Adaptogen are plant derived agents that help to adapt the body or protect it from stress.Adaptogens can help you cope with everyday stress, anxiety, depression and fatigue.
This is a list of a few varieties of adaptogen herbs:
- Rhodiola Rosea
- Cordyceps Mushroom
- Reishi Mushroom
- Maca Powder
- Shilajit (mineral pitch)
- Schizandra Berry
Adaptogens are know to be nontoxic to people and can bring back balance to the mind and body.
These plant proteins increase a person’s resistance to various physical, chemical and biological stresses, and they help the body maintain homeostasis. The adaptogenic benefits of these agents are vast.
Adaptogens were discovered by Russian scientist Dr. Israel Brekhman, during his long quest for happiness, health and stress free life.
Here are some of the adaptogens health benefits:
- Increased metabolism
- Enhanced immunity
- Better sleep
- Higher energy levels
- Increased life span (in smaller animals)
- Weight Loss helper
- Help your body adapt to extreme heat or cold weather.
It is thought that these adaptogens can control excess cortisol levels in the body when a person is going through large amounts of stress. Cortisol becomes toxic when it’s high in your body, it can slow down recovery time, negatively affect the immune system and decrease weight loss.
Before you add adaptogens, or any other new supplement, to your health regimen it is important to speak with your health care provider in order to identify any serious health concerns, possible allergies, and reactions to other medications. Make sure the supplement is 100% pure with no fillers or blowing agents…
The repeated administration of adaptogens gives a similar effect to that produced by repeated physical exercise. Repeat dose administration of adaptogens has been shown to be of value in sports medicine and can lead to increased endurance for long distance runners, cross-country skiers etc., or to a more rapid recovery from a stressful events. So in other words, when taking a adaptogen as a supplement, you shouldn’t expect results from the first dose but you will feel the benefits on the long term, as your body is adapting to this protein.
Written by: Teddy Nseir