Adaptogens and burnout


Burnout is not a disease, but a problem in social adaptation. This insight allows you to deal with two ways: reduce pressure from the environment, or increase adaptogenic capacity. For the latter there are some interesting vitamins, minerals and adaptogenic herbs.

Adaptogenic herbs support organ functions and systems in maintaining and restoring homeostasis. There are three types of adaptogens:

  • The #adaptogenen with phenols similar to catecholamines. These probably have a positive effect on the sympatho-adrenal system, so at an early stage of stress response (Eleutherococcus senticosus, Rhodiola rosea, Schizandra chinensis).
  • The adaptogens with tetracyclic triterpenes. These are similar to corticosteroids and mute the stress system, preventing overexcitation by stressors (Bryonia alba, Ashwagandha, Panax ginseng, Eleutherococcus senticosus).
  • The adaptogens with oxylipins. These are similar to leukotrienes and lipoxins, which improve the immune system (Bryonia alba, Glycyrrhiza glabra).

Nutrition, movement, breathing and biorhythms all play a role in the onset, nature and duration of symptoms. Cognitive therapy or other psychosocial interventions — such as a family setup — can work on underlying factors such as non-adaptive perfectionism and an unrealistic expectation pattern. In short: supplementation is important, but only with a well thought-out total therapy will you really tackle burnout successfully.

Adaptogenic herbs can be used in #stress , fatigue and exhaustion and to achieve better performance in work and sports. They help to become vital and energetic, improve the mood and bring your client more physically and mentally in balance. I