Balance In A Jar

As much as I would like to do some Irish step dancing or Zulu (and I verified that that was the region I learned in high school before I specified it here in this post), I have got some things working against me: my medical conditions make me dog tired, including Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, fibromyalgia, and this yet unnamed rare disease where the CSF is pooling and crushing my brain stem when I’m upright. My medications are also making me tired. I’m seriously lacking pep. I’m the ideal candidate for this little jar called Equilibrium Energy Superfood by Honey Colony. I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.

I always take supplements, and in this case a “superfood,” with a grain of salt when there is a claim that there will be an improvement in my energy level. After all, any one of my listed obstacles would be daunting. I’ve had fibromyalgia for 18 years. I’ve come to know my body well and can tell when the wall is approaching, when I will completely lose it and have to stop what I’m doing and immediately go to bed or I will embarrass myself in public and start crying. The relatively new (6 years old) issues with the CSF are bonkers. If I’m up for more than 20-30 minutes, it’s like I’m drunk. I’m talking head rolling, word slurring, I-love-you-man drunk. I’m on a lot of non-opioid pain medications right now because bed rest plus torn tendons in my shoulder plus an allergy to the shunt running from my brain to my abdomen are wreaking havoc on me.

So what does this little jar have to offer? Let’s open it up and see:

So if you were expecting honey because the product is made by the Honey Colony, you’d only be partially correct. This is a superfood; they step the raw honey up with 11 other ingredients specifically targeted to giving your energy a boost. You can just pop a teaspoon of this in your mouth a day (that’s an entire serving for a day), but the taste will likely be overwhelming if you aren’t used to certain flavors like blue algae and medicinal mushrooms with your honey. I’m a huge fan of iced tea and easily incorporated this into that:


This was my chamomile tea and it was quite complimentary; just be aware that because the Equilibrium is a “superfood” that there are going to be solid particles that are going to settle at the bottom of the mug/glass, so stir and drink quickly to avoid that issue. The company’s suggestion is to consume the product on an empty stomach, but if you can’t tolerate the taste on its own, it can be included in your morning smoothie.

I have to say that even though I reserved judgment, every time I consumed Equilibrium, I felt a difference in my energy level for the better, and it lasted for a minimum of four hours. Every time I tried it I never consumed it later than noon so it would not interfere with my sleep that night in case it worked too well. Usually I only do one chore a day, but every time I had my teaspoon of Equilibrium, I managed to get 2-3 chores done and would make myself stop so I wouldn’t overdo it. I would officially consider this a success.

Overall, I’m impressed with their dedication to quality and integrity. They package the ingredients in dark glass so light doesn’t cause the ingredients to break down, which is very important – they certainly don’t want to add preservatives, which would be counter-intuitive to their core values.

Link to Honey Colony Equilibrium


8 thoughts on “Balance In A Jar

  1. Good to know about this product – THANKS. It certainly sounds healthier than the inordinately foul-tasting Five Hour Energy in a bottle. I may give it a try myself for those days when activation seems beyond me.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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  2. Sounds wonderful. Too bad it has honey in it as I can’t have honey. boo hiss.
    on another note.
    you have a Shunt going from your brain to your abdomen and they won’t just easily give you disability? WTF?
    I’m so upset for you. umph.

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    • Boo on not being able to have honey, for real!!
      As far as disability goes, having a shunt does not automatically mean I should get disability. In fact, if the shunt would function, I in turn could function normally. However, since I’m allergic to the materials and I clog or strangle the shunts very quickly (in days or weeks after they are implanted) and there’s no other alternative, I SHOULD be given disability. It’s all very well documented. Also, something I learned at the hydtocephalus conference in June that my neurosurgeon didn’t tell me is that 40% of shunts fail within the first year – and no one knows why. There is only one researcher in Michigan who is studying clogged shunts and I’m going to have the next surgeon harvest mine and send it to her when the time comes, if I can ever find someone willing to operate on me again. My shunts fail much more quickly than 90% of most patients.

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      • Complications with shunts can be very serious indeed. The fact that yours keep failing and you need to have them replaced so often makes it even more likely to have complications. I worry about you. I know a bit about shunts because they talked about giving me one. For some reason my CSF decided to straighten itself out for the most part. Every once in a while I’ll have a spike,but for the most part I’m normal now. I don’t know why but I’m not looking a gift horse in the mouth.
        When I commented before I should have said….You have a shunt that continues to fail and they won’t give you disability? I didn’t word that very well.
        Thank you for more information on all of this. I hope you can find a doctor who will continue to care for you. It’s so frustrating.

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