May nutrition top tip - How to Adapt-ogen to stress

Adaptogens are natural substances that work with your body and help them adapt; most notably, to stress.

All of of these little guys fight inflammation and generally have a knack for bringing some zen to your adrenal, thyroid, and sex hormones. But each adaptogen also has its own special set of skills. 

Here are Happiness Transformation’s top 3 for boosting your mood:

Ashwagandha: the thyroid + mood master

A superstar adaptogen, this popular herb is a great tool in supporting optimal thyroid function and if you are known to get mood swings. However, it’s worth noting, Ashwagandha is also a nightshade, which some people with autoimmune conditions can't handle. 

How to use it

You can take it as a liquid supplement or for something a little more fun, bake it in to healthy cookies!

Lion’s mane: mood mushroom

Lion's mane is an adaptogenic mushroom that has been shown to be beneficial for people struggling with anxiety and depression. Post-menopausal women who consumed lion’s mane baked into cookies showed less anxiety and depression and also had better concentration in just four weeks.

How to use it

Lion's mane coffee is our top recommendation.

Rhodiola: the stress calmer

Rhodiola rosea can be a great tool to use for people struggling with adrenal fatigue and fibromyalgia. But, warning: If you are extra sensitive, Rhodiola can keep you up at night.

How to use it

Supplement form is the easiest way to consume Rhodiola in our view.