What are adaptogens?
Adaptogens are often used in natural calming supplements. These special herbs and mushrooms have been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to help the body adapt and cope with occasional stress. In our plant-based stress supplements, you'll find adaptogenic mushrooms, siberian ginseng root and astragalus to get your adaptogen fix.
How do adaptogens work?
These natural herbs and mushrooms work to keep you feeling balanced and energized by supporting your body's response to stress and fatigue. When we face a stressor, our bodies go through a General Adaptation Syndrome which is a three-stage response: alarm, resistance and exhaustion. Adaptogens can help you stay in the resistance phase for longer: instead of crashing, you carry on.
How does stress affect us?
At times stress can wreak havoc on our inner zen and leave us feeling totally overwhelmed but the good news is our bodies can handle normal amounts of stress from time to time. However, when our stress response is activated over a long period and our bodies are overexposed to stress hormones such as epinephrine and cortisol, it can negatively impact our overall health and immune system so it's important to manage stress to avoid falling into the long-term stress cycle. Calming supplements can be one of the tools that can help!
What can we do to manage our stress?
We've pulled together our top tips for managing stress and anxiety including incorporating stress supplements into your daily routine and daily practices that bring zen to your day. Click here
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