Embracing the power of adaptogens with STMNA Bioactives

In today’s high-paced and stress-filled world, maintaining optimal health and managing stress effectively are more important than ever. The modern wellness industry offers numerous solutions, but few are as compelling and well-researched as adaptogens. At STMNA Bioactives, we are committed to leveraging the powerful benefits of adaptogens in our products to help you achieve balance, resilience, and overall well-being.

What are Adaptogens? 

Adaptogens are a unique class of herbs and plants that enhance the body’s ability to cope with stress, anxiety, and fatigue. This poses the power to help balance, restore and protect the body.  Unlike typical supplements that target specific symptoms, adaptogens work broadly to improve the body’s resilience to stress and bring it back to a state of equilibrium.

Some of the most well-known adaptogens include:

Ashwagandha: Revered in Ayurvedic medicine, it is known for reducing stress, anxiety, and boosting brain function and energy levels.

Rhodiola Rosea: Often used to combat fatigue and enhance mental performance, especially under stressful conditions.

Holy Basil (Tulsi): Celebrated in Ayurvedic practices for its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to improve mental balance.

Ginseng: Widely used for its energy-boosting, mood-enhancing, and immune-supporting properties.

Schisandra: Known for enhancing physical performance, endurance, and mental focus.

How Do Adaptogens Work?

Adaptogens work by modulating the body’s stress response systems, particularly the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the adrenal system. These systems are responsible for controlling how the body reacts to stress. When you encounter a stressor, your body typically responds by producing stress hormones like cortisol. Adaptogens help regulate these hormones, ensuring that they don’t get too high or too low, thereby helping to maintain a balanced state of homeostasis.

Benefits of Adaptogens

Stress Reduction
Adaptogens like ashwagandha – which in many medical circles is known to be one of the most powerful adaptogens out there. Is scenically known to lower cortisol levels, helping to alleviate symptoms of stress and anxiety. This can lead to a more balanced mood and improved resilience to stress.

Sleep
Adaptogens can help manage cortisol levels so they decrease in the evening and relax the nervous system for sleep. 

Anti-inflammatory & antioxidant
Inflammation and oxidative stress worsen during high stress states, and higher levels have been demonstrated in adults with depression and anxiety. By reducing inflammation and oxidative stress, our bodies can adapt to high stress better.

Enhanced Cognitive Function
Adaptogens such as ashwagandha, rhodiola, ginseng have been shown to enhance cognitive functions, including memory, focus, and mental clarity. This makes them particularly beneficial for individuals dealing with mental fatigue and high-stress environments.

Improved Physical Performance
Athletes and fitness enthusiasts frequently use adaptogens to enhance physical stamina and endurance. Adaptogens like ashwagandha, schisandra and ginseng help reduce fatigue and improve recovery times, making them ideal for supporting rigorous physical activity.

Immune Support
Adaptogens such as holy basil and ginseng are renowned for their immune-boosting properties. They help the body fend off illnesses and recover more quickly from physical exertion.

Bioactive compounds in Ashwagandha

Let’s take a deep dive in the most researched adaptogen: Ashwagandha. What constituents within this herb have its potent stress relieving properties?

The major bioactive compounds reported in Ashwagndha, otherwise known as the herb Withania somnifera, are the steroidal lactones called withanolides and alkaloids that have various pharmacological actions. Also present in the raw material are flavonoids including quercetin and glycoside.

Withanolides have been extensively researched and are known for their multiple pharmacological properties such as: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anticancer, neuroprotective, immunomodulatory and adaptogenic.  

These pharmacological actions are supported by numerous in vitro (test tube) and in vivo (animal) studies, and increasingly, human clinical trials. However, while promising, many of these findings suggest a need for more extensive human studies to fully understand the therapeutic potential and safety profiles of withanolides in clinical settings.

 

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha: STMNA Bioactives chosen adaptogen

At STMNA Bioactives, we harness the power of our chosen adaptogen:  ashwagandha. We have chosen this herb to include in our Healthspan supplement formula to provide comprehensive support for stress reduction and mental clarity. This herb will help to balance cortisol levels and enhance overall resilience to stress.

STMNA Healthspan Blend

Our flagship Healthspan formula combines ashwagandha, and 5 other clinically proven plant extracts with bioactive compounds. The combination of plant compounds is meticulously designed to combat stress, inflammation and oxidative stress from the environment. By targeting these main underlying causes of chronic illness and early ageing, we can live healthier for longer.

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Conclusion

Adaptogens provide a natural and effective way to help the body cope with stress and improve overall health. At STMNA Bioactives, we are dedicated to bringing the benefits of the adaptogen ashwagandha to our customers through our carefully crafted supplement. Whether you are looking to reduce stress, enhance cognitive function, or boost physical performance, our adaptogen-infused product is designed to support your journey to better health. Embrace the power of adaptogens with STMNA Bioactives and experience the difference they can make in your life.

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