Adaptogens are substances that increase the body's ability to dynamically shift gears when new demands are placed on us. Adaptogens mobilize our internal reserves, lessening the severity of the initial shock of the alarm phase. Adaptogens also keep the body from overreacting to the stressor, thus avoiding, reducing, or delaying the exhaustion phase: the burnout that comes when the body's resources are unsustainably "strip-mined" in response to stress. Instead, true adaptogens extend the poorly named phase of resistance, that golden zone in which the body's energies and capacities are optimally mobilized to adapt to new challenges.
Unlike substances that address some specific threat to the body, adaptogens activate whole-body, nonspecific defenses, redirecting the body's resources to provide energy for active engagement with all of life's battles from fighting sabertoothed tigers, to handling long hours at work, to finding your way through grief. Adaptogens must also be distinguished from substances like stimulants, which force the body down a rigidly defined metabolic path. Adaptogens work to enhance homeostasis, the ability of the body to adjust to changes in the external environment in a way that maintains an ideal internal environment.
Ortho•Adapt Vegan is AOR's premier vegetarian adaptogenic formula and includes Pantethine (the activated form of vitamin B5), vitamin C, licorice, Siberian ginseng, rhodiola and ashwagandha. Rhodiola enhances the body's physical and mental work capacity and productivity under conditions of stress. Ashwagandha provides powerful support against overwhelming stress while Siberian ginseng supports the immune system.
- 90 Vegi-Caps
- Serving Size: 3 Capsules
- Vitamin C 500 mg
- Pantethine 200 mg
- Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) 800 mg (20 % glyzyrrhizin)
- Siberian ginseng 200 mg (Eleutherococcus senticosus) (0.8% eleutherosides)
- Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) 150 mg (3% rosavins, 1.6% salidroside, ~0.1 % p-tyrosol)
- Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) 200 mg (2.5% withanolides)
Adult Dosage: Begin with one capsule daily with a meal, and increase to personal comfort level (up to three capsules daily) or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS:
Those with cardiovascular, liver or kidney dysfunctions, or who are pregnant or nursing should not take this product. Consult a health care practitioner before taking if you have diabetes or hypokalemia, or are using any kind of hormonal therapies, diuretics, potassium depleting agents, or MAO inhibitors.