Health Benefits of Adaptogens

Adaptogens chart

What are adaptogens

Adaptogens are herbal pharmaceuticals. They work to counteract the effects of stress in the body. Stress causes very real physical changes in the body, including harming the neurological, endocrine, and immune systems. Adaptogens have stimulant properties that help counteract those harmful effects.

 

Adaptogens work at a molecular level by regulating a stable balance in the hypothalamic, pituitary, and adrenal glands. These are involved in the stress response. They work by hacking the stress response in the body. Typically, when our bodies are stressed, we go through three stages of stress:

  • alarm phase
  • phase of resistance
  • phase of exhaustion

As we encounter a stressor  say we start lifting weights ,our body responds by kicking out hormones like adrenaline that improve muscle performance and increase our ability to concentrate and pay attention to the task at hand in the phase of resistance. Our body is literally resisting the stressor, so we feel energized and clearer, thanks to our body giving us a boost to fight the stressor.

And then, as we fatigue, we enter in the exhaustion phase. Adaptogens basically stretch out that sweet spot in the middle , the phase of resistance , allowing us to hang out in the powerful part longer.

*Adaptogens have been studied in both animals and isolated neuronal cells.

*Researchers have found they have several positive effects on the body.

  • neuroprotective elements
  • anti-fatigue properties
  • antidepressive effects
  • stimulant for central nervous system

Oh, and they increase mental work capacity, enhance attention, and prevent stress and fatigue.

Sounds too good to be true, right, Well, according to research on adaptogens, they might actually be as good as they sound.

One study reviewTrusted Source found that adaptogens really can be used to promote health for general well being and when used as a supplement with other traditional medications for specific conditions and health problems. They ve been shown to help people with cardiovascular health and certain neurological disorders, especially ones that may happen more frequently as individuals age.

 

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(Withania somnifera) (Adaptogen)
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(Astragalus membranaceous) (Adaptogen)
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(Schisandra chinensis) (Adaptogen)
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(Sylibum marianum) (Adaptogen)
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(Bacopa monieri) (Adaptogen)
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100% Pure Maca root powder
(Lepidium meyenii) (adaptogen)
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*Ashwagandha
(Withania somnifera)
*Astragalus
(Astragalus membranaceus)
*Brahmi
(Bacopa monnieri)
*Burdock
(Arctium lappa)
*Black Cohosh
(Cimicifuga racemosa)
*Bladderwrack
(Focus vesiculosus)
*Celery seeds
(Apium graviolens)
*Chanca piedra
(Phyllanthus niruri)
*Ceylon cinnamon
(Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
*Cat's claw
(Uncaria tomentosa)
*Dandelion root
(Taraxacum officinale)
*Fenugreek
(Trigonella foenum graecum)
*Ginkgo biloba
(Ginkgo biloba)
*Horse chestnut
(Aesculus hippocastanum)
*Hawthorn berry
(Crateagus oxicanthus)
*Horny goat weed
(Epimedium sagittatum)
*Juniper berry
(Juniperus communis)
*Milk thistle
(Sylibum marianum)
*Maca
(Lepidium meyenii)
*red clover
(Trifolium pratense)
*American Skullcap
(Scutellaria lateriflora)
*Saw palmetto
(Serenoa repens/serrulata)
*Stinging nettle
(Urtica dioica)
*St John's wort
(Hypericum perforatum)
*Sarsaparrilla
(Smilax aristolochiifolia)
*Schizandra berry
(Schisandra chinensis)
*Vitex
(Agnus castus)
*Valerian root
(Valeriana officinalis)
*White willow
(Salix alba)
*Yarrow
(Achillea millefolium)
*Lion's mane
(Hericium erinaceous
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*Shiitake
(Lentinula edodes
)