Adapto-what?

Adaptogens_0116 Adaptogens, the word “adapt” being the obvious giveaway, are botanical compounds, and healthy alternatives to sugar and caffeine. They are nature’s way of helping our bodies handle stress and fight fatigue – slowly and gently.

Much like a thermostat works to balance the temperature inside a home, adaptogens help balance the body’s adrenal system, which is in charge of managing the body’s response to stress and strengthening the body’s ability to cope with stress, anxiety, and fatigue. But unlike caffeine, adaptogens work gently, without overstimulating.

Genesis PURE’s Sports (GPS) Line

Genesis PURE’s Moomiyo Edge, a product in the GPS line, is designed to help support you during rigorous workouts. It combines moomiyo extract, an adaptogen, with an array of other adaptogens such as golden root, reishi, cordyceps and codonopsis to boost your workout performance and help improve recovery time.*

Cordyceps, one of the ingredients in Moomiyo Edge, is a genus of fungi, or mushroom. There are many species of cordyceps that are considered to be medicinal in classical Asian medicine.2

Other Sources of Adaptogens

According to Asian medicine, ginseng, a powerful adaptogen, is considered more effective than coffee, tea, and caffeinated drinks. Several studies report that Asian ginseng may slightly improve thinking or learning. Early research shows that Asian ginseng may improve performance on such things as mental arithmetic, concentration, memory, and other measures.3

Some studies looked at the use of Asian ginseng for athletic performance. Results have been mixed, with some studies showing better strength and endurance and others showing improved agility or reaction time. 3

There are many varieties of ginseng, all with similar benefits. They are used in many Genesis PURE formulations. ENERGY contains American ginseng. Ionic Blend and ENERGY both contain Indian ginseng, or Ashwagandha (an adaptogen). Siberian ginseng can be found in Daily Build, Fruit & Fiber Mix, Fasting Solution and ENERGY.

Adaptogens are good for the body as a whole, creating a state of balance. So, before you reach for that cup of coffee, give nature’s solution to stress a try. Always consult your doctor before you start introducing adaptogens.

References:

1 http://www.drfranklipman.com/adaptogens-natures-miracle-anti-stress-and-fatigue-fighters/

2 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cordyceps

3 http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/asian-ginseng

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