Meet the 4 Pillars of Health: Thrive, Biome, Sleep, and Mind

We bet you didn’t think of mushrooms as a foundation when considering pillars of a healthy lifestyle. Trufa is here to open your eyes to a whole world of truffle power.

Trufa has optimized the benefits in each of their mushroom supplements by using only the best ingredients. Specific blends are developed with in-depth research to ensure each product’s highest quality and efficacy.

Trufa’s four pillars of health reflect the backbone on which each product is created: Thrive, Biome, Sleep + Refresh, and Mental Health

Thrive: Nutrition & Beyond

We have all heard that superfoods are good for us, but what exactly are they and why should we care?

What makes foods “super” is that they have a better bang for their buck than less-than-superfoods. Although there are no set criteria for superfoods, the Oxford Dictionary defines a superfood as “a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.”

A major defining factor for superfoods is that they help your body heal faster and function better than it would without them.

A high amount of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants is a marker of superfood status. It’s much like a Mary Poppins bag — such a small item full of so many good things, it’s almost too good to be true!

Chances are, you have even eaten a superfood or two lately without even realizing it. Blueberries are an incredible superfood for their antioxidants. Garlic is well-known for its healing powers for different illnesses. Kiwifruit is one of the best sources of Vitamin C.

Medicinal mushrooms are finally getting their chance in this superfood spotlight, and we are here for it. Like anything, though, not all mushroom supplements are created equal. Trufa takes extra care to ensure that every product features the perfect blend of these super-powered mushrooms, including fruiting bodies and extracts for the highest efficacy.

Lion’s mane, Chaga, Reishi, and Cordyceps blend with other mighty herbs, vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients to provide a symbiotic effect and faster absorbability. Specific combinations are developed with in-depth research to achieve a goal. Whether you need energy, better sleep, a balanced microbiome, or mental focus and clarity, Trufa has designed every superfood supplement with you in mind.

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Biome: healthy gut + metabolism

The gut microbiome is the environment within your digestive tract that is host to many millions of bacteria.

As we age, we gather new bacteria in our gut through what we eat and drink. We also feed the good and bad bacteria in our gut with our food and drink choices. Our diet is considered one of the most important factors in determining the health of our gut.

If we have a good balance of bacteria in our guts, our bodies function at an optimal state of health. This balance is important for every function in the body. Our immune system relies on this balance.

Our mood is heavily influenced by our microbiome. Feeling energized, recovering from physical activity and stress levels all rely on a healthy gut to function optimally.

So what happens when the gut becomes unbalanced? This is called dysbiosis, and it can cause some serious issues throughout the body. lntestinal dysbiosis is a major risk factor for developing chronic gastrointestinal, inflammatory or autoimmune disorders, food allergies and intolerances, certain cancers, unexplained fatigue and mood swings, memory issues, and more.

When your gut has the correct balance of bacteria and microbes, you experience more energy and fewer gut issues. Some reasons the gut flora becomes unbalanced include environmental toxins, processed foods, and chronic stress.

So how do we bring our gut microbiome back into balance? As with any living organism, we need to feed it what it needs to thrive. This is the work of prebiotics and probiotics.

Probiotics are the bacteria our gut needs. Prebiotics are food for the good bacteria to thrive.

When prebiotics are introduced to the gut, the good gut bacteria get fed. Thankfully, the harmful gut bacteria don’t like the same kind of food as the good gut bacteria so your body starts to return to a better balance.

Studies have shown that mushrooms provide prebiotics and help the microbiome come back into balance. Our mushroom microbiome supplements offer these beneficial prebiotics combined with targeted probiotics to balance your microbiome and boost your mood.

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Sleep: Rest + Rejuvenate

At night, the brain isn’t just at rest. It’s doing much more while YOU are resting! When healthy sleep cycles are allowed to run their course, the brain filters out toxins and helps regenerate systems at the cellular level.

Sleep deprivation leads to difficulty making decisions, noticeable irritability, anxiety, less focus, memory issues, and slower reaction times. From a physical health perspective, constantly interrupted sleep leads to weight gain, heart issues, and diabetes.

Think about when you had a great night of sleep. How did you feel the next day? Did you wake up feeling fresh, energized, and joyful? This is how we want you to feel every day. This is why getting better sleep is as important for improving your health as diet and exercise. Good sleep improves your brain performance, mood, and overall health.

The Cleveland Clinic states that “there are more than 100 million Americans of all ages who are not getting an adequate amount of sleep” and that “about 70 million people in the United States suffer from sleep disorders”.

Don’t confuse getting BETTER sleep with getting MORE sleep. Studies show that getting an adequate amount of QUALITY sleep is healthier than sleeping in to get more sleep. If you’re struggling with feeling tired all the time but are sleeping for long periods of time, there might be an underlying health reason.

One of the most common ways people attempt to sleep better is with sleeping pills. But they come with a laundry list of side effects. And they end up masking the root of the reason why you’re not getting great sleep.

Many sleep supplements don’t allow the brain to fully process what it needs to at night, and people end up feeling groggy throughout the day.

Trufa’s mushroom products stimulate the body’s ability to heal and rebuild through the power of restorative sleep.

When we get that sleep our body needs, it provides a whole host of benefits including:
– Improves brain function
– Aids in muscle recovery
– Boosts longevity
– Balances hormones
– Protects the heart
– Fights weight gain

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Mind: Growth + Consciousness

With mental health disorders impacting an estimated 264 million people globally, discussing the importance of nutrition for mental health cannot be overlooked.

Much of what happens in the gut is connected to hormones that affect mental clarity, focus, emotions, and energy. Specifically, the link between nutrition and depression has been well-documented by researchers worldwide.

Our microbiome affects how our bodies function. Nutrition is completely intertwined with our mental function, behavior, memory, and emotions. Many studies are emerging from this field of study known as nutritional neuroscience that is starting to back up the need for specific nutrients and supplements to help bring the body to a better state of being.

Did you know the microbiome produces over 80% of the serotonin in the body? Serotonin is that feel-good hormone that makes you feel as if all is right in the world.

If the gut is not healthy, there is a higher risk for serotonin to not be optimally produced and we are left feeling like it is more challenging to feel happy or joyful in moments.

You know that “gut feeling” you get when you need to make a big decision or something is about to happen? Also known as our intuition, those gut feelings can tell you more than just if you should choose pizza or a salad for lunch.

From a physiological perspective, neuroscientist and author, Tara Swart, says, “Your gut feelings are a combination of your gut bacteria communicating directly to your brain via chemical messengers in the blood and the gut neurons connection to the limbic (emotional and intuitive) part of the brain.”

Wait a minute. The gut bacteria communicate this information to the brain?!

Yep, and those feelings might not be as accurate when there is an imbalance of gut bacteria.

Because our mental health is so connected to our microbiome, it is important to nourish both.

Trufa’s Mental Health line of products are targeted solutions that boost your mental health by harnessing the power of your gut-brain connection. They include medicinal mushrooms such as Lion’s Mane and Reishi, super greens and immune boosting herbs, and probiotics and prebiotics.

These mood-boosting and gut-balancing mushrooms and superfoods are specifically blended to boost mood, energy, immune and brain function.

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