The adaptogens used by us are extracted from Schizandra chinensis. They are known as "adaptogens" since they have neither an excessively stimulating effect nor a sedating effect, but rather exert their "balancing" effect according to individual needs.
This natural plant extracts can provide you with the means to cope with the pressures of life. In the East adaptogens have been used for centuries to combat stress, mental and physical fatigue and to minimize tissue damage resulting from the free-radicals that our bodies are exposed to daily.
The term "adaptogen" was coined by N. V. Lazarev in 1947 to describe the unexpected effect of "dibazol" (2-benzylbenzimidazol) as it was found to increase the resistance of organisms to a wide variety of stressors – be that physical, chemical or biological in nature.
We generally see stress as being caused by too much work, worry and anxiety, whereas stress is actually caused not only by these emotional factors, but are furthermore aggravated by other stressors as well – like audio and environmental stress, bacterial infection, diet etc.
This is where the great value of adaptogens comes in – they have a normalizing effect and prevent disturbances caused by such stressors and counteract the negative effect these have on the body.
The term “adaptogen” has only been used as a functional term by Western health authorities (FDA) since 1998, and is therefore seen as a relatively new type of supplement, although the USSR did research on the effects of adaptogens for 30 years prior to this.
The aim of this research was to look at ways of dealing with prolonged and/or intense stressor situations – and as said before – the stressors included physical as well as mental stressors.
What makes this a very interesting subject is that adaptogens work differently from stimulants, as they do not stimulate the body, but boost the basal level of dynamic equilibrium – homeostasis – and therefore returns the body to optimum functioning.
When stimulating the body, you have an immediate increase in energy and work-capacity, but after the stimulant has worn off, the person normally experiences a far more exhausted and lethargic feeling.
This does not happen when the work-capacity and vitality levels are increased with adaptogens, as the body is boosted into reducing the recovery period – therefore people do not experience that exhausted feeling after increased activity.
With stimulants, the brain catecholamines are depleted, which leads to a decrease in conditioned responses, which does not happen when using adaptogens to boost your physical or mental agility.
The main benefits of adaptogens are therefore the ability of these humble herbs to balance our coping mechanisms and to help our body deal with the various stressors that we subject our body to.
Therefore it doesn’t matter what your stressors are – be that emotional stress from too much work, worry or working at a frantic pace, living or working in a stressful and environmentally “unfriendly” place or having a too large work load – these adaptogens will help create homeostasis in the body and thereby help create optimum health.
It is also of prime importance that any adaptogen taken should have a non-specific action and should do not cause any disorder in the state of the person taking it – and this is where the plants Eleutherococcus, Rhodiola and Schizandra come in.
We manufacture our adaptogens from the fruit of Schizandra chinensis, which contains the active principles schizandrine and other lignans, as well as sitosterol.
Why you benefit from this formula
Our adaptogen formula can assist your body to cope and will act in harmony with your individual needs to help with the following:
Why you should you take Adaptogens as a nutritional supplement?
One to two capsules in the morning, preferable on a empty stomach, after waking up, to ensure maximum absorption.
US Dollar $ 20.00 for 60 capsules
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