Adaptogens

Adaptogen Guide

Adaptogens have been used for thousands of years in eastern medicine practices such as Traditional Chinese Medicine to help restore the body to balance.  The term “adaptogen” was first defined by a Russian pharmacologist to mean “agents which help an organism counteract any adverse effects of a physical, chemical or biological stressor by generating nonspecific resistance.” Adaptogens can boost cognitive functioning in several ways, help with anxiety and stress, in addition to balancing hormones. Check out some popular ones below and their uses!

adaptogens

Holy Basil

Reduces stress and combats indigestion

Ashwagandha

Used to help the body cope with daily stress. Can improve thinking ability, decrease pain and swelling (inflammation), and prevent the effects of aging

Maca

Used for female hormone imbalance, menstrual problems, improving fertility, and sexual dysfunction caused by antidepressants, weak bones, depression, and cancer

Reishi

Used to help the body’s capacity to handle stress, support a healthy immune system response, and to energize and enhance mood and concentration

Siberian Ginseng

Popular for people who feel run-down and tired from stress