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.


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

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