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Core’s Ingredients, Explained

Core’s Ingredients, Explained

by Matt Lombardi and Kevin Moran 

As former professional athletes, health is our obsession. We started with Dream Powder, a product that revolutionized the sleep industry—but we wanted to keep innovating beyond sleep. We experimented with dozens of supplements for inflammation, mood, immune support, cardiovascular health, and focus, and uncovered the ingredients that made all the difference. We iterated and iterated, using the most well-researched and high-quality supplements, hand-selected the ones that worked (and worked together), and Core was born

Core is our groundbreaking new citrus blend for immune support, stress, and complete daily health.* It provides 16 multi-functional, science-backed ingredients in one delicious daily serving, and it works with gluten free, dairy free, and keto friendly diets. It also has zero sugar. Unlike other supplements, Core takes a systematic, five-pronged approach to health, supporting the immune system, mood and stress, inflammation response, cardiovascular health, and focus* all at once. Below, we do a deep dive into our breakthrough ingredients and their crucial health benefits.

Ashwagandha KSM-66©

For: Mood, Stress, Energy, Focus, and Cognition*

Ashwagandha KSM-66© is one of Core’s most exciting, innovative ingredients. It’s a new, potent extract of the Ashwagandha plant that uses only the root, and it’s clinically proven to reduce stress, and enhance memory and cognition.*


Reishi Mushroom Extract

For: Immune and Inflammation Support*

Reishi is a functional mushroom that’s having a moment in the wellness world right now—and for good reason. It’s huge for stimulating “natural killer” cells. They may sound scary, but “natural killer” cells actually fight illness and keep our biome safe from abnormal cells and foreign invaders.*

Chaga Mushroom Extract

For: Immune, Inflammation, and Cardiovascular Support* 

Chaga is another potent functional mushroom that works to support the immune system. It’s known for fighting bacteria and free radicals in the body, which can support the immune system and the body’s inflammatory response. It may also help to reduce “bad” (LDL) cholesterol.*


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Maitake Mushroom Extract

For: Immune and Cardiovascular Support*

Maitake mushrooms, also known as "hen of the woods," have been used for centuries in traditional medicine for their potential health benefits. They’re rich in beta-glucans and polysaccharides, which are thought to have immune-boosting properties. Some studies have also shown that maitake mushrooms may help lower cholesterol levels, reduce blood pressure, and improve blood sugar control. Additionally, they contain antioxidants, which may protect against cellular damage caused by free radicals.*

Shiitake Mushroom Extract

For: Immune and Inflammation Support*

Shiitake mushrooms also contain beta-glucans and a high level of antioxidants, which can help protect the body against free radicals. They’re also an excellent source of vitamins and minerals.*

Turkey Tail Mushroom Extract

For: Immune and Inflammation Support*

Turkey Tail has been used for centuries in traditional medicine, particularly in Asia, for its potential health benefits. It’s rich in compounds that may have immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties.*

Vitamin B6

For: Immune Support, Mood, Energy, and Stress*

Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin that plays a crucial role in many physiological functions of the body. It supports the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, and helps to maintain healthy brain function, energy, and immune response.*

Vitamin B12

For: Mood, Energy, Stress, Focus, and Cognition*

Vitamin B12 is necessary for the proper functioning of the nervous system and the brain. A deficiency in Vitamin B12 may lead to a decrease in serotonin levels, which could result in mood changes.*

Vitamin C

For: Immune Support*

Vitamin C is the OG of immune support vitamins. It’s essentially a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the body against damage caused by free radicals. It helps boost the immune system by increasing the production of white blood cells, which help fight off infections and diseases.*

Vitamin D

For: Immune and Inflammation Support*

Vitamin D, also known as the "sunshine vitamin," is an essential nutrient that plays a crucial role in maintaining good health. It helps the body absorb calcium, which is necessary for strong bones and teeth, and also plays a role in supporting the immune system, reducing inflammation, and regulating cell growth and division.*

Vitamin K

For: Cardiovascular Health*

Vitamin K is an essential nutrient that plays a vital role in blood clotting and artery health. Adequate levels of Vitamin K work to prevent the buildup of calcium in the arteries.*


For: Immune and Inflammation Support*

Zinc is an essential mineral that plays a vital role in immune function, wound healing, and protein synthesis. It’s been shown to activate immune cells and promote the production of antibodies. It also has antioxidant properties, which can help protect against cellular damage caused by free radicals. Some studies have suggested that Zinc may help reduce the duration and severity of the common cold.*


For: Mood, Stress, and Energy*

Magnesium is an essential mineral that helps to regulate muscle and nerve function. Adequate levels of Magnesium may have a calming effect on the muscles, which can help to reduce stress and promote relaxation.*

Quercetin Dihydrate

For: Immune, Inflammation, and Cardiovascular Support,* Focus, and Cognition

Quercetin is another super exciting, groundbreaking ingredient that we’re excited to include on Core’s roster. It’s a flavonoid, which is a type of plant pigment with antioxidant properties. Quercetin may reduce inflammation, improve heart health, and boost the immune system. Additionally, it may improve brain function and protect against age-related cognitive decline.* It’s not super well-known by the mainstream yet, so we’re excited to introduce people to it.

Elderberry Extract

For: Immune, Inflammation, and Cardiovascular Support,*

Elderberry is a fruit that’s been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. It’s packed with antioxidants and vitamins that can help boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, and alleviate cold and flu symptoms. Elderberry has also been found to have antiviral and antibacterial properties, making it effective against various infections. Additionally, it may help lower cholesterol levels and improve heart health.*


Mucuna Pruriens

For: Mood, Stress, Energy, Focus, and Cognition*

Last but not least, introducing Mucuna Pruriens! Perhaps the least commonly-known ingredient on our list, Mucuna Pruriens, also known as “velvet bean,” is an herbal supplement that’s been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine. One of the main benefits of Mucuna Pruriens is its ability to increase dopamine levels in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays a crucial role in regulating mood, motivation, and pleasure. By increasing dopamine levels, Mucuna Pruriens may help alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress. It may also improve cognitive function and memory.*


With a stack like this, we’re excited to watch as Core revolutionizes your morning routine. If you have any questions about Core, feel free to reach out to us at


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