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Adaptogens – Natural tonics for body & mind!

Adaptogens – Natural tonics for body & mind!
July 14, 2016 Nidhi Bansal
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Adaptogens – Natural tonics for body & mind!!

Adaptogens are one of the most unique naturally occurring medicinal compounds in the world. Adaptogenic herbs are termed so as they activate our energy systems and enable us to adapt and sustain high levels of physical and mental distress.

adaptogens

Adaptogens are a group of herbal ingredients which improve the functioning of the adrenal system. The adrenal system is in charge of managing the hormonal response to stress. These compounds strengthen this response and helps the body to cope with anxiety and fatigue.

How do Adaptogens Work?
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Adaptogens alter a variety of stress induced hormonal pathways. They help produce more proteins that fight stress induced physiological reactions. A good track record of these compounds is that they are said to increase longevity.

They even help in calming the energy levels down at the same time boosting them without stimulating. They normalize body’s imbalances. By supporting adrenal function, they counteract the adverse effects of stress.  They enable the body’s cells to access more energy. They help cells eliminate toxic byproducts of the metabolic processes and help the body to utilize oxygen more efficiently.

Health Benefits of Adaptogens
  • Possesses anti-aging properties
  • Increases metabolism
  • Helps to build vital organ strength
  • Improve energy levels and emotional stability
  • Known to increase life span
  • Nourishe the nerves and support mental acumen
  • Improve endocrine function
  • Have no negative long term side effects
  • Increased metabolism
  • Enhanced immunity
  • Better sleep
Which Adaptogens should you use?

Ashwagandha / Withania Somnifera

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine. It increases vitality, energy, endurance, and stamina, promotes longevity, and strengthens the immune system. It also reduces blood pressure, insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and impotence associated with anxiety or exhaustion. It enhances endocrine function, especially the thyroid and adrenals.

Licorice root licorice

Licorice tonifies the spleen. Rich in both saponins and flavonoids, it is anti-inflammatory because the saponins have a structure similar to that of corticosteroids. Licorice root also promotes or enhances immune system functioning and has a stimulating effect on the adrenal cortex. It also inhibits the breakdown of adrenal hormone by the liver, thereby naturally increasing corticosteroid levels in the body.

Amalakiamla

Rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants, Amalaki prevents memory loss, and promote youthfulness. It restores appetite, relieves nausea and liver dysfunction. Bioactive compounds present in it support healthy blood sugar levels, adrenal health, and enhance immunity. Amalaki also aids in liver detoxification and helps to lower cholesterol levels.

Amalaki is present in Medhya Energizer, Total Cleanse, and Revitalize.

Holy Basil

holy-basil

Holy Basil or Tulsi as is commonly known in India, contributes significantly in areas of stress response and anxiety. The adaptogenic compounds prevents an increase in corticosterone levels attributed to stress. It acts as a natural antidepressant. Holy Basil lowers blood sugar levels and improves antibody production.

Holy Basil is present in Medhya Total Cleanse.

Asian Ginseng Root

asian-ginseng

One of the most stimulating adaptogens, Ginseng root is traditionally used in Chinese medicine for impotence, fatigue, BPH, low back pain.

Reduce your stress levels with Adaptogens!!

Adaptogens greatly improve your body’s ability to adapt to stress.  This elite class of herbs impart strength, energy, stamina, endurance, and they improve mental clarity. Adaptogens form an integral part of Medhya bites as they nourish and protect. Include Adaptogens in your diet regularly and feel the difference right away!!

References:

Role of Adaptogen in stress management

Effect of adaptogen on central nervous system

Herbs for natural energy and vitality

Major therapeutic activity of Ashwagandha

 


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