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Adaptogens - what are they and how do they affect stress?

What is it? ...
Adaptogens are herbs, roots and other plant substances (such as mushrooms) that help our body manage stress and restore balance after a stressful situation.​​
What does this mean?
Any stress (physical, emotional, hormonal) and what we eat and drink affect the body's systems. Adaptogens interact with the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, which initiates the body's response to stress and plays an important role in maintaining the body's balance.​​
Why are adaptogens important?
The purpose of adaptogens is to help the body respond to or recover from short-term and long-term physical or mental stress. Some of them can also strengthen immunity and general well-being
Adaptogens are said to be able to improve overall health and especially help people who are dealing with:​​
  • mental and physical fatigue
  • pain and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
  • fibromyalgia
  • sleep problems
  • hormonal imbalance
How do adaptogens affect stress?
When the body is exposed to stress, a process called the general adaptation syndrome takes place
It consists of 3 stages:
of danger

Adaptogens help you stay in the resistance phase longer, as the stimulating effect prevents exhaustion. Instead of collapsing in a moment of stress, during a task or event, a person finds balance and continues to work.​​
When the body is under stress, the adrenal glands release the stress hormone cortisol, which provides energy to cope with the stressful situation.​​
Taking adaptogens can help manage stress in the short term, but it can also help reduce the risk of long-term complications from persistent stress.​​
However, frequent release of high levels of cortisol is not good. This can lead to cortisol dysfunction, which can lead to widespread inflammation and pain





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