Zen Diaries

The Definitive List of Adaptogens - Known Adaptogens & Their Benefits

In the 1940s, a group of Russian scientists led by Dr. Nikolay Lazarev discovered that certain plants directly helped modulate the body’s stress response. These special plants, which Lazarev coined “adaptogens,” improved the body’s resistance and adaptation to...

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Ashwagandha for Anxiety

Ashwagandha for Anxiety Managing anxiety can often seem like a formidable task. It has a myriad of causes, it varies based on the individual, and there’s definitely not one catchall solution. But,...

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What are natural ways to decrease stress?

The effects of prolonged stress on the mind and the body have shown to be largely negative. So, in order to become your best self both physically, mentally, and emotionally, it’s paramount...

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What effects does stress have on the mind and body?

Why we stress We’ve all probably heard that stress is bad for your body and mind. But, it can be helpful to understand why we have a stress response in the first...

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These High Performers Are Taking Adaptogens

Anyone can (and should) take adaptogens! Of course, always check with your doctor before adding new foods such as adaptogen powders to your diet.  Adaptogens are increasingly becoming popular in high performing...

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The Science Behind Adaptogens

Different adaptogens enhance the body’s response to stress in different ways, and since stress is the root cause of so many of the negative health effects we deal with, research has shown...

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Bringing Personalization To Adaptogens

Every single person is unique and has a different set of needs, goals, and habits. ZenBlend's mission is to provide support to all types of people by creating customized blends of adaptogens and super...

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Everything You Need To Know About Adaptogens (in 5 minutes)

What Are Adaptogens? Adaptogens are a special group of herbs and mushrooms that improves the body’s response to the physical and mental effects of stress. Many adaptogens were originally used as plant-based...

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