Adaptogens-- What the heck are they?
If you're on social media, you probably have been noticing the increase in ads for products that feature adaptogenic herbs.
These herbs are known to help your body endure high stress environments both emotionally and physiologically.
Adaptogens are natural botanicals that have unique characteristics that help your body combat stress, focus your mind, and elevate your daily performance.
Adaptogens develop naturally in plants that grow in harsh, cold, or windy conditions. Not only are these plants able to survive, but they are actually able to grow and thrive despite their extreme environments. The Adaptogens in these plants have significant effects in the human body.
Adaptogens you may be familiar with include:
Ginseng- It is used as a tonic to support stress response and energy as well as supporting the immune system
Borage-the herb is used to strengthen and restore the adrenal cortex (responsible for producing cortisol, the stress hormone.
Ashwagandha- it is used in Ayurvedic medicine as a tool for overall health, as well to support the function of the musculoskeletal system
Wild Yam-is a wonderful tonic for the glandular system. Although Wild Yam does not contain any hormones, it is known that it may support hormone health.
Licorice- this herb supports endocrine function and is thought to revitalize the adrenal glands, the glands that produce sex and cortisol hormones
I've been enjoying the benefits of adaptogens in my life for the past 3 years now. I feel a noticeable difference in my emotional health as well as my performance and concentration at work.
I've been recommending adaptogens to everyone I know! And at work we're working on some cool projects feature adaptogens as well. More to come!
If you're interested in learning more about adaptogens and how you an incorporate them into your life, let me know! I highly reccomend Isagenix and their eShot an Ionix Supreme products. High quality, ethically sourced, no compromise.