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What are adaptogens?

Adaptogens are non-toxic substances that balance our bodies and are safe to be taken for long periods of time. Adaptogens produce a non-specific biological response that improves the body’s ability to resist illness from physical, chemical, emotional, and other biological stressors. Adaptogens have a strong influence on the body towards homeostatic balance. This means that they move the body in the direction of a normal homeostatic balance. If stress hormones are too high, they lower and stabilize them and if stress hormones are too low, they raise and stabilize them. Adaptogens increase the body’s resistance to stress and help it overcome health challenges more quickly.