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Dr Oz Stress Busters: 4 Adaptogens To Combat Stress

Dr Oz had talked about adaptogens to combat stress on his previous shows. An adaptogen increases the body’s ability to adapt to physical, chemical and biological stress, thereby protecting you from damage due to these stressors. It improves mental clarity, energy, stamina, endurance and physical performance. Unlike traditional stimulants that can cause addiction, tolerance, abuse and serious adverse effects, adaptogens are generally safe and usually have no side effects.

On today’s episode of Dr Oz’s show, he recommends the following 4 adaptogens as natural stress busters:

Stress Buster 1: Siberian Ginseng or Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus)
Eleutherococcus, also known as Siberian ginseng, increases resistance to stress and reduces sensitivity to stressors. Hence, it offers protection against stress, increases resilience and prevents fatigue.

Recommended Dosage:
* Liquid extract: half a teaspoon to one teaspoon, twice a day
* Powdered root: 2-3 grams a day
* Solid extract: half a teaspoon, twice a day

Where to buy Eleutherococcus:
Liquid extract –> Available here
Powdered root –> Available here
Capsules –> Available here

Stress Buster 2: Rhodiola
Rhodiola is herb that boosts your mental energy, concentration, physical stamina and promotes calmness. These amazing health benefits are attributable to rosavins, which are compounds derived from the root of rhodiola.

Rhodiola does not contain caffeine and is not a sedative. It has no effect on your blood pressure or heart rate.

Recommended dosage: 100 mg (Rhodiola rosea), 3 times a day

Where to buy rhodiola:
Thorne Rhodiola Rosea 100mg –> Available here

Stress Buster 3: Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that regulates stress hormones, strengthens the body and promotes relaxation. It protects the body from the damaging effects of stress and boosts the immune system.

Ashwagandha can be taken in the form of powdered root, liquid extract or capsule.

Recommended dosage:
* Dried powdered root: 1-2 grams, 3 times a day
* Liquid extract: half a teasppon to 1 teaspoon, 3 times a day
* Capsules: 100-200 mg, 2 times a day

Where to buy Ashwagandha:
Dreid powdered root –> Available here
Liquid Extract –> Available here
Capsules –> Available here

Stress Buster 4: Schisandra
Schisandra berry, also known as wu wei zi, is a small and red colour fruit. There are many health benefits of shisandra. It boosts energy and promotes calmness in stressful situations. As an adaptogen, it increases the body’s resistance to physical, chemical and biological stress, thereby protects against damage caused by long-term stress.

Schisandra contains lignans, which have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties. It protects the liver, stimulates immune system and slows aging.

Schisandra can be taken in the forms of liquid extract, tea, capsule or powder.

Recommended dosage:
Liquid extract: 40-80 drops, 3 times a day
Tea: 1-2 teaspoon of dried berries, up to 4 ounces of schisandra berry tea 3 times per day (See how to make schisandra tea here)
Capsules: 1-2 capsules of 400-500 mg, 2-3 times a day

Where to buy Schisandra:
Liquid Extract –> Available at here
Dried Schisandra Berry Whole –> Available here
Capsules –> Available here
Granules – Instant Schizandra Beverage/Tea –> Available here

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(Dr. Oz does not endorse any brand name or commercial supplier. Check with your physician or health-care provider before taking any such product.)