Which Adaptogen Is Best for You?

Are you feeling run down or stressed out? Maybe it’s time to try an adaptogen! Adaptogens are natural substances that help the body adapt to stress. But which one is right for you? Here’s a guide to some of the most popular adaptogens and those we use in RISE Botanicals!

What Are Adaptogens?

Adaptogens are herbs and mushrooms 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.1

As each adaptogen affects your body differently, it’s important to know which fits your needs. According to an article2 published by the Swedish Herbal Institute Research & Development, “a number of clinical trials demonstrate that adaptogens exert an anti-fatigue effect that increases mental work capacity against a background of stress and fatigue, particularly in tolerance to mental exhaustion and enhanced attention.”

What Are the Best Adaptogens to Deal with Feeling Run Down?

Everyone has different rituals to battle a lowered immunity. Maybe you take vitamins, switch up your diet, or sleep more. You may actually already take an adaptogen when you’re feeling this way! If you’re looking for an adaptogen to help you deal with feeling run down, here are some options.

Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha is one of the essential herbs in Ayurveda, an ancient form of alternative medicine based on Indian principles. Due to its recent popularity in western culture, it’s likely you already know it as an adaptogen! Ashwagandha is known to help maintain energy, boost immunity, and improve daily stress management.

Ginger: Ginger is a versatile and healthy plant that has been used in many cultures around the world to add flavour and warmth to dishes and drinks for centuries. Ginger is known to protect the body from free radicals, reduce inflammation and improve digestion.

Other adaptogens that help with a lower immunity include: ginseng, schisandra and cordyceps.

Which RISE Botanicals Flavour Should You Try?


Want to get back on your feet and start fresh no matter the time of day? Treat yourself to a bottle of Renew and its rejuvenating blend of coffee and caramel.

Star adaptogens: ashwagandha, holy basil, and ginger.

What Are the Best Adaptogens to Help You Focus?

Do you feel like there are too many tasks on your plate and are struggling to concentrate on the task at hand? When it comes time to focus, try these adaptogens.

Reishi: Eastern medicine uses many different plants and fungi, but none are more popular than reishi mushrooms! Several molecules found within, including triterpenoids, polysaccharides, and peptidoglycans, may be responsible for its health benefits. Reishi is known to be a neuroprotector and helps to protect cells from free radicals.

Sage: Sage has an earthy and spicy aroma that can be used sparingly, but it still packs a nutritional punch. While it may be an everyday staple in your spice rack, the herb has medicinal properties that people have used for centuries in Eastern and Western cultures. Sage is known to fight fatigue and help to protect brain cells.

Other adaptogens that help you focus include: Lion’s Mane, Schisandra, Rhodiola Rosea, Cordyceps, Holy Basil, and Ginseng.

Which RISE Botanicals Flavour Should You Try?


Have a deadline to meet, a project to file, or feeling scattered? Take a sip of Focus and enjoy its refreshing taste of mango and orange that will help you concentrate on whatever lies ahead.

Star adaptogens: ashwagandha, reishi, sage, turmeric, and cinnamon.

What Are the Best Adaptogens to Help You Sleep?

Can’t seem to calm your mind after a stressful day? Some adaptogens are known to help you settle down for much-needed rest. When it comes time to sleep or relax, try these adaptogens.

Chamomile: Often steeped into a tea to enjoy before bedtime, chamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to humankind. Chamomile flowers are not only bursting with flavour and aroma, but they also contain terpenoids and flavonoids, contributing to their medicinal properties. Chamomile is known to have a calming effect and strengthen the immune system.

Lemongrass: Lemongrass is an herb with a citrus flavour and aroma, commonly used in Thai cuisine. The plant’s leaves and oil are used for medicinal purposes. It is one of the most popular essential oils used today for its effectiveness, health benefits, and a wide variety of applications. Lemongrass is known to help you relax and improve digestion.

Other adaptogens that help you sleep include: Valerian root, ashwagandha, lavender and Tulsi (holy basil).

Which RISE Botanicals Flavour Should You Try?


In need of a well-deserved break? Sip on Relax, a refreshing lime and ginger drink to chill the mood. The calming flavours will help you relax so you can enjoy a moment of calm.

Star adaptogens: ashwagandha, lemongrass, holy basil, chamomile and lavender.

What Are the Best Adaptogens for Energy?

It can be tough to get through the day when you’re feeling run down and exhausted. If you’re looking for a natural way to boost your energy, consider these adaptogens.

Cacao: Not only is it delicious, but cacao also contains many compounds that can make you feel happy! Rich in antioxidants, cocoa beans are known to reduce fatigue and help increase the ability to concentrate.

Holy Basil “tulsi”: Holy Basil is not your typical type of herb. You won’t find it in pesto or Thai green curry! This herb has a delicious hot, peppery taste and is a sacred plant in Hindu belief. Holy Basil is known to improve digestive stress management.

Other Adaptogens known to help with an energy boost include: Rhodiola Rosea, ashwagandha, and Eleutherococcus Senticosus (Siberian ginseng).

Which RISE Botanicals Flavour Should You Try?


When your brain starts feeling foggy or motivation lags, grab a Boost! Its delicious cocoa and chai taste will bring you energy, so you can be on top of whatever lies ahead.

Star adaptogens: cocoa beans, ginger, ashwagandha, holy basil and cinnamon.

Learn More About Adaptogens & RISE Botanicals

Want to learn more? Read about all the delicious adaptogens found in RISE Botanicals here.

  1. https://www.healthline.com/health/stress/smart-girls-guide-to-adaptogens#TOC_TITLE_HDR_1
  2. Panossian A, Wikman G. Effects of Adaptogens on the Central Nervous System and the Molecular Mechanisms Associated with Their Stress-Protective Activity. Pharmaceuticals (Basel). 2010;3(1):188-224. Published 2010 Jan 19. doi:10.3390/ph3010188