What are adaptogens and why do we need them? Adaptogens are nontoxic plants or herbs that increase the body’s ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and promote or restore normal physiological functioning. A less stressful life? Yes please.
The benefits of adaptogens go even further than that:
The adrenal system gets renewed. Adaptogens help strengthen the adrenal system which is where your stress hormones are pumped. Feeling stressed, having sugar cravings, high blood sugar, trouble focusing, anxiety, depression, and weight gain are all symptoms of adrenal fatigue.
Adaptogens are a great source of antioxidants which produces anti-inflammatory agents into the body. This helps with your cellular upkeep, which can ultimately help you have healthier skin and higher energy.
Productivity. If you were to think of your most productive day compared to your least productive, you may notice that the difference was how you felt. Adaptogens can help keep your mind clear and your body feeling good so that you can stay productive.
Adaptogens, no surprise here, adapt to our bodies. Meaning they benefit the body as a whole. They do not just treat one specific area. They calm the entire body and strengthen it at the same time.
The best part is there are so many options when it comes to utilizing adaptogens on the daily. You can use it topically or you can add these herbs to everyday things such as coffee, shakes, smoothies, teas.
I highly suggest adding adaptogens into your daily regimen. It takes minimal effort and can have a great impact on your daily life. You will not regret it!