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.
The Benefits of Adaptogens
Different adaptogens have varying characteristics and qualities but they are generally high in antioxidants, help reduce cellular damage and inflammation, and boost energy and immunity. Rhodiola, in particular, may also help increase serotonin levels and improve mood.
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