Adaptogens are active ingredients in certain plants and mushrooms that may impact how your body deals withstress,anxietyandfatigue. Plants and mushrooms provide adaptogenic actions. When consumed, these plants target specific stressors in your body.
There are three qualities that plants must have to be an adaptogen:
It is non-toxic when taken in normal doses.
It helps your body cope with stress.
It allows your body to return to balance (homeostasis).
Adaptogens work as a temporary bandage but aren’t the solution to long-term stress.
What do adaptogens do to my body?
The goal of taking adaptogens is to return your body back to a state of balance (homeostasis). The herbal action in adaptogens increases or decreases chemical reactions within your body.
For example, if you’re stressed (elevated cortisol), an adaptogen will respond by reducing cortisol levels. If you experience chronic fatigue with low cortisol levels, an adaptogen will increase the level of cortisol in your body.
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