Frequently Asked Questions
+What is a Mab Stick?
Mab Sticks are full spectrum botanical remedies designed to unlock your body’s potential. Each Mab Stick is a specially-formulated blend of highly concentrated, premium quality botanical extracts that dissolve easily in water, smoothies or other (citrus or fruit friendly) beverages.
+What are Mab Sticks designed to do?
Mab Sticks are designed to unlock your body’s potential by providing targeted nutrition where you need extra support. Mab Sticks are not designed to treat chronic or acute medical conditions. All formulas are overseen by leading phytochemists and seasoned herbalists.
+What is Recovery Cream?
Recovery Cream is designed to provide relief for tense, sore and aching bodies. Our Founder started working on Recovery Cream over two years ago as a means of managing her pain from multiple back injuries. Over one hundred iterations later, Recovery Cream was born; it is a perfect synthesis of botanically infused oils, tinctures, aromatherapy.
+How long does it take for your products to work?
Most people find that our products provide a perceivable impact within 10-30 minutes of ingestion or application. In addition, you’ll find that consistent daily use of Mab Sticks and Recovery Cream provides a cumulative impact and amplifies their effectiveness.
+What’s the best way to take Mab Sticks?
You can shake or mix Mab Sticks into any 8-12 oz beverage that pairs well with fruit or citrus flavors. We love it best shaken into a water bottle, but some people love it in juice, blended into a smoothie, folded into a pudding or yogurt or even as the base of a cocktail.
+When is the best time of day to take Mab Sticks?
Mab Sticks can be taken any time of day. If you’re into sleeping, we do not suggest taking the Energy Mab Sticks close to bedtime. While they are very low on caffeine (less than half a cup of tea), it’s a highly energizing blend that wakes your body up instead of winding it down.
+If one of my goals is better sleep, will my Calm Mab Stick make me sleepy?
While Calm Mab Sticks should not make you sleepy, they will put your body into a state of deep relaxation and will promote a more restful sleep at bedtime. Taken daily, you will find that you sleep well through the night and wake feeling more rested.
+Do Mab Sticks contain caffeine?
Our Energy Mab Stick is the only product we offer that contains caffeine. The caffeine is naturally derived and comes from our Yerba Mate extract. Compared to a cup of coffee, though, it is a very small amount. The amount of caffeine in an Energy Mab Stick is equivalent to about 10mg of caffeine versus a cup of coffee which has between 70-140mg.
+How does Mab & Stoke’s subscription plan work?
By subscribing, you get 10% off your subscribed products and free shipping on subscription orders. You can skip or cancel at any time before your next order ships. As consistent daily use is key to feeling the cumulative impact of tonic and adaptogenic botanicals, long-term wellness is the best benefit of subscribing.
+Are your products vegan?
Yes, our products are 100 percent vegan. We briefly offered a Body Butter that contained beeswax, but we decided to give the bees a break. We have committed to keeping all of our products free from animal-derived ingredients.
+Are your botanical ingredients organic?
All of our botanical ingredients are organic, responsibly wildcrafted, or ethically cultivated. We do not tolerate the use of pesticides on the plants that go into our formulas. Some farmers from whom we source use traditional cultivation methods that have been around for centuries. Even if an organic certification program is not available to these farmers, we monitor and test to ensure no agrochemicals are present. Any herbs grown in the wild have been ethically harvested.
+Are all of your ingredients kosher?
We’re pursuing certification of our ingredients as 100 percent kosher.
+Are all of your ingredients non-GMO?
All our ingredients are 100 percent non-GMO.
+Are all of your ingredients gluten-free?
All our ingredients are 100 percent gluten-free.
+Is Mab & Stoke a B Corp?
Yes, we are incorporated as a Public Benefit Corporation, which means we build stakeholder impact into our long-term planning as a company. We hold ourselves accountable for measuring and verifying our entire environmental and social performance -- from supply chain and input materials to charitable giving and employee benefits. We will be looking to apply for B Corp certification in the near future.
+What's your role in building native forests?
We invest 1% of every purchase with our partner SUGi. SUGi Forest Makers and Ocean Gardeners use our funds to build biodiversity and regenerate ecosystems. By investing in SUGi, we are underwriting their work to restore SUGi’s 9 Key Elements of Biodiversity: healthy species, water, land & sea forests, plants, soil, and air, as well as the reduction in your carbon footprint and positive social impact.
+Where do your botanicals come from?
All our herbs come from farms and suppliers who comply with our high standards for responsibly-sourced and sustainably-grown ingredients. Some herbs are grown outside of the United States by communities that have harvested according to traditional practices for many generations.
+Are the botanicals you use safe?
All of the plants we use have a high safety profile. We rely on gentle, nourishing botanical extracts that can be taken regularly over the long-term to strengthen and harmonize the body’s systems. If you have any questions about the suitability of a given herb for your specific health needs, sensitivities, or allergies, we recommend that you consult with your physician.
+Can I take Mab Sticks if pregnant?
Mab Sticks are not designed for people who are pregnant. We always recommend discussing any supplements one wishes to take with a physician.
+Where do you ship?
At present, we only ship within the Contiguous US.
+Is Recovery Cream safe to use during pregnancy?
Recovery Cream is a gentle but highly effective plant based soother. While many of our customers use Recovery Cream for aches and soreness during pregnancy, we recommend consulting with your physician prior to use if you are pregnant. The full list of ingredients are listed on our website.