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Adaptogen Basics: What are they? Hint: They help the body to adapt!

Updated: Jun 20, 2022

Adaptogens are a category of herbs/botanicals that help the body adapt to stress, and support specific glands such as adrenals which produce hormones that help regulate metabolism, immune system, blood pressure, and response to stress.

Benefits: Can support mental clarity, metabolism, and energy levels.

How to Consume: As a tea, powder in smoothies, tincture or capsule form.

You may want to consider adaptogens if you feel you have Adrenal Fatigue.


It is a depletion of normal cortisol & adrenaline, due to chronic stress that surpasses the ability of these glands to respond and rebound= chronic fatigue, often feeling exhausted and unbalanced.


- Sleep issues & difficulties getting up in the morning.

- Lack of energy in the mornings, and also in the afternoon.

- Difficulty concentrating or remembering (brain fog).

- Need coffee and/or carbs (sugars) stimulants to get going in the morning.

- Feel better suddenly for a brief period after a meal.

- Cravings for salty, fatty, and high protein food such as meat and cheese.

- Lowered blood pressure and blood sugar.

- Lightheadedness, dizziness when rising from a sitting or lying-down position.

- Tendency to tremble when under pressure.

- Tendency to gain weight and unable to lose it, especially around the waist.

7 Top Adaptogen Herbs:

  • Ashwagandha - Zhou Ashwagandha 1200 mg - 60 Veggie Cap

  • Eleuthero (Siberian ginseng) - Paradise Herbs Eleuthero - Vital Energy Adaptogen 120 Veggie Cap

  • Rhodiola rosea (Arctic root) - Planetary Herbals Full Spectrum Rhodiola Rosea Extract 327 mg - 120 Tablets

  • Maca - Amazing Grass Green SuperFood Antioxidant Drink Powder Sweet Berry 30 Servings

  • Holy Basil (Tulsi) - Organic India Tulsi Tea Honey Chamomile 18 Tea Bags

  • Schizandra berry - Kroeger Herb Schizandra 90 Vegetarian Caps

  • Asian, medicinal mushrooms - Such as Rieshi, Lion's Mane, Tremella, and Chaga. Check out Four Sigmatic Organic Adaptogen Beauty with Tremella Pomegranate & Blueberry 15 fl oz or Four Sigmatic Organic Adaptogen Coffee Blend Mix 2.12 oz

Adaptogen Super Smoothie

This is delicious and satisfying thanks to the synergy of superfoods!


4 cups milk (almond milk, soy milk, or coconut milk)

2 Tbsp cocoa powder

1 tsp maca powder + 1 tsp. ashwaganda powder

2 T bsp organic peanut butter or almond butter

1 Tbsp raw sweetener (agave or honey)

2 Tbsp of flax seed, ground

1 cup fresh organic fruit (try berries and/or bananas)

Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender.

Be Well,



Disclaimer: This information is intended for educational purposes only, and NOT intended as medical health care claims, cures, or therapies. Please consult with your doctor/specialist if you have any health concerns or questions about herbal medicine.

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