What are Adaptogenic?

Posted by StevenHWicker on April 24th, 2019

ADAPTOGENS have been used in traditional medicine for centuries, and we think they may just be the next big thing in fighting anxiety and insomnia. We’re republishing this piece by Dr. Frank Lipman to give you a refresher on what they are, how they work, and which ones to check out.

Judging from the proliferation of coffee and cupcake shops popping up these days, clearly, caffeine and sugar are what a lot of folks are using to try to fight back against stress and fatigue. Juice delivery atlanta

The problem is, these quick fixes don’t actually work. The crash is never far behind — so it’s back to Starbucks to start the cycle again, turning your day into a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows. Fortunately, there are healthier ways to get through the day. One of my favorites is with adaptogens — herbs that help your body adapt to stress and resist fatigue. Please consult a trusted health care practitioner before making any decisions about your health.

Adapta-what?

Adaptogens are a unique group of herbal ingredients used to improve the health of your adrenal system — the system in charge of managing the body’s hormonal response to stress. They enhance the body’s ability to cope with anxiety slowly and gently, without jolts or crashes. They’re called adaptogens because of their unique ability to “adapt” their function according to your body’s specific needs. Though their effects may initially be subtle, they’re real and undeniable.

Where have they been all my life?

Adaptogens weren’t born yesterday. In fact, they’ve been used in Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. Recently, several studies have found evidence to support what those of us in the sustainable wellness field already knew — that adaptogens offer positive benefits and are safe for long-term use. Healthy food in ga

How do adaptogens work?

Adaptogens work a bit like a thermostat. When the thermostat senses that the room temperature is too high it brings it down and when the temperature is too low it brings it up. Adaptogens can calm you down and boost your energy at the same time without overstimulating. By supporting adrenal function, they can help counteract the adverse effects of stress and normalize body imbalances. They help cells eliminate toxic byproducts of the metabolic process, access more energy and utilize oxygen more efficiently.

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