An introduction to “super herbs” and their benefits.
First coined in the 1960s, the term “adaptogen” originates from the Russian word for adaptation (“adaptatsiya”) and refers to any herbs or plant extracts that can help the body adapt to stress. Get the basics about these so-called “super herbs” from registered dietitians Alana Kessler and Keri Glassman and see what they can do for you.
Are Adaptogens Safe?
Adaptogens are relatively safe to consume but it’s important to note that they are unregulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Kessler emphasizes that she would not recommend adaptogens until she had a good understanding of a client’s comprehensive medical history. They are suitable for long-term consumption and support a healthy and balanced diet.
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