Adaptogens

Adaptogens


Adaptogens have been a part of Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine for many thousands of years. Adaptogens are substances which increase the body’s ability to adapt to physiological stress, and when administered results in homeostasis, or the stabilisation or normalisation of the one or more of the body’s physiological processes, which in turn promotes the optimal functioning of the body. The body is programmed to release the hormone cortisol in response to stress, which elicits the fight-or-flight response, which in turn stimulates the sympathetic nervous system and adrenal glands. However, elevated cortisol levels over extended periods can have an adverse effect on your body. Adaptogens considerably improve your body’s ability to cope with stresses such as illness, high blood pressure, a hectic schedule, fatigue, temperature and altitude extremes. Some of the most popular adaptogenic herbs include Ashwagandha, Maca, Panax Ginseng, Siberian Ginseng, Holy Basil, Astralagus root, Liquorice root, Rhodiola Rosea and Schisandra.

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