The Jar Digest - Adaptogens a.k.a.Mini Stress Vaccines 🍈
Updated: Mar 6
It’s beginning to look a lot like…Christmas! We do hope you haven’t lost your festive cheer, because nothing should have even the slightest negative impact on our healthy, beautiful readers!
This year has brought along so many changes and stressful situations which made us think once again on how important it is to support mood, health and immune system with natural and powerful ingredients. One of those natural supporters are adaptogens - the subject of today’s healthy trivia doze from The Jar Healthy Vending!
Adaptogens are non-toxic plants which help the body to resist stressors of all kinds, whether physical, chemical or biological. In other words - mini stress vaccines.
Adaptogens are a great alternative to comfort food or another coffee overdose, when you are struggling with the pressure of a deadline, hectic day or uncomfortable conversation.
HOW DO THEY WORK
Whether physical or mental, when our bodies face the stressor of any kind we go through the general adaptation syndrome, which is a three-stage response: alarm, resistance and exhaustion.
What adaptogens do - they help us stay in the resistance phase longer, via a stimulating effect that holds off the exhaustion. Adaptogens have the potential to tweak hormone production and physiological responses to stress to ensure that your mind, immune system and energy levels function just the way they should.
Some say, adaptogens work just like a workout for the adrenal glands, having the same effect as exercise does for the muscles. Basically, when you take adaptogens - you’re training your body to handle the effects of stress.
WHAT AND HOW TO TAKE
There are a few natural herbs which are considered to be legit adaptogens. Each has a different function:
Adaptogens for long-term stress: Asian ginseng soothes long-term sources of stress and the hormone imbalances that may result from it. Holy Basil also does the job right.
Adaptogens for acute stress and anxiety: Siberian ginseng and rhodiola may help mediate fight-or-flight stress responses. While Siberian ginseng is believed to boost immune system and physical stamina, rhodiola can improve energy and memory.
Adaptogens for immune health: Reishi and ginseng have been found in some small studies to boost immunity.
For a single-shot dose of herbs, you can add adaptogen to teas or mix with water. A very comforting and soothing option. Or you can simply add adaptogens to the foods you’re already eating, just like any other superfoods, in smoothies, soups and salad dressings. Alternatively, you can always use The Jar vault of healthy treasures.
THE JAR VAULT
Let's see what we have in stock for you. Choose your superpower below:
If you want to boost energy, physical and mental performance, even aid calmness and sense of well-being - go for Goji Berry in our delicious PRESS Pineapple & Goji energy bar.
If there's a strong need to reduce depression and boost brain function - Turmeric is just right for you. We have plenty of turmeric treasures in stock, but we suggest trying PRESS Turmeric Super Shot for the maximum effect.
To reduce physical, mental stress and anxiety - the all natural Holy Basil. What we have for you is not holy, but still very powerful basil in №1 Botanicals Basil Water.
To get the best out of "mushroom of immortality" Reishi and boost your immune system - try our Pollen and Grace Super Square with Reishi and Hazelnut!
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