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What Are Adaptogens And How They Can Help Heal You

What Are Adaptogens And How They Can Help Heal You

Modern living can be tough. With an inbox full of unread emails, unpaid bills and let's not even mention that little red notification symbol. We're ambitious, time-starved, disconnected & distracted. We move at full velocity, yet always fear we're not doing enough. It's no wonder we're a generation of over-worked and over-caffeinated over-achievers! 

This is where we introduce you to adaptogens. These healing herbs and mushrooms help our body by reacting to or recovering from both short- and long-term physical, mental or emotional stress. Much like strength training for your muscles, adaptogens can train your body to adapt to modern life.

When faced with stress, be it physical, mental or emotional, our bodies go through a three-stage response: alarm, resistance, and exhaustion. Adaptogens help us stay in the resistance phase longer by stimulating the effect that holds off fatigue, allowing us to attain equilibrium.

Each adaptogen will function slightly different. Super Zen™ features adaptogens which are known to assist with stress specifically. Ashwagandha to soothe long-term sources of stress and the hormone imbalances that may result from it. For acute stress and anxiety, we suggest Rhodiola and Schisandra, which may help mediate fight-or-flight stress responses. Rhodiola is also believed to improve energy, physical performance and memory; and Schisandra is also known to improve liver function and gastrointestinal support.

As a naturopath is it my job to assist your body back into balance, we do this by supporting the body with adaptogenic botanical herbs, therapeutic nutritional supplements, lifestyle support and dietary support. But it is always recommended to seek a professional holistic practitioner's advice for an individual treatment plan best suited to you.

As a naturopath is it my job to assist your body back into balance, we do this by supporting the body with adaptogenic botanical herbs, therapeutic nutritional supplements, lifestyle support and dietary support, it is always recommended to seek a professional holistic practitioner’s advice for an individual treatment plan best suited to you.


Claire Ayres

BHSc in Naturopathy 
BHsc in Herbal Medicine 
HBsc in Nutritional Medicine 



References 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3991026/?fbclid=IwAR2tkWDDBBrNEzTj6JjQt2Z-z_j8RxQDRnid3iD8Dr2RrllaGiRljotXdE0

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19500070

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16261511

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27713248

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30912517


Disclaimer

Healing and changing your relationship with stress, anxiety or depression is a journey and the journey is not linear. Everybody’s story is different, and we are sharing from our own experience. While adaptogens are an amazing tool, they are not a cure-all and work best in conjunction with other conscious and healthy lifestyle choices.

The information which is provided on this website is not intended to be medical advice, nor does it replace professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Please check with your health practitioner before making any changes to your diet or taking supplements or herbs, especially if you are pregnant or have a health condition. Always read instructions for use carefully.

If you rely on any of the information provided on this website, you do so at your own risk.