At 52, I felt and looked like crap. Low energy, low sex drive, no motivation and felt mentally fatigued. I decided to start working out again after being lazy for years but had a hard time getting started. I knew my hormones were out of balance just by the way I felt.
After doing research I stumbled upon Lost Empire Herbs(which was Superman at the time) and started taking Pine Pollen, He Shou Wu, Ashwagandha, Eleuthero, Rhodiola, Nettle, Shilajit, Tongkat Ali, Maral Root and Schisandra.
Wow. Within a month’s time, I felt completely transformed. My physical energy increased, I didn’t need as much sleep to feel rested, and my libido was better than it had been in years. But the biggest change is how I felt mentally. I have such a sense of well being and always just feel good. I was working out hard and in years past when I was training I still always felt tired and it took me a long time to recover after workouts. And I would always require so much more sleep when I worked out. This time around it was different.
It’s been over a year since I started the herbs and I’m still working out strong, I recover quickly and I don’t need as much sleep as I used to. I wake up at 7 a.m. instead of 10 a.m. I still can’t believe I’m the same person. I feel I’m healthier at 52 than I was at 30. I have cut down on which herbs I take just because of cost. But I still take on a regular basis the Pine Pollen, Eleuthero, Ashwagandha, Rhodiola, Nettle and Schisandra. I’ve also played around with the Bacopa, Horny Goat Weed, Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, Cistanche, and Hercules. I’m currently trying out the Blue Vervain and the Albizia.
The adaptogens are what I feel really help with my mental state. I had my hormones checked at the start of this and about 6 months later and my estrogen levels went down, my testosterone and DHEA went up, and my cortisol went down. Another big plus is that last winter was the first winter I didn’t get sick with anything- not even a sniffle. I cannot remember a winter in which I didn’t get sick.
I’m a firm believer in these herbs and what they can do.