Let’s be real, stress is something that we all deal with, especially during the past two years we’ve had. We all respond to it in different ways, for some it shows up as getting physical ailments and falling ill, while others have emotional and mental responses to stressors. We can all use a little support when it comes to dealing with challenges, and adaptogens have the potential to be an excellent solution!
Adaptogens actually help the body “adapt to” physical, chemical, and biological stressors. Although the term “adaptogen” was officially coined in the 1940’s, it’s roots date back thousands of years and have been used in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. Nowadays, we’re starting to hear more and more about adaptogens within the wellness world. You may have heard of supplements such as maca, holy basil, ashwagandha, and ginseng. These are just a few of the more commonly known adaptogens out there.
Fun fact: Did you know that Russian Vikings actually consumed Rhodiola Rosea (an adaptogen) before battle to boost their endurance and strength?
Cortisol is the primary stress hormone. Being under lots of stress can raise cortisol levels in the body and lead to a number of health concerns such as anxiety, headaches, memory and concentration problems, trouble sleeping, and digestion issues. Research has actually shown that adaptogens like ashwagandha can actually help stabilize cortisol levels and instead provide you with smooth energy and other amazing benefits.
Although adaptogens can help you deal with stressors and anxiety, they are not a cure. When it comes to managing stress it’s important to consult with your doctor and take a good look at your environment and other external factors that can be contributing.
Although most adaptogens work to combat and stabilize stress, each adaptogen has it’s own unique benefits and uses. At NutraChamps we sell a handful of high-quality adaptogens that have over thousands of reviews from happy customers! We are going to list some our adaptogens and their benefits/uses down below so you can learn a little more about what they have to offer.
Korean Panax Ginseng: This is one of our bestselling products, and for a good reason! As the name states, this ginseng is native to Korea and has a plethora of amazing benefits. This root has been used for thousands of years and our supplement undergoes the same techniques that were practiced all those years ago.
Ginseng matures for over 4 years before being harvested and contain active components called ginsenosides. Clinical studies have shown that ginseng is not only good for managing stress but also for boosting energy, supporting libido, enhancing focus, protecting the immune system, and more! Thousands of customers have noticed visible and lasting results while taking our ginseng and it remains as one of the most effective in the market today.
All you need to do is take 1-2 capsules per day to start feeling its effects but make sure to consult with your doctor before adding any new product into your routine!
Ashwagandha: This ayurvedic herb is exactly what you need in your life for more calm, relaxed, and positive! This ancient root is all about providing balance. Ashwagandha has science-backed benefits that show it’s not only helpful in times of stress, but it also can help with increasing muscle strength, improving sexual function in women, sharpening focus and memory, and boosting testosterone levels in men.
Our ashwagandha supplement is organic, vegan, lab-tested, and enhanced with black pepper for better absorption. 1-2 capsules a day will begin to bring you the positivity you need.
Rhodiola: While this adaptogen is similar to ashwagandha for the benefits it provides, it also differs due to its ability to provide physical stamina and higher energy levels. Not only does Rhodiola take the edge of a stressful day, but it also provides you with the focus you need to get through a busy day. Rhodiola is a plant that grows in colder parts of Europe and Asia and it has been used for centuries to treat anxiety, fatigue, and depression.
Many people report an increase in energy when taking Rhodiola, so we do recommend taking this herb earlier in the day so your sleep isn’t affected at night! With just 1-2 capsules in the morning you’ll be set to have a balanced and productive day ahead.
Maca: This incredible root is native to Peru and was actually used a couple thousand years ago by Incan warriors before heading into battle. Maca would help these warriors increase their strength, stamina, and motivation. The benefits of Maca remain the same today, maca is not only an incredible stamina booster but also a libido booster. Maca has been used for centuries to enhance fertility and sex drive, and now there’s actual research to back this up!
Our NutraChamps maca is a premium blend of red, black, purple, and yellow maca! Each colored root has it’s own powerful benefits. You can trust that ours is the best, organic quality you can get! Similar to all the other adaptogens mentioned, Maca helps to relieve stress, enhance your mood, and support your immune system.
We sell two different kinds of Maca products at NutraChamps:
Maca powder, which can be easily added to smoothies, baking, coffee, and more! It has a slightly nutty flavour and has been gelatinized for easier digestion and increased bioavailability.
Maca capsules, which is our gelatinized poweder in easy to use capsules! We reccomend taking 1-2 capsules with a meal to avoid any potential stomach discomfort.
When it comes to taking or trying adaptogens, they are not garaunteed as a cure for any mental health issue or severe stressors, but they can absolutely provide you with excellent support. It’s important to recognize that before implementing any new supplements in your routine, living an all around healthy lifestyle and getting enough sleep will help to maximize benefits. There’s something to be said about ancient tried and true practices making a comeback, adaptogens are definitely that.
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