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Why Trying Adaptogens May Change Your Outlook On Life
Adaptogens are plants, mushrooms, or botanicals that help the body's resilience against stress and anxiety. They promote overall well-being and help the body maintain homeostasis.
Plant and mushroom adaptogens can increase resistance to tense situations. A 2010 study found that they have neuroprotective, anti-fatigue, anti-depressive, and nootropic activity.
They also stimulate mental energy while increasing work capabilities in tense environments by regulating homeostasis, stress responses, and the release of cortisol.
According to naturopathic herbalist Dr. Marisa Marciano, adaptogens are a uniquely notable herb due to their ability to support the adrenal glands and possibly pituitary glands.
By reducing stress and anxiety, adaptogens can create feelings of calmness, uplift the mood, and have a positive effect on the central nervous system.
Since adaptogens extend to the mushroom family, exotic blends are quickly becoming a replacement for highly caffeinated coffee drinks and even alcohol.