Adaptogenic herbs have been revered for thousands of years for their ability to help the body respond to mental and physical stress in both a balancing, strengthening, and protective fashion. We love Schisandra for how it nourishes our adrenals and its ability to lessen the effects of stress (even longterm stress), enhance exercise performance, fight free radicals, increase antioxidant levels, protect and strengthen liver function, and support healthy brain tissue.
While we've learned that nothing can replace a diet of fresh, whole foods and an active, mindful lifestyle, the advantage of supplements for us is that they offer multiple lines of defense and many ways to tone and support our bodily systems. Integrating science, nutrition, nature, mindfulness, exercise, and community are what we celebrate. So here's to energized living, listening to our bodies, and sharing what we've learned to build up our defenses each day – because when we feel well and when we help one another, we're unstoppable!