Adaptogens are plants and mushrooms that help the body adapt to physical, environmental and emotional stress.
Adaptogens help us maintain balance when we experience stress. Stress can elevate our heart rate, speed up our breathing, and throw off our immune system—all in an effort to conserve energy and prepare us to confront a stressor.
Adaptogens strengthen our stress response system by helping to regulate the expression of stress hormones like cortisol, supporting the transfer of cellular energy, and protecting our adrenal glands from fatigue.
When we use adaptogens daily over sustained periods of time, they fine tune our natural stress response and provide us with adaptive energy to help us recover from stress faster.