In this new series, we’re breaking down exactly how our products work, so you can wow your friends with a little plant science. Next up: Calm Mab Sticks.

What it does:

  1. Supports anxiety
  2. Helps with deeper sleep
  3. Improves relaxation
  4. Elevates mood
  5. Tastes great with a juicy blackberry flavor

Key ingredients: 

  • Ashwagandha
  • Cannabinol Isolate
  • Chamomile
  • Hops
  • Lemon Balm 

How it works: 

Calm Mab Sticks contain a plethora of relaxing plant compounds.

Ashwagandha is considered an adaptogenic herb, which means it’s used to support your body’s ability to adapt to stress by lowering stress hormones if they are high. It’s also been used for thousands of years around the world to support the body’s ability to fight inflammation and improve mood.

The Ayurvedic system calls ashwagandha a Medhya (meaning mind) Rasayana (meaning rejuvenate)

Some adaptogens, like ginseng, are thought to be stimulating, but ashwagandha as an adaptogen is said to be calming and can greatly enhance your body’s ability to have a deeper and more restful night’s sleep. 

We add chamomile, hops, and CBN (a non-euphoric cannabinoid) to amplify the calming effects of ashwagandha even more. 

Chamomile also helps to heighten the relaxing effects of lemon balm, which could otherwise be cognitively stimulating (like it is in our Recovery Mab Sticks).

FYI: When you get a unique effect by putting ingredients together that wouldn’t have that effect on their own, it’s called an “emergent behavior.” 

Fun Fact: Our ashwagandha comes from a family-run farm that’s been growing the plant in India for six generations. 

Pro Tip: After you take your Calm Mab Stick, try one of these three calming breathing exercises.

Pro Tip: Some of the components that make up ashwagandha are said to be lipophilic, meaning they’re fat-like. Adding a little whole milk to your hot tea and Calm Mab Stick can help increase its bioavailability.

Pro Tip: The Dreamer cocktail takes the chill vibes to the next level by pairing Calm Mab Sticks with other relaxing ingredients like lavender honey. 

Calm Sticks in the wild: 

“As a massage therapist helping others reduce their stress, these days I need extra support reducing my own. Calm mab sticks to the rescue! More ease during the day, more restful sleep at night, and more pleasant to be around…🦋” — Helen R.

“I love having “Calm” as part of my evening wind-down routine. I mix my Calm Mab Stick with hot water, add a tablespoon of honey and drink it as my bedtime tea. Wonderful!”  — Dominic P.

The Stick Advantage: 

Since our sticks include a powdered herb formula, the results “hit” faster (typically within 20 to 40 minutes) than they would in a chewable or tablet form since your body doesn’t have to break it down. 

A Note on Sustainability:  

All botanical ingredients in Mab Sticks are sustainably sourced, cultivated and harvested. We use organic ingredients wherever possible and wild crafted or ecologically cultivated ingredients depending on what part of the world a particular plant is grown in. Each plant extract is independently tested for pesticides and other toxic contaminants. We are committed to rigorous testing at each stage of manufacturing to ensure that every Mab Stick is safe for you and the planet.

Read more about Mab & Stoke’s sustainability efforts

Read more about how plants are turned into supplements

*Expert insight provided by Kevin Spelman, Ph.D., herbalist and molecular biologist based in Ashland, Oregon, and Bill Chioffi, our lead advisor on supply chain sustainability

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.