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Adaptability

Human beings are a very resilient species and have a tremendous capacity to deal with stress and change. However, the cumulative effects of prolonged exposure to stress can have a debilitating impact on our lives. It is therefore important that we maintain our adaptability in the face of all that confronts us.

When you experience prolonged or chronic stress, your body eventually loses its ability to maintain normal or healthy levels of the ‘fight of flight’ hormones. Adaptogenic herbs have the ability to produce a general or nonspecific defensive response to stress. They have a balancing and normalizing influence on the body helping it to maintain homeostasis. They have the ability to provide energy when required and relaxation when needed. When the body is under stress, it responds by secreting hormones from the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA axis) to better help us cope with the stressors. Adaptogenic herbs are the homeostatic metabolic regulators that not only help us with short-term stress, but long-term stress as well. Adaptogens generally increase mental and physical energy, lower stress, and help to maintain normal hormone levels in the body. They also speed the recovery process after illness and physical activity.


Adaptability


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