What are Adaptogens and How Can They Improve Health?

A New Outlook on Health for a New Era.

We are becoming ever privier to the importance of good health. In the developed world in the twentieth century, the average human lifespan has lengthened by decades, due in part to the improvement of technology and to more widespread knowledge and a demand for research. Into the twenty-first century, instant communication has spawned a revolution of knowledge at the fingertips of virtually everyone, each of us now having the means to share our knowledge with each other through avenues like social media. With this new global consciousness comes a shortfall in health and wellness, though, and that’s where Amazon adaptogens come in.

Mass production has made the availability of foods cheaper and more abundant, to be sure. But only in recent years have we discovered that even our basic diets, with their surplus of granulated sugars, salts, and preservatives, can be doing great damage to our health and life expectancies, raising the likelihood of developing anything from cancers to anxiety disorders. As a result, more and more average citizens are finding that they can no longer ignore the potential shortfalls; they need to be more vigilant about their health and lifestyles, and they are becoming more aware of healthful alternatives. A popular choice for several decades has been herbs, which have been used for a myriad of health issues, from digestive problems to cognitive and psychological improvements. Of particular interest in the world of herbs and alternative medicines have been a class of herb called Amazon adaptogens.

What Are Adaptogens?

Herbs have been used for centuries to tackle the full gamut of human ailments. Amazon adaptogens are the elements in these herbs that have been identified to tackle specific problems. They are non-toxic, and they are found in many forms, from supplements consumed by themselves to those consumes as part of coffees, teas, chocolates, cereals, and other foodstuffs. These plants are often found only in tropical climates, notably in the Amazon. Among the more common applications of Amazon adaptogens are those taken for stress, anxiety, or for boosting the immune system.

Adaptogens for Stress

Stressors are simply everywhere. There are more news outlets inundating us with distressing information, more demands put on us from our employers, and more complex issues in simple domestic life: cellphone and subscription bills; child care for double-income families; higher mortgage payments from a booming housing market; and increasing social contact. It’s no wonder, then, that the common person finds their nervous systems stressed to ever-growing limits, with less and less time to sit and even think. This has a terrible impact on overall health and performance, but it can be mitigated through the consumption of Amazon adaptogens.

According to proponents, there is some evidence to suggest that Amazon adaptogens target the body’s hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, more commonly referred to as the body’s stress-response system.  Applied properly, adaptogens could be instrumental in counteracting the release of cortisol, the body’s “stress hormone”, assisting you with adapting to your own body’s stress response (hence the term “adaptogens”).

Among the more common herbs and plants used with Amazon adaptogens are Turmeric, which can double as an anti-inflammatory, Ashwagandha, which, in addition to balancing out cortisol levels, can contribute to restorative sleep, and Rhodiola, which could help reduce the release of serotonin and dopamine, keeping your emotions in a more neutral state overall.

Adaptogens to Help Boost the Immune System.

Even though we are more resilient to diseases than ever before, diseases and maladies are, and will forever remain, a perpetual problem in human civilization. Viruses are constantly evolving and developing (as we are all currently experiencing with the COVID-19 pandemic), and often, the only path to immunity is to catch the disease and withstand its symptoms. All too often, though, people whose immune systems have been compromised sadly succumb to those systems—unless they can repair their immune systems ahead of time with Amazon adaptogens.

A great deal of the appeal of Amazon adaptogens is their potential to boost the immune system and provide an extra defense against the constant onslaught of contagious sicknesses. This is a particular benefit for those who, through no fault of their own, suffer disadvantages that prevent them from having a healthy immune system.

Being non-toxic and all-natural, Amazon adaptogens are a safe and healthful alternative to comparatively expensive medicines that tackle the symptoms rather than the disease, and to the vaccines that are only ever specific to one antibody, or to put it simply, that only prevent one disease amongst a cornucopia of them. Amazon adaptogens work as a preventative measure, tackling latent problems in your body’s defensive system so that they are not using up your body’s resources, which are better used against sicknesses.

A couple of examples of ways Amazon adaptogens can help with this is by either reducing existing problems, such as metabolic or digestive syndromes, or by contributing nutrients that help your body in the production of white blood cells, which form a part of the immune system’s arsenal for combating disease.  Examples include Cordyceps (often used in Mushroom Coffee) or Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil.

In Conclusion…

Where medicines can often be applied only to certain ailments, or can run the risk of poisoning or overdose, Amazon adaptogens are found in harmless, all-natural foods that have been used worldwide to treat a great deal of health concerns for centuries, and they are extremely versatile in helping with better sleep, better sex, low energy levels, and disease prevention.

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