What are Adaptogenic Herbs?
Adaptogenic Herbs are a certain class of “medicinal plants that boost resistance to stress, and increase concentration, performance and endurance during fatigue”. They work to bring the hormones of your adrenal system back into balance and overcome adrenal fatigue, a common condition of chronic stress. Think of adaptogens like a thermostat, they keep your body’s stress response at a desirable level, much like the way a thermostat keeps the temperature of your house from becoming too high or too low. Meaning, even when you would normally be sent into a “fight or flight” state with rising cortisol, adaptogens can help calm your hypothalamic-pituitary-endocrine axis.