Adaptogens are a classification of herbs that are becoming increasingly popular. These adaptable, versatile plant allies help your body and mind adapt to life's challenges. How do they do this? Chiefly, by supporting the chemistry in your body that helps you deal with stress. Also, adaptogens benefit you by helping to regulate the hypothalamic, pituitary, and adrenal glands (1). Adaptogens work well in calming jitters and boosting energy. One of the wonderful things about these versatile super plants is that they give you just what you need. They can rev you up when you need a pick-me-up or bring it down a notch when you need to simmer down. This article will focus specifically on adaptogens for energy.