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Adaptogen Herbs may be new to you but they’re no secret! Existing for thousands of years and packed with amazing healing properties, they may be the answer to perimenopause and menopause symptoms. Better yet, they are nontoxic, readily available and offer a wonderful option for those who seek natural solutions.
These little anti-stress, fatigue fighters and their healing properties adapt to their environment. In other words, they give you what you need when you need it. Sound to good to be true? Trust me, they are the real deal.
What is an Adaptogen?
The term adaptogen was coined by Russian scientist Dr. Nikolai Lazarev in the late 1940s following research done on eleuthero root. In 1968, Israel I. Brekhman, PhD and Dr. I. V. Dardymov formally defined adaptogens as plants with three characteristics.
To start, they are non-toxic so they may be taken safely for prolonged periods. Adaptogens produce a nonspecific biological response that improves the body’s ability to resist multiple forms of stress, including chemical, biological and physical stressors.
(Yes, perimenopause and menopause, that would be YOU causing unprecedented stress as ovaries begin to fail and throw hormones into disarray).
Finally, adaptogens have a normalizing affect, which means that they help the body regain balance based on whatever direction stressors pull you out of whack.
In This Episode
There’s a whole new world to explore here and we guide you through it. We focus on the adaptogen herbs that are the best during perimenopause and menopause. Here’s a look at our topics:
- How are adaptogen herbs different from regular herbs?
- Adaptogen herbs to use for your different perimenopause and menopause symptoms
- When to use caution with adaptogen herbs
- Suggested products to try
Resources Mentioned In This Episode
Wondering if adaptogen herbs may interfere with our current medications? Check out this great resource!
Products Mentioned in This Episode
Adreset and Cortisol Manager contain a blend of adaptogen herbs.
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