Adaptogens are a hot topic. Before we get to that, let’s first establish that it is entirely possible - and also highly likely - that you can rest and rejuvenate in the pursuit of restoration without the support of adaptogens. Your body has many natural defenses and you have practices or rituals that help you respond to stress. As much as the wellness industry would like us to believe that we all need adaptogens and we all need them now, the truth is we don’t.
Many of us will need Adaptogens at times throughout our lives to help us deal with exceptional stress. We will need help getting through emotionally and physically demanding circumstances. If there was a “desperate times call for desperate measures” classification of herbs, Adaptogens would fall under that category.
To help you better understand what Adaptogens are and how to use them, we put together a little guide: