Adaptogens are a category of herbs that have been used to protect, heal, and restore the body from the damaging effects of everyday stressors
Types of Stressors:
Prolonged experiences of stress are now considered a leading cause of chronic illness. In the short-term, excessive stress can lead to more minor imbalances such as digestive disruption, anxiety, sleep issues, and fatigue. If left unchecked however, chronic stress can lead to more serious health issues such as autoimmune disease, hormone disruption, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
Adaptogens work by normalizing our body’s natural stress response. They do this through a wide range of actions and energetics. Adaptogens, are said to help re-regulate, normalize, and enhance the function of the HPA axis.
They help maintain Homeostasis (the stability and balance within the cell or the body) when there is chronic stress. In return it helps to achieve overall WELL BEING. They help Homeostasis by contributing to the regulation of Bio Rhythms and Circadian, which control the body’s temperature and hormone balance.
Adaptogens do not stimulate or suppress any function. They merely help to balance them.
There are many different Adaptogens and have been used for their medicinal purposes for thousands of years!