Improve your body's reaction to emotional, environmental, or physical stress while moderating and sustaining energy, stamina, endurance, and mental clarity.
To qualify as an adaptogen, an herb must be completely safe and non-toxic, it must have broad uses for health, and it must specifically reduce stress, both mental and physical. Putting it simply: Adaptogens help you adapt.
Maca. Dubbed “Peruvian ginseng,” although it has no relation to ginseng. But like ginseng, the root increases strength, energy, and stamina. Maca may help relieve tension and anxiety while boosting energy and mood.
Eleuthero. One of the first recognized adaptogens, used often to enhance stamina and performance in athletic competition.
Tulsi. One of the most cherished of India's sacred healing plants and one of the most commonly prescribed herbs.
Sharpens the mind, eases indigestion, improves resistance to stress. Has a normalizing influence on blood pressure and blood sugar imbalances.
Turmeric. Containing curcumin, it is one of the most powerful antioxidants available and has many medicinal uses as well. Turmeric also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Ashwagandha. Regarded as one of the great rejuvenative herbs of India. Ginseng-like tonic traditionally used for increasing stamina and performance. Renowned for its building and nourishing qualities. Frequently used for people who are chronically stressed, run down, prone to frequent colds and flu. Often beneficial for those who have degenerative diseases such as arthritis.