What is an adaptogen?
They are certain biologically active natural substances, characterized by their capacity to selectively interact depending on the needs of the organism; they are also certain plants that contain these substances. Adaptogenic plants have a general action on physical, emotional and environmental stress.
They help to improve the organism’s defenses and available energy, speed up healing, improve nervous functions, contribute to stabilize blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
What does traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) say ?
Korean Ginseng is used in TCM to reinforce Qi, help the spleen and the lungs, relieve symptoms of thirst associated with the lack of organic liquids and internal heat. It is mainly “hot”, therefore better adapted to men.
American Ginseng is used for insufficient Qi and Yin, for internal heat, for coughs and asthma, for the presence of blood in the mucous, for the fire during insufficient syndrome, for dysphoria and fatigue, for thirst, for dry mouth and throat. It is “cold”, therefore better adapted to women and adolescents.
Where does royal jelly come from?
Royal jelly is a substance secreted by young bees. It is the only food that the queen of the hive eats. It is with this food that she lives for 5 to 6 years, compared to only a few days for the worker bees.
It is reputed to reduce mental fatigue and stress, improve immunity, support recovery and treat sexual problems.
Royal jelly contains sugars, proteins, some fats, minerals, vitamins (mainly those from the B-group, notably B1 and B5), and oligo-elements.