What Are Adaptogens and Why Are People Taking Them?

Adaptogens are a buzzword in the wellness world, popping up everywhere from juice bars to lifestyle blogs. But what are adaptogenic herbs, exactly? Here’s what you need to know. What are adaptogens? Adaptogens are non-toxic plants that are marketed as helping the body resist stressors of all kinds, whether physical, chemical or biological. These herbs and roots have been used for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic healing traditions, but they’re having a renaissance today. Some, like holy basil, can be eaten as part of a meal, and some are consumed as supplements or brewed into teas. Each one claims to do something a little different, but on the whole, “adaptogens help your body handle stress,” says Dr. Brenda Powell, co-medical director of the Center for Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute. “They’re meant to bring us back to the middle.” Do adaptogens actually work? Proponents believe so, though more research is needed. Adaptogens may do for your adrenal glands what exercise does for your muscles, Powell says. “When we exercise, it’s a stress on our body. But as we continue to train and exercise, our body becomes better at dealing with the stress of it, so we no longer get as tired or as high a heart rate,” she says. When you take adaptogens, meanwhile, “you’re training your body to handle the effects of stress.” Powell says the plants do this by i...
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Conclusion: LTRAs in CYP generate a significant number of ADRs in children with asthma, and clinicians need to be vigilant for these in clinical practice.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Paediatric asthma and allergy Source Type: research
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a complex allergic skin disease associated with multiple allergic comorbidities including asthma and food allergy. Recently, there has been an increased focus on mental health issues, which adversely affect the quality of life and can complicate the management of this chronic skin disease.1,2 Many studies have noted the impact of AD on sleep, anxiety, depression, and even suicide.3-5 Atopic dermatitis classically begins in early infancy, but it has a bimodal distribution and older adults can also experience a new onset of persistent AD; thus, it is important to address these comorbidities in the older population.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Discussion Corticosteroids are a group of drugs which can be naturally or synthetically produced. Naturally occurring substances are produced in the adrenal gland, and are protein-bound (primarily corticosteroid-binding globulin and albumin). In the target tissues, they may need to be converted to an active substance. They are then reduced, oxidized, hydroxylated or conjugated as measures to inactivate them. Synthetic steroids have less protein binding and depending on their structure are more or less resistant to inactivation. Prednisone is the glucocorticoid most often used for treatment, especially as it has a short hal...
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Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities &Related Notices NIH/HHS News Subscribe to NICDR News Science Advances   Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR &NIH Stand Against Structural Racism NIDCR Director Rena D’Souza, DDS, MS, PhD, said in a statement that there is no place for structural racism in biomedical research, echoing remarks from NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, in his announcement of a new NIH in...
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Originated thousands of years ago, acupuncture is a TCM (traditional Chinese medicine). It's based on the premise that a disturbance or a blockage in the flow of life energy of the body, can cause health issues. What acupuncturists do is insert needles that are very thin. These needles are inserted on specific acupuncture points all over the body in order to restore the flow of body energy, to balance its energy, and also to stimulate healing to promote relaxation. According to traditional Chinese medicine, on the human body, there are around 1000 acupuncture points, each one of them lying on an invisible channel of ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: featured health and fitness acupuncture self improvement Source Type: blogs
Both allergic diseases and neurodevelopmental disorders are non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that not only impact on the quality of life and but also result in substantial economic burden. Immune dysregulation and inflammation are typical hallmarks in both allergic and neurodevelopmental disorders, suggesting converging pathophysiology. Epidemiological studies provided convincing evidence for the link between allergy and neurodevelopmental diseases such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Possible factors influencing the development of these disorders include maternal depr...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
2020 has brought previously unseen challenges upon humankind. A virus that, due to globalisation, spread at an unprecedented speed, stormed the entire planet and there is only one thing that can stop it as it is now: a vaccine. And as I wrote in The Medical Futurist vaccine pledge, if you worry about the long-term consequences (which no data indicate for now after having tested the vaccine on tens of thousands of people and vaccinating already millions), you might want to wait out. But then we’ll be in lockdown for years. Over the past year several lockdowns have taken place. We adopted new habits, learned and wor...
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2020 has brought previously unseen challenges upon humankind. A virus that, due to globalisation, spread at an unprecedented speed, stormed the entire planet and there is only one thing that can stop it as it is now: a vaccine. And as I wrote in The Medical Futurist vaccine pledge, if you worry about the long-term consequences (which no data indicate for now after having tested the vaccine on tens of thousands of people and vaccinating already millions), you might want to wait out. But then we’ll be in lockdown for years. Over the past year several lockdowns have taken place. We adopted new habits, learned and wor...
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Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, heterogeneous, inflammatory skin disease resulting from immune dysregulation and skin barrier disruption, leading to chronic inflammation that includes overexpression of type 2 cytokines such as interleukin-13 (IL-13).1-3 The symptoms of AD, including intense and debilitating itch, are associated with pain, sleep disruption, anxiety, and depression, which contribute to a significant burden on health-related quality of life (HRQoL).4-17 As a result, it is important to consider the effects of new treatments for AD on both the physical and mental well-being of patients to ensure they receive optimal care.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: There are an increasing number of patients with oral sensory complaints (OSCs) presenting to our dental clinic. For most dentists, it is difficult to distinguish burning mouth syndrome (BMS) from other oral mucosal diseases that may cause symptoms such as burning mouth. It is beneficial to effectively distinguish OSC patients to reduce misdiagnosis and eliminate burning symptoms as much as possible. METHODS: Patients with oral burning sensations in the oral mucosal disease clinic were collected from the Peking University Hospital of Stomatology between September 1, 2014 and December 31, 2...
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
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