Adaptogens Era--- Adaptogenic herbs occupy the market opport
Adaptogens Era--- Adaptogenic herbs occupy the market opportunity
Edit by Yongyuan Bio Kiki 20210129
With the emergence of COVID-19, the adaptive capacity of people's health systems has been tested like never before, both in terms of mental stress and the body's immune system, and all these factors have created an era of "adaptogenic" herbal medicine. The difference between adaptogenic herbs and other botanical herbs is that they meet the changing needs of the body, rather than a single health goal.
Its greatest market application potential is for broad overall body conditioning and pressure mitigation.
Based on the secondary spread of the COVID-19 worldwide, the need for stress relief will continue to increase in 2021. Adaptogenic herbs with dual benefits of stress reduction and immune support are likely to shine in the post-epidemic era.
What is Adaptogens?
The concept of "adaptogen" is highly regarded in the European and American markets. "Adaptogen" is derived from the Greek word "Adapto", which means "to regulate, to adapt". Adaptogens are special substances found in certain plants that help plants adapt to, and overcome, the stresses of harsh environments.
Traditional medicine in Asia and Europe has been using adaptogens for a long time to improve human health. What we talk bout now are certain herbal medicines that, in addition to improving people’s cognitive function, mood, and energy level, also strengthen the body’s ability to resist external aggressions, stress and improve immunity. Without the side effects of traditional stimulants, it uses natural solutions for the body.
For example, it has the effect of lowering blood sugar in case of food or adrenaline hyperglycemia, and raising blood sugar in case of islet hypoglycemia, etc.
There is no standard definition of this concept in the market, but the European and American markets usually consider adaptogens as botanicals of Eastern origin (usually China and India) that can help the body better cope with physical or mental stress. And different industries describe adaptogens as "naturally occurring, non-toxic plant-based ingredients that help relieve stress and promote physiological balance."
Adaptogenic substances are named for their versatility and ease of adaptation.
Superfood researchers believe that we can regard adaptogen as a kind of "thermostat". Imagine: when the thermostat in your living room senses that the temperature is too low, it heats up to raise the temperature; when it senses that the temperature is getting too hot, it reverses the process to cool the room down. The wonderful thing about adaptogens is that like a thermostat they can increase your energy while helping to reduce your anxiety and calm you down.
Adaptogenic herbs and ingredients commonly found in the market include Ashwagandha Extract, Rhodiola Extract, Schisandra Extract, Cordyceps Extract, Inonotus obliquus Extract, Holy Basil Extract, Astragalus Extract, Maca Extract, Ginseng Extract, etc. Among them, medicinal mushroom ingredients are the most popular ones.
Reishi mushroom (Reishi mushroom Extract)
Reishi mushroom is a popular medicinal mushroom that has been used for over 2,000 years in recorded herbal medicine to strengthen and protect the entire body.
In traditional Chinese medicine, Reishi mushroom is often used to tonify qi and calm the mind, which can have a calming effect in the short term and enhance energy and stamina in the long term, and promote physiological adaptation to environmental changes.
Reishi mushroom is rich in polysaccharides that can enhance the immunity of the body, improve the body's ability to tolerate hypoxia, eliminate free radicals, and improve the metabolism of the liver, blood DNA, RNA, and protein, thus achieving the effect of enhancing the immunity of the body.
Polysaccharide is one of the most effective components of Reishi mushroom, which can scavenge free radicals and regulate the body's immunity in both directions. As an "adaptogen" component, reishi mushroom is popular overseas and is widely used in various food and beverage products and dietary supplements.
Lion's Mane Mushroom (Lions mane mushroom Extract)
Lion's Mane Mushroom has become the most commonly used medicinal mushroom in Europe and the United States in recent years due to its unique educational effects and is used in a large number of food and beverage applications.
The currently recognized effect of monkey head mushroom is to nourish the stomach. Monkey head mushroom polysaccharides can increase the blood flow of gastric mucosa and promote the secretion of growth factors, thus enhancing the self-defense function of the gastric mucosa.
Shiitake Mushroom (Shiitake Mushroom Extract)
Shiitake mushroom originated in China and is the second-largest mushroom in the world, with more than 80% of the world's mushrooms produced in China. Shiitake mushrooms are rich in nutrients, containing all essential amino acids, iron, and B vitamins. In traditional Chinese medicine, shiitake has been used to treat high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, colds, and flu.
Shiitake mushrooms have been shown to have powerful antiviral, anti-microbial, and anti-Candida properties that may help us fight infections. Shiitake mushroom polysaccharide is one of the most widely used anti-cancer prescription drugs in the world.
Studies have concluded that shiitake mushrooms can enhance the vitality of the body, improve blood circulation and increase vitality. Shiitake mushrooms can help the body adapt and cope with the physical and psychological stresses caused by the environment.
Tremella (Tremella Fuciformis Extract)
Also called snow fungus. As a traditional edible mushroom, snow fungus contains a variety of active ingredients with special health functions.
Snow fungus is rich in natural plant gum, which can enhance metabolism, blood circulation, improve the function of tissues and organs, and increase the elasticity of the skin.
The active ingredient of snow fungus is polysaccharide, which consists of acidic polysaccharide, neutral heteropolysaccharide, acidic oligosaccharide, cell wall polysaccharide, and extracellular polysaccharide, etc. It can enhance the immunity of the human body, mobilize lymphocytes and strengthen the phagocytic ability of white blood cells. It is also an excellent adaptogenic mushroom that helps the body to resist stress and fatigue.
Poria cocos (Poria cocos Extract)
Poria cocos is a medicinal and food substance that has been used in China for more than 2,000 years.
Poria cocos has been used for anxiety, restlessness, nervousness, neuroticism, and sleep problems (insomnia).
Poria cocos has powerful immunomodulatory properties, while its adaptogenic properties help the body fight stress and fatigue.
Meshima (Meshima mushroom Extract)
Meshima usually grows on the shady side of wild old mulberry trees over 20 years old. It looks very much like reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) and grows extremely slowly. Meshima is internationally known as a valuable anti-tumor medicinal fungus and is very popular in Japan and Korea.
contains polysaccharides (β-glucan), total flavonoids, total triterpenes, polyphenols, and other active ingredients with powerful antioxidant effects. In 1997, Meshima mycelium is listed as an anti-cancer drug in Korea.
As an adaptogenic ingredient, Meshima has the ability to support bodily functions and help the body resist stress and fatigue.
Maitake Mushroom (Maitake Mushroom Extract)
In Japan, maitake mushrooms are traditionally used to strengthen the immune system and are believed to prevent cancer and high blood pressure.
Maitake mushroom has been widely used in prevention and treatment programs for diabetes, and studies have shown that Maitake mushroom can increase insulin production and control glucose levels, thereby reducing blood sugar levels.
Maitake mushroom has strong immunomodulatory properties. The β-glucan compound in maitake mushrooms contains a specific component that has been confirmed by Japanese mycologist Hiroaki Nanba that can fight HIV/ AIDS by boosting the helper T cells that are attacked by the virus.
Moreover, Maitake mushrooms stimulate macrophages (immune cells that destroy foreign organisms) to produce more actin, thus alerting the immune system to foreign invaders and improving overall immunity.
The maitake mushroom supports the body's internal adaptability by supporting the immune system, stomach, liver, and spleen. The powerful antioxidant effect of maitake mushroom helps the body to suppress free radicals.
Multiple adaptogens used in combination are also effective because the combination of these botanical ingredients amplifies the benefits of each.
For example, a combination of Ashwagandha, rhodiola and schisandra would be more effective than any one of these herbs alone. In terms of ingredient selection, while single herbs work well for particular support, blended herbs may be as effective as the single herb they contain, or even more effective. For example, Reishi mushroom combined with Ocimum helps with sleep.
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