Peak and Valley Review-No.1 New Adaptogen Blend

Peak and Valley Review

Peak and Valley Review will cover all the aspects of Peak+Valley, the products, ingredients, customer’s reviews etc. In our last post we talked about a similar sustainable brand-O’o Hawaii.

Today we will dive into what makes Peak and Valley an unique brand, what makes it stand apart from the rest, what is their mission and why is it worth your attention.

Peak and Valley is a Seattle based health and wellness company that focused on herbal supplements for skin, brain and stress support. Their mission is to fuse traditional knowledge with proven scientific backed research and make it a sustainable brand.

The ingredients are responsibly sorted by the founder, she practically travels to the source where they are grown and find out, the tillage conditions, climate, farmer, soil and everything there is to adopt a naturally sustainable product with zero synthetic fillers.

Peak and Valley Review-No.1 New Adaptogen Blend

Nadine Joseph “Growing up, my mom had instilled a holistic approach to health within me, and so I looked for natural remedies at the intersection of science and traditional medicine.”

Peak and Valley has four herbal blends to accompany you in your wellness journey. 

1) Nourish My Brain 

2) Restore My Sleep 

3) Balance My Stress and 

4) Nurture My Skin. 

The products are backed by science and what you see in the label is what you get, no artificial enhancers, sweeteners, flow agent, artificial flavor or components that are under medical scrutiny.

Peak+Valley and Nadine Joseph

The founder and CEO of Peak Valley is Nadine Joseph, it all began in for her in the year 2015, when as a burned out neuroscience researcher she started having symptoms of chronic stress that would not go away, and for someone who always believes in holistic approach to body health issues, she looked around for a middle path between, scientific medicine without the side effects and traditional medicine with proven efficacy.

Peak and Valley Review-No.1 New Adaptogen Blend

She came across a mix match of supplements that concoct spurious ingredients with no care for where they originate, who grows them, how they are grown and the traditional use of those ingredients. 

Nadine came up with an idea to create not only a product but a life’s mission to disrupt the herbal trade to make it ecologically sustainable, financially feasible and socially compensated.

Nadine Joseph “With Peak and Valley, I’m hoping to build a better herbal trade – one with transparent sourcing, unquestionably high quality ingredients, and science-backed knowledge”

Nadine traveled to the end of the earth where the herbal ingredients are grown, see for herself what are the processes that are involved, in what environment they are grown, she interacted with the farmers, the middle man, the wholesalers and auction houses for exotic herbs. 

It was an eureka moment for her, the mind opening experience has led her to understand the herbal trade better and reinvigorate her spirit to innovate a product that follows Peak Valley Ethical and Sourcing Practices.

What is Peak and Valley Ethical and Sourcing Practice and Purchase Criteria?

During her travels, Nadine, came to know that for most supplement companies the path to procure ingredients takes about 8 Steps starting from the farmer, and she wishes to disrupt that by reducing the step to just 3 Steps. Farmer>Local Sourcing Partner>Peak valley. 

As of today out of the 15 Ingredients used, 9 has been achieved and Nadine goal is to complete-100% direct sourcing for their ingredients by April 2023.

Cutting down intermediaries reduces product prices and makes them more affordable for end users, in the process the farmer is well compensated and correspondingly  the ingredients with less hand in exchange remains more fresh and potent.

Peak and Valley Mindful Sourcing is based on:

  1. Prioritizing Direct Sourcing: The goal is to reduce exchange of hands between the farmer and the end user.
  2. Purchase Natively-Source Ingredients where they are grown locally, not some lab or greenhouse, that way the biodiversity in the area is empowered in the process.
  3. Support Sustainability: Focuses on using practices that are ecologically safe and support partners that practice sustainable methods.

Nadine Joseph “To create the best product possible, our environment must be preserved to ensure a supply chain that can sustain itself and the communities from whom we source from must be healthy and thriving.”

Peak and Valley Review-No.1 New Adaptogen Blend

Peak and Valley adhere to 3 important Principles that few other brands have been able to commit and practice.

These rules are laid to commit themselves and their suppliers to high ethical standard that paves the way for preserving traditional practice, balancing biodiversity, sustaining local growers.

The three foundations that Peak and Valley follows for Ingredients Procurement are:

1) Sustainable Sourcing Principles
2) Ethical Sourcing Principles
3) Purchasing criteria

1) Sustainable Sourcing Principles:

  • (a)Evaluate Quantities of Ingredients Purchased-to minimize wastage
  • (b)Environmental and Social Impact Assessment-To review periodic impact of ingredients on nature and its co-habitants.
  • (c) Partners Suppliers who follows social responsibility-proper wage rage, humane working conditions, zero child labour and social concerns.
  • (d) Preserve and respect Traditional Herbal Practice-procure ingredients without disrupting local usage and demands.
  • (e) Encourage cultural diversity in suppliers community-Equitable compensation to produce partners to encourage social participation from all sections.
  • (f)Reduce intermediaries-limit to two or less counts of middleman.
  • (g)Transparency in Trade and Practices-All ingredients used must be traceable to point of origin and in every level of production.
  • (h) Procure ingredients from growers that practice sustainable farming, care for biodiversity and minimize carbon footprint.
  •  (i) Promote renewable energy and preference to energy and water efficient

2) Ethical Sourcing Principles:

  • (a) Zero Tolerance for Indentured Labour and Child Labour
  • (b) Fair and timely wage compensation by partner’s to workforce
  • (c) Safe and free from hazardous work environment
  • (d) Complied with local and international labor code and regulations

3) Purchasing Criteria

There are 19 Quality checks and guidelines in place to ensure responsibly sourced ingredients. 

  • Is the producer of the product in compliance with all environmental laws and regulations?
  • Does the producer have a good history of environmental and social responsibility?
  • Does the supplier use renewable forms of energy or implement energy-efficient operations?
  • Are the producers and suppliers respecting and appreciating the cultural and ethnobotanical background of the ingredients?
  • Is the purchase of these ingredients necessary or can the need be met in another way?

Peak and Valley Review What are Adaptogens?

Adaptogens are plant based in the form of herbs that have active ingredients to help us manage our stress, anxiety and fatigue. They have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years and it is slowly getting acceptance in the medical fraternity.

According to Cleveland Clinic “Adaptogens are plants and mushrooms that help your body respond to stress, anxiety, fatigue and overall well being.”

How Adaptogens work is that the compounds in them interact with our HPA axis(hypothalamic-puitary-adrenal). The HPA axis is central to the body’s balance system, stress responses and energy metabolism.

Peak and Valley Review-No.1 New Adaptogen Blend

There are three main uses of Adaptogens for our body: Stress, Fatigue and Immune Health. However they do have other uses in different parts of our body, like helping us with glowing skin, sleep better and improve our brain and memory function.

Adaptogens can be found in plants like: Ashwagandha, Reishi Mushroom,Ginseng, Tulsi and Rhodiola. Peak Valley uses the most efficient and organically sourced Adaptogens to make their products not only nourishing but good for the body.

Peak and Valley Best Sellers

In the above sections we have talked about how the product has stringent quality checks to make sure that you get an ethical product that has been vetted. The bar has been set high to enable end users to enjoy a safe and reliable supplement with maximum benefits.

Let us look at some of the products of Peak+Valley

Peak and Valley Balance My Stress

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Product Name: Peak and Valley Balance My Stress

Type: Adaptogen Blend

Use: Protects Against Stress and Fatigue+Support Immune System

Net Weight: 89g

Container Type: Glass Jar

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon per serving (3g)

Servings Per Container: 30 Servings


            : Organic Cocoa Powder

           : Organic Reishi Mushroom Extract

           : Eleuthero Root Powder

           : Ashwagandha Root Extract

Tasting Note: Chocolatey and Earth and hint of bitterness

Preparation Instruction: Mix it with Coffee, Milk, Tea or any smoothie

Dosage: Once per day

Pricing Plan

(1) $37.99 one time purchase

(2) $30/month on subscription-can be modified and cancel anytime

(3) $9.50 with afterpay. 4 Installment plan.

When our body get stressed it goes through three stage of changes:

1) Alarm: Our body is disturbed by a new sensory information

2) Resistance: Our body fights back to resist that stress causing agent

3) Exhaustion: When the capacity of the body to resist is weakened and well start getting anxious and our head start feeling heaving, leading to stress.

Planet Valley Balance Your Stress is designed to help empower your body to stay in the “resistance” stage, the three main ingredients: Ashwagandha, Reishi Mushroom and Eleuthero Root, work to complement each other to prevent the stressor from impacting your body reactions. This enables a fight mechanism which eases our body.

Peak and Valley Balance My Stress Ingredients:

  1. Ashwagandha

Scientifically known as Withania Somnifera, also commonly as ashwagandha or winter cherry, it is an evergreen shrub in the nightshade family that grows in India, the Middle East and parts of Africa.It has been in used in traditional medicine for thousands of years. Some of the benefits of Ashwagandha includes:

a) Reduce Stress and Anxiety

b) Improve Stamina and Athletic Performance

c) May Reduce Blood Sugar Level

d) Improve Memory and Cognitive Function

e) Helps Improve Sleep

2. Organic Cocoa Powder:

Cocoa is native to Amazonian Forest and is widely used to make chocolate, however there are three derivatives of Cocoa-Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Paste and Cocoa Solid (dark bitter part which contain phytochemicals [meaning:desirable health benefits], Cocoa Powder is derived from Cocoa Solids.

The benefits of cocoa includes:

a) Improve Cognitive Health

b) Strong Immune System

c) Lower Risk of Heart Disease

d) Improve Muscle and Nerve Function

e) May help lose weight

3. Organic Reishi Mushroom

Ganoderma lingzhi, also known as reishi, is a polypore fungus (meaning bracket fungus) native to East Asia. It is a reddish brown kidney shaped with a fan-like appearance. They usually grow at the base of a tree, especially deciduous trees. The lingzhi mushroom is used as traditional medicine in China, Japan, Korea, Thai and Vietnam.

The benefits of Reishi Mushroom includes:

a) Boost Immune System

b) Anti-cancer properties

c) Fight Fatigue and Depression

d) Antioxidant properties

e) Improve cardiovascular health

4. Siberian Ginseng also Called Eleuthero

Eleutherococcus Senticosus is a species of small, woody shrub native to Northeastern Asia. It has many names like Siberian ginseng, eleuthero, ciwujia, Devil’s shrub, shigoka, touch-me-not, wild pepper, or kan jang. The root of Eleuthero has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for hundreds of years.

The usage of Eleuthero has been validated by World Health Organization (WHO)quoting “as a prophylactic and restorative tonic for enhancement of mental and physical capacities in cases of weakness, exhaustion and tiredness, and during convalescence”.Prophylactic means=intended to prevent disease.

The benefits of Eleuthero are:

a) Increasing energy and reducing fatigue

b) Improving cognitive function

c) Managing cancer

d) Healing wounds and preventing ulcers

e) Preventing and repairing nerve damage

Peak and Valley Balance My Stress Customer Reviews
  • Gabrielle C.

Verified Buyer

5.0 star rating


I started putting this blend I started putting this blend in my morning cup of tea a few years back and for some reason just stopped. I recently started again and can feel the difference. I love the chocolaty, earthy taste.. I use a bit of honey to sweeten it. It’s really something I look forward to every morning; I feel more grounded and ready to start the day.

  • Taryn L.

Verified Buyer

5.0 star rating


Okay WOW, I am absolutely loving this so far. I am in the middle of going to school full time, and working full time and sometimes get that rush of feeling stressed for obvious reasons, and this has been my go to! Thank you again for sending it to me, I also have had fun making content for it and will be posting it soon. Thank you again!!!!

  • Alicia W.

Verified Buyer

5.0 star rating


I love the balance my stress blend. The packaging is nice. And the flavor is earthy and not overpowering. I add this to my tea or my coffee once a day to enjoy the benefits of my stress melting away.

Peak and Valley Restore My Sleep

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Product Name: Peak and Valley Restore My Sleep Blend

Type: Adaptogen Blend

Use: Helps improve sleep quality and duration+Regulate Sleep Cycle

Net Weight: 89g

Container Type: Glass Jar

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon per serving (3g)

Servings Per Container: 30 Servings


           : Saffron

           : Tart Cherry

           : Chamomile

           : Ashwagandha Root Extract

Preparation Instruction: Mix it with Coffee, Milk, Tea or any smoothie

Dosage: Once per day

Pricing Plan

(1) $37.99 one time purchase

(2) $30/month on subscription-can be modified and cancel anytime

(3) $9.50 with afterpay. 4 Installment plan.

Peak and Valley Review-No.1 New Adaptogen Blend

There is a saying that sleep makes the most powerful man lay on his back, and it is true that a good sleep has many health benefits.

Like better heart health, stress control, weight management, better focus, energy etc. Thus, it is no wonder Peak and Valley came up with this product to help you sleep better.

The adaptogens will help your sleep performance, its quality and in the meantime reduce stress. The blend also works by rejuvenating your body during your sleep which improves cognition, energy and immunity. If you have trouble sleeping, suffering from insomnia or want to increase sleep duration, this product is right for you.

Peak and Valley Restore My Sleep Ingredients:

  1. Saffron:

Saffron is a golden coloured, spice derived from the flower of a plant called autumn crocus. It has been in use for thousands of years in the Middle East, forming a basis for food seasoning as well as traditional medicine. The labor intensive process of saffron and the rarity has made it the costliest spice in the world by weightage.

The Benefits of Saffron are:

a) Improve Sleep: According to a publication in the National Library of Medicine, “saffron seems to induce beneficial effects on sleep duration and quality, as evidenced by previous reports using different approaches and protocols.”

b) Rich in Antioxidants

c) Help lose weight

d) Improve memory and cognitive power

e) Reduce Depression

2. Tart Cherry:

Scientific Name-Prunus cerasus, also known as sour cherry, tart cherry or dwarf cherry.It is native to much of European countries and southwest Asia countries like Iran and Turkey.It has a sour tangy taste and the pulp is edible. Tart Cherry is popularly used in local culinary to make desserts and pies.

a) Sleep-Tart Cherry contains melatonin which is responsible for sleepiness and the pulp contains tryptophan and anthocyanins that produce Melatonin.

b) Improve strength and reduce

c) Promote Brain and Cognitive Health

d) Strengthen Immune System

e) Boatloads of Vitamins, Calcium, Iron,Magnesium, Omega-3, Omega-6 etc.

3. Chamomile

Chamomile is a family of small flowering plants that looks like a daisy.It is native to France and Britain which has been widely used as an ingredient in Tea for its health benefits, Beer and other condiments. Chamomile Tea is a popular alternative to Black Tea in the U.K.

Benefits of Chamomile

a) Sleep: Scientific study has proved that it helps sleep and relaxation. Since Chamomile contains Benzodiazepines, which reduce anxiety and induce sleep.

b) Prevent and treat cancer

c) Reduce Inflammation

d) Manage Diabetes and lower blood sugar

e) Treat Mild skin conditions

4. Ashwagandha Root Extract:  Already mentioned above.

Peak and Valley Balance My Stress Customer Reviews


  • Jacqueline K.

Verified Buyer

5.0 star rating


After using this product for a month, I can confidently say that I have noticed an improvement in my restless sleeping patterns. A recipe I enjoy is warm water, lemon and honey. Such a quality product and I’m so thankful I found it! Highly recommend.

  • Pamela R.

Verified Buyer

5.0 star rating


I haven’t slept normally for years so a friend gave me this product for Christmas and I’ve been using it every night and falling asleep and getting anywhere from 6-10 hours of sleep…this is a very good product, would recommend to anyone who has trouble falling asleep or can’t stay asleep for extended hour.

  • Amy T.

Verified Buyer

5.0 star rating


I’ve always been a sound sleeper but found myself waking up several times during the night for the first time since my kids were babies. Restore My Sleep did just that—I’m drinking it in a cup of tea before bed and sleeping undisturbed for 8 hours again. Big sigh of relief from Maine!

Peak and Valley Nurture My Skin

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Product Name: Peak and Valley Nurture My Skin

Type: 100% Herbs and Mushrooms-Adaptogen Blend

Use: Protects against skin damage, inflammation and wrinkles

Net Weight: 89g

Container Type: Glass Jar

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon per serving (3g)

Servings Per Container: 30 Servings


           : Turmeric Root Powder

           : Astragalus Root Powder

           : Organic Cordyceps Mushroom Extract

           : Rosehips Powder

           : Angelicae Sinensis

           : Organic Black Pepper Powder

Tasting Note:Chocolatey, Earthly and hint of bitter

Preparation Instruction: Mix it with Coffee, Milk, Tea or any smoothie

Dosage: Once per day

Pricing Plan

(1) $37.99 one time purchase

(2) $30/month on subscription-can be modified and cancel anytime

(3) $9.50 with afterpay. 4 Installment plan.

Peak and Valley Nurture My Skin is a warm and delectable blend of mother’s earth herbal blend to help you with:a glowing skin, support skin moisture, firmness and repair and protect against damage by UV rays from the sun.

This dermatologist approved product will promote an even and smooth youthful skin tone and diminishing wrinkles on your face.

The goodness of Vitamin C and anti-inflammatory properties of the ingredients will brighten your skin texture and improve skin luster.

Peak and Valley Nurture My Skin Ingredients

1. Turmeric Root Powder

Turmeric Root Powder: Helps Skin Glow, Treats Acne Breakouts, Prevent Eczema, Slow down skin aging, prevent Psoriasis, Reduces Dark Circles and Moisturize Skin.

2. Astragalus Root Powder: Read more about it here

3. Organic Cordyceps Mushroom Extract

Organic Cordyceps Mushroom Extract: Cordyceps is a mushroom that is particularly native to Asian countries. It is a powerhouse of skin nourishment. It contains antioxidants, hydrates skin, improves collagen production, skin elasticity and fights eczema. According to Dermatologica “It helps reduce one of the most important sources of skin aging—our reaction to daily assaults from the environment—by helping to reduce skin-damaging inflammation.”

4. Rosehips Powder

Rosehips Powder: The rose hip or rosehip, also called rose haw and rose hep, is the accessory fruit of the various species of rose plant. It has a wide variety of uses in making pies, jam and jelly. Rosehips contain Vitamin C and Vitamin A along with essential acids like-oleic acid, palmitic acid, linoleic acid and gamma linolenic acid.Rose hips helps reduce and reverse sun damage, diminish wrinkles, reduce pigmentation and treat acne.

5. Angelicae Sinensis

Angelicae Sinensis: known as Dong Quai or Female Ginseng is indigenous to China and has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years.The benefits for skin includes: Wrinkles, Sun damage, reduce fine lines and skin dryness, Hyperpigmentation and repair damage by free radicals.

6. Organic Black Pepper Powder: 

Organic Black Pepper Powder prevents skin deformation, wrinkles, skin pigmentation, premature aging and reduces dark spots. Black Pepper is used as a bioavailability (The ability of a drug or other substance to be absorbed and used by the body) for turmeric and Angelicae Sinesis is used as a bioavailability for Astragalus Flavonoids.

Peak and Valley Nurture My Skin Customer Reviews
  • Maria F.

Verified Buyer

5.0 star rating


This is SO DELICIOUS- I’ve been putting it in my coffee every morning and absolutely love the taste and all of the benefits to my skin! Highly recommend!

  • Genevieve P.

Verified Buyer

5.0 star rating


I love that this supplement is full of natural ingredients and adaptogens! I’ve definitely noticed a positive change in my skin texture since drinking this every morning for the past couple weeks. I imagine the longer I take it consistently, it will help with your skin.

  • Stephanie T.

Verified Buyer

5.0 star rating


In the week’s time I have been using this product, I have noticed a brightness and overall smoother texture to my skin. I’m looking forward to seeing the results after continuous usage.

Peak and Valley Nourish My Brain

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Product Name: Peak and Valley Nourish My Brain

Type: Adaptogen Blend

Use: Boost Learning and Memory while protecting against stress

Net Weight: 89g

Container Type: Glass Jar

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon per serving (3g)

Servings Per Container: 30 Servings


           : Lion’s Mane Mushroom Extract

           : Tremella Mushroom Extract

           : Maca Root Extract

           : Ashwagandha Root Extract

Tasting Note: Warm, Spicy and earthly.

Preparation Instruction: Mix it with Coffee, Milk, Tea or any smoothie

Dosage: Once per day

Pricing Plan

(1) $37.99 one time purchase

(2) $30/month on subscription-can be modified and cancel anytime

(3) $9.50 with afterpay. 4 Installment plan.

Peak and Valley Nourish My Brain is a powerhouse herbal supplement for helping you retain and enhance your cognitive prowess.

It is designed to help you overcome memory fog and brain stress caused by age and stress. This product is suitable for all ages, scholars, a working professional or a retiree.

Nourish My Brain will help you stay sharp, improve concentration and focus.

Peak and Valley Nourish My Brain Ingredients

  1. Lion’s Mane Mushroom Extract

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Extract: Hericium Erinaceus also called lion’s mane mushroom, mountain-priest mushroom or bearded tooth fungus is an edible mushroom. Native to North America, Europe and Asia, it can be seen growing in Hardwoods. Like many other mushrooms it has been widely used in culinary preparations. The health benefits of Lion’s Mane includes:

  • Protect Against Dementia 
  • Reduce Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety
  • Diminish Inflammation and Oxidative Stress(caused by lifestyle choice) and 
  • Boost Immune System.

2. Tremella Mushroom Extract: We have discussed it in detail Here.

3. Maca Root Extract: We have discussed it in detail Here.

4. Ashwagandha Root Extract: You can see above

Peak and Valley Nourish My Brain Customer Reviews
  • Ashleigh L.

Verified Buyer

5.0 star rating


This blend has become a part of mine and my husbands daily routine. We have a toddler and I was struggling to stay focused and productive throughout the day. I’ve noticed HUGE improvements since starting with this blend!! Thank you for such an amazing product!

  • Maria G.

Verified Buyer

5.0 star rating


I put it in my smoothie every morning to disguise the taste. I tried it in coffee but did not enjoy the flavor. But I love it. Keeps me zen and focused throughout the day.

  • Haven T.

Verified Buyer

5.0 star rating


I’ve been using for 5-6 weeks now I think & I love! I’m VERY forgetful & I feel like I can recall things easier & not forgetting as much since taking daily.

What makes Peak and Valley Unique?

Nadine piled through pages of lab work to formulate a product that not only is good for nature, but for those who grow them and for whom it is made.

In the eye of a corporate body products are just numbers that are pushed to climb the sales sheets, there is no connection or care between the manufacturer and the end user, more so less concern for where the components are sourced and in what manner they are grown.

However Peak and Valley is different, every step of the way, it is sourced with care and made with love. An ethically sound and scientifically proven to not only enable you lead better quality of life but participates in the protection and preservation of mother nature.

Peak and Valley Uniqueness constitutes:

A) 100% Plants and Fungi

1) No Synthetic Fillers

2) No Artificial Colorants

3) No Flow Agents

4) No Sugar and Sweeteners


B) Good For All

1) Vegan friendly

2) Gluten Free

3) Non-GMO

4) Major Allergen Free


C) Potent and Powerful

1) Standardized Extracts

2) No harmful and toxic Mushrooms

3) Organic ingredients


D) Good for the Earth

1) Glass Jar

2) Biodegradable Packaging

3) Sustainable Farming Practice

Peak and Valley Review Summary

Peak and Valley is taking brand consciousness a notch up with their call for brand responsibility and ecological concern. The days of big brands ruling the roost are over, with their lack of social and environmental impact they have in their sourcing and manufacturing process.

Peak Valley is a brand with a heart that seeks to find solutions to mankind’s health concerns in the nature’s world. It fuses traditional practice with proven science backing, ensuring all the labels and supplement is not just a magic powder to improve your health.

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