about Top 5 Tips for Boosting Testosterone Naturally
A Soxhlet extraction is a way of making tinctures that requires some specialized equipment but comes with some very cool benefits. See it in action in the video here. The standard way of making herbal tinctures involves letting the herbs soak in your alcohol solution for a period of at … [Read more...] about Soxhlet Extraction for Tinctures
With the popularity of our Megadose Pine Pollen (the idea of taking 3 tablespoons of a powder, when a normal “regular” dose is just ½ to 1 teaspoon per day), we’re sometimes asked "can I megadose other herbs? What about megadosing medicinal mushrooms?" Yes, you can megadose some other herbs. But … [Read more...] about Megadosing Herbs
One of the things that we often get asked about from customers or potential customers is will the herbs interact with their medications. First of all, I am not a doctor…nor do we have any doctors on staff. We are not well-versed in the pharmaceutical world. In fact, I’m of the opinion that drugs … [Read more...] about Herbs and Drug Interactions
Do Herbs Have a Shelf Life? These are common questions we’re asked. And, as with many things, the answer is a bit complicated, depending on a variety of factors. Depends on the herb Depends on how it is stored More specifically, depends on access to light, air, and heat. Herbs Don’t … [Read more...] about Shelf Life: How Long Do Herbs Last?
Western medicine strives to maintain the stranglehold it has built around the topic of health. But the cracks in the foundation are becoming more and more apparent. While there are many great aspects of Western medicine, there are also some very dark corners as well. One area it shines in is … [Read more...] about Opioids, Pain Management and Natural Alternatives
We get a lot of questions for more details about cycling Pine Pollen Tincture and cycling Tongkat Ali, two of our more powerful hormonal herbs. This article aims to give you all the details you could possibly want to know on how to cycle pine pollen vs tongkat ali. What is Cycling? First of all, … [Read more...] about How To Cycle Pine Pollen Tincture and Tongkat Ali
Performance herbalism is all about using herbs to enhance performance. Performance is defined as “the action or process of carrying out or accomplishing an action, task, or function.” So, when we’re talking about performing better that means such thing as: • Athletic Performance • Sexual … [Read more...] about What is Performance Herbalism?
The events of today’s world can be traumatic, and even the pace of everyday life can be cause for social anxiety. Who hasn’t experienced it? All too often we put up with the stresses that cause anxiety while forgetting that we have the power to take actions that can create more peace … [Read more...] about Herbs For Social Anxiety
Your shipment from Lost Empire Herbs arrives. You quickly open up the box and rip open a bag to get your herbal fix right away. You first notice that the herb looks a bit different than you remember, but maybe you’re just imagining things, so you take a dose. Hmmm, the taste has changed … [Read more...] about Herb Changes in Color, Taste and Appearance
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men. This fact alone proves that our heart health is central to life itself. Western medicine focuses on heart health mostly from a physical standpoint. Our heart is the center of our circulatory system—pumping blood throughout our … [Read more...] about Top Five Chinese Herbs for Heart Health
An insidious confusion of terms is what is preventing most people from having greater health and happiness. After noodling around this area for some time, I have finally figured out the root. It is the confusion between science and technology. While these two are certainly related, they are NOT the … [Read more...] about When High Tech is Not Scientific
When it comes to weight loss, we all know the drill. You finally decide to take it seriously and set a strict diet for yourself. Maybe initially, you even see some results, but over time most people fall off the wagon and end up right back where they started… and are left with the feelings of … [Read more...] about How to Lose Weight Naturally: Does Dieting Work?
If you want to feel the effects of herbs immediately, there are a few things you can do. One of the best categories of herbs to work with is the nervines. From Chinese medicine, the Shen tonics would largely include this group. https://www.youtube.com/embed/3_xrRoyjxkA Over the course of … [Read more...] about How to Use and Feel Nervines and Shen Tonics
Sleepless Nights... We all know how they make us groggy and grumpy in the morning, but have you ever considered the physiological effects of insufficient sleep? The science and effects of sleep deprivation are scary! Research shows that sleep deprivation wreaks havoc on hormonal function and … [Read more...] about Lack of Sleep Wreaks Havoc on the Brain