What are adaptogens? Adaptogens, along with plyometric training, are how the Russians kicked our butts in the Olympics in the 70s. Adaptogens are how Russian cosmonaughts could handle the stresses of space travel and training. But what are they?
Drawing from Asian and Siberian traditions from centuries ago, adaptogens are botanical extracts that have remarkable traits in reducing stress within the body on the cellular level. Emotional/psychological stress or placing the body under stress as in exercise? Both! They provide an antioxidant benefit as well as aid in muscle recovery (and even stimulate sex drive).
There are a handful of products on the market that contain adaptogens. I use Ionix Supreme from Isagenix, and felt the difference almost immediately when I first started taking it. For more info, check out this link.
Nature's Answer to Stress
And for info that doesn't come directly from Isagenix, check these out:
Adaptogens: Strength, Stamina, Stress Relief