ADAPTOGENS are the new it-beauty and wellness trend. They are Superherbs and Supermushrooms that help expand your body’s capacity to handle mental, physical, and emotional stress.
When we face a stressor, whether physical or mental, our bodies go through what’s called GAS – it’s a three-stage response: alarm, resistance, and exhaustion. Adaptogens help us stay in the resistance phase longer, via a stimulating effect that holds off the exhaustion. Instead of crashing in the midst of a stressful moment, task, or event, we attain equilibrium and can soldier on.
Kinda like a mini vaccine, some adaptogens appear to inoculate us to stress and help us cope.
When we can adapt to stress, we perform better and feel better despite what’s stressing us out. And with that, we can also improve our health and well-being. When you’re stressed, your adrenal gland releases the stress hormone cortisol, which then energizes you to tackle an emergency. But too much too often is usually bad for our bodies.
So I went to Moon Juice and got these babies – they include: Shatavari root extract, Ashwagandha root and leaf extract, Amla fruit extract and Rhodiola root extract. Sounds like Greek? I’m curious to see the effects.