What is an Adaptogen?
The term “adaptogen” was coined by Nikolai Vasiyevich Lazarev back in 1947.
While most things identified in nature help increase or decrease certain functions within the body, adaptogens are non-specific remedies “that increase resistance to a broad spectrum of harmful factors (stressors) of different physical, chemical, and biological natures”.
A more recent definition has also been used: “new class of metabolic regulators (of a natural origin) which increase the ability of an organism to adapt to environmental factors and to avoid damage from such factors.” (*)
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Spartan Formula is a proprietary blend of Earths' top adaptogens for thyroid health including Schisandra, Cordyceps, Eleuthero, and Rhodiola. This formula was strategically designed by Lost Empire Herbs to give you a daily formula that has the ability to support a wide range of benefits. This formula is one of Lost Empire most sought blends of adaptogens for adrenal health used by men, women, athletes and many more...
Are you looking to diminish fatigue, relax, calm the mind, and increase your motivation and energy levels? (*)
In Ayurvedic Philosophy, it is considered a Rasayana, which means the path of essence, and speaks to its longevity properties. It enhances Ojas, which is the equivalent of Jing (essence) and has been in use for over 4000 years.
This herb has a calming effect great for people looking to relax as well supports healthy body function and helps boosts the bodies ability to protect from outside influences. (*)
He Shou Wu is called Polygonum multiflorum and sometimes Fallopia multiflora. It is also well known as foti or fo-ti.
Its principal effect in this arena seems to be in helping prevent or even restoring gray hair to its natural color.
In Chinese medicine, gray hair, especially premature, is an issue with Jing, which he shou wu can help restore. Our opinion is that if you’re looking to combat gray hair or hair loss then give it a shot and see how it works for you.
Maca (Lepidium meyenni), also called Peruvian Ginseng, has been a popular herbal supplement in the West for years now. Maca has been used traditionally by the peoples of the Andes as a staple food supplement. This well-known herb is highly regarded for its high nutrient dense content and superfood qualities, ability to nourish the body, support energy and much more.
This herb is commonly taken by those looking to intake high amounts of nutrition, improve overall energy & vitality, used in cooking and much more...
Rhodiola Rosea is a well-known root that grows in the cold mountains of Europe and Asia. It is known as a powerful adaptogen for thyroid and adrenal health and the most well-known kind of Rhodiola in the world.
This herb has also been highly regarded by Tibetan Buddhist monks and others who practice meditation for calmness and relaxation of the mind and spirit. It has such great and wide-ranging effects that it’s included in the Spartan Adaptogen Formula. Rhodiola contains all three treasures and is said to enter into the five main meridian systems (heart, spleen, liver, lungs, and kidney), although its primary function is as a Qi and Lung tonic.
Lu An Gua Pian has a reputation as one of the top ten famous Chinese teas and was a tribute tea for centuries. Tribute tea or Gong Cha was consumed by Chinese emperors.
This tea has had a significant influence on the course of Chinese tea history. Lu An Gua Pian is a bit unique among green teas. This is because the tea leaves are left to mature on the bush longer, allowing it to develop a more complex flavor and nutritional profile which is said to have a connection with increased longevity and vitality.
Makes high achievers Relax and Type A personalities CHILL out! Blue Vervain has been used for years by people looking to take a step back and relax. Are you constantly thinking, worried, have too much in your head spinning? This herb is great for both men and women and is commonly used by those seeking relaxation, calmness, meditation, mood support, sleep and more...Over the few millennia that it’s use has been recorded, blue vervain has had many names… such as the-herb-of-the-cross, the enchanter’s herb, the holy herb, the herb of grace and many, many more.
It’s usage dates as far back as Ancient Egyptian mythology (that’s 4,437 years ago!) in the story of the goddess, Isis.
Cordyceps has been popular among athletes ever since it was reported that the Chinese female track teams of nine members used it for great effect, setting nine world records in the 1993 National championship. Part of the athletes’ training regime included drinking a special drink which included cordyceps after every training session. Further medals came in the 1996 and 2000 Olympics. Originally thought to be magical by the Chinese people. Loved by athletes, hikers, trainers and many more.
Originally thought to be magical by the Chinese people, it is not a mushroom in the conventional sense. Cordyceps is a parasite that attaches itself to various insects. The spores invade their body, killing the host, then sprouting a club-like mushroom from their head. A rarity in Chinese medicine, this is considered both a strong Yin Jing and Yang Jing herb.