Adaptogens in a Nutshell
We’ve all got a lot going on in our lives. Our capacity to adapt changes over time. It becomes more about finding balance with what is. The plant world, we’ve come to discover, offers big help balancing human physiology, all in teeny tiny packages. In science, plants and fungi with these properties are called adaptogens. Adaptogens ensure that your body—from your mind to your immune system to your energy levels—functions as it should.
Here are a few examples of adaptogens worth knowing about: Siberian ginseng (also known as eleutherococcus senticosus), rhodiola and schisandra may help mediate fight-or-flight stress responses. The roots of ashwagandha and Asian ginseng can reduce the effects from long-term sources of stress and correct the hormone imbalances that may result from it. Mushrooms like Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps, and Lion’s Mane have been found in some small studies to boost immunity.
There’s so much more to learn about adaptogens including how they may contribute to our mission to help change the world with a plant based lifestyle. We’ll keep you posted on what develops.