WHAT ARE ADAPTOGENS?
Nowadays, it's pretty common to hear a term a lot but not actually know what it really means. Adaptogens have certainly risen in popularity lately, but what exactly are they?
In layman's terms, they’re either considered a herb or a mushroom with medicinal properties usually consumed via a powder, tea or capsule. As it stands, there are over 70 different plants that are classified as adaptogens, and it has been a traditional Eastern medicine practice for centuries. The modern rise in herbal remedies has resulted in the availability of quality products that have many wellness benefits; of course, everyone has their unique needs when it comes to health, so it is always worth checking what is best for you before trying anything new. At Loyal Crush, we carefully select brands that share a strong ethos and use only high-quality ingredients to create their products. Here are a few that are our absolute favourites and will shortly become yours too!
Orchard St is a botanical heaven. Their Apothecary Range is full of revitalising elements that are a seamless addition to your morning juices, smoothies or even on their own. Their Liver Drops are a herbal tincture that aids in detoxification and boosting your body’s natural cleansing processes. Ingredients such as dandelion and global artichoke are well known for their antioxidant properties. We're also obsessed with the Radiance Elixir Powder with a potent combination of nettle, horsetail and silica that work wonders on your skin, nail and hair health for that gorgeous glow!
“As it stands, there are over 70 different plants that are classified as adaptogens, and it has been a traditional Eastern medicine practice for centuries. ”
Bliss Elixir develops certified organic tonics that are particularly effective in tackling your instinctive physical reactions to everyday stresses. Ashwagandha is a crucial herb in the world of adaptogens; it aids in relaxation by regulating your adrenal glands and nervous system. This powder is delicious when mixed with your choice of warm milk and a slice of fresh ginger, and it can be a fantastic swap for your regular coffee as it produces a source of sustainable energy to get you up and going in the mornings! Their Triphala powder is an abundance of herbs and fruits that work to keep a healthy digestive system by maintaining your body’s fluid balance and allowing you to absorb as many nutrients as possible from your existing diet.
Superfeast certainly understand that health is wealth. They source incredible herbal ingredients to form natural supplements that support local, small-time farmers who practice sustainable production. One of their top sellers is the Lion’s Mane medicinal mushroom blend; when mixed with water, it makes a delicious and refreshing tonic tea. The lion’s mane nourishes damaged nerves and boosts your vitality with protective brain and nerve benefits! Another best-loved product is the I Am Gaia powder with ingredients like schizandra and goji berries that act as a multivitamin and asparagus root with poria mushroom that help regulate female hormone production and cycles.
Adaptogens or adaptogenic substances are used in herbal medicine for the claimed stabilization of physiological processes and promotion of homeostasis.