Adaptogens are natural substances found in a few rare plants and herbs that shield the body against the impact of stress - by balancing and harmonizing the body systems. Adaptogens are not in the food we normally eat, and must be added to the diet through supplementation. They are be definition natural, safe and have no side effects. (Try to find that in over the counter so called medicines!)
How Can Adaptogens Make A Difference?
A layman's explanation comes from Dr. Stephen Fulder, best-selling author and authority on herbs: "Health is dependent on the healthy functioning of the cells. Stress has an impact on the cellular level - depriving cells of the energy supply. When a cell cannot function properly, it becomes weak and damaged. The body gradually breaks down as disease and the aging processes begins. This is where adaptogens enter the picture in a remarkable way.
Adaptogens work at the cellular level, on every cell in the body at the same time. The body is allowed full access to its energy potential and the cells remain healthy. The cells return to healthier functioning as the various body organs and systems begin to normalize. Ultimately the entire body will normalize itself and achieve the balance that nature intended. Adaptogens provide benefits which are impossible to get in any other way. They are completely unique in nature."
Scientific Research - Adaptogens
I recent years, scientists have analyzed the components of nature and learned that it provides the elements people need to remain healthy. It is universally accepted today, that certain foods are needed because of the proteins, vitamins and minerals they contain. Protein - the only substance that can build and replace cells. Vitamins and minerals - important substances that allow body systems to function properly.
According to Swedish Scientist and author, Mikael Wahlstrom, in his book "Adaptogens - Nature's Key To Well-Being"- adaptogens are unique among nutrients. They correct disorders by instructing the body to do so. Adaptogens are the greatest weapon against the modern outspeak of stress.
Wahlstrom continues: "Our bodies are subject 24 hours a day to attacks from stress, viruses, bacteria, poisons, chemicals etc. Yet the body manages to fight off most of these attacks, by a complex and efficient system designed by nature to fight off disease. However, weakened by the stress of modern life, exhausted by the pace at which we live, and poisoned by both our diet and the environment - our bodies need help to carry out the job of self-generation. Adaptogens correct disorders by instructing the body on what to do - working indirectly through the basic regulatory processes and organs.
What Adaptogens Can Do:
Numerous studies have shown the unique benefits of diets supplemented with adaptogens, as scientists around the world have begun to study and confirm the valuable properties of these plants. That research is ongoing today in the world scientific community.
Among the ways adaptogens help the body:
- helps body to "adapt" to stress
- deeper more restful sleep
- helps balance body systems
- helps improve immune resistance
- helps focus and concentration
- helps improve recovery time
- helps improve (athletic) performance
- helps decrease anxiety
- helps improve muscle tone
- helps increase strength
- helps increase energy and stamina
- improves feeling of overall well-being
Sorry about the long post, but by now I hope you can see why I love adaptogens and how they fit in with my massage/energy healing practice. You can't always get a massage, but if you have on hand a product full of adaptogens - you have the next best thing. For more information about products with adaptogens in Click Here.
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How would it feel to have a body full of blissfully happy cells performing at their optimum level?
To Your Cellular Health!