Adaptogens is a buzz-word that has everyone talking. They're everywhere. They're in drinks, coffee, tea, snacks, foods and gummies. But what are they exactly?
In today's fast-paced world, people are looking for ways to boost their energy levels, reduce stress, and improve their overall well-being, in a more natural way. One solution that has gained popularity in recent years, is the use of adaptogens. While they're relatively new to the west, adaptogens have been used for centuries in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine to promote vitality and longevity.
So what the f are adaptogens?
Adaptogens are plants that help the body cope with physical, chemical or biological stressors by hacking the body’s cortisol levels, helping with stress and fatigue. When you're stressed, your body goes through 3 stages: alarm, resistance, and exhaustion. Adaptogens help us stay in the resistance phase longer and avoids crashing, leaving your nervous system a lot less anxious. Some of the most popular adaptogens are ashwagandha, rhodiola, ginseng, holy basil, and cordyceps. Traditionally, they were taken in supplement form, but now they're being added to your favourite drinks and snacks for ease of consumption, like the drink [everybody].
Adaptogens have a ton of benefits that can support your health and well-being like:
1. Reducing stress and anxiety
Adaptogens are best known for being able to reduce stress and anxiety, by lowering cortisol levels and improving mood.
2. Boosting energy levels
By improving the body's ability to cope with stress, adaptogens help combat fatigue and increase endurance.
3. Improving cognitive function
Adaptogens can improve cognitive function by improving memory, concentration, focus and performance by reducing the effects of stress on the brain.
4. Improving immunity
Cortisol leads to increased inflammation, which leads to illnesses, so by reducing cortisol, adaptogens can reduce inflammation and protect against illness by enhancing the activity of natural killer cells.
5. Promoting longevity
Some adaptogens have been shown to have anti-aging properties, increasing not only lifespan, but also the quality of life by reducing cellular damage.
6. Improving sleep
Adaptogens help calm the nervous system and when your system is relaxed, you can fall asleep faster, deeper and stay asleep longer.
All of these reasons are why we made [everybody] so you can have an upgraded and optimized life to do all the things you want to get done, so drink up!