DAVE & RACHEL (and BODHI)
Kia ora! We’ve been running this business for the last 3 years from our home, and we truly are a family based team. From packing your orders, responding to emails, and posting on social media, it’s all us!
We are guided by our three core values: transparency, quality and community.
For us transparency means third party testing each batch of mushrooms here in New Zealand for safety and potency. We test for heavy metals, pesticide residue, microbials and for active compounds. You can find these analysis reports from Massey University and Hill Laboratories on our website under each product page, or in the webpage footer.
The quality is defined by you, the end consumer - and the feedback speaks for itself. We have over 1500 five star reviews, and we also offer a 30 day money back guarantee. You have nothing to lose.
We value community and supporting one another. That’s why each month we donate $500.00 to an NZ based non-profit or community based organisation creating positive change- we call this the Flow on Effect.
And a bit more about us:
David and Rachel are a beautiful example of polarities harmonised. Together, they embody the masculine/feminine, yin/yang, order/chaos structure of the universe in human form. These two alchemise polarities and synchronise dualities through food, community, creative self-expression, and controversial mind-states of bliss.
You were able to find Rachel enjoying her quiet mornings, teaching yoga and meditation, or pottering in the garden. Nowadays, she has grown into Motherhood beautifully - adjusting to this new lovely rollercoaster.
Dave used to be found with pen to paper, bringing his latest idea into reality, or on the beach or the bush. Nowadays family life is at the forefront - a beautiful change!
Bodhi Ru Wylie loves his milk, his linen rabbit, and raspberries on his tummy.
Both Dave and Rachel use Flow State on the regular to maintain optimum physical health and cognitive functioning. Bodhi isn't shifting from his milk.
We appreciate your support - thank you.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Having started the superfood powerhouse
Made of espresso, raw cacao, gelatinised maca, chaga, cordyceps, reishi, lion’s mane and coconut buttermilk, it had the town of Mount Maunganui buzzing.
It gathered so much attention that it caught the eye of Government officials at the Ministry of Primary Industries, who then proceeded to threaten hefty fines for the use of ‘novel’ ingredients (true story).
We also ruffled a few MPI feathers when we were serving the Hemp 'dog-bowl' - when hemp was only allowed for animal consumption. A delicious smoothie bowl full of coconut butter, banana, cacao, hemp seeds and hemp protein, and layered with an assortment of toppings, it was for dogs only. We thought we were hilarious.*
It is a shame to make these adaptogenic, potent mushrooms and herbs that have been used for centuries unavailable to the general public in a ready-to-drink elixir.
Hence the desire to provide a make-it-yourself concoction.
Born was the idea for Flow State.
We encourage you to do your own research on these mushroom extracts. We’ve embraced them.
*(Note for those who think this is a dig: We think MPI does a fantastic job keeping our country safe from invasive species, and it is an important and continuous task to ensure that the taonga of this land is protected. We appreciate this work).