When well-known wellness heavyweights started to bring out revolutionary adaptogen health dusts and powdered supplements, they occupied a previously vacant space in the market.
Although health and wellness supplements were certainly not new and adaptogens have been used for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, the inclusion of ingredients such as Shatavari Root Powder, Ashwagandha Leaf and Lion’s Mane in palatable, trendy formats stopped the contemporary wellness game in its tracks.
Nowadays, there is no shortage of adaptogenic products on the market for you to choose from – not to mention hashtags and mentions on Instagram!
But, what do they actually do?
What are adaptogens?
Adaptogens are botanicals and herbs that regulate body function and induce a state of equilibrium. This assists your body to work in the most ideal way possible and bolsters the body’s ability to deal with stress.
Whether your skin is under pressure from the drying effects of winter, or you’re simply tired (…so tired), adaptogens have a role in restoring vital equilibrium.
How do they work?
Adaptogens have different roles, just like employees in a business. While some regulate hormone production, some control energy levels and others regulate oxygen supply.
But here’s the catch.
The clever-clogs of the wellness world, adaptogens will adapt within their roles depending on what your body requires. Some examples are Palmarosa and Geranium (powerful botanicals used in Sodashi products). Whilst Palmarosa stimulates the production of the skin’s own natural hydrating agent – excellent if the skin is dry, it also adapts to reduce oil production if the skin is oily. These two ingredients work to restore the skin to harmonious equilibrium.
How does Sodashi harness the power of Adaptogens?
Some Essential Oils are adaptogens and make up a large proportion of Sodashi’s ingredient list.
We harness the power of Adaptogens not only in our luscious product range but also in our range of exclusive Sodashi Spa Treatments. Sodashi’s Refining Body Mask contains powerful adaptogen Ashwagandha – you can enjoy this treatment at many of Sodashi's Spa Partners.
All in all, various adaptogens have a valuable place in both your diet and skincare ritual.
Offering an abundance of benefits, it is no wonder that adaptogens are creating such a storm in modern holistic health and wellness.