10 Jan what are adaptogens?
As we head into the new year and are full force into all of our health resolutions, Adaptogens are some of the the best way to balance the #stress you’ll be putting your body through, as well as the modern lifestyle you’ll be fighting against. Adaptogenic herbs, also known as adaptogens, are substances that enhance your ability to resist stress, anxiety, trauma and fatigue – slowly and gently, without jolts or crashes. They’re called adaptogens because of their unique ability to “adapt” their function according to your body’s specific needs.
Adaptogen herbs are a class of #herbs that help the body function to its full potential. They enhance the body’s ability to respond to stress and changes, strengthen the immune system, and increase a general sense of #wellbeing.The term adaptogen was first defined by Lazarev, a Russian pharmacologist, in 1947. He defined “adaptogens” as agents which help an organism to counteract any adverse effects of a physical, chemical or biological stressor by generating nonspecific resistance.
It is said that an adaptogen must meet three criteria:
1. The substance is relatively non-toxic to the recipient
2. An adaptogen influences many organs or body systems (non-specific) and acts by increasing resistance of the organism to a broad spectrum of adverse biological, chemical, and physical factors
3. These substances help modulate system function and maintain homeostasis.
Our Adapt blend is a great way to start your new year health goals by making sure your entire self is fully balanced before you begin creating that new you.