Adaptogens: What Are They & How Do They Help You Adapt to Stress?

Did you hear? Our Organic Elixirs are here! With a different blend for Brain, Belly & Beauty, each of our elixirs contains easy-to-digest fermented greens and 6 adaptogenic herbs to help reduce stress.


Used in both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic medicine, adaptogens are a unique group of herbal botanicals that are used to improve the health of the adrenal system and your bodies ability to adapt to stress. By helping to calm the adrenals and lower the flow of stress hormones in the body, adaptogens are used as an “everyday” way to strengthen the body’s own adaptive resilience to any number of life’s stressors.


Acting as your body’s own personal thermostat, adaptogens do just as they say – adapt – and work to amplify the body’s ability to self-regulate key systems, offering balance and support wherever YOU particularly need. So, regardless of where your body needs it, the 6 adaptogens that we’ve included in each of our Elixirs – Moringa, Ashwaganda, Reishi, Cordyceps, Schisandra & Mucuna will adapt to support your individual needs. Here are some of the many benefits of the adaptogens included in our Elixirs!


Moringa: The moringa plant has been used for its beneficial properties for thousands of years. Among its many benefits, moringa has been shown to provide high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, balance hormones, improve digestive health, and protects and nourishes the skin. [1]


Ashwaganda: Ashwaganda is one of the most popular adaptogens. Ashwaganda has been shows to improve adrenal function, benefit brain health, improve mood and increase stamina and endurance. [2]


Reishi: Reishi is a type of mushroom that has sometimes been referred to as the “king of mushrooms”. Over the past several decades, dozens of studies have shown that reishi can be beneficial for inflammation, fatigue, liver disease, digestive issues, skin disorders and many more. [3]


Cordyceps: Cordyceps, like Reishi, is also a species of edible, medicinal mushrooms. Cordyceps have been shown to fight free radicals, increase energy levels and can even act as a natural aphrodisiac! [4]


Schisandra: Schisandra is a type of berry that has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for many, many years. Schisandra has been known to help protect the skin, improve mental performance, improve digestive and liver function plus lower inflammation. [5]


Mucuna: Mucuna is a type of vine that is mostly found in India, Africa and the Caribbean. Mucuna has been shown to bolster libido, improve energy and supports the body’s natural ability to handle stress. [6]


[1] “Moringa Benefits Hormonal Balance, Digestion, Mood & More”. Dr. Axe. Web. 8 June 2017.

[2] “Ashwaganda Benefits Thyroid and Adrenals”. Dr. Axe. Web. 8 June 2017.

[3] “Reishi Mushroom: Helps Fight Cancer, Boost Immunity & Improve Liver Detox”. Dr. Axe. Web. 8 June 2017.

[4] “Cordyceps for Anti-Aging & Exercise Performance”. Dr. Axe. Web. 8 June 2017.

[5] “Schisandra Benefits Adrenals & Liver Detox”. Dr. Axe. Web. 8 June 2017.

[6] “Mucuna Pruriens”. Banyan Botanicals. Web. 8 June 2017.