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Adaptogens: a magic potion for detoxing, de-stressing and building a stronger immune system.

As most of you know, adaptogens and other herbs are getting a lot of buzz these days in the wellness world and for good reason; We, at #KonseBeauty have experienced it first hand and the results can be amazing (healthy, glowing skin, a stronger immune system, hormonal balance..).

First of all, what is the meaning of “adaptogens”? They are edible herbs that can help your body adapt to a variety of stressors. When we face a stressor, whether physical or mental, our bodies go through what’s called a general adaptation syndrome (GAS). GAS is a three-stage response: alarm, resistance, and exhaustion. Adaptogens help us stay in the resistance phase longer, via a stimulating effect that holds off the exhaustion.

Some adaptogens—cordyceps  for example—boost energy levels, while others, like reishi, have a soothing effect. Many (from rhodiola to ashawaganda) have immune-strengthening effects.

It doesn’t stop here, when we are stressed, our adrenal gland releases the stress hormone cortisol, which can lead to weight grain, in which case adaptogens can help indirectly with other health issues, like pain, digestive concerns, insomnia, and more.

It is important to learn more about adaptogens and figure out which one—or which combination—fits you. To learn more about that, we recommend you this book we love, available on Apple Books.

Note:  Always consult with your health practitioner if you have any doubts. Adaptogens are not replacements for a healthy lifestyle you still need adequate and good quality sleep, a healthy diet, exercise, and overall a healthy lifestyle. They are also non-hallucinogenic 🙂

The KŌNSE BEAUTY team.

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