Why take Adaptogens

  • by Michele Scarce

In today's fast-paced world, stress has become an inevitable part of our lives. From work deadlines to family commitments, our bodies respond to stress in the same way as if we were running away from a lion. Our adrenal glands, which are responsible for producing stress hormones like cortisol, can get overworked and lead to a host of health issues like fatigue, decreased immunity, hormonal imbalance, and insomnia. To counteract the harmful effects of stress, adaptogens have emerged as nature's antidote to modern life stressors.

Adaptogens are natural substances that have been used for thousands of years in the form of medicinal mushrooms and herbs to support the adrenal glands, nervous system, and core energy. They work by modulating the stress hormone cortisol and maintaining homeostasis.

Let's take a closer look at how adaptogens work and the benefits they offer:

  1. Adaptogens fight fatigue from all angles – they can help you cope with physical fatigue (like cordyceps), mental fatigue (like lions’ mane), and stress-induced chronic fatigue. Unlike caffeine, which causes a rise and crash, adaptogens extend the phase of resistance to prolong fatigue, so that you can perform better for longer.
  1. Adaptogens make our bodies less sensitive to stress. They do this by mimicking stress and mildly activating the stress system, like a vaccine, to help the body cope with more severe stress over the course of the day. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6240259/
  1. Adaptogens have a stimulating effect, but they are not stimulants like caffeine. Unlike caffeine, which can cause jitters, nervousness, and insomnia, adaptogens offer a gentle and sustained energy boost without the negative side effects. https://ommushrooms.com/blogs/

In conclusion, stress has become an unavoidable part of our lives, but we can counteract its harmful effects by incorporating adaptogens into our daily routine.

Adaptogens work with our bodies to modulate the stress hormone cortisol, fight fatigue, make our bodies less sensitive to stress, and offer a gentle and sustained energy boost without the negative side effects of stimulants like caffeine. So, if you're feeling stressed and overwhelmed, give adaptogens a try and experience the difference they can make to your physical and mental well-being.


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