The stress-relieving magic of adaptogens
Used in traditional medicine for centuries, adaptogens are mushrooms, herbs, roots, and other plants believed to help the body adapt to stress, balance the body's physiological processes, and boost cognitive and physical performance. While scientific research is ongoing and the evidence evolving, adaptogens are touted in some circles as natural ways to enhance physical and mental performance.
- Reduce stress
- Fight fatigue
- Restore balance
- Improve sleep
- Improve focus
- Help relieve arthritis
- Boost immune function
The science of how adaptogens work
Experts believe adaptogens interact with a complex system of glands and hormones called the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. This system makes up your body’s main stress-response system and plays a big role in keeping in balance. Through this chemical interplay, adaptogens increase resistance to stress and decrease sensitivity to stressors. And since stress tends to affect the entire human organism, increasing the risk for disease, illness, and inflammation, the net health benefits of adaptogens are thought to be holistic.
Adaptogens we use
There are 70 known adaptogens. Windansea uses a triple-extracted blend of 14 super-mushrooms. This maximizes absorption and keeps our whole bean coffee fresh, setting us apart from competitors who use mushroom powder that's harder to absorb and compromises flavor and freshness. Here is a highlight of some of the primary adaptogens used in Windansea products.
CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis which may help ease symptoms of anxiety, sleep disorders, and many types of pain.
This deep red, kidney-shaped fungus is sometimes called the “mushroom of immortality”. Reishi is widely used for supporting a healthy body and mind.
This bizzare-looking mushroom has seen more than 1,500 years of use in Chinese medicine.
Just as the name suggests, Lion's Mane mushroom looks like the head of a lion and is a known nootropic, aiding in cognitive function.
Turkey tail is renowned for its immune boosting properties.
This mushroom has antioxidant properties that may help oxidation and help lower blood pressure.