People have been leveraging the power of adaptogens for centuries, but they're now rising in popularity in Western culture. Adaptogens are popular for their promising cure-all magic, and one benefit is clear: boosting your immunity.
Today's wellness industry is embracing adaptogens for all they're worth and widening people's access to these powerhouse substances. If you're trying to embrace and live a more holistic and healthy life, adaptogens are an easy way to increase your immunity - plus squeeze in some extra benefits. And it's always good to be a little extra (especially in wellness).
What are adaptogens?
Simply put, adaptogens are non-toxic herbs and roots. They have been used for centuries in Chinese, Indian, and Aryuvedic healing traditions and Eastern medicine. Correcting various imbalances within the body, adaptogens help you remain in homeostasis - your body's happy place.
Adaptogens are all-natural since they are derived from plant parts like leaves and roots. Most often, they are served as fresh or dried leaves or ground into a powder.
Some popular adaptogens are ginseng, ashwagandha, goji berries, licorice root, maca, reishi, and turmeric - but the list goes on!
Benefits of adaptogens
There are many benefits to support the use of adaptogens in your wellness regime. However, different herbs have different, specific benefits and capabilities because of their varying chemical compositions. Adaptogens can be stimulating or calming, warming or cooling, even moistening or drying! Hence, their "cure-all" reputation.
For example, aloe vera can spot-treat acne while rhodiola helps treat eczema and rosacea. Ginseng helps boost vitality and improves cognitive function. Ashwagandha aids in calming stress levels.
Other reasons to try adaptogens are to:
- Normalize physiological functions
- Boost your body's adrenal functions
- Reduce skin inflammation
- Balance cortisol levels
- Promote hair growth & overall hair health
- Rejuvenate & revitalize skin
- Aid cells in eliminating toxic byproducts
Boost your immunity with adaptogens
Adaptogens do a lot, but how do they boost your immune system? Well, this interview on Goop explains it pretty well:
"They produce a non-specific state of resistance in the body to physical, emotional, or environmental stress. So they reduce the effects of stress, whether the source is psychological, physiological, noise, temperature, etc... This means if the immune system is depressed, adaptogens enhance the immune response. If the immune system is overactive—for instance with allergies—adaptogens help re-regulate the immune response, decreasing overactivity."
TLDR: The more balanced your body is, the better your immunity functions.
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Adding adaptogens to your life
Thankfully, it's easy to enjoy adaptogens! They're simple to integrate into any wellness routine. Add them raw (like eating ginger or drinking aloe vera) or by a powdered mix or supplements, like VIVI Naturals CBD Gummies.
Today's market has embraced adaptogens. There are infinite products with adaptogen ingredients and powders that simplify the process. You can add adaptogen powder to your morning coffee or mix them into a smoothie.
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When you try a new adaptogen, take it daily for a full season (at least three months) to see its full effects on your body. Although adaptogens are normally safe to consume, talk to a doctor or herbalist if you're unsure which are best for you!