by Joan Haynes, NMD
A lot on your plate? Not coping as well as you’d like? Adaptogenic herbs and mushrooms can help. I’ve personally been taking some form of adaptogens to help me cope with the pressures of my busy life for over 20 years. I find them very useful and recommend them frequently to patients.
Adaptogens are herbs and mushrooms that act to provide energy and balance to the body. Some of these plants enhance mental performance, others make our stress response calmer and more efficient. They support the natural circadian rhythms and promote restful sleep. Many also support immune health and others impact digestion.
Each adaptogenic herb or mushroom has a slightly different action. Here’s a list of the most commonly used:
- Holy Basil
- Turkey Tail
- Lions Mane
Here is a link to one of our vendors Gaia Herbs that explains the actions of the different herbs:
Another one of our vendors, Wholesun Wellness, provides top-notch mushrooms to our clinic.
Here’s some great info to learn more. https://www.wholesunwellness.com/