Choosing the Best Adaptogens for YouSome adaptogens are energizing, some are calming, and others have a balancing effect. Knowing the effect that you are going for will help you determine the best adaptogens for you. Also, not everyone’s body chemistry responds in exactly the same way. For instance, some people might feel the energizing effects of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) whereas others may experience it as a more calming herb. Therefore, some experimentation may be required to find the best adaptogens for you. On the plus side, most adaptogens are fairly safe for most people. However, if you take medications or have a medical condition, it is always wise to get an expert opinion before starting any herbal routine.
Adaptogenic Tea for CalmLet’s start by looking at adaptogens and adaptogenic teas for staying calm and cool-headed. Some adaptogens that help produce a calm state of mind are:
- Holy basil/tulsi
- Gotu Kola
- Reishi mushrooms
Adaptogenic Tea for EnergyOne hallmark of adaptogens is that they help your body and brain to adapt. Sometimes you need calming down. Other times your energy may be flagging and you need a little boost. Let’s check out some adaptogenic tea ideas for energizing. Here are some ideas for energizing adaptogens:
- Cordyceps Mushrooms
- Ashwagandha (can be calming or energizing)