What are Adaptogenic Herbs?
You may have heard the word "adaptogen" lately and it's gaining popularity for good reason! Adaptogens (or adaptogenic herbs) are supplements that literally help the body adapt toconditions such as stress or exhaustion. Adaptogens have been gaining popularity for weight loss recently and have been used for hormone imbalances and even infertility. Adaptogens balance hormone levels to help the body maintain balance, improve mood, and boost immune response among many other health benefits. They work similarly to anti-oxidants by protecting the cells of the body from the effects of stress.
You can incorporate adaptogens into your diet through whole herbs, supplements tablets, or even teas. You might be surprised that you are already using a common adaptogen such as rosemary or aloe. If you would like to boost your intake, try supplements such as ginseng, licorice root, milk thistle, or ashwaghanda.
Always check with your doctor before adding a new supplement to your routine!