When you think of healthy superfoods, you might picture elaborate smoothie bowls, a garden overflowing with greens and mystical, hard-to-pronounce ingredients (we’re looking at you, açai berries). And while all of these things are great, they’re not always practical or accessible to people in their daily lives. Here at Juut Salon Spa, we are constantly on the lookout for ways we can help our guests and community improve their health, well-being and beauty—because all of those things are connected! And we are so excited for our newest offerings that do just that.
We sat down with Charlie Wagner, co-owner of Juut Salon Spa and muse of all things health and wellness, to learn all about the amazing benefits of our newest products: mushrooms and collagen supplements. Read on to get all the details!
CHARLIE WAGNER—AN ALCHEMIST OF WELLNESS
Charlie has been enchanted by products of the natural world and their ability to create health, well-being, beauty and art ever since she was a child. Whether it’s hand-distilling her own essential oils, blending her own perfumes, cooking or supporting the staff at Juut Salon Spa, she puts her energy toward the supportive, healing, and natural—which led her to the healing powers of mushrooms and collagen supplements.
THE MAGIC OF MUSHROOMS
Superfoods like reishi and chaga mushrooms might be just now starting to trend in the wellness world, but they have been on Charlie’s radar for decades. In fact, she first learned of them when her herbalist suggested them for her husband, David, after he was diagnosed with cancer, to boost his immune system. And while now they are available in delicious forms paired with chocolate and coffee, she remembers having to cook them overnight in a big pot to make a tea that was less than appetizing.
But it was worth the labor—the benefits were clear from the very beginning. They noticed feeling more focused, more energized, clear-headed and less anxious. And it seems, the world is finally starting to catch on to the amazing magic of mushrooms, too.
When Charlie discovered the company Four Sigmatic, she knew it would be the perfect fit for Juut Salon Spa. They offer products that are actually yummy, while also packing in all the amazing power of the plants. Some of her favorites are:
- Mushroom Hot Cacao Mix with Reishi mushrooms—great for helping with anxiety
- Chaga Mushroom Elixir—boosts the immune system
- Cordyceps Elixir—gives you a deep sense of endurance
- Lion’s Mane Coffee Mix—gives you a clear, focused mind.
- Superfood Beauty Blend—supports detoxification so you can shine from the inside out
And if you are worried about taste—don’t be. Four Sigmatic has paired the mushrooms with a little stevia, cacao and chocolate to make them taste delicious, even for the mushroom skeptics.
COLLAGEN—ONE SUPPLEMENT, ENDLESS BENEFITS
Charlie discovered the power of collagen after she broke her back. Suddenly, every type of doctor—from neurologists, to surgeons, to physical therapists to acupuncturists were recommending she add collagen to her healing regimen. She immediately noticed the benefits—not only was her back healing quicker, but her hair, nails and skin also started looking more radiant, too.
So, what exactly is collagen? It’s basically the glue that holds your body together. It is fibrous protein found in your body that helps your skin, bones, organs and digestive tract function well. Collagen production slows down after the age of 25—so the collagen powder and supplements can prolong youthful looking skin and help avoid wrinkles. It also can strengthen your bones, improve gut health and much more.
Convinced to try it? Charlie’s favorite collagen brand of products is Neo Cell, and we are so excited to carry this brand at Juut Salon Spa. They offer fruit chews that are delicious and as easy to eat as gummy bears—but so much healthier! And the collagen powder is tasteless, making it perfect for adding to coffee or smoothies to get an extra healthy boost.
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CHOCOLATE THAT IS ACTUALLY GOOD FOR YOU
One last product we are excited to roll out is K’ul Chocolate Bars. K’ul makes artisan dark chocolate treats that are designed to be healthy and extremely delicious, thanks to the power of super foods like turmeric, berries and maca. Whether you want a boost of energy, power or stamina, K’ul has a bar for it all. Plus—these are the perfect pick-me-ups for when you are getting services at Juut Salon and Spa that take some time, like a color.
READY, SET, EAT
We are proud of our restorative wellness offerings at Juut Salon Spa, and we are beyond excited to be adding these new additions. We firmly believe that beauty is more than skin deep, and that when you are healthy, your beauty will glow from within.
Come by any of our locations in Minnesota, Tempe, or Scottsdale, AZ, or visit our Palo Alto salon to try a new treat that just might change your life. Be well!