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