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Adaptogens: anti-stress plants par excellence

To contribute to our daily well-being, it is important to know ourselves and what our body needs. Today, thanks to scientific research which has intensified and which attests to their benefits, adaptogens are increasingly used by oriental medicines within the framework of soft therapies, or even as an accompaniment to heavier treatments, so as to relieve the side effects which may be associated with them.

What are adaptogens?

Adaptogens are plants, berries and mushrooms that help the body fight against stress and the imbalances it causes.

To be qualified as an adaptogen, a plant must meet the following 3 characteristics: 

  1. Have a generalized action on the body: their common point is to improve in a general and durable way the resistance of the body to all types of stress.
  2. Have a normalizing effect: adaptogens have a regulating and balancing effect on the body. They act in a bidirectional way to reinforce or calm it according to its current state.
  3. Their use is safe and without side effects.

Stress, the cause of all ills?

Today, stress is considered to be responsible for many imbalances that can spoil daily life in the medium to long term. Stress is the 1st cause of insomnia for example and is the cause of digestive problems which more and more people suffer from.

If it is normal to experience occasional stressful situations, the big problem today is what is called chronic stress, that is to say the secretion of cortisol, the stress hormone, on a continuous basis. The body is in a permanent state of alert and this disrupts the functioning of the entire organism and causes numerous health problems, including adrenal fatigue.

Research shows the impact of chronic stress on health: high blood pressure, anxiety, even depression, promotes addictions...

How do adaptogens act on stress?

Used for thousands of years in traditional medicines, adaptogens are now experiencing a new popularity, validated by science and are proving to be perfect allies to our modern lifestyles.

What does this mean in concrete terms? Adaptogenic plants support the adrenal functions, which are overly solicited in cases of chronic stress. They will also improve the flow of oxygen to promote cellular respiration, help eliminate toxins that clog up the body and weaken it and, above all, help maintain homeostasis: the body's internal balance.

Consuming adaptogenic plants regularly allows you to :

  • An adaptation of the body to stress, to take a step back, to be a little more zen every day
  • A strengthening of the immune system
  • Sustainable energy, all year round, without slacking off
  • Support adrenal gland hormones such as adrenaline (positive stress) and adjust cortisol levels (negative stress) according to the situation
  • Improved mental and physical performance
  • Restore hormonal balance 

How to integrate adaptogens into your daily life? 

While all adaptogens are anti-stress, they each have a unique profile and a set of incredible properties. Some stimulate the body (Ginseng, Maca), others soothe it (Reishi, Holy Basil).

This is why Hygée, the first French brand of food supplements based on adaptogenic plants, formulates products that combine different adaptogens. This allows us to address a problem in its entirety, in a more holistic way. Hygée adaptogen powders are 100% active and natural, organic and vegan. They are ready to use and can be added to your daily rituals in a fun way: 1 teaspoon per day, in your drinks, smoothies, breakfast bowls, etc.

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