If you're obsessed with outdoor adventures, there's a good chance your #1 purpose in life is to reach 'Flow', also called The Zone... you know- that magical place where the time-space continuum is breached and suddenly you’re literally superhuman- leaping over boulders in a single bound, spidey-climbing up to the highest peaks, or riding the most gnarly waves with the grace of Silver Surfer?
If this describes you, you're also probably not the type to load up on heavy-hitting (often synthetic) ingredients just to hit the next performance marker. Rather, you thrive in the experience.
For a long time, the supplement space has focused solely on performance gains. But now there's a new player in town- one that lets botanicals take the lead for a gentler approach you can feel…
Introducing Flume… a new supplement brand for outdoor adventure lovers.
Flume has developed a unique line of botanically driven products designed to work in total harmony with your body to enhance the thrill of moving in nature. The system includes three separate products for pre workout, post workout, and sleep.
BASK: Recovery Botanicals (post workout)
Reaching flow state is about feeling good on and off the trail. That’s why taking care to replenish yourself after your workout is an important part of enhancing flow. Bask recovery is a blend of soothing and adaptogenic plants from the farms and fields of India and Paraguay. Formulated to hydrate your body, speed muscle recovery, ease soreness and elevate mood*.
Bask recovery blend includes a smart formulation of botanical ingredients that are as fresh and unique as they are ancient and revered. Here’s the breakdown on each ingredient and how it can help you achieve flow.
Brilliance- in color, chemistry, and effects - best describes this cornerstone of Ayurvedic medicine. Turmeric is used to strengthen and soothe inflammation in the body. Scientists attribute much of turmeric’s properties, including its ability to support recovery after exercise and relieve muscle soreness, to a group of chemistries called curcuminoids. While known to be difficult to absorb, Flume’s advanced delivery technology significantly enhances curcuminoid absorption, so that it’s effective even at a low dose.
The stuff post-adventure dreams are made of. The female flowers (or strobiles) of the Hops plant are not just valued by beer brewers - practitioners of traditional medicine have used the plant for mood, relaxation and sleep benefits for hundreds of years. Preclinical studies suggest that hops exert their calming effects by fine-tuning the activity of neurotransmitters in the brain, namely GABA, serotonin and melatonin, which affect mood and sleep.
Considered the King of Spice, the dried fruits of black pepper plant don’t just awaken our palates, they infuse our whole body with their active chemistry. Wise to its health benefits, our ancient ancestors used black pepper to treat things like muscular pain. Flume’s unique extraction process concentrates beta-caryophyllene - a plant chemistry that activates the human endocannabinoid system and is credited with many of the non-psychoactive health benefits of cannabis.
The coconut tree has been called the “tree of life” because all of its parts are used to sustain human life. The refreshing water found in its fruit provides a plant-based electrolyte source that can help maintain fluid balance in the body. Flume’s coconut water comes from young, green, tender coconuts, and is produced using a gentle freeze-drying process that preserves key electrolytes like potassium to support hydration.
The intensely-lemon scented leaves of this shrub native to South America are traditionally used for joy, relaxation and pain relief. One of its most abundant and researched chemistries, called verbascoside, has been shown in lab studies to be a powerful modulator of oxidative stress, which is important for muscle recovery. Preclinical studies also show effects on GABA receptors, which play a role in maintaining a blissful mood.*
Himalayan Sea Salt
Himalayan Sea Salt was formed around 250 million years ago when a seabed in Pakistan was covered by lava. The water slowly evaporated, leaving behind expansive deposits of sodium and other trace minerals naturally present in the pure, ancient ocean. Sodium is a critical electrolyte for maintaining fluid balance, nerve function, and muscle contractions. It is the main electrolyte lost during sweating, so it is important to maintain an adequate balance before and after physical activity.
What does it taste like?
If you’re tired of overly sweet, syrupy, or even bland and chalky drink mixes, Flume will be a sip of fresh, uh, liquid. In fact, its taste is so subtle that it's really more like a tea. The notes of tangerine, mango, and cardamom take center stage and it's a refreshingly subtle drink that flirts with flavor, rather than smacking you in the face.
If you prefer a sweeter, stronger flavor, you could mix it into juice or other beverage of your choice. However, we at The Feed agree that the subtle flavor makes us feel like rather sophisticated outdoor enthusiasts, celebrating nature's exquisiteness in raw form.
Mix 1 teaspoon of Bask with water for a quenching and refreshing cool-down enhanced with electrolytes from coconut water and Himalayan sea salt to help hydrate the body. Hello, flow.
Care about the Earth? So Does Flume…
Flume takes their love of nature deep into their business philosophy. This means they are committed to responsible sourcing and using plastic-free, sustainable packaging (currently the only brand using 100% aluminum packaging!) As a fellow nature lover, we figured you’d want to know
From their website: We are committed to supporting organizations working to combat climate change, protect our environment, and safeguard plants and biodiversity. To help acheive this mission, we have committed 1% of our revenue to 1% for the Planet, POW (Protect our Winters), and the Sustainable Herbs Program.