Powerful plants and herbs that help to manage stress and balance hormones.
“add adaptogens - adapt to daily stressors”
Adaptogens are specific plants/herbs that support your adrenal system. They help balance hormones to and help to manage daily stress response. They get their name because they adapt to what your body needs and have the ability to support your sympathetic nervious system and regulate your adrenals up or down depending on what your body needs in that moment.
How to do it
Some of the better known adaptogens and my go-tos for hormone balance are Holy Basil, Ashwagandha, and Maca. You can take these and other adaptogens in pill, power or tincture form.
How it works
Our modern lives leave us feeling exhausted, inflamed, irritable, hangry, and emotionally spent—all of which cause hormonal problems like adrenal fatigue, low sex drive, and thyroid issues. Adaptogens help to counteract these effects.
Adaptogens have been used in functional medicine practice, Ayurveda, herbalism, and shamanic practice for thousands of years, yet scientific research is only starting to reveal the potential of adaptogens to support stress response and improve energy levels, but the science is proving adaptogens to be most powerful for stress and hormone balance. Research also supports their use for regenerating brain cells, alleviating depression and anxiety, protecting the heart and liver, fighting cancer, lowering cholesterol, reducing inflammation, supporting the immune system and fighting fatigue.