- Adaptogens must to be non-specific and must assist the human body in resisting a wide range of adverse conditions, such as physical, chemical or biological stress. These may include environmental pollution, climate change, radiation, infectious diseases, and interpersonal disharmony.
- Adaptogens must maintain homeostasis in humans, that is, these substances can offset or resist physical disorders caused by external stress. If you’re too high, they calm, if the body is too low, they elevate function.
- Adaptogens must not harm the normal functions of the human body.
When considering brain health, you’ll want to include herbal support that is both Nootropic (supports better brain health) and Neurotropic (supports building healthier brain and nerve cells). You might consider these the “preeminent foods” for better cognitive function. They may help improve cognitive performance, increase processing speed, sharpen reaction time, boost learning and retention and can even lower stress response.
Here are the top adaptogenic herbs and mushrooms that may give your brain the boost it needs.
With its powerful anti-tumor properties, the ability to regulate the endocrine system, enhance your immune function, and protect the kidneys, lung, liver, and other organs… this might be our favorite!
Guaraná seeds contain traces of theobromine and theophylline, other alkaloids in the xanthine group. In humans, xanthines stimulate the central nervous system fighting fatigue, increase secretion of gastric acid and serve as a bronchodilator and a diuretic.