Adaptogen

Adaptogens are compounds that are able to prevent the physical and chemical effects of stress. Further research is needed to determine the main mechanism for many adaptogens.

This page features 4 unique references to scientific papers.

Goals

Adaptogens are a group of herbal supplements popular in Ayurveda medicine. When supplemented in advance of a stressful event, adaptogens are able to reduce the effects of stress on the body.

Adaptogens do not necessarily share a common mechanism. They may also be classified as a Nootropic.

Adaptogens are also supplemented to boost the effects of stimulants. More research is needed to determine the mechanism behind this effect.

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Scientific Support & Reference Citations

All scientific support for the respective adaptogens can be found on their respective pages.

References

  1. Writing Group for the NINDS Exploratory Trials in Parkinson Disease (NET-PD) Investigators, et al Effect of creatine monohydrate on clinical progression in patients with Parkinson disease: a randomized clinical trial . JAMA. (2015)
  2. Taylor MJ1, et al Folate for depressive disorders . Cochrane Database Syst Rev. (2003)
  3. Godfrey PS1, et al Enhancement of recovery from psychiatric illness by methylfolate . Lancet. (1990)
  4. Kushwaha S1, Chawla P1, Kochhar A1 Effect of supplementation of drumstick (Moringa oleifera) and amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor) leaves powder on antioxidant profile and oxidative status among postmenopausal women . J Food Sci Technol. (2014)

(Common misspellings for Adaptogen include adapt, daptogen, adaptgen)

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