Our Story

Hi, we’re Brilliant Blends. We use carefully selected premium ingredients to achieve the perfect, balanced blends for optimal performance.

Brilliant Blends is the result of more than 30 years of hands-on clinic and nutritional experience. In recent years, there has been a widening gap between the traditional medical modalities and the true needs of individuals, especially when it comes to dietary and mental health.

There has been an alarming rise in instances of depression, anxiety, and PTSD for all age groups over the last 10 years. The COVID-19 pandemic of the past year has only accelerated this trend. Concurrently, the amazing applications and results of holistic plant medicines have also seen a resurgence.

Where traditional western medicine aims to tackle issues of mental health with various pharmaceutical medications, alternative practitioners have been turning more and more to natural, holistic, and sustainable solutions through the use of medicinal mushrooms and adaptogens.

The practice of microdosing natural, psychoactive substances has been undergoing a massive renaissance, both in our medicine and in our culture. Whether its from high-level medical publications like John’s Hopkins, or anecdotal accounts from silicon valley executives, more and more people are turning towards naturally occurring psychedelics like psilocybin, LSD, and DMT to help increase their mental performance and improve their lives.

This movement inspired us to create Adapt and Thrive. Despite the growing body of medical literature on the therapeutic effects of microdosing on mental health and wellbeing, these psychoactive substances are still classified as schedule 1 drugs.* This led us to search for the optimal combinations of herbs and adaptogens to try and mimic the action potential of psilocybin in the brain using only natural, legal ingredients. What we eventually arrived at were the formulations for Adapt and Thrive, two supplements meant to bridge the gap and deliver the amazing results of these natural medicines to everyone.

*We are not recommending anyone purchase or ingest any illegal, schedule 1 substance

Brilliant intention

At Brilliant Blends, everything is created consciously, from the initial intention to the final ingredients.

The sun in our logo is the Rising Sun symbol from the Native American Cherokee Tribe, and Dr. JoQueta’s namesake, which symbolizes Women Who Pray at Sunrise. This was deliberately chosen to pay tribute to the people who have brought us so much knowledge of medicinal mushrooms we use and the earth from which they come.

The two B’s back-to-back on the logo form a butterfly. Butterflies are symbols of change, hope, rebirth, and life in nature.

Each ingredient in our supplements is intentionally chosen to orchestrate the perfect blend to support your mind, body, and spirit.

Intention creates energy. It is important to us that the intention is set for your highest and greatest good from the bottle to your body.

Our Brilliant promise

It is our promise to provide the cleanest and highest quality ingredients possible to our customers. This supplement is dedicated to children on the Autism spectrum, their parents, and all that they have taught us. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) react more to what is in the food than the actual food itself. Therefore, it is our promise that none of our supplements will ever contain any heavy metals, pesticides, insecticides, or harmful preservatives or fillers. While children with ASD and many other special needs children react greatly to these chemicals, they are not good for anyone. With Brilliant Blends, each supplier, formulation lab, and distribution center was hand-chosen based on their integrity, credibility, and ethics.


Meet the Creators

JoQueta Handy, PhD, IMD

Dr. JoQueta Handy is an internationally recognized speaker, author, educator and Natural Integrative Health Practitioner. She is the CEO and Chief Visionary of Brilliant Learning, Handy Wellness Center and Brilliant Blends. With a BS from Boston University, and a PhD, IMD from Quantum University, JoQueta has spent the last 30 years working with special needs children and their families using a holistic philosophy rooted in nutritional protocols and extending to specialized learning strategies. It has been JoQueta’s personal and professional mission to identify, learn from, and highlight these unique traits and strengths for parents, educators, institutions and governments worldwide. JoQueta has applied the summation of those life and career experiences in taking her practice to the next level by founding Brilliant Blends and formulating its supplements.

Zachary Hayes-Handy

Zachary Hayes-Handy is a writer, entrepreneur, and son of Dr. JoQueta. With a business degree and a background in theater, he has always had a natural talent for finding the balance between the emotional and the rational. His journey of exploration and experimentation to find holistic solutions to everyday problems, especially issues related to mental health, was the inspiration for the Adapt and Thrive supplements and the mission of Brilliant Blends.