Modern people are very burdened with the responsibilities that lie with us – it is work, household chores, long and long commutes. This does not affect health and well-being, as the constant excess of tasks and accumulated stress have a negative effect on the body, especially in the long term, causing fatigue, deterioration of mood and a decrease in energy. Coffee seems to be the way out when we feel tired, but drinking it results in energy drops as fast as its growths – it does not affect the long-term vitality, but only its temporary jumps. An alternative to coffee and other stimulants are adaptogens – plants that adapt the body to adverse conditions, thanks to which its tolerance to stress and overload increases.
- SUPERSONIC Performance Isotonic has three adaptogens that support the adaptation of the body to negative environmental conditions.
- Thanks to the guarana content that interacts with adaptogens, SUPERSONIC Performance Isotonic adds energy that is released gradually for hours and does not cause negative effects.
What are adaptogens?
The name “adaptogens” was proposed in 1957 by Nikolay Lazarev, who was the first to study plants that showed the ability to increase the body’s resistance to stress, or its adaptation. They normalize the functions of the body and strengthen it when it is weakened by stress and overloaded, as well as increase its resistance to harmful physical, chemical and biological factors. The body more easily adapts to unfavorable conditions, and their negative consequences are less felt. The term “adaptogen” has not yet been precisely defined, but in general it means plant and fungal substances that increase the body’s attention and endurance to fatigue and relieve negative stress-induced effects such as fatigue, headaches or distraction. The criteria to be met by the plants in question were subsequently established in order to be considered adaptogenic:
- They provide homeostasis of the body – adaptogens have the ability to restore balance in the body in situations when it is disturbed by external factors;
- They enable the body to function smoothly in situations of stress and tension – they support the body and prevent energy and vitality drops that result from stress;
- They are not addictive and are non-toxic – they do not cause side effects on health, and discontinuation of their use has no negative consequences.
Effects of adaptogens
Adaptogenic plants differ from one function to another, but what unites them is precisely the ability to adapt the body in situations of stress and overload. Their potential was recognised as early as the 1950s, when they were used by Soviet astronauts, Arctic expedition participants, Olympians, chess players and nuclear reactor workers – and the common denominator of all these professions was exposure to adverse environmental conditions, stress and high physical and mental exertion. Due to the different, often complementary effects of adaptogenic plants, it is worth combineing them together in appropriate configurations to achieve synergistic – i.e. growing. The combination of suitable adaptogens allows to make fuller use of their potential and achieve even greater health benefits. It is best to combine adaptogens, the action of which complements each other to obtain optimal results.
Adaptogens in SUPERSONIC Performance Isotonic At SUPERSONIC Performance Isotonic, we combined the action of three complementary adaptogens: mountain rosary, Chinese citricine and maca root.
The mountain rosary (Rhodiola rosea) is an adaptogen known for its stimulating and mood-enhancing effect. It adds energy and eliminates fatigue, improves concentration and mood. It is also responsible for supporting perception and cognitive abilities. Its adaptogenic effect, consisting in adapting the body to stress, is manifested by the fact that it has the ability to lower the level of the stress hormone in the body, and raise the hormones of happiness, thanks to which it relieves tension and relaxes. In addition, it improves the efficiency of the body and its endurance to physical exertion, which is why it is recommended to athletes.
Chinese citrate is an adaptogen that improves concentration, memory and cognitive abilities. It has a mood-enhancing and stimulating effect, has a beneficial effect on the intestinal microflora and regulates the work of the liver. It is the source of many health-promoting substances, including phospholipids, phytosterols, tannins and lignans, which have antioxidant and cardioprotective effects. The adaptogenic effect of Chinese citricine consists in adapting the body to adverse environmental conditions, such as stress, excessive physical and mental exertion. It reduces tension and anxiety, has a soothing and calming effect, and additionally improves mood and adds energy.
Maca root (Peruvian mole) is known especially for its effects on improving mood, raising libido and promoting vitality. It promotes endurance and efficiency of the body, so it is recommended for athletes, without causing any side effects, like other stimulants, for example, coffee. It is a source of minerals such as iron, calcium, zinc and copper. The adaptogenic effect of macy is mainly based on regulating the hormonal economy and maintaining the body’s homeostasis. It supports the immune system and has an antioxidant effect, thanks to which it neutralizes the effects of oxidative stress. It adds energy and improves mood, helping to reduce the feeling of fatigue, fatigue and exhaustion of the body
Adaptogens have great potential as components of the diet of all people who need support in the fight against the stress of everyday life and the sheer ness of tasks. Thanks to their use, you can naturally and completely safely support your body in achieving homeostasis (internal balance), in addition, increase energy levels and improve mood. SUPERSONIC Performance Isotonic contains 3 adaptogens: mountain rosary, Chinese citricine and maca root, the action of which is directly related to the guarana present in it – all these ingredients together give a product with unique, functional properties. Bibliography:
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