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Nutrition facts

Serving size
1 Tbsp (6g)
Calories
20
Total fat
.5g
Sodium
10mg
Total carbohydrate
4g
Dietary fiber
1g
Total sugar
0g
Protein
<1g
Potassium
110mg
Iron
0.4mg
Mushroom blend

Chaga, reishi, lion’s mane, cordyceps mushrooms and mycelium cultured on Organic Oats

INGREDIENTS: Organic cacao, Organic Spice Blend (organic cinnamon, organic turmeric, organic ginger, organic cardamom, organic black pepper, organic nutmeg, organic cloves), Organic black tea powder, Himalayan pink salt

100% USDA Organic, non-gmo, gluten free, vegan, Whole30 & Kosher

Nutrition facts

Serving size
1 Tbsp (6g)
Calories
20
Total fat
0g
Sodium
10mg
Total carbohydrate
4g
Dietary fiber
1g
Total sugar
0g
Protein
1g
Iron
2mg

INGREDIENTS: Organic Mushroom Blend (Chaga, Reishi, Lion's Mane and Cordyceps mushrooms and mycelium cultured on organic oats and/or organic sorghum), Organic Matcha, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Turmeric, Organic Ginger, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Cardamom, Himalayan Pink Salt

100% USDA Organic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Non-GMO, Kosher, Whole30 Approved

Nutrition facts

Serving size
1 Tbsp (6g)
Calories
20
Total fat
0g
Sodium
10mg
Total carbohydrate
4g
Dietary fiber
1g
Total sugar
0g
Protein
1g
Potassium
60mg
Iron
1.8mg

INGREDIENTS: Organic Spice Blend (Organic Turmeric, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Ginger, Organic Cardamom, Organic Black Pepper), Organic Mushroom Blend (Chaga, Reishi, Lion’s Mane and Cordyceps mushrooms and mycelium grown on organic oats and/or organic sorghum), Organic Lucuma Fruit Powder, Organic Baobab Fruit Powder, Organic Rooibos Tea Extract, Himalayan Pink Salt

100% USDA Organic, Vegan, Non-GMO, Kosher, Gluten Free

Nutrition facts

Serving size
1 Tbsp (6g)
Calories
20
Total fat
0g
Sodium
5mg
Total carbohydrate
4g
Dietary fiber
1g
Total sugar
0g
Protein
0g
Iron
0.3mg
Mushroom blend

Turkey tail and Reishi mushrooms and mycelium cultured on Organic Oats and/or Organic Sorghum

INGREDIENTS: Organic Lucuma Fruit Powder, Organic Rooibos Tea Extract, Organic Spice Blend (Organic Turmeric , Organic Cinnamon, Organic Ginger, Organic Cardamom, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Nutmeg, Organic Cloves), Organic Valerian Root Extract, Passionflower Extract, Organic Ashwagandha Root Extract, Organic Chamomile Extract

Organic, kosher, non-GMO, gluten-free and vegan

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  How to Cold Plunge on Any Budget
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How to Cold Plunge on Any Budget

You don’t have to spend buckets of cash to experience the chilling thrill of cold-water immersion

Damon Orion

Oh hey, reader. Looks like you’re interested in cold plunging. Well get this: We’re going to FREEZE OUR FOUNDER this Black Friday/Cyber Monday.

As you can tell from this article (and this one and this one), we’re all about cold plunging at Trends w/ Benefits. A good cold plunge can be the antidote to the high stress of the holidays (or anytime, to be honest). 

So, to show we walk our talk, MUD\WTR’s founder Shane Heath has committed to a cold plunge challenge.

With every new sale made from now until November 28, 2022 we'll increase Shane’s cold plunge time. Just a liiiittle bit.

The best part? We’re also giving you 25% off site-wide in the MUD\WTR shop. Plus, we're donating 5% of all new sales to the MINDS Foundation, a group that provides mental health resources in India, which is where we source some of our ingredients.

On November 28 at 4 p.m. PST, tune in to our IG live to watch Shane shiver.

Maybe you’ve heard stories about Wim Hof standing neck-deep in ice cubes, or maybe you’ve seen videos on social media of people doing their best imitations of chilled champagne bottles. If so, you might have asked the obvious question: Why the #@%k would anyone do that? 

For athletes, the answer is that cold plunging—yes, that’s the borderline-insane act of immersing yourself in water and/or ice that’s somewhere south of 59°F … sometimes much colder—can help relieve pain, sore muscles and injury-induced swelling. But that’s just a small sampling of cold plunging’s purported health benefits, some of which are anecdotal and some of which are backed by science. Many cold plungers also experience a sense of euphoria and heightened energy, sort of like a runner’s high for people who would rather sit still.

There’s no shortage of high-end cold plunging equipment out there, but you don’t have to invest in any fancy gadgetry to experience this chilling thrill. In fact, to get started, you needn’t look any further than your own bathroom. 

A word of caution before we begin: First-timers should stay in the water for no longer than a few minutes, and more experienced plungers should set a limit of 10 to 15 minutes. Discuss this with your doctor before attempting it, know the risks and follow the appropriate safety protocols. Some advice on how to warm up safely after a cold plunge can be found here.

Now, here is a roundup of cold-plunging methods, starting with the least expensive. 

Cold Showers 

This is a simple, affordable way to ease yourself into the world of cold-water immersion. It’s also an essential first step toward your eventual rendezvous with an icy lake or a cold-plunge tank, should you so choose. 

You’ll probably find that the first few moments in a cold shower are the hardest, after which the body acclimates quickly. The trick is to keep dialing the temperature down to a point where the discomfort doesn’t dissipate. According to Dr. Andrew Huberman, when you’re exposing yourself to the cold to boost health, the correct temperature is whenever you find yourself thinking, “This is cold. I want to get out, but I can safely stay in.” That’s where the benefits are. (You might be able to get a lot of the same benefits by standing outside in your skivvies in the winter, but if you do that, don’t be too surprised when your neighbors build an eight-foot fence around their house.) 

Ice Baths

That’s right, chief: With your post-bath towel and clothing ready to go, fill your tub about half of the way with cold water, pour in one-to-three bags of ice to reach a temperature of 50°F-59°F and ease in slowly to avoid shock. 

Oh, did we forget to mention that you should be clothed during your ice bath? Some aficionados recommend wearing shorts and a T-shirt or long-sleeved sweatshirt to regulate body temperature. Others have suggested protecting the toes with rubberized dive booties and wearing rubber briefs to warm the midsection. 

Lakes and Oceans  

Here’s MUD\WTR’s VP of brand, Dersu Rhodes, walking you through his preparatory ritual for a plunge into 33°F waters. 


 

If this is going to be a short visit—and, again, beginners are advised not to stay in for more than a few minutes—wear a swimsuit. If you’re planning on staying in longer, you might need a wetsuit. This blog also recommends wearing rubber gloves and socks, as well as a swim cap. 

Cold-Plunge Centers 

If you’d like to try out a cold-plunging tank without making a serious financial commitment, you might want to book some time in a wellness destination like Breathe Degrees in La Costa, California. Many such centers have knowledgeable personnel who can guide you through the experience and make sure you’re keeping things safe. 

DIY Tanks 

If you’re ready to take your cold-plunging game to the next level, but you’d like to keep expenses relatively low, you can make your own tub using a chest freezer, trash can or plastic stock tank. Ideas and instructions for this can be found here and here. Whichever method you choose, follow the guidelines for sanitation and safety, and save yourself some hassle by watching the video below.

Purchased Tanks 

For the deluxe cold-plunge experience, professionally made tanks like Polar Monkeys Steel Tank Cold Plunge and Ice Barrel come equipped with everything you’re going to need. In our experience, the best cold tank on the market is The Cold Plunge. There’s one at MUD\WTR’s headquarters that the team has been known to dip into during the workday, even using it during creative meetings. 

Stay tuned for more cold-plunging 411 on Trends w/ Benefits in the months to follow. In the meantime, stay frosty, friends.

Damon Orion is a writer, musician, artist and teacher based in Santa Cruz, CA. Read more of his work at damonorion.com.

Header image by Andrew Ly via Unsplash.

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