What are Adaptogens?
Adaptogens are a group of herbs that help the body manage the damaging effects of stress
and support homeostasis.
Adaptogens help you adapt.
The benefits of adaptogens are seen when herbs are taken on a regular basis, and are wide ranging, differing person-to-person. Overall, adaptogens fine tune and tone various systems in the body, improve response and recovery, and adjust physiological processes as conditions change.
Adaptogens may support the following functions*:
- Immune function
- Recovery from fatigue
- Blood sugar and blood pressure
- Balancing endocrine gland function (think cortisol, insulin, melatonin, thyroid function)
- Balancing hormones (both men and women)
- Sleep quality
- Physical stamina
- Focus and mental clarity
- Mental and physical endurance
- Overall longevity and wellbeing
There are many amazing herbs that don't meet the criteria of being classified an adaptogen, and that's ok!
We love super herbs and mushrooms and you'll find these plants in our products as well!
(Organic, grown in the US) Cordyceps originates from high elevations in the Himalayan mountains and typically grows on caterpillars. We use cordyceps that is vegan and organically grown. Our powder is derived from both the mycelium and fruiting body.
This mushroom is highly antioxidant, enhances energy & stamina by helping the body utilize oxygen more efficiently, cordyceps helps to regulate testosterone & cortisol, supports the respiratory system, nervous system, cardiovascular system, supports liver, kidneys, and aids in detoxification.
As with all of our mushrooms, our cordyceps is steamed so it is bioavailable.
(Organic, grown in the US) This herb has a long history of being held to the highest regard. It's known to promote longevity, support healthy immunity, balance hormones, energy, mental clarity, and digestive health. It’s an overall calming herb to help the body feel more at ease.
As with all of our mushrooms, our reishi powder is derived from the mycelium and fruiting body for a broad spectrum of active components and is steamed so it is bioavailable.
(Organic, grown in the US) Chaga grows in the colder regions of the globe on Birch trees. This mushroom benefits the immune system, gastrointestinal system, is rich in antioxidants, is antimicrobial, and antiviral. Chaga is not traditionally categorized as an adaptogen, but has many adaptogenic qualities.
As with all of our mushrooms, our chaga powder is derived from the mycelium and fruiting body for a broad spectrum of active components and is steamed so it is bioavailable.
(USDA organic, grown in China) Astragalus supports the immune system, energy levels, is antiviral, and highly antioxidant. This herb supports the cardiovascular system, and best taken on a regular basis to feel the benefits.
(USDA organic, grown in India) Ashwagandha is a traditional Ayurvedic herb. It supports the immune system, energy (by supporting the thyroid), concentration, stress management, and is hormone balancing. Ashwagandha is especially great for anxiety and insomnia!
(USDA organic) We use an organic rosehip powder in our adaptogen blend for it's vitamin c properties! For mushrooms to be fully absorbed, vitamin C is needed. Rosehip offers this boost without any change in flavor.
Resources for benefits listed above:
- Dr. Weil on cordyceps
- Herbal Medicine cordyceps excerpt
- Medicinal potential of cordyceps
- Cordyceps sinensis overview
- National center for complementary and integrative health overview of astragalus
- Anti aging implications of astragalus
- Anti aging benefits of astragalus
- Study on ashwagandha for stress reduction
- Studies on the immunomodulatory effects of ashwagandha
- Anxiety + ashwagandha
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease