Adaptogen – a type of drugs of natural or synthetic origin that can presumably improve the body's resistance to stress, stimulate the immune system and cognitive functions, help in recovery after physical activity and, in general, have an extremely positive effect on human health.Howewer, at the moment there is no reliable evidence of the effectiveness of adaptogens. Adaptogens are also never in the recommendations for the prevention and treatment of diseases. In general, adaptogens are an element of traditional medicine. Adaptogens have been widely used in traditional medicine in Asian countries, especially Korea and China.
There are several varieties of adaptogens:
- Herbal origin;
- Animal origin;
- Mineral origin;
- Natural origin;
- Synthetic origin - pharmaceutical preparations
Adaptogens are produced in various ways. Adaptogens of herbal origin can be purchased in the form of tea, extract or herb. Mineral and animal products are most often produced in the form of tablets, powder or capsules. Adaptogens can also be prepared as a cocktail. Adaptogens are usually recommended to be taken in courses lasting 1-2 months. Dosages are indicated in the instructions for the drugs. Adaptogens can be safely purchased and taken without a prescription.Each adaptogen has a different effect on health. The effects of adaptogens on the human body usually include the following:
- Support and balance the nervous system;
- Reduce fatigue;
- Make people feel better, physically and mentally;
- Reduces the impact of depression;
- Increase physical and psychological endurance;
- Accelerate the adaptation of the body to heat, cold, stress and jetlag;
- Improve metabolism and energy processes in cells.
The most well - known adaptogens include: ginseng, eleutherococcus, rhodiola rosea, cordyceps, royal jelly, velvet antler and etc.During the COVID-19 pandemic, individual sources reported the positive effect of adaptogens as drugs against coronavirus.
Are Adaptogens too Good to Be True? // SPARTAN HEALTH ep 002
November 25, 2018