All About Adaptogens

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The human body is a miracle of nature and science. It’s our bodies who serve as the most capable vessels we could have asked for to take us through the journey of life. However, the pace and needs of life has changed vastly over the years, and it takes a bit more than relying on the body’s natural secretions and workings to stabilize our complete physiological process. Ashwagandha extract, for instance, is a fantastic external ingredient, the consistent intake of which helps to stabilize our systems and make us healthy. For the best quality of life that we aim to have, it is imperative that we keep our bodies in strong, functional states. One of the ways that we can help our bodies to reduce levels of stress and increase resistance of stress, other than Ashwagandha extract, is through the intake of adaptogens.

Adaptogens are natural-sourced substances which help balance our body. If the word adaptogens is broken up, we can see that they help us adapt to our environment and events in our lives.  What makes adaptogens beneficial to the person taking them is the non-toxicity of the substance. An adaptogen has to be non-toxic for the recipient, otherwise it is unresourceful. The introduction of the substance in our body produces a direct response, which is an increase of resistance towards multiple sources of stressors. The adaptogenic substance normalizes our physiology, balancing the effect had by the stressor, and also strengthens the systems of our body which have been compromised by stress. Adaptogens are also known to cause a spike in work-capacity, while not making the space for a drop in energy afterwards.

The term ‘adaptogen’ was first coined by N. V. Lazarev, who used the term to introduce a substance which increased comprehensive and ‘non-specific’ resistance to detrimental influences to the body. Plants like Ashwagandha extract have also been discovered to have adaptogens, which help them dial up their abilities to adapt to environmental factors and to dodge damage from them. Plant adaptogens are different from stimulants in a number of ways. Stimulants increase activity of the sympathetic nervous system and produces euphoria. Plant adaptogens regulate metabolic workings of elements of our stress-system.

One of the best-working natural adaptogens is Ashwagandha extract.

Commonly referred to as Indian ginseng, Ashwagandha extract has been studied for close to a century now for its effects on our stress systems. Ashwagandha extract root extract puts an end to stress induced by bacteria. In mice, Ashwagandha extract also prevents gastric ulcers, the causes of which are usually stress. Ashwagandha extract also stabilizes the levels of cortisol in their body. Ashwagandha extract’s adaptogenic properties also have an impact on cancerous and benign tumours and neurodegenerative diseases. Brain health can be kept at a 100% with Ashwagandha extract. Ashwagandha extract is also known to introduce and regulate flow of bio-current to our brains, keeping us sharp and mentally fit. While Ashwagandha extract has a variety of applications, it is best used as an adaptogen, helping the body cope with a lot of stress. Ashwagandha extract is a short shrub, bearing red fruit, with yellow flowers.

Ashwagandha extract, with all of its adaptogenic properties and benefits, is rightly known as the “Prince of Herbs”. Ashwagandha extract allows for healthy levels of inflammation in the body, improves vigor in men and even increases the production of breast milk in women.

For adaptogenic and general life wellness, have a sample of Herbochem’s powerful Ashwagandha extracts such as WSM8, Ashwagandha(Water Soluble Extract), Hydrolysed Ashwagandha Extract.

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