Adaptogens are getting a lot of attention these days, but what exactly are they? They are a unique group of herbal ingredients used to improve the health of your adrenal system. They help to strengthen the body’s response to stress, while enhancing its ability to cope with anxiety and fight fatigue. The best part? They do this slowly and gently, without jolts or crashes – natural supplements that are actually good for you! Adaptogens have been around for many generations, but with more people trying to be proactive and take more a more natural/healing approach to their health, they have become increasingly popular. Below are a few common adaptogens and their purposes:
1. Ashwagandha – can help anxiety, fatigue, insomnia from stress, endocrine function, adrenal glands(for under active thyroid), and immune system health.
2. Maca – increases libido and hormonal health in men and women.
3. Rhodiola Rosea – it is stimulating at low doses and calming at higher doses, it reduces the effects of stress on the body and can reduce fatigue as well.
Adaptogens can be a wonderful addition to a health conscious lifestyle, however, you don’t need all of them. Do your research on what ones you are interested in, and talk to your doctor if you are on any medications as these can interfere. To your health!