Which adaptogenic plants for athletes?

Adaptogenic herbs help the body adapt to fatigue and stress . But some are more useful than others for athletes.

The history of adaptogenic plants is linked to sport since the scientific research started in the 1940s was aimed in particular at finding effective supplements for Russian athletes, to improve their sports performance.


It is certainly the most well-known adaptogenic plant for athletes. Its root is used as toning. Its use against fatigue is also recognized by the WHO. Ginseng improves physical and intellectual performance and increases the body's resistance in a specific way. It is anti-inflammatory and cardiac protective. In athletes, Ginseng increases oxygen absorption capacity, reduces blood lactate levels and lowers heart rate.

Ginseng is particularly popular with people who resume a sporting activity because it can quickly increase endurance.

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Known for a long time in Peru, to increase energy, fight against chronic fatigue and increase physical performance.

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Astragalus improves muscle performance, is anti-inflammatory and slows down the aging of the body. It is also a vascular and renal protector. It is used to improve sports performance and better prepare for exercise.

Astragalus is known to maximize breathing capacity.

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Nicknamed the "mushroom of immortality", Reishi helps maintain vitality. It improves energy level, mental abilities and mood. It can act on reducing pain and improving respiratory functions.

Reishi may also reduce rheumatic and arthritic pain, speed recovery and rehabilitation from sports injuries, and contain anti-aging nutrients.

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The Schisandra

It is a Chinese tonic plant which acts on the main organs (kidneys, liver, nervous system and blood) and restores energy. On the mood side, it is effective against anxiety or mild depression. Schisandra also improves concentration and reflexes, which is valuable for athletes.

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Ashwagandha is a plant that is both calming and "regenerative", it is a good tonic. It brings vitality and increased endurance. Ashwagandha roots contain natural steroids that improve stress resistance and promote sleep. Its effects on inflammation are also remarkable and a reduction in blood cortisol levels can be observed.

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Ginkgo Biloba

It improves blood circulation and blood pressure, boosts performance and endurance by improving oxygenation, reducing fatigue and protecting against oxidative stress.

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