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What are adaptogens? Adaptogen is a name given to a class of plants that are able to survive and even thrive in the harshest and most stressful conditions on earth.
When ingested, scientists have discovered that adaptogenic herbs pass their amazing ability to adapt to stressful conditions on to people! (1)
The small group of plants that are classified as adaptogens are unique in that they contain a wide range of multifaceted compounds making them nutritionally superior to vitamins, minerals, supplements, and other herbs.
Adaptogens have been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese (TCM) and Ayurvedic medicine and by people in Russia, Japan, Korea, and Europe. (2)
Adaptogens have also been used for thousands of years for healing by many different Asian cultures who discovered they strengthen the body’s resistance to disease and have powerful anti-fatigue, anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, anti-depression and anti-aging characteristics. (2)
Over a thousand year ago, adaptogens were used by Viking warriors and Siberian hunters to increase energy, strength, and mental and physical endurance under extremely stressful conditions: before going into battle, on dangerous hunts, and on long, arduous journeys.
In “modern” times, these herbs were rediscovered by Soviet scientists who conducted thousands of research studies on them over several decades proving their effectiveness. (See the Secret Soviet Discovery for the complete story). (2,3)
So powerful was the ability of adaptogens to naturally enhance mental and physical performance, the USSR forbade their scientists to speak about their results or publish their findings outside the country. (4)
The Soviet Union gave adaptogens to their Olympic athletes, astronauts, political officers, scientists, doctors, military, and even World Champion chess players because of their amazing ability to reduce stress and strengthen immunity coupled with
incredible physical and mental performance-boosting properties. (3,5)
As time went on, Russian scientists discovered that when adaptogens are combined with other adaptogens, they create a synergy magnifying the benefits beyond just the sum of the individual herbs. (3)
You can now get the same benefits people have seen for thousands of years using adaptogens because both the Peak Male and the EmpowHER formulas contain a combination of some of the most powerful and effective adaptogenic herbs on earth. And these herbs are in therapeutic dosages that have been proven effective in research.
The true adaptogenic herbs in the correct dosage, all working together, are what sets Peak Male and EmpowHER apart from every other T-booster and women’s natural hormone support formula on the planet. No other T-booster can hold a candle to Peak Male and no other women’s formula comes close to the extraordinary benefits of EmpowHer! Here is a brief summary of what each adaptogen can do for you.
Protects your health from the dangers of stress and balances your body as reported in over 3000 studies
Eleuthero was called “the King of Adaptogens” by Russian scientists. That's because it was so well-studied and provides so much therapeutic value and different benefits. (3)
In fact, there are more published scientific studies (more than 3,000) on eleuthero than on any other herb in the world! (3)
The use of eleuthero dates back two thousand years when it was used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to prevent respiratory tract infections, colds, and the flu. It was also believed to provide energy and vitality. (3)
Eleuthero protects the body and enhances various body systems against many different types of stressors, including those resulting from workload, heat, cold, excessive exercise, muscle loss and even radiation. (3, 7)
Eleuthero demonstrates favorable effects on various human functions as well, including visual acuity, color differentiation, hearing, cognition and fatigue.
More than any other adaptogen, eleuthero helps balance the body. For example:
Eleuthero’s wide range of therapeutic actions, lack of side effects and toxicity, and overall normalizing action justify its reputation as the King of Adaptogens.
for mental health, memory and clear-thinking, physical performance, cardiovascular protection (8,9,10)
Like eleuthero, Rhodiola has undergone extensive clinical, pharmacological, and toxicological testing in humans and animals.
One of rhodiola’s greatest attributes is its ability to enhance mental and physical performance. It has been widely used by Russian athletes and cosmonauts to increase energy and stamina. (3,9,10)
Rhodiola is cardioprotective, normalizing the heart rate immediately after intense exercise, and it controls stress-induced cardiovascular-related conditions. (11) It also protects the heart system from stress and arrhythmias and possesses significant antioxidant activity. It improves the nervous system and mental functions, including memory, by increasing the blood supply to the muscles and brain, and it also increases protein synthesis, an anabolic effect. (11)
Both human and animal experiments have demonstrated that rhodiola extract enhances immunity and increases the capacity for exercise. Rhodiola extract not only possesses a high nutritive value, it has also been shown to prolong animal life. (3)
The premier anti-aging and rejuvenating herb used in Ayurvedic medicine for 1000’s of years
The ultimate natural anti-aging herb that has similar benefits to two prescription meds that have recently been found to extend lifespan and even reverse aging! (12)
Ashwagandha is one of the most revered plants in Ayurvedic medicine. The various meanings of the different names of ashwagandha suggest its adaptogenic qualities: the common name, ashwagandha, means “strong as a horse,” while the botanical species name, somnifera, means “restful sleep.” (13)
Ashwagandha root is classified in Ayurveda medicine as one of a group of elite herbal medicines which promote physical and mental health, increases the body’s resistance disease and negative environmental factors, revitalizes the body in debilitated or weakened conditions, and increases longevity. Traditionally it has been used as a remedy against asthma, bronchitis, psoriasis and dementia. It’s also used as an aphrodisiac. (14)
Ashwagandha was specifically chosen to be part of Peak Male because of it’s extremely wide range of benefits such as combating arthritis, relieving stress and anxiety, reducing insomnia and improving sleep, and even relieving male infertility. (15)
Broadly speaking, ashwagandha is considered a premier herb for all negative conditions associated with aging. This includes its use in the prevention and inhibition of senile dementia and arthritis. (12)
Ashwagandha, like eleuthero, is a balanced herbal adaptogen best combined with other adaptogens to optimize its effects. (3)
Reverses Low T, balances hormones,
has powerful physical and mental anti-fatigue effects (3)
Rhaponticum is a tonic for the vital organ systems and blood and delays the effects of aging. (3) It nourishes the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-thyroid axis (HPAT), the endocrine hub, and is thus useful for both andropause and menopause. (19) It acts both on the physical and psychological levels. It improves recovery from illness and is particularly valuable in helping cancer patients overcome fatigue. (3)
Used during periods of intense muscular activity, rhaponticum supports proper energy metabolism, maintains stable sugar (glycogen) levels in the skeletal muscles, increases the blood supply to the muscles and brain, and shortens the recovery period after prolonged muscular workloads. (20)
The mental and physical antifatigue effects of rhaponticum extract have been demonstrated in both animal and human trials. (3)
Builds endurance, reduces fatigue and exhaustion,
fights depression and forgetfulness
Throughout the ages, many generations of people from the Far East have enjoyed the benefits of schisandra as an anti-fatigue agent. Today, Siberia hunters use the dry berries in the form of tea or just chew the seeds to provide extra energy during long journeys. (22, 23)
Similar to a cup of coffee, schisandra stimulates the central nervous system but doesn't have the jittery side effects while enhancing both mental and physical capabilities. Schisandra was first used in Russia when scientists in the Far East regions found that local hunters used the berries and seeds to “follow a sable all the day without food.” (21)
Schisandra seed offers a wide range of treatments. Most notably and far-reaching, it’s widely used for the treatment of stress-induced nervous system exhaustion and fatigue. (3)
Additionally, Schisandra is used to enhance athletic performance, for liver detoxification and protection, and to treat insomnia, weakness, depression, forgetfulness, vision problems, diarrhea, and chemical toxicity. (3)
Not only does schizandra preserve muscle in older adults (24), but schizandra helps protect against stress even under the most extreme conditions. Researchers with the Swedish Herbal Institute Research & Development (25) report:
Schizandra increases physical working capacity and affords a stress-protective effect against a broad spectrum of harmful factors including heat shock, skin burn, cooling, frostbite, immobilisation, swimming under load in an atmosphere with decreased air pressure, aseptic inflammation, irradiation, and heavy metal intoxication.
These same researchers also found that, in healthy people, Schizandra increases endurance and accuracy of movement, mental performance and working capacity. (25)
Ginseng is highly revered throughout Asia.
With more than 500 scientific papers published on it throughout the world, Ginseng has been used as a traditional medicine in Asia for more than five thousand years. (3)
Ginseng is used to treat tiredness, overexertion, nervous exhaustion, low blood pressure, high blood pressure, mild depression and blood sugar regulation. (Yance)
Ginseng has been classified in China as the top grade herb, which has been recognized with prominent effects of nourishing, sturdiness, benefit to intelligence, vigor and life prolonging. (3)
The modern medical research proves that panax ginseng extract has many functions such as improvement of the human immunity, anticancer, fatigue resistance, anoxia resistance, radiation resistance and senility resistance, etc. and good treatment effect on coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, anemia, nerve function disease and diabetes, etc. (26)
Ginseng is appropriate for fatigue, recovery from pneumonia or bronchitis (especially with a dry cough), chronic fatigue (especially when accompanied by anxiety), asthma, chronic stress with depression or anxiety, and autoimmune diseases of the lungs or GI tract. (3)
To get the most from ginseng, as well as all the other adaptogens, it is best to combine it in a formula where it supports other adaptogens, and is supported by other adaptogens, rather than using it by itself.
Panax ginseng was said to be able to “support the five visceral organs, calm the nerves, tranquilize the mind, stop convulsions, expunge evil spirits, qi, the lungs, the spleen, and the stomach. Ginseng generates fluids, benefits the heart, and calms the spirit. Its primary purpose is in treating patterns of qi deficiency, especially of the spleen and lung meridian systems.
--Herbal Classic of the Divine Plowman, published around 101 bc
Used by elite military units, cosmonauts, and Olympic athletes for energy, strength, recovery, endurance, immune, and nervous system balance
Health organizations are not the only groups interested in shilajit. In Russia. it has been used by elite military fighting groups, to help prepare cosmonauts before, and during space travel, and as an important element of the restoration programs of national and Olympic-level athletes. (3,29)
Shilajit is an adaptogen used for immune and nervous system disorders, urinary tract problems, chronic fatigue, memory loss, tumor reduction, and sexual dysfunction. It is an adaptogen—a known free-radical scavenger and antistress agent. (30)
Used in the ayurvedic and siddha systems of medicine that originated in India, shilajit is important as it slows the aging process and prolongs life. It is known to strengthen general health and the resistance of all tissues and cells of the body. (3)
The word shilajit in Sanskrit translates to “destroyer of weakness.”
Shilajit is considered a yogavahi (a substance that has the quality of penetrating the deepest tissues of the body), thus it strengthens and enhances all other herbs and processes in the body. (3)
According to traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine, there is hardly any disease that cannot be controlled or cured with shilajit. It is especially employed in genital and urinary diseases, diabetes and to support liver, gallbladder, and spleen function as well as the entire digestive system. (Yance)
Shilajit is also useful as an aphrodisiac, rejuvenator, alterative tonic, respiratory tonic, stimulant, and internal antiseptic. It is a diuretic and is used for weight management and the treatment of worms and piles, renal and bladder stones, nervous diseases, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, eczema, anorexia, and fracture of bones. (31)
Now you can experience the same benefits mentioned above that people have seen for centuries using adaptogens because Peak Male contains a combination of the most powerful and effective adaptogenic herbs on earth in therapeutic dosages that have been proven effective by thousands of studies.
Adaptogenic herbs are what sets Peak Male apart from every other T-Booster on the planet. No other T-booster can hold a candle to Peak Male and the extraordinary benefits it provides!
For more information about the modern use of adaptogens, go here: Secret Soviet Discovery