This word is used more and more and it is a fact that the majority of the Spanish population does not know what they are. Do you want to know why they are one of our best allies? What are its benefits? Do they have contraindications?
Keep reading, we will tell you everything in this post.
CONTEXT: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANCESTRAL STRESS AND CURRENT STRESS
ORIGIN OF ADAPTOGENS
During the Cold War, scientist Nicolai Lazarev began looking for substances that would help Russians improve performance in a situation of great stress.
He began looking for plants that grew in hostile environments under the premise that if they were able to withstand great adversities, they must have developed compounds that, if consumed by people, would help them overcome stressful situations.
Nicolai Lazarev , discoverer of adaptogens
For a substance to be adaptogenic, the following criteria must be met:
- It must be harmless : they are safe for the human body and do not produce harmful or negative effects on the human body. Unlike medicinal plants, adatogens cannot have side effects, by definition.
- Non-specific response in the body : they improve tolerance to any kind of stressor: physical, chemical or biological. For our body, sleeping little, doing a lot of sports, being overwhelmed or not eating well are also stressors.
- They regulate or normalize the body: They promote homeostasis, if an organism is down it stimulates it and if it is too active it helps to calm it down.
- They can act bidirectionally and this characteristic is typical of adaptogens.
WHAT ADAPTOGENS TO TAKE
OUR PURE BLEND - NATURAL BALANCE
Analyzing studies, we saw that the adaptogen that had the most scientific evidence in its favor was ashwagandha .
Used since ancient times in Ayurveda Medicine, its scientific name is Withania Somnifera.
In multiple studies it has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety (study) . But it also increases testosterone ( study ), perhaps that is why it has been shown to be anabolic ( study ) and also helps improve sperm quality ( study ) and sexual function in women ( study ). Its effectiveness against arthritis has also been demonstrated, and it has anti-cancer properties ( study ) due to its compound witaferin A, effective against various types of tumors.
Most studies show effectiveness with the root of the plant, so we decided to use the KSM-66 extract in our blend, which comes exclusively from the root.
To make it delicious we add pure Peruvian cocoa and carob, without any sweetener or added sugar. With just 10g a day you will be taking the effective dose of ashwagandha and maca, with a delicious cocoa flavor.
We are going to make a limited production of 200 units . If you haven't done so, you can sign up now for our priority list to be the first to find out about the launch and access the pre-sale that we are organizing.
Do you have any questions about adaptogens? We read you in the comments