While the holidays are a joyous time of the year, they can also bring a lot of chaos. If you’re looking to reset after the holidays, you’re not alone – and adaptogens can help. Adaptogens are known for their ability to improve adrenal function and boost the body’s ability to cope with anxiety and fatigue. They’re a healthy way to pump the brakes when life’s got you stuck in the fast lane.
Enlist these adaptogens to help:
Rhodiola rosea acts like a hormone thermostat, especially with regard to our main stress hormone, cortisol. Rhodiola helps balance the cortisol levels in your body, crucial when you’re under too much stress. It has also demonstrated a remarkable ability to support energy production at the cell level. Plus, what’s not to love: it has a positive impact on brain function, depression, and heart health.
Ashwagandha has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda, the traditional medicine system of India. It’s used to help increase vitality, endurance and stamina, and to promote longevity and strengthen the immune system. Herbalists often recommend it for people with high blood pressure, insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and impotence associated with anxiety or exhaustion. It enhances the endocrine system, especially the function of the thyroid and adrenal glands, to help cope with stress.
Cordyceps works to enhance energy by boosting the body’s and cell’s energy currency, adenosine triphosphate or ATP. It is used by herbalists to help reduce fatigue and stabilize energy levels. It also helps to improve circulation, boost the immune system and respiratory system function.
These adaptogens can be used in supplement form, tea form as well as found in powders that can be added to your morning beverage of choice!