Adaptogens help your body reduce and resist stress & anxiety, while elevating your energy, immunity, and mood. In other words, adaptogens help your body adapt to all types of stressors.
These "superherbs" have been used for thousands of years in ancient Eastern medicine in elixirs for longevity, vitality, and balance.
Common adaptogens are: Ashwaganda, Cordyceps, Lions Mane, Maca, Reishi, & Rhodiola
Are they safe?
Adaptogens have scientifically been shown to have positive effects on mood, stress, and energy levels, with an extremely low chance of side effects. Some blends (specifically energy-forward blends) can in (rare) cases have the side effect of 'sleep disturbance.' Below are some studies on Adaptogens and their effects.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, make sure to consult with your doctor before taking.