Dr. Bertrand Babinet, Ph.D., LAc., creator of the Bio-Functional Energetics approach, explains in an article for the Huffington Post that “these multi-tasking herbs pave the way to restore health and vitality naturally. They are nontoxic and have no side effects even with prolonged use. More specifically they: retard stress and aging, enhance the body’s resistance to stressors, maintain antioxidant balance, mediate inflammatory response, [and] manage endocrine and neuroendocrine balance.”

Adaptogens don’t get rid of stress; instead they help encourage healthy adrenal function so that your gland releases hormones that can combat and balance the levels of cortisol in your body, thus reducing stress. These herbs naturally stimulate your body’s natural behavior when it needs a little boost. They work to help calm down your body while also increasing energy, so you’ll feel more balanced without being over-stimulated or over-sedated. Dr. Lipman continues to say that “they enable the body’s cells to access more energy; help cells eliminate toxic byproducts of the metabolic process and help the body to utilize oxygen more efficiently. In short, they are are amazing!”