Top Three Adaptogens for Stress Support

All plants contain adaptogenic/tonic compounds, because plants have to contend with a good deal of stress themselves.  JAMES DUKE, PHD, SCIENTIST & ETHNOBOTANIST 

Adaptogens were initially defined as substances that enhance the “state of non-specific resistance” in stress, a physiological condition that is linked with various disorders of the neuroendocrine-immune system. Recent clinical trials infer that adaptogens exert an anti-fatigue effect that increases mental work capacity against a background of stress and fatigue, particularly in tolerance to mental exhaustion and enhanced attention.

 
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Ashwagandha

 

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 Bacopa

 

 MACA is “ perfect to add in your morning smoothie or drink on its own as a warm, earthy beverage. I love to whisk or blend turmeric, black pepper, and maca with warm coconut, hemp, or almond milk for a delicious superfood, brain-fog-eliminating latte, ” says   Fern Olivia Langham, founder of Thyroid Yoga   .

MACA is “perfect to add in your morning smoothie or drink on its own as a warm, earthy beverage. I love to whisk or blend turmeric, black pepper, and maca with warm coconut, hemp, or almond milk for a delicious superfood, brain-fog-eliminating latte,” says Fern Olivia Langham, founder of Thyroid Yoga.

Maca