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Adaptogens are a specific group of herbs and mushrooms that have been used for thousands of years in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. They’ve gained a lot of buzz recently for their ability to help our bodies better cope with stress and fatigue. Adaptogens make us more resilient in every situation. Adaptogens work by strengthening the adrenal system and moderating stress responses. Adaptogens got their name because once they enter the body they “adapt” to the individual’s specific needs either by energizing or calming the body.
Jessica's top 6 adaptogenic herbs and mushrooms...Ashwagandha: A study found this herbal root lowered cortisol levels, a stress hormone that’s associated with weight gain, poor sleep, and mood swings. Cordyceps: This medicinal mushroom has been used by athletes for its performance-enhancing benefits. When people used it regularly for 3 weeks, it helped them exercise longer. Chaga: This mushroom is the KING of medicinal mushrooms. The antioxidant levels in Chaga rival that of even turmeric and clove. Reishi: This mushroom is the QUEEN of medicinal mushrooms. It helps one stress less and sleep deep. Rhodiola: Research found this “golden root” herb decreased cortisol response, boosted energy & mood, and increased focus for people suffering w/ chronic fatigue. Lions Mane: This medicinal mushroom is considered to be a nootropic. It boosts cognitive function and supports the nervous system.
Find Jessica at JessicaDogert.com and email@example.com Summary: Adaptogens are not not just hype! Research suggests some adaptogens really may help us better respond to stress…which then can improve performance, focus, mood, immunity, and energy. Remember, there are many ways to keep stress in check from exercise to meditation, but adaptogens may be another tool you want to add to the mix.