Rushing from work to home while trying to fit in everyday tasks and keeping up with the news feed is becoming the new normal. Double shots of espresso, power bars, and treats try to mask our stress and energy levels. Unfortunately this often leaves people wired but drained of energy until they reset for the next day.
There might be a centuries old solution to this common daily disturbance - Adaptogens.
Adaptogens are traditional plant/herbal ingredients that have been used for thousands of years to support the way the body manages stress and maintains balance. Scientific studies have shown an anti-fatigue effect that increases mental resistance against a background of stress and fatigue. Their potential neuroprotective, anti-fatigue, anti-depressive, and nervous system stimulating effects can help support tolerance to mental exhaustion and enhanced attention.
Stress and General Adaptation Syndrome is a theory of the reaction to stress that has three phases: alarm phase, phase of resistance and phase of exhaustion. Adaptogens are thought to decrease sensitivity to stressors and increase time in the resistance phase.
Common adaptogens are panax ginseng, ashwagandha, eleuthero, schisandra chinensis, rhodiola rosea, shilajit, and cordyceps mushroom. Each one has its own potential effects and use. Adaptogens are most commonly seen in supplement form and used to support many purposes like rest, relaxation, endurance, stamina, and stimulation.
Next time mental and physical energy feel drained consider how adaptogens could help support balance and overall wellbeing.
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