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.

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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.

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  1. Zahra Kiasalari, Mohsen Khalili, Mahbobeh Aghaei. Effect of withania somnifera on levels of sex hormones in the diabetic male rats. International Journal of Reproductive Biomed. (2009)
  2. Ahmad MK, et al. Withania somnifera improves semen quality by regulating reproductive hormone levels and oxidative stress in seminal plasma of infertile males. Fertil Steril. (2010)
  3. Mahdi AA, et al. Withania somnifera Improves Semen Quality in Stress-Related Male Fertility. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. (2009)
  4. Wankhede S, et al. Examining the effect of Withania somnifera supplementation on muscle strength and recovery: a randomized controlled trial. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. (2015)

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