Adaptogens: Nature's Stress Fighters

Table of Contents:

  • What are Adaptogens?
  • How Do Adaptogens Work?
  • Different Types of Popular Adaptogenic Herbs
  • How to Safely Add Adaptogens to Your Diet
  • Adaptogenic Herbs Risks
  • Sources

Adaptogens are substances or processes that help the body adapt to stressors and maintain balance or homeostasis. While external adaptogens are typically associated with herbs and compounds consumed or applied from outside the body, internal adaptogens refer to the body's inherent mechanisms for coping with stress and maintaining internal stability. Adaptogens can be activated in meditation. Shirin does this work in her online classes. 

Here are some key ways in which the body internally adapts to external stressors:

  1. Hormonal Regulation: The endocrine system plays a crucial role in adapting to stress. Hormones such as cortisol, produced by the adrenal glands, are released in response to stress and help regulate various physiological processes. The body aims to maintain a balance in hormone...
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