For the first time, winter isn’t feeling like an inescapable 4 months of doom to me. It definitely has something to do with this energy shot…
Every year, I forget the degree to which daylight savings takes a toll on my emotional state. At 1pm (or so it seems) the streets turn into tunnels of darkness and cold, and it drains me of motivation in any and every form: to socialize, to be productive, to create. I sit writing this in mid-December, and I’m already steeling myself for the endless weeks of deep(er) winter ahead.
While I can’t un-change the clocks, over the last few weeks I’ve been implementing a new step—or should I say, a plant-based matcha energy shot—into my routine, which has changed the game for me this winter (and when I say “the game,” I’m referring to my sanity and overall well-being). It’s called Magic Mind.
Editor’s Note: Magic Mind is a ritual you’re gonna want to add into your day, so I’d suggest choosing a subscription instead of a one-time payment to get up to 45% off (save up to $51).
Magic Mind is marketed as “The World’s First Productivity Drink.” I know, I know. My initial reaction was to roll my eyes at this attempt to bulldoze the immovable history of coffee as my productivity champion. But when I investigated a bit more, I realized that I had it all wrong.
I also learned that a bunch of pretty cool people have tried Magic Mind and found it to be true. A few notable names from that list include comedian Chelsea Handler, Grammy Award-winning RÜFÜS DU SOL, Twitch founder Justin Kan, and Matt Mullenweg (the founder of WordPress). Forbes even went so far as to call it “Silicon Valley’s new morning elixir.”
The Story Behind Magic Mind
Magic Mind was founded by a coffee lover like me. Founder James Beshara learned after developing a heart condition that he was putting too much reliance on excess caffeine. This sparked a 10+ year journey exploring the cognitive and physical benefits of plant-based ingredients like adaptogens and mushrooms, culminating in the creation of Magic Mind: a fully-optimized natural energy source that can supercharge your morning coffee, boost productivity, and promote a sense of calm.
Beshara worked with experts in the field of research, medicine, and psychology during the development process. He and his team workshopped over 100 versions until landing on the formula that I’ve been drinking every morning for the last three weeks straight.
Before I get into what’s actually in Magic Mind, I will say, this stuff is not cheap. But, the premium ingredients and the benefits I’ve seen from taking it are make it more than worth the cost to me (you can’t put a price on a full day of dialed-in energy and laser-focus). With my subscription, the total comes to $97.50 per month, or $3.25 per serving.
What’s Inside Every Bottle
Most people drink caffeine because they want energy. But Magic Mind was intentionally formulated to give you energy while also giving your body the tools it needs to combat anxiety, low mood, post-exercise inflammation, a weakened immune system, stress, and fatigue. Essentially, my annual winter experience.
The matcha provides sustained energy, while the other peer-reviewed ingredients work to help enhance focus, create a sense of calm alertness, and increase productivity (all while bolstering your immune system, too). That includes a blend of adaptogens, nootropics, and vitamins—like Organic Lion’s Mane Mushrooms, Organic Ashwagandha, Bacopa Monnieri, Turmeric, Vitamin C, Organic Cordyceps Mushrooms, Rhodiola Rosea, and Vitamin D3.
Now do you get why I wanted to try it before I got too deep in the winter slump? In short, Magic Mind does *much* more than give you energy. Thus, the magic.
My Experience With Magic Mind
In doing my research, I read that the effects accumulate over time, as your body retains higher levels of the botanicals and other natural ingredients. That’s why they recommend the Magic Mind 15-day challenge, as it’s long enough to allow sufficient time for your body to reap the full, accrued benefits. I’m not one to turn down a challenge, so I was instantly on board.
That said, I was pleasantly surprised from the first shot. I thought it was going to taste *healthy,* given the matcha and mushrooms in the blend, but it’s actually really delicious—with a lovely sweetness. As the days went on, I wasn’t sure if I was just imagining the difference in my energy levels, but after a week straight of sustained energy, improved mood, and a zen-like focus at work (not to mention better sleep), I knew it was no coincidence.
I’ve been downing a shot every morning with my beloved oat milk latté, and that power duo is giving me everything I wanted (but never got) from my previous 4-5 cups of coffee a day: productivity, motivation, and a sense of calm instead of jittery nerves.
And the cherry on top: the last “side effect” I noticed has nothing to do with productivity at all. I tend to catch colds left and right during the wintertime, but since incorporating Magic Mind into my routine, I’ve managed to avoid both the cold that went around my office and my roommate’s week-long bout of the flu. That’s no coincidence—considering these shots are packed with immune-boosting ingredients like Vitamin C and Organic Cordyceps Mushrooms.
Beat the Winter Blues With Magic Mind
From the cognitive benefits to the immune-boosting effects, Magic Mind has been my saving grace for staying motivated, healthy, and happy when the daylight hours are few and the cold weather makes me want to sleep all day. I feel like it’s given me a new lease on life, and helped me beat my annual cold weather slump before it could beat me.
So if you’re like me and you spend December through March (that’s one third of the year) in hibernation mode, you’re gonna want to check out Magic Mind.