Adaptogen is designed to support endocrine and immune functions and help support the body from the effects of chronic stress. This formula can reduce fatigue, nervous irritability and other signs of occasional stress, supporting the adrenal glands and promoting emotional well-being and energy. Because adrenal function assists in immune function, this Adaptogen formula supports general immune capacity.
Adaptogenic herbs, often referred to as tonics, support adrenal and immune function and enhance the body’s ability to adapt to and cope with mental, physical and metabolic stress. Healthy adrenal gland function is essential to many physiological functions including energy generation, the ability to respond to and cope with stressful situations, and general immune response. Adaptogens have historically been used to increase energy and enhance stamina.
Adaptogens also help to support the entire endocrine system including the thyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands.
There are a variety of herbs credited with adaptogenic activity to be found throughout the world. The term “adaptogen” was first coined by soviet scientists who found the herb Eleutherococcus, to help Russian factory workers be more productive under difficult and stressful work conditions. Eleutherococcus like Panax ginseng from China is noted to maintain energy and vitality. Withania somnifera, from India has been referred to as “Indian ginseng“ for the same reasons. The Devils Club plant, Opolpanax horridum is an adaptogen of the Pacific Northwest. Research on all of these plants has identified molecular constituents having immune and endocrine supportive functions and this Adaptogen formula provides all of these powerful herbs used traditionally to maintain general energy and vitality