Summer is officially here!
The top 3 adaptogenic herbs for your wellthiest summer yet
In the northern hemisphere Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year! Last night, the full moon coincided with the Solstice for the first time in 70 years. The Strawberry Moon was full and beautiful with a tint of pink lighting up the night sky. As far as arrivals go, Summer has showed up like the belle of the ball! I think it’s fair to say, everyone is excited about it.
With the red carpet rolled out, the change in season presents a great opportunity for transformation, either physical, mental, or spiritual (or all of the above!). Since summer is the most yang time of the year, vitality and vigor are in abundance. We all feel more energetic thanks to the yang energy of the sun and the nice weather encouraging us to spend more time outdoors. If you need a little boost and want a natural way to increase vitality and vigor below are some great options.
Top 3 Adaptogenic Herbs to Improve Vitality this Summer:
Reishi contains compounds with numerous health-enhancing effects, including adrenal gland support. It has a cumulative beneficial effect on your kidneys if taken long-term. By stimulating your “chi” it allows for a powerful, slow-motion transformation of your sexual energy, which contributes to an overall feeling of vitality.
The recommended daily dose is 800-1,200 mg*.
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This potent herb has long been used to boost physical endurance, energy, and moods. It also heightens mental clarity, sexuality, and speeds recovery time after exercise. Rhodiola can assist you in adapting to stress, helping to prevent adrenal fatigue, and support thyroid-gland function, which further protects your adrenal glands from being overburdened.
The recommended daily dose is 100-170 mg*.
3. Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng)
Used for centuries to strengthen the body, Siberian ginseng contains compounds that can help you overcome stress by supporting your adrenal glands’ hormone production. It also increases mental alertness and energy, enhances one’s sense of well-being, and boosts sex drive.
The recommended dose is 110-200 mg, 2-3 times daily*.
*Consult your herbalist/acupuncturist for optimal results)