What is an adaptogen?

Adaptogens are a group of plants, berries and mushrooms that help the body regain its natural balance and adapt to the different types of stress it may be under, whether emotional, physical, biological or environmental.

To qualify as an "adaptogen" a plant must meet the following three characteristics:

1.  Generalized action on the body: even if each adaptogenic plant has its own specificities in terms of benefits, what they have in common is that they generally and sustainably improve the body's resistance to all types of stress it may face

2. Normalizing effect : adaptogens have a regulating and balancing effect on the body and act in a bidirectional way to strengthen or calm it according to its current state. Unlike some excitants like coffee, there are no up and down effects, but rather a stable and long-lasting action throughout the day

3. Absence of toxicity: absolutely safe use and no observed side effects

What is the history of adaptogens?

Although adaptogens have been used for thousands of years in traditional and energetic medicines around the world (Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, Native American medicine, etc.), the first research on them was conducted in the 1940s by a team of prominent Russian researchers. At that time, in order to extend its political, military, intellectual and sports domination, the Soviet Union government was looking for natural tonics that would give a definite advantage to its elites, notably its military officers, politicians, Olympic athletes, chess players and dancers. In 1947, the term "adaptogen" or "resistogen" was officially coined by the Russian researcher Dr. Nikolai V. Lazarev. Lazarev. Accompanied by Dr. Israel I. Breckmann, they will gather more than 2,000 scientists, biologists and physicists to screen 4,000 plants and finally decide on a list of 12 adaptogens (today there are about 20) that meet the three main characteristics. .

What are their benefits?

While all adaptogens help your body cope with the challenges it may face on a daily basis, each adaptogen has a unique profile and an incredible set of properties. Some are more stimulating (like Ginseng or Maca), some are more balancing (like Ashwagandha), some are more calming and soothing (like Reishi or Holy Basil) while others are packed with antioxidants (like Amla).

Depending on which adaptogen or combination of adaptogens you combine, you can boost your energy levels, purify your skin, strengthen your immune system or even find serenity.

NB: as powerful as adaptogens are, they obviously do not replace a healthy lifestyle that should be the foundation of your health and well-being, including getting good sleep, a varied and balanced diet and regular physical activity.

We have carefully selected the different adaptogens contained in our products for their specific benefits but also and especially for their ability to magnify when used in synergy. To do this, our scientific team has conducted an exhaustive review of the literature. We always select the most qualitative ingredients available on the market. Finally, all our ingredients are of organic origin and we make sure to select the most respectful producers of their culture every time.