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STRESS MANAGEMENT: Adaptogens - " Reinforcement" Supplements Against Stress

Updated on October 27, 2017
During the periods of particularly high stress adaptogens help to cope with stress better
During the periods of particularly high stress adaptogens help to cope with stress better

Chronic stress and constantly elevated cortisol levels damage 100% of your body systems, affects your overall health; your bodies begin to break down and it reasonably accelerates aging as well.

43 percent of adults suffer adverse health effects from stress, and 75-90 percent of all physician office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints.

During today’s hectic and extremely stressful times incorporation of “perfect” antistress longevity lifestyle pillars: stress management, balanced and healthy nutrition, regular physical exercises, supplements, relaxation, sleep and recreation into your lifestyle will help you pull through any challenging times that you may come across.


When you implement those pillars into your life you keep your stress hormone level and consequently your stress response under control.

However, there could be periods of particularly high stress when you need additional help to fight fatigue, or other stress related symptoms and control your cortisol level.

Here the adaptogens (general antistress supplements) come in.

What are Adaptogens?

According to modern science adaptogens are natural plant products that increase the body's ability to cope with internal and external stress factors, alleviate many symptoms and side effects of chronic stress because they help to bring many metabolic systems back toward normal ranges.

The word adaptogen was coined by Russian scientists, Nicolai Lazerev and Israel Brekhman in 1947. The scientists discovered that certain plants, starting with Ginseng, had the ability to resist chemical and biological stressors.

Adaptogens had the ability to adapt to change and pass that ability on to humans.

How to get STRESS under CONTROL using ADAPTOGENS?

During the periods of a high stress your body is in a great need of something that will aid in helping it to adapt. Ability to adapt is vital for your health, well-being, and productivity to preserve your homeostasis – the internal balanced state of your body systems.

Adaptogens are plants that have the ability to resist chemical and biological stressors.

These plants have the ability to adapt to change and pass that ability on to humans offers their adapting and stress-reducing abilities to your body, minds and spirit.

The main effects of adaptogens are an increased availability of energy during the day, a reduction of stress feelings, increased endurance, greater mental alertness, and deep and restful sleep.

Adaptogens significantly accelerate the recovery process after illness.

Adaptogens represent a powerful and effective solution for counteracting many of the detrimental effects of stress.

Taking adaptogens, you will be able to cope with stress better.

Adaptogens used for Stress Management

  • Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian Ginseng)
  • Ginseng
  • Suma
  • Schisandra
  • Rhodiola
  • Astragalus

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It is advised to use adaptogens as temporary agents during periods of particularly high stress.

Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian Ginseng)

In numerous clinical trials it has been shown that Siberian Ginseng can increase the ability of humans to withstand many adverse physical conditions and well-known stressors as extra workload, motion, noise, or heat.

Eleuthero showed it to increase the body’s resistance to stress by reducing the activation of the adrenal cortex, in other words, by slowing the release of flight or flight hormones.

Ginseng

Strengthens immune function, promotes a healthy nervous system, relieves stress and improves oxygen levels. Ginseng acts as an antidepressant; increases sexual interest and mobilize blood sugar from the liver.

Suma

Improves overall health and boost immune. Helps adapt to stress and is used to treat of chronic fatigue and anxiety.

Schisandra

Alleviates exhaustion and promotes energy. Repairs from immune disturbances caused by stress and stress-related disturbances.

Rhodiola

Enhances mental and physical performance, reduces cortisol levels and improves the mood. Is also used to treat cold and flu like symptoms and promote longevity.


Astragalus

Is beneficial for those who feel fatigue due to high levels of emotional and physical stress; known for its energy promoting properties and stimulation of the immune system ( chronic stress depletes both energy levels and increase the risk of illness and infection).

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