Adaptogens: Uncovering Nature's Keys to Achieving Optimal Health
Adaptogens are anything but a passing health trend in America. While their recent surge in popularity has put them in the spotlight, these natural powerhouses have been used for a range of ailments for thousands of years throughout Asia and India and have been a part of our formulas for decades. This distinctive class of compounds possesses the unique ability to aid the body in adapting to physical, mental, and emotional stressors. Adaptogens act like stem cells, seeking out areas of the body that need to be brought back into balance and restoring them to a state of equilibrium. As a result, adaptogens are highly sought-after as a natural means of improving overall health and well-being.
What are Adaptogens?
Adaptogens are a fascinating group of herbs and mushrooms in high demand by the natural health industry due to their impressive ability to reduce, resist, and adjust to stress. By modulating the body's reaction to stressors and helping to regulate stress hormones such as cortisol, they play a key role in maintaining balance or homeostasis.
When we experience stress, our bodies undergo a series of physiological changes, including increased cortisol levels. Cortisol is a hormone that helps us respond to stress, but too much of it can be harmful. Adaptogens work by regulating cortisol levels and helping to reduce the negative effects of stress on the body.
What do Adaptogens do?
Some of the most notable benefits of adaptogens include the following:
- Improved energy and stamina: Adaptogens are thought to help improve energy levels and stamina, making it easier for people to get through the day and perform at their best.
- Improved mental clarity: Adaptogens are believed to help improve mental clarity, focus, and memory, making it easier for people to think clearly and make good decisions.
- Improved mood: Adaptogens are thought to help improve mood and reduce feelings of anxiety and depression, helping people to feel more relaxed and less stressed.
- Improved sleep: Adaptogens are believed to help improve sleep, making it easier for people to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night.
- Improved physical performance: Adaptogens are believed to help improve physical performance, making it easier for athletes and other physically active individuals to perform at their best.
In scientific terms, adaptogens work by modulating the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the sympathetic-adrenal-medullary (SAM) axis. These are two systems in the body that regulate our response to stress. By modulating these systems, adaptogens help to reduce the negative effects of stress on the body.
Revolutionizing Wellness with Adaptogens; Why Professional Botanicals Include Them in Every Formula
At Professional Botanicals, we prioritize optimal efficiency through our emphasis on synergy, breakdown, and absorption. By utilizing our unique ADPT blend, an environment of homeostasis is promoted, aiding in balance within the body and facilitating optimal conditions for healing.
As mentioned beforehand, adaptogens are recognized for their potential to aid the body in adapting to stress and maintaining equilibrium. When assimilated with a herbal supplement formula, they can work collaboratively to enhance overall efficacy by providing supplementary support for the body's stress response system.
Our adaptogen blends also support the body in the following areas:
- Support for dysfunctions in sick/healthy individuals
- Herbal tonic - normalizes & regulates body functions
- Help stress-related responses
- Support mental/physical performance
- Support immunity
- Fatigue maintenance
- Maintain healthy cell function
- Support cell growth
- Cell survival support
- Support increased energy level
These naturally occurring, non-toxic substances can help protect your body from stress by stabilizing and optimizing a host of physiological functions. Rather than serving a single targeted purpose, an adaptogen will adapt its healing properties to whatever your body specifically needs at a given time. Get even more adaptogens in our higher dosage formula Adaptostym.
Dosage/Usage: Maintenance or to avoid premature aging take 2 capsules per day.
Notes: The dosage we suggest for all of our products is based on a weight of 150 pounds. If you weigh more than 150 lbs, we suggest an additional capsule for every 50 to 75 pounds or one capsule less for a child or person less than 100 lbs.
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