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Adaptogens: Miracle Or Myth?

Adaptogens: Miracle Or Myth?

 In the search for better health and a harmonious lifestyle, you’ve no doubt come across many products claiming to be life-changing. With so many options out there, it can be hard to find those diamonds in the rough: the products that actually do what they say they will.

Adaptogens are somewhat new to Western culture, but their healing properties have been known in the Russian alpine regions of Siberia for centuries. They were used by Russian hunters to survive long treks in cold and less-than-ideal conditions. But what are they?

I’m glad you asked.

Adaptogens are 100%-natural plant extracts that help the cells in your body maintain a healthy and balanced function, otherwise known as homeostasis while coping with physical, mental, or environmental stress. They help your body adapt to the various stresses it is under (germs, fatigue, and mental stress just to name a few), hence the name. They step in where your body’s natural responses come up short.

Eastern Medicine Meets Western Science

Though adaptogens have been used for centuries, it wasn’t until the 1940’s that they moved from local lore to proven science. That’s when scientists started conducting tests which proved that adaptogenic plants significantly improve a person’s ability to recover from external stressors. 

And yes, before you ask, adaptogens have been subjected to double-blind placebo tests. And guess what? They passed with flying colors!

It’s What’s Inside That Counts

At BOOSTme, we’ve chosen the four most powerful and effective adaptogenic plants and blended them into a powerful formula. Here is a little about each of our ingredients:

Rhodiola rosea:

Also known as golden root, this alpine grassy plant helps with muscle fatigue and mental fatigue, sexual dysfunction, and attention deficit. It supports your body's ability to recover from mental and physical stress, thus leading to higher levels of energy naturally.

Siberian ginseng:

We've all heard of ginseng when it comes to health food products. This particular form of ginseng helps with something called repeated stress. If you do repeated physical actions such as exercises, your body is experiencing repeated stress.

Siberian ginseng helps oxygen reach tired muscles. It also supports your endocrine glands. A healthy endocrine system leads to higher levels of naturally produced and sustained energy. The endocrine system also happens to include the pineal gland which produces melatonin. Melatonin is that handy little hormone that helps your body sleep.

Maral root: If you've ever traveled in the alpine regions of Siberia (and come on….who hasn’t :), you might be familiar with our next adaptogen.  Maral root helps with fighting muscle fatigue, growing muscle, fighting mental fatigue, and improving sexual function. Oh, and it also happens to help with insomnia symptoms.

Limonnik: This handy berry also grows in the cold Russian climate. It helps improve the health of the nervous system. Specifically, it improves a person's spinal reflexes. And you guessed it - a healthy nervous system can lead to both more energy (in the form of heightened reflexes) and better overall health.

I Know What You’re Thinking:

If adaptogens are so great, then why haven’t I heard of them before? Well, the truth is that adaptogens are relatively new to the Western world. And since they produce the same results as many high-priced drugs (without the nasty side effects) you can imagine that not everyone is thrilled about their arrival (cough...big pharma...cough). You know what the say…..follow the money.

The bottom line is that adaptogens really do live up to the hype. They are one of those rare products with proven results.

But don’t take our word for it. Try them yourself.

You won’t regret it. Health and high energy await!


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