JING - A super-blend of revered Taoist Foundational Herbs:
As the primary Taoist herb blend from SuperFeast, Jing brings together a number of tonic herbs that all work harmoniously to help restore energy levels, hormone balance and stamina through supporting healthy kidney and adrenal function.
What you'll find here:
- A bit of background info on the Jing blend & SuperFeast themselves
- The reasons why I recommend and use it
- Best places to buy, including any discounts/sales we can track down for you
- My favourite recipes and serving suggestions
SuperFeast Jing REVIEW BY DARCY - BIRCHER BAR FOUNDER & OWNER:
What I Like:
I think we can probably all relate to times where we've been a bit over-worked, anxious and stressed. For me, Jing has a been a great one to help bounce back from periods where I've been 'burning the candle at both ends' ... and probably in the middle too.
After a few weeks of using it consistently, along with reducing my stimulant intake, I definitely notice elevated and more consistent energy. Not the lovable peaks and troughs of our old friend caffeine, but a more reliable and level kind of stamina.
I often use it in smoothies and tonic teas without dropping my morning coffee, but definitely notice a more pronounced effect when I quit the coffee for a bit and focus on really restoring the adrenals. Combine it with a consistent yoga/meditation practice or any other stress-reducing relaxation activities and you'll be feeling better than what you remember is possible.
The Taste - Jing has a noticeably bitter flavour profile which I love. I've posted a couple of my favourite recipes below (straight from Mason himself), but it's as easy as honey (or maple) & hot water if you want a quick and easy tonic tea.
Company Values and Service - As with anything we review, we believe the product can only be as good as the people that make it - and we love SuperFeast. Having dealt with these guys for years now and with a front-row seat to their operation, I am more than happy to recommend them. As a great family-owned business with impeccable morals and customer support like no other brand I've seen, they are definitely worth considering for your medicinal mushroom and tonic herb needs.
What I Think Could Be Improved:
Not so much an improvement as something to consider - given that it is a blend of six different taoist herbs, none of them are present at the same potency levels that you'll find in a single herb powder extract. This is a fantastic foundational energy tonic, but if you're after the highly specific benefits of a particular herb present in this blend, I'd recommend buying it as a single extract for maximum potency.
Where To Buy Jing?
Click the big blue button at the top of this page to head directly to the SuperFeast website to make an order. Before you do that though ... we've negotiated a massive 15% SuperFeast discount code for our email subscribers, so I'd definitely recommend joining our list and taking advantage of that first.
Alternatively, you can search the 'stockists' section of their website to find your nearest local retailer too.
What is Jing?:
Jing is one of the Three Treasures in Taoist philosophy (Jing, Qi and Shen) is referred to as the primordial 'essence' residing in our Kidneys that supplies the core energy, power and stamina that allows us to experience superior physical health.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine principles, we are born with a fixed amount of Jing which can be increased through certain foods, herbs and stimulation (exercise, yoga etc.) and also depleted by everyday activities such being overworked, stress, illness and substance abuse.
Jing is believed to be stored in the Kidneys and such, is essential for good kidney health, adrenal support and physical attributes such as skin, hair and teeth (read more about it here)
When cultivated, it strengthens the kidneys and gives us an abundance of the energy that is the foundation of many functions within the body and its various systems, especially the hormones. When we experience exhaustion and weakness in the body, it is a sign that our jing is being depleted - burning jing leads to super speedy ageing and deterioration of the body.
What You Need to Know About SuperFeast's Jing:
This amazing blend combines the most revered jing herbs of the Taoist herbal system into a powerful kidney tonic and adrenal supplement - perfectly designed to support and restore this foundational energy.
The effectiveness of this blend comes from the combination of the following herbs, all as a 10:1 dual extract:
- Eucommia bark, Cultivated Cordyceps CS-4, Goji Berry, Rehmannia Root, Cistanche Stem, Dendrobium Stem extract powders *dual extract
Primary Health Benefits Include:
- Restore core hormone function
- Counter the effects of exhaustion
- Cultivate adrenal & kidney energy
- Increase physical power and stamina
- Heal & replenish the joints, ligaments and tendons
- Strengthen the knees, hips & lower back
The founder of SuperFeast, Mason, has put together a brilliant podcast on Jing - addressing everything from what it is and it's role in the body through to how we cultivate and restore it. Hit play to give it a listen!
As mentioned earlier, one of the simplest ways to use Jing is to make what I call an 'Adrenal Tonic Tea'. This is as simple as combining 1 teaspoon of SuperFeast Jing powder in a mug of hot water with a dash of your favourite sweetener, and then stirring until everything is completely combined.
If you want to step it up a bit and really jazz up your Jing game - check out 2 of my favourite SuperFeast recipes below.
1.) Australian Native Jing Wattle Latte:
This one really brings the blend to life, combining it with the amazing flavour and health benefits of Australian native roasted wattleseed & mesquite with the smooth creaminess of organic butter and almond mylk!
2.) Dandy Jing:
This one serves as a great coffee replacement, giving those familiar bitter flavour notes and providing great natural benefits to the kidneys and liver.
Start with ¼ - ½ tsp daily and increase from there over a few weeks. You can also stir into hot water, milk or plant milk for an instant tonic tea. Works well in hot or cold drinks, broths and meal.
Eucommia bark, cultivated cordyceps CS-4, goji berry, rehmannia root, cistanche stem, dendrobium stem extract powders - *dual extract
No added grains, fillers or starch. Sourced Di Tao where possible from traditional herb-producing regions of China. Produced in Australia.