Adaptogens such as Ginseng, Rhodiola and Withania can help the body cope with stress and reduce its physical implications or stressors on the body.
Stress is an inevitable part of life. It is the driving factor behind the evolved “flight or fight” response that helped our ancestors avoid danger and survive. However, we haven’t evolved to stay in that stressed state for an extended period of time, and doing so can have disastrous consequences on overall health, mood and quality of life. Stress management techniques – such identify/removing external stressors, mindfulness, relaxation techniques, exercising and socialising – are crucial in reducing the negative impact of stress. Further to that, Adaptogens (natural substances considered to help the body adapt to stress) such as Ginseng, Rhodiola and Withania can help the body cope with stress and reduce its physical implications or stressors on the body. Antioxidant compounds such as CoQ10 may also help protect the body and its systems from the unwanted side-effects of chronic stress.