adaptogen

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adaptogen

(əˈdæptədʒən)
n
(Medicine) any of various natural substances used in herbal medicine to normalize and regulate the systems of the body
[C20: from adapt + -gen]
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On the mechanism of action of plant adaptogens with particular reference to cucurbitacin R diglucoside.
11) Adrenal Support: Since the adrenals mediate the body's resistance to allergic challenge, supporting cortisol production with licorice, pantothenic acid, adrenal cortical extract, ashwagandha and other adaptogens can relieve symptoms.
Unlike any other compound, adaptogens condition your body to respond favorably to stress at the physiological level through a unique mechanism.
Powerful adaptogens help to awaken, re-energize, and de-stress the body through robust super herbs like Cat's Claw, Maca, Reishi, Matcha, Ashwagandha, Ginseng, and Eleuthero.
A combination of herbs known as adaptogens can be used effectively to resensitize the hypothalamus and restore the adaptive homeostat.
It explains nine benefits of the aloe vera plant including the fact that they, "Are high in vitamins and minerals (1); Contain adaptogens, which improve the health of the adrenal or stress system (2); Improve digestion (3); Help in body detoxification (4); Alkalize or balance acid in the body (5); Are excellent for both general skin and wound care (6); Are high in essential amino acids (7); Can reduce inflammation (8); And can even help with weight loss (9)" (Zee News, July 12th, 2015).
American Medical Holdings, New York, NY -- Founder and CEO Vladimir Badmaev, MD, PhD, emphasized the value of adaptogens and bioprotectants in promoting healthy aging.
crassifolia is appearing to meet the criteria of being adaptogens (Suslov et al.
Others cover molecular mechanisms in muscle building and how they influence physical performance, and food products, minerals, supplements, phytochemicals, testosterone, amino acids, transition metals, small molecules, and other ergogenic agents for muscle building and performance, as well as nutritional interventions to manage post-exercise immune suppression, carbohydrate and glycogen metabolism, the roles of adaptogens, hydration and sports drinks, and the clinical implications of anabolic training and protein, carbohydrate, and fat requirements for athletes.
Adaptogens are plants that practitioners of herbal medicine claim decrease cellular sensitivity to stress.
Reviewer comment: "I would have liked to see a detailed exploration of adaptogens as well as nervines.
Scientists have long known that homeostasis can be supported through the use of natural extracts called adaptogens.