Types of Adaptogens and What They Can Do for You
Adaptogens are agents derived
from plants. They help the person and their body to adapt to certain
situations that life can present. These
adaptogens were discovered by Dr. Israel Brekhman, who is known
as the father of adaptogens. His goal was to use these adaptogens
to help society become healthier and happier.
Various species of adaptogens are:
Adaptogens are widely thought to help balance
the body and mind. Before you add adaptogens, or any other new supplement, to your health regimen it is important to speak with your health care provider in order to identify any serious health concerns, possible allergies, and reactions to other medications.
- Chaga—this parasitic fungus is found
on Birch. These adaptogens have been
used in Eastern European countries since the 16th century.
- Codonopsis—this shrubbery produces
heart shaped leaves and bell shaped flowers that have purple
or yellow veins. This adaptogen is native to Northeast Asia
- Rhodiola Rosea—native of Russia, this
adaptogen is known as Golden Root. It grows in the coldest regions
of the world in places like the Arctic, the Rocky Mountains,
the Alps and Scandinavia.
- Schizandra Chinensis—this adaptogen
is also known as magnolia vine and is native to East Asia.
- Eleutherococcus—native to East Asia,
China, Japan and Russia, this adaptogen is considered the most