adaptogen

noun
adap·​to·​gen | \ ə-ˈdap-tə-jən How to pronounce adaptogen (audio) \

Definition of adaptogen

: a nontoxic substance and especially a plant extract that is held to increase the body's ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and promote or restore normal physiological functioning

Other Words from adaptogen

adaptogenic \ ə-​ˌdap-​tə-​ˈje-​nik How to pronounce adaptogen (audio) \ adjective

Examples of adaptogen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her latest food and beverage product is Droplet, a stress-balancing adaptogen beverage. Goldie Chan, Forbes, 5 May 2022 With an adaptogen blend primarily made up of ashwagandha extract and lemon balm powder, the brand notes that the product helps to reduce tension in the body and mind, while improving the body’s cortisol levels and nervous system response. Sydney Odman, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Apr. 2022 It's considered an adaptogen, aka a plant that's thought to help the body adapt to stress. Health.com, 28 Oct. 2021 While many of the ingredients in Moment—like the nootropic L-theanine, known to improve focus, and stress-relieving adaptogen Ashwagandha—have become trendy staples in wellness drinks, Chottani’s inspiration comes from home. Anna Haines, Forbes, 8 Apr. 2021 Research has found this adaptogen (aka extracts of the root of the shrub ashwagandha) to have ample physical health benefits. Brierley Horton, Ms, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 May 2020 Each flavor contains different adaptogens to target various concerns, from stress management to strengthening hair and nails. Ellen Fort, Sunset Magazine, 13 Jan. 2020 That has been founder Jen Batchelor’s tack at Kin Euphorics, her non-alcoholic, functional beverage brand formulated with a blend of nootropics, adaptogens, and botanics. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 24 Apr. 2019 Each flavor contains different adaptogens to target various concerns, from stress management to strengthening hair and nails. Ellen Fort, Sunset Magazine, 13 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of adaptogen

1969, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adaptogen

borrowed from Russian, from adaptatsiya adaptation + -o- -o- + -gen -gen

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17 May 2022

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“Adaptogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adaptogen. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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adaptogen

noun
adap·​to·​gen | \ ə-ˈdap-tə-jən How to pronounce adaptogen (audio) \

Medical Definition of adaptogen

: a nontoxic substance and especially a plant extract that is held to increase the body's ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and promote or restore normal physiological functioning Fortunately, a class of herbs known in herbal medicine as adaptogens can provide an added boost of vitality and increase the body's ability to adapt to common stresses. — James Bailey, Yoga Journal,

Other Words from adaptogen

adaptogenic \ ə-​ˌdap-​tə-​ˈje-​nik How to pronounce adaptogen (audio) \ adjective
adaptogenic herbs like ginseng and milk thistle, which can help build stress resistance. — Barb Berggoetz, The Indianapolis (Indiana) Star

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