6 adaptogen supplements that calm the nerves and soothe the skin

Best adaptogen supplements for stress

Are you wondering what the fuss is about adaptogen supplements and why are they coming up as the elixir to youth and getting approvals from celebrities? In a nutshell, adaptogens are natures’ wonder herbs (plants, roots, fungi) that can increase the body’s resistance to physical, emotional and environmental stress. They can support, sustain and calm our nervous systems, which may become overworked due to chronic stress.

 

Besides strengthening your gut and building immunity on a long-term basis, other results are visible, such as lightening blemishes, balancing hormonal cycles, reduction in breakouts and even rosacea. You need to be consistent with adaptogen supplements and consume them daily for several months for best results. It should become a habit, says 30-year-old Arshia Pasricha, who founded WLTH, a plant-based brand on adaptogenic blends, while trying to reverse her liver disease naturally. Liquid supplements work better than pills or tablets as the bioavailability of the adaptogens is higher in that concentration.

Ahead is a list of adaptogens to select from.

WLTH Immunity+ Gut

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Here’s a mix of maitake mushrooms, tulsi, amla, black pepper and green tea that helps in maintaining gut flora and keeps hydration levels at par. Gut health is paramount in this blend given that trillions of bacteria in our gut control the immune system and also regulate skin conditions like breakouts.

I Am Love Skin Hydrator

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This is a pro-wellbeing mango-flavoured mix made from lipowheat and amvigour, a patented phytoceramide and amla extract. These ingredients and hyaluronic acid collectively diminish dryness, fine lines and give a brighter glow to the skin. Just add a scoop of this magical blend in your shakes, water or juices.

Cosmix Feel-Good Skin

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Get a fresh start to your day with a teaspoon of Cosmix Feel-Good Skin, a potion made of blood purifying burdock root and collagen-boosting bamboo shoot extracts. Anthocyanin-rich maqui berry helps protect skin from UV damage while Centella keeps it calm from within.

Ega Wellness Immunity Tea (Purified Ashwagandha)

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Ashwagandha or Indian ginseng is one of the most popular adaptogenic herbs and is best known to manage the stress hormone/cortisol levels. This immunity blend offers taste and comfort as it packs in herbs such as clove, cardamom, black pepper and ginger. To make the ashwagandha, more bioavailable to the body, Ega Wellness uses a purification process where the herb is steamed in the form of cow’s milk and then dried.

Cureveda Glow

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This is an adaptogenic beauty protein formulated with primrose, sea buckthorn and a host of plant proteins to brighten and strengthen the skin. If you want to keep your chin up naturally, this is the supplement you must add to your diet for skin elasticity and hydration.

Amrutam Amla

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Fuelled by vitamin C-rich amla or Indian gooseberries, this traditional Ayurvedic adaptogen improves skin and hair health and treats common colds and sore throats. Vitamin C also helps in iron absorption that keeps the skin dewy and prevents premature greying of hair.

This article first appeared in Vogue

 

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  • Aparrna Gupta

    Transitioning from crafting stories for The Asian Age and Bombay Times to setting beauty trends in Verve, Aparrna Gupta’s journey has always revolved around resonant storytelling. Her prowess in content creation is unparalleled, with articles featured in renowned publications like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, L’Officiel India, Lifestyle Asia, Elle, and Femina. She also excels in content ideation, trend identification, mood board creation, and product styling. Her expertise has proven invaluable to homegrown brands, enabling them to authentically connect with their audience.

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