What are adaptogens?
Adaptogens are active ingredients found in some incredible plants and mushrooms. They are consumed in small quantities to target stressors in the body, helping you deal with issues such as stress, anxiety, and fatigue.
To count as an adaptogen, a plant must be non-toxic to humans, support the body’s reaction to stress and help the body regain homeostasis — or balance. At Sana, we believe in finding balance in all we do.
The adaptogens Sana uses
Also known as Hericium Erinaceus, Lion’s Mane is used to support brain function, helping you find focus. This mushroom has been used historically in Chinese medicine and has been suggested to have a whole host of benefits, including strengthening the immune system, regulating digestion, and providing protection against cancer.
Also derived from mushrooms, Cordyceps has anti-inflammatory properties, could strengthen heart health, and has been suggested to improve circulation. It is also popular among athletes for the bursts of energy it is believed to induce by increasing the level of oxygen intake in the body.
A traditional component of Ayurvedic medicine, Bacopa has been suggested to increase the brain chemicals that support thinking and memory. It has also been tied to improving Alzheimer's disease.
This herb can be found in Europe and Asia, specifically within the cold mountains. That’s why it is sometimes also known as arctic root! Rhodiola has more than 140 active ingredients, has been suggested to improve performance under stress, and can reduce symptoms associated with fatigue, anxiety, and depression.
Reishi Spore Powder
If you’re looking to unwind, Reishi has you covered. Derived from the reishi mushroom, this powder has been suggested to enhance the immune system, help you relax by reducing stress and improving sleep, and combat a range of health conditions.
Found in regions in Asia and Africa, this shrub is used to alleviate stress by relaxing the brain, lowering blood pressure, and supporting the immune system.