The effects of functional ingredients can be subtle as you’re getting started. Everyone’s body chemistry is different and every ingredient has a different "mechanism of action" for how it works in the body.
Some of our ingredients can provide a relatively fast result, such as with our Energy Capsules or Rapid Sleep Melts. Other ingredients, such as functional mushrooms or CBD work to support our internal systems for preventative health and general well-being, so you may not notice anything right away.
For many EQ products, if you experience an overall sense of well-being, such as improved mood and decreased stress, that is a sign you’re moving in the right direction. Here are a few questions to ask yourself when trying to gauge subtle improvements:
- Were you slightly less reactive in a stressful situation than anticipated?
- Are you waking up feeling more refreshed?
- Have you felt less tension or aches than usual?
- Has a friend, partner, or co-worker noticed a change in your mood? Often, it's easier for others to notice changes than it is to notice them in ourselves!