Adaptogens are densely nutritious botanical substances that help the body normalize out-of-balance systems and adapt to environmental, physical and emotional stress. They are called adaptogens because they 'adapt' their function to your body's unique needs. They are used to improve the health of your adrenal system, the system that’s in charge of managing your body’s hormonal response to stress. They help strengthen the body’s ability to cope with anxiety and fight fatigue – slowly and gently, without jolts or crashes. Think of adaptogens like a thermostat. The keep your body’s responses at a desirable level, much like the way a thermostat keeps the temperature from becoming too high or too low.
Adaptogens are safe to take on a daily basis. Depending on your individual constitution, you could notice a change in as little as two weeks. However, the longer you use an adaptogen, the more benefits you’re likely to experience.