Even a brief amount of stress or adrenalin can cause your body to change and it can take weeks to get back to normal. Adaptogens can help your body deal with stress and normalize much sooner.
The term "adaptogen" is not yet widely known in the U.S., but it was very familiar to nutritional scientists of the former Soviet Union. Adaptogens are natural substances, found in certain plants, which increases the human body's natural resistance to physical and emotional stress and fatigue. Sayan Chaga drinks contains two adaptogens: Siberian Chaga and Eleutherococcus.
The concept of adaptogens was identified by Nikolai Lazarev in the early 1940's, and later more closely defined by his protégé, Dr. Israel I. Brekhman and I. V. Dardymov. According to their criteria, which are still generally accepted today, adaptogens:
"Non-specific" means that adaptogens do not act purely on one part of the body. Their effects are not specific, but rather, they affect the body in general.
The normalizing effect referred to is an enhancement of the body's natural ability to return to its normal state. This would include helping a depressed system raise its metabolic rate, or helping an overactive system move to a calmer state.
These scientists believed that adaptogens enhanced athletic performance by protecting the body from stress, increasing stamina and shortening recovery times. Their athletes reported that it not only improved their performance, but also increased their ability to recover quickly from strenuous workouts. This normalizing action meant that they could increase the number or workouts with shorter breaks in between.
Several case studies of athletic performance with the adaptogen eleutherococcus senticosus found that these herbs really do work. Also, a few other studies revealed that mice eating eleutherococcus leaves increased their endurance by 44%, and mice eating eleutherococcus roots increased by 70%, as compared to mice eating no eleutherococcus.
Siberian Chaga – An Adaptogen and Antioxidant
Siberian Chaga is also an adaptogen. All adaptogens have antioxidant content. However, not all antioxidants are adaptogens.
We plan to update this page and add more pages about adaptogens such as Eleutherococcus (formerly called Siberian ginseng), Schisandra, Ginseng, Rhodiola, Reishi mushroom, Maca, Dang shen and many more.
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