Adaptogens are herbs that support our bodies in reacting to or recovering from short and long-term physical or mental stress. Some Adaptogens are also known to boost immunity and overall well-being.
When we face a stressor, whether physical or mental, our bodies go through what’s called general adaptation syndrome (GAS).
GAS is a three-stage response: alarm, resistance, and exhaustion.
Adaptogens help us stay in the resistance phase longer by a stimulating effect that holds off the impending fatigue. Instead of crashing amid a stressful moment, task, or event, adaptogens help us find stability to soldier on.
In turn, adaptogens can help us perform better and feel better despite what’s stressing us out, improving our health and well-being.²
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