The bounty of nature’s little helpers

20. July 2015 · Ina Dimsky-Legart · news

Can then summer, sun, and heat be sin? It is a measure of all things. And Aye!, at a progressive rate, unfortunately. So don’t extravagate UV, infrared radiation, excessive sun exposure, a/c and hot spell. But it doesn’t only depend  upon you. There are little helpers from Mother Nature.

The dictate of nature – follow the call of adaptogens.
The concept of adaptogens as “medicine for the healthy” is generally a great deal in Chinese or other forms of traditional medicine. Adaptogens display a decreased cellular sensitivity to stress in general and even some enhance longevity, and promote well-being. They improve the body’s ability to adapt to stress as well to cope with a hectic schedule, heat or cold, etc. Adaptogenic effect of some herbs hold certain merit on account of substances enhancing the bodies own response to oxidative stress by improving defense mechanisms of the body, such as ginseng which has been shown to increase the body’s innate response by improved production of superoxide dismutase (SOD). My top-5 list 2015 reads as follows: Rholdiola rosea, Eleuthero, Holy Basil, Maca, and last but not least Schisandra.
Rhodiola rosea, a well-studied adaptogen and one of our most precious bioactives to be included in ambuja, also, defends the body overall, protects general health, and well-being. Its anti-stress as well as fatigue-fighting properties make it one of the most popular botanicals in all of Siberia and that is why we at ambuja have utilized it twice. Being one key ingredient in ambuja’s skin perfectionist, wanderlust elixir, this year’s GALA SPA AWARD winning serum, so it’s beyond debate why, and included in the so-called skin sanctuary, dewdrop elixir. Apply it as a chilled mask, and enjoy yourself!

Eleuthero , my special fave, since a friend of mine suggested it to take it every day as a nutritional supplement especially during the cold season to fight flu, boosts vital energy and normalizes overall body functions by enhancing immunity and vitality. Holy Basil stimulates the body’s natural response to physical and emotional stress. Maca, being sometimes dubbed as Peruvian ginseng, although it bears no relation to ginseng, and hyped up being a kind of South-American superfood , increases strength, energy, and stamina. Moreover, does it rank as some rejuvenating panacea and the fountain of youth in the old days of the Incas. Schisandra is a potent general tonic, minimizing fatigue, enhancing physical performance, and promoting endurance. The berry counters stress by reducing the levels of hormones in the blood.

So now you are well prepped to go on leading an adventurous life. Find your beauty and health adaptogenic must-have(s) – be it kind of everyday dietary supplement or your daily cup of tea. Enjoy the eternal summertime of your life.

Ina Dimsky-Legart
diplomierte Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaftlerin, ambitionierte Marketing- und Kommunikationsexpertin und bekennende Kosmopolitin, ist seit 2011 das Herz in der Unternehmensstruktur.

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