Adaptogens, What Are They and what do they do?
Imagine a life with less stress. Cleaner levels of energy, and a body which isn’t run down. We often seek help from Doctors and Pharmaceuticals seeking such things. Only to find their solutions make something else worse or they don’t even last. Well lucky for us all, there are alternative solutions in Adaptogenic Plants, which have been found to be as, if not then more, effective as Pharmaceutical drugs when treating such conditions as Anxiety and Depression. With far less side effects too. In fact they give you cleaner levels of energy instead of wearing you down.
So what are they? What is an Adaptogen, and how can they help you?
Adaptogens are plants, typically herbs or mushrooms, which have been found to help your body adjust to all forms of stress allowing you to remain in homeostasis. Having been used for thousands of years all across the World as Traditional Medicine, these plants do a whole lot more than reduce stress and anxiety. Today new groups of Bio Hackers have brought Adaptogenic Plants out onto the spotlight into the World of supplementation as the Age of Science has finally caught up to Traditional Medicine.
Research, using Human trials, has proven plants such as Ashwagandha reduce levels of cortisol reducing the activity of the Adrenal Gland. This allows you to handle more stress throughout your day and reduces the level of anxiety you may be feeling, while also boosting your immunity, libido, fertility, and mood. Overall they help you feel better, while allowing your body to better handle stress by essentially sweeping out the old stressors. See the problem is stress sticks around. Cortisol levels build up, and with it so does Anxiety. Thus what Adaptogens do for you is help your body get back to how you felt before all that stressful shit happened. A.k.a Homeostasis. They tend to make great replacements for caffeine as well as they boost more natural sources of energy, like ATP. Clean Energy Boosters without any of the stress.
So how do they work?
Well each plant works differently. Let’s compare two of the most popular Adaptogens.
Ashwagandha was found to reduce the activity of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal axis (Adrenal Gland), which is involved in Cortisol and DHEA production. This allows the Adrenal gland to be less reactive to stressful events, and reduces levels of ongoing anxiety.
Whereas, Rhodiola Rosea stimulates the nervous system, increasing production levels of neurotransmitters like serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine, as well as ATP, your brain’s primary source of energy, and several endorphins. All of this together lowers cortisol levels and increases energy levels, while stimulating neuron growth and repair. This means Rhodiola is also a Nootropic.
The Combination of these two plants is like a cup of coffee that calms you down instead of stressing you out. You get to feel restored instead of a headache. We chose these two plants because these are two of the most popular Adaptogenic plants among both Traditional Medicine Practitioners and Bio Hackers. Not only is there strong evidence displaying the benefits of supplementing both of these plants, both Communities advocate for their usage. The benefits are so huge that these Plants seem to be the missing piece in People such as you and I taking care of our own health. And the funny thing is that they have been used by Communities all around the World for thousands of years. Please see the References at the end of the article to see all of what Adaptogenic plants can do for you.
So what’s the catch?
I’m sure a few of you are thinking, so what’s the catch? Less stress? Increased immunity? It all sounds a little too good to be true. Well there are two types of conditions which people have to be absolutely careful of when deciding whether to supplement adaptogens. The first is autoimmune disorders. Adaptogens tend to work so well on boosting immunity, that those who have certain autoimmune disorders will see their symptoms increase. This is because autoimmune disorders are disorders where someone’s own immune system is attacking them, thus stronger immune system, worse symptoms. The second condition is hyperthyroidism. Adaptogenic plants like Ashwagandha may stimulate your thyroid, thus if someone’s thyroid is already over stimulated it is advised to avoid these plants.
It is always highly advised to research any supplement and all of it’s ingredients before implementing it into your diet, especially if you happen to have any condition such as those mentioned above or any other, Mental or Physical. When it comes to supplements it takes a bit of research and experimentation to find what works best for you.
All of us here at Tender Loving CBD, truly believe there is a combination of plants for everyone, which is why we will always encourage experimentation. Play around with your Health and Fitness. Take control and own your body. While you’re at it, we are here to help. That’s what we do. Help you on your personal journey of not only feeling Optimal but truly being Optimal in both Mental and Physical aspects of your life.
Each of our products are designed to maximize benefits with plants that actually work, so come on over. Check out what we have to offer, and see how we can help you towards that Optimal Life.
Our Adaptogenic Products:
Synergy – Ashwagandha combined with Rhodiola, CBD, and Ginger Root
Light Energy Booster / Stress Relief / Reduce Mental & Physical Fatigue
Also Available in a Psilocybin Microdose:
SyMergy – Ashwagandha combined with Rhodiola, CBD, Ginger Root & Golden Teachers Mushroom (Psilocybin)
Flow – Ginseng combined with Rhodiola, CBD, and Beet Root
Strong Energy Booster / Reduce Mental & Physical Fatigue / Focus Booster
Ayurveda (coming soon)
Fights Inflammation / Boosts Digestion / Stress Relief