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.
Adaptogens are versatile dietary supplements and are available in powder form, as capsule or pill supplements, and as concentrated tinctures. Capsules, pills, and powders are the most commonly recommended forms and tinctures are not recommended for anyone who is unfamiliar with dosage or usage. As with most types of foods and supplements, adaptogens can have a strong effect and should be consumed in moderation.