Stress and Adaptogens: A Historical Perspective

Scientists and health practitioners have long sought to better understand, manage, and prevent the damaging effects of stress on human health. Specifically, by targeting causes of stress whether they are personal, work, or financially related, all humans are subject to the psychological, mental, and physical effects of stress. Excessive or long-term stress can lead to physiological changes that are unhealthy. Continue reading →

When Life Hits You Hardest—Adapt With Ionix Supreme

In the 1960s, former Soviet Union scientists led by Dr. Israel Brekhman knew they were on to something special with the discovery and study of Adaptogens (1). As a result, they recommended Adaptogens and Adaptogenic blends to all the country’s professional and Olympic athletes to improve their training, optimize their mental and physical performance, and speed recovery. Continue reading →

Your Brain on Adaptogens

How we react to mental stress is controlled by a complex interaction between the hypothalamus, pituitary gland and adrenal glands. These three structures form the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and help control mood, energy levels, body temperature, and immunity. The hypothalamus secretes hormones that act on the pituitary gland that can cause or stop the release of pituitary hormones. The adrenal glands release stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. The role of the HPA axis Continue reading →