Unlocking Nature's Power: Exploring Functional Mushrooms With Pro Surfer Bo Stanley

Posted on April 18, 2024

Bo Stanley Professional Surfer
My name is Bo Stanley- I am a lifelong waterwoman and former competitive surfer with over 15 years of experience on the circuit. After hanging up my competition jersey, I turned my attention to my other life long passions, and became a certified nutritionist, and personal trainer with an emphasis on women's health and wellness. Throughout my journey, surfing has been not just a sport but a way of life, a constant pursuit of strength, balance, and peak performance in and out of the water. For me, the key to sustaining this lifestyle lies in two pillars: proper nutrition and focused strength training. These elements form the bedrock of my ability to engage in the sports I love and to maintain my natural athleticism while sustaining vitality no matter what age and stage of my life. As I strive to remain strong and balanced over time, I've realized the significance of understanding my body's needs on a deeper level.

Bo Stanley Surfing a Big Wave


My introduction to Laird Superfood came as part of a quest to optimize my health and performance. Delving into the intricacies of nutrition, I discovered how even seemingly insignificant dietary choices could impact my well-being. It was a revelation—something as routine as the creamer in my morning coffee was contributing to inflammation and affecting my energy levels.

Enter Laird Superfood.

Bo Stanley Pro Surfer drinking Laird Superfood Prebiotic Daily Greens in a glass in her home


Their creamer, made from simple, real food ingredients, offered a solution. Experimenting with it, I experienced zero inflammatory response, maintained my healthy weight zone, and bid farewell to morning bloat. This initial success propelled me to explore the entirety of their product range. What I found was a brand built on values that resonate with me deeply: a commitment to real food ingredients that the body recognizes and processes efficiently. With Laird Superfood, I found more than just a range of products—I discovered a partner in my pursuit of peak performance and well-being. Their products ensure that I remain in an optimal state, free from energy crashes and bloating, allowing me to surf, train, and live life to the fullest.
As an advocate for nutrient-dense foods as primary sources of supplements, I've always been selective about any supplements I need to incorporate into my routine. There are certain essential products that I consider indispensable, and one of these is the Laird Superfood Performance Mushrooms.
Why are they for me, you may ask, and why do I advocate them for you? Well, what sets these performance mushrooms apart is their potent blend of adaptogens, which are not easily sourced from regular dietary intake alone. As an athlete and nutritionist, optimizing performance, sustaining energy levels, and ensuring mental clarity are paramount to me.
The Laird Superfood Performance Mushrooms have seamlessly integrated into my daily regimen as I simply add them to my coffee or protein smoothie. My go-to recipe is added at the very end, as well as posted on my instagram @bostanley. With 48 grams of protein per smoothie, this Banana Agave + Adaptogen Smoothie tastes more like a milkshake, and is going to be your new favorite daily addition!


Bo Stanley drinking her very own Smoothie Recipe in her home


I have been using the product, along with the Sweet & Creamy + Adaptogens Creamer nearly every single day the past year. I have noticed an increase in brain clarity, stress management and sustained energy levels. The adaptogens have been a big support for me, along with eating whole real foods. Laird Superfoods' commitment to using real food ingredients and high-quality components that the body can efficiently process and utilize makes them a 100% trusted choice for my clients and myself. This ensures that I can tackle each day without the dreaded brain fog or energy crashes that often accompany hectic schedules and intense workouts or surf sessions, if I ( and you) are not consuming quality products and nutrition.
To put my positive experience to the test, I conducted a personal experiment on my husband, who has a physically demanding job and is active in surfing or weightlifting daily. Every night I prepare my husband's overnight oats, so I subtly started adding a serving of Performance Mushrooms to his oats for a month. The mild taste went unnoticed, and at the end of each week, he appeared less fatigued and even started waking up earlier on weekends. When I finally revealed my experiment to him after a month, he confirmed feeling increased energy, better moods, and reduced lethargy. Now they have become a staple in his routine as well!

Adding just a teaspoon of these Performance Mushrooms daily is all you need.

Here's why:

  • Chaga: Offers defense against oxidative stress, promoting overall well-being.

  • Maitake: Supports immune modulation, crucial for maintaining a robust immune system.

  • Cordyceps: Enhances energy production, ideal for athletes and active individuals.

  • Lion's Mane: Traditionally used to support brain health, aiding in mental clarity and focus.

Now that we've explored the individual benefits of Chaga, Maitake, Cordyceps, and Lion's Mane mushrooms, let's discuss practical ways to incorporate Laird Superfood Performance Mushrooms into your daily routine. Each individual has different schedules and needs, so I wanted to lay some options out to see which would best support your own needs!

Morning Rituals:

Start your day on the right foot by adding a teaspoon of Laird Superfoods Performance Mushrooms to your morning coffee, tea, or smoothie This simple yet effective step ensures that you kickstart your day with a dose of powerful adaptogens and antioxidants.

Pre-Workout Boost:

If you're an athlete or fitness enthusiast, consider incorporating Laird Superfoods Performance Mushrooms into your pre-workout routine. The energy-boosting effects of Cordyceps can enhance your performance and endurance during workouts, helping you achieve your fitness goals.

Midday Pick-Me-Up:

Combat the afternoon slump and stay focused throughout the day by adding Laird Superfoods Performance Mushrooms to your favorite beverage or snack. The brain-nourishing benefits of Lion's Mane can help you maintain mental clarity and productivity, even during hectic days.

Post-Workout Recovery:

After a strenuous workout, support your body's recovery process by incorporating Laird Superfoods Performance Mushrooms into your post-workout nutrition. The immune-modulating effects of Maitake and the antioxidant properties of Chaga can aid in recovery and promote overall well-being.


Bo Stanley Shredding a Big Wave


In conclusion, Laird Superfood Performance Mushrooms has offered me a natural and effective way to elevate my performance, support my body's needs, and enhance overall well-being, while paired with a whole, balanced and nutrient dense diet. So whether you're an athlete seeking a competitive edge, a busy professional aiming for mental clarity, or simply someone committed to optimal health, Performance Mushrooms can be a valuable addition to your daily routine like they have been for mine.

By harnessing the power of Chaga, Maitake, Cordyceps, and Lion's Mane mushrooms, Laird Superfood has created a synergistic blend that addresses key aspects of health and performance. With a focus on quality, transparency, and scientific integrity, Laird Superfood continues to lead the way in providing innovative superfood solutions for modern lifestyles and ingredients you and your body can trust!


Banana Agave Protein Smoothie Recipe:

  • 2 scoops of Laird Superfood plant based protein powder (muscle integrity)
  • 1 serving Laird Superfood Performance Mushroom: packed with Chaga, Maitake, Cordyceps, and Lion’s Mane. (oxidative stress, support immunity, and brain support)
  • 1 cup non dairy kefir (gut health)
  • 1 Banana-Potassium-carbs=energy
  • 1 Serving of Flax seeds-(Aid in Hormone support)
  • Agave as desired

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