The best ways to take adaptogenic herbs and mushrooms

How to best incorporate beneficial adaptogens into your lifestyle:*

“Adaptogen” has been all the rage lately. and for those considering their function, it’s in the name: customization. Adaptogens are plants, herbs, and fungi that support the body’s natural response to stressors.* Despite their recent rise in popularity, adaptogens have been used in Traditional Chinese Herbalism and Ayurvedic Herbalism for centuries. You may be familiar with some common adaptogens such as Ashwagandha, Ginseng, Rosemary, Reishi, Astragalus, and Maca, which are often available in health food stores and grocery stores. So how do these herbs, which have stuck with us for hundreds of years, support the human body?

The magic of adaptogens:

Adaptogens support the body’s response to occasional stress.* Think of adaptogens as your body’s cheerleader, keeping sugar levels high during occasional stressors. situational anxiety.* For example, a normal stressor might be driving a car and realizing you need to make some quick lane changes. during this event your body releases a normal amount of cortisol. Your body will then release adrenaline from the adrenal glands to help you get back on an even keel. Some adaptogens that may help support the adrenal glands are licorice root, Maca root, Rhodiola Rosea, and Ginseng. Adaptogens are herbs and mushrooms that help the body deal with occasional stress in a healthy way!*

But it’s not just the short-term stress response that adaptogens can support. Adaptogens can be incorporated into the daily routine to support long-term as well.*

How to take adaptogens:

You might be wondering how you get these wonderful herbs and mushrooms? Adaptogens come in many forms: loose leaf teas, tinctures, herbal blends, powders, and capsules. Capsule supplements are the most common form of herbal adaptogens, which you can find in many grocery stores that have a health section. Most adaptogens will list the correct dosage frequency on their nutrition labels, but once or twice a day is usually a typical dosage regimen.*

If you buy powdered herbs, you can add them to smoothies, protein shakes, and acai bowls. This can be a fun way to increase the benefits of your everyday snacks and meals while adding new and interesting ingredients.

A tincture would be a prime choice for optimal dosing, as you can take as few or as many drops as feel supportive to your body.* For mushrooms, tinctures are the way to go, as their extraction methods allow for optimal bioavailability of the benefits.

Adaptogenic mushrooms work similarly to adaptogenic herbs. Mushrooms with adaptogenic properties include Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane and Reishi. Cordyceps can support the body’s response to occasional stress and support the body’s energy at the cellular level.* Lion’s Den promotes mental clarity, focus and memory by providing nourishment to our neurons and brain system.* No wonder lion’s mane has become a popular nootropic.* And reishi is a multitasking mushroom that supports your adrenal glands and is a sedative that gently soothes tension.* We stock all three of these adaptogenic mushrooms our store, each packed with its own unique properties, benefits and flavor.* These adaptogenic mushrooms come in tincture form, made with a double extraction process and contain 100% fruit pulp. You can take two droppers full each day when dosing with these adaptogenic mushrooms. Not sure which one to choose? We don’t blame you, there are so many unique qualities to each that make them a very smart and healthy choice to add to your diet.

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