What is an adaptogen? Sounds like just another buzz word or fad. Lets be honest, the health industry is full of them, and it can be incredibly hard to determine whats right for you.
Adaptogens can be referred to as super foods which are classified into a highly regarded herb or plant system. Adaptogens are often used in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine which means these are not new, but rather age old remedies that the Western world has only recently caught on to. This is a very good thing because adaptogens are an excellent addition to your health regime.
And here’s why you should consider taking adaptogens.
Adaptogens have a unique ability to ‘adapt’ to the individuals body providing the required boost to obtain Homeostasis. Equilibrium. Balance. Stability.
Adaptogens boost the immune system;
Adaptogens can balance and stabilise blood sugar;
Adaptogens target stress induced adrenal fatigue providing much needed support;
Adaptogens can strengthen the kidney function;
Adaptogens can activate the endocrine glands, stimulate hypothalamus and pituitary glands;
Adaptogens can provide energy and maintain health to vital organs.
Think medicinal mushrooms like Reishi, Chaga, and Turkey Tail. Think Astragalus, and Ashwaganda. Think Goji Berries, Maca and Aloe Vera.
As with any product, do your own research including the company before you purchase.
Choose wisely. Live vibrantly.
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