ADAPT WITH ADAPTOGENS
Adaptogens get their names from the adaptive properties the plants exhibit in nature, meaning the plants respond and adapt well to stressful environmental conditions, making them hardier and stronger. Fortunately, these herbs have the same effect on us. T
ASHWAGANDHA is a calming adaptogen that supports healthy adrenal function. It is often used to relieve anxiety and fatigue, and to help balance the immune system by reducing cortisol levels. During one randomized, double- blind, placebocontrolled trial involving people with a history of chronic stress, those taking ashwagandha twice a day for days showed significantly reduced stress- assessment scores. Serum cortisol levels were also substantially lower and more normal in the ashwagandha group compared to those in the placebo group.
HOLY BASIL is commonly used to reduce the effects of stress while improving memory. But more recent studies show that it also contributes to a healthy immune response, thanks to the active constituent eugenol. It’s so powerful, holy basil has even demonstrated antimicrobial effects against Streptococcus mutans, the pathogen responsible for tooth and gum disease.
RHODIOLA is best known for its ability to enhance energy, endurance, alertness, and memory while reducing fatigue. Recent finding in the Archives of Virology suggest that it also boosts NK cell levels ( which helps enhance immune function) and produces an antiviral immune response for stress- free protection.