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Adapt-a-what? What you need to know about adaptogens

May 31, 2017

Ashwagandha, Astragalus, Rhodiola Rosea… WTF?

Not up to date on your herbs? You may not know all of the above are a unique class of herbs called Adaptogens.

Adaptogens have been used in traditional medicine for centuries, and honestly, they are all the rage right now in the wellness community for fighting anxiety and insomnia; working directly by improving your adrenal system. This system is responsible for the body’s hormonal response to the S word. Stress…not shit, but yeah you could use that interchangeably.

Adaptogens help your body copy with anxiety and stress, naturally and slowly, no crashing here. They’re called adaptogens because of their unique ability to “adapt” their function according to your body’s specific needs. Though their effects may initially be subtle, but they are real and scientifically proven.

Think of Adaptogens as an air conditioning unit set to automatic. Just like your A/C, when it gets is too hot, it brings it down the temperature, and when it starts to get chilly, it warms up. Sorta genius right?  Adaptogens can soothe and fight stress while simultaneously boosting your energy naturally, without stimulation (like caffeine). By supporting adrenal function, these little powerhouses counteract the negative effects of stress and balance your body.

 Sun Potion’s Green Adaptogen (you buy now buy at Free People! Cool.) is great energy boosting, adaptogen blend using algae, adaptogen and energy booster Maca and Vitamin B rich Suma. Suma is a Brazilian root, Chlorella is a single-celled green algae and Maca is a Peruvian root. This trio of superfoods are meant to boost energy levels, strengthen the immune system and promote an overall well being

This baby is great to dump into a smoothie, or even (if you don’t mind the taste) in water as a wakeup to your system in the morning. I also read a fabulous article that encouraged people to make algae ice cubes, so this would be fabulous as ice cubes to throw into green juices and smoothies.  Genius!

Have you dove into the world of Adaptogens yet?


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