Adaptogens | Nature's Greatest Gift

Lauren Silva

It’s no secret that life can sometimes feel like it’s moving in hyper speed. There seems to be more stress and pressure in today’s world than any other time in history. We’ve all felt stressed, uneasy, or slightly out of balance because this fast-paced lifestyle can be too much. These unsettling feelings caused by an overload of stress can begin to physically manifest in the body leading to serious health conditions, such as, high blood pressure, digestive issues, and an overall weakened immune system. Stress is so prevalent in our everyday lives that our bodies are beginning to associate these feelings as “normal.” Instead of allowing stress to upend our health, let’s allow one of nature’s greatest gifts nurse us back to our most balanced state: adaptogens.

            An adaptogen is a natural substance considered to help the body adapt to stress and to exert a normalizing effect upon bodily processes. So, instead of succumbing to the out-of-control feelings stressful situations can evoke, adaptogens give our bodies protection by naturally lowering our cortisol levels bringing us to a state of homeostasis.

These incredible healers are not exclusive to combatting just external stress, but they provide an increase in the power of resistance against internal, chemical and biological stressors as well. With the introduction of adaptagens into our daily lives, we can begin to experience what “normal” truly is again.

A few common adaptogens that we love include Reishi Mushroom powder, Ashwagandha powder, and Maca. Though all adaptogens are recommended to help combat the effects of stress and protect the immune system, these three are especially revered in the health realm.

For instance, Reishi is known to be recommended for those suffering from insomnia, which is a major issue for those experiencing overwhelming anxiety. With its naturally calming effect, the powdered form that we love is a great addition to any warm beverage in the evening to help you begin winding down for the night.  

Ashwagandha is one of the most commonly used adaptogens in Western herbal remedies because it can improve memory, reduce anxiety, and help lower cholesterol. With its increasing popularity, this adaptogen is easy to include in your everyday routine. Teas are a great way to get your daily dose of herbal goodies, and our Uplift blend has organic ashwagandha and tulsi powder to keep you balanced and stress-free.

And finally, Maca has gained a reputation for helping balance hormones, boosting fertility, and keeping your skin glowing. Our energy bites are handcrafted using organic maca powder to give you an indulgent treat that offers these healthful benefits, among so many others.  

Reintroduce your body to the new “normal” with these adaptogens so you can get back to feeling and living your best.

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