What Are Adaptogens and Why they Matter?

What Are Adaptogens and Why they Matter?

How Do Adaptogens Provide Body System Benefits?

Adaptogens are active ingredients in certain plants and mushrooms that support the body’s processes of responding to various forms of stress, from environmental to emotional and psychological to physical. When consumed, these superfood plants and mushrooms target specific stressors in your body to help your body with stress, anxiety, and fatigue.  

“Adaptogens increase the state of non-specific resistance in stress and decrease sensitivity to stressors, which results in stress protection, and prolong the phase of resistance (stimulatory effect). Instead of exhaustion, a higher level of equilibrium (the homeostasis) is attained” – Adaptogens as defined by: The National Institute of Medicine 

By resisting the effects of physical and emotional stressors, adaptogens promote finding paths to harmony and balance. Additional benefits from adaptogen-rich superfoods include:

  • Support for mental and physical endurance and recovery
  • The benefit of balanced brain chemicals to support a calm, healthy outlook and sense of well-being
  • Support for adrenal health, a normal cortisol rhythm, and stress resilience
  • Nutrient support for optimized immune function and response
  • Nootropic benefits that support cognitive function, attention, and memory
  • Benefits for digestive and gut health
  • Cardiovascular, immunity and endocrine system support
  • Support for cognitive function by promoting memory, attention, and mental endurance
  • Cardiometabolic-supportive benefits, like helping to maintain optimal levels of blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar
  • Nutrient support for nerve cell growth and immune function 
  • Benefits for a positive mood and support for relief of anxious feelings
  • Additional antioxidant and adaptogenic properties for supporting longevity and a healthy stress response

How Adaptogens Do What They Do

The objective of using adaptogen-rich superfoods is to help your body find and maintain balance (homeostasis). The  adaptogens consumed increase or decrease chemical reactions within your body.

When you are stressed (elevated cortisol levels), your body systems respond by utilizing the chemical reactions from adaptogens to reduce cortisol levels. When you are experiencing chronic fatigue and have low cortisol levels, your body affects and utilizes the chemical reactions from adaptogens to help increase cortisol levels in your body in response to fatigue. 

Adaptogens Are in Every Strive Product

In addition to our “Essential 18” we add additional Adaptogen-rich superfoods to support and enhance the intended effects of each product while compounding and supporting the health and body system benefits attributable to the Adaptogen-Rich Superfoods.

Mojo Risin:

  • 29 of the 48 Ingredients in MJR are Adaptogens, or 60% of the Ingredients in MJR are Considered either Primary or Secondary Adaptogens

Buck Naked Greens

  • 34 of the 80 Ingredients in BNG are Adaptogens, or 43% of the Ingredients in BNG are Considered either Primary or Secondary Adaptogens

Mellow Moon Mylk

  • 24 of the 46 Ingredients in MMM are Adaptogens, or 52% of the Ingredients in MMM are Considered either Primary or Secondary Adaptogens
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