Adaptogens, supplements, vitamins, superfoods…Today the options presented (online or in store) are seemingly endless and the actual benefits can be confusing! We’re diving head first into two amazing adaptogens, why they’re popular and how an individual can benefit from incorporating them into their daily wellness routine.
First thing's First, What is an adaptogen?
Adaptogens are natural substances that help the body adapt to stress. They work by normalizing the body’s physiological functions, which helps to promote balance and stability. This can lead to a variety of benefits, including improved immunity, reduced stress, and improved energy levels.
Adaptogens have been used for centuries in other cultures to promote overall health and wellbeing in addition to targeting specific goals like athletic performance, mental clarity, immune health, and hormonal balance. These herbs have a significant history however they took longer to gain traction in the Western world.
In the early 2000s some new research and clinical studies started to come out around adaptogenic herbs. As a result these herbal health supplements gained popularity with groups including biohackers, athletes, and health enthusiasts. One of the main adaptogens to see success was Ashwagandha. Ashwagandha became known as an easy-to-incorporate adaptogen that could help people lower their stress and anxiety levels in a more natural way. And who doesn’t need that in today’s culture? It also has potential for improving brain function and reducing inflammation – Another win. Soon enough Ashwagandha and the term ‘adaptogen’ became a part of consumer’s regular vocabulary, no longer representing a foreign or obscure health solution but instead an ingredient found in anything from the supplement aisle to chocolate bars!
Another powerful adaptogen that’s only recently been discovered here in the U.S. is Shilajit. This mineral compound is found in the mountains of the Himalayas and has been used for centuries to support overall health. Shilajit is a sticky, tar-like substance found in the Himalayan mountains. It’s known for its ability to boost energy and endurance, promote healthy aging, and support overall health. It’s also used to improve sexual function and fertility, relieve pain and inflammation, and support healthy digestion – Shilajit even acts as a binder.
In its natural form of tar it can be complicated (and messy!) to incorporate into your daily routine. Some like to mix it with warm water and drink it as a tea. We wanted to make it convenient, that’s why we formulated Amptogen. Biocharged’s adaptogenic blend featuring Shilajit, paired with NMN and Resveratrol to boost the longevity properties. Amptogen is a great place to start if you’re curious about adaptogens and looking for an easy way to energize your body and mind while building long-term benefits like hormonal balance and healthy aging.
It is important to note that adaptogens are generally considered safe for most people, but it’s always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement regimen. People who are pregnant, breastfeeding or on medication should consult with their doctor before taking any adaptogens.