Adaptogens are certain herb or mushrooms thought to have health benefits. Manufacturers who use them in products claim they have a variety of perks, including helping you deal with stress. They’re sold as teas, tinctures, powders you add to food, and capsules.
The theory behind adaptogens says they help your body adjust to physical, chemical, or biological stress. They’re thought to stimulate your body’s stress-protection response and help its systems return to a balanced state called “homeostasis.”
As promising as that may sound, we need more research on adaptogens and their possible health benefits.