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Adaptogen Drinks: What You Should Know Before Trying

Aplós, July 13th, 2023

Discover a realm where botany, science, and the small moments that make up our lives converge, offering a vibrant alternative to conventional beverages. Where drinks do more than quench thirst and enliven our taste buds — they embark us on a journey towards wellness, resiliency, and mindful enjoyment.

With roots deep in the chronicles of herbal medicine and a fresh lease of life in the modern age, adaptogens represent a fascinating shift towards embracing nature's wisdom. Add to this the meteoric rise of adaptogen-infused drinks, and we see an intriguing interplay of tradition, innovation, and the pursuit of holistic well-being.

It's about time we delve deeper into this fascinating realm to understand adaptogens and the beverages they infuse and to equip ourselves with the knowledge to make informed decisions.

So, let's embark on this exploration of adaptogen drinks, unearthing what you should know before trying them.

What Are Adaptogens?

At the very heart of adaptogen drinks is, of course, the adaptogens themselves. So, what are they?

Originating from the Greek word "adapto," which means to adjust or modify, adaptogens are non-toxic plants used in herbal medicine, reputed for their ability to help the human body adapt to different types of stressors. Whether it's physical, chemical, or biological stress, adaptogens work their magic to help us adapt, persist, and thrive.

Adaptogens are believed to work by interacting with our adrenal system, the part of our body that responds to stress. Their unique ability to help balance, restore, and protect the body has made them a key component of holistic health practices for centuries.

Whether it's a moment of intense focus or a call for mental clarity amidst the chaos, adaptogens have shown a promising role in helping us navigate these challenges with greater resilience.

What Are the Different Types of Adaptogens?

There's a vast palette of adaptogens to draw from, each with its unique profile and purported benefits. Let's delve a little deeper into some of these adaptogens:

  • Siberian Ginseng: Also known as Eleuthero, Siberian Ginseng is a hardy root hailed for its energizing properties. It's often used to support stamina and resistance to stress, akin to a robust gust of wind bolstering a sailboat's journey across the sea.
  • Ashwagandha: An ancient herb revered in Ayurvedic medicine, ashwagandha is known for its restorative properties. Think of it as the quiet moment of restoration after a long day, potentially helping ease feelings of stress and encourage a sense of calm.
  • Rhodiola Rosea: A golden-rooted jewel of the Arctic region, Rhodiola Rosea is celebrated for its rejuvenating properties. It's like the sunrise after a long night, fostering vitality and supporting normal cognitive function.
  • Schisandra: This berry is revered for its harmonizing properties. It might be likened to the conductor of an orchestra, helping maintain the body's balance amidst the symphony of life's stressors.

Adaptogens can serve as a supportive ally, rounding out a broader approach to maintaining good health. As we venture further into this captivating world of adaptogen-infused drinks, it's crucial to keep this balanced perspective in mind.

The allure of these beverages lies in their promise of a more mindful, holistic approach to wellness, perfectly embodied by non-alcoholic spirits like Aplós Arise.

What Are the Health Benefits of Adaptogens?

Like the gentle flow of a peaceful river, adaptogens can help carry a wealth of benefits our way.

Supporting Healthy Stress Responses

One of the key functions adaptogens are associated with is supporting our body's response to stress. Whether it's due to physical exertion, emotional turmoil, or environmental factors, stress can throw our bodies out of balance.

Adaptogens are thought to interact with our hormonal stress response system, known as the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, helping it maintain its regular function, which, in turn, may assist in keeping our stress response within its normal range.

Maintaining Cognitive Function

Cognitive function encompasses a range of mental processes such as memory, attention, perception, and problem-solving. Adaptogens, particularly ones like rhodiola rosea and Siberian ginseng, are associated with supporting these normal cognitive processes.

Through their potential neuroprotective effects and influence on neurotransmitters, adaptogens may assist in maintaining cognitive function, especially during periods of mental fatigue or strain.

Supporting Physical Performance

Adaptogens have been traditionally used in herbal medicine to support the body's physical performance. For instance, some adaptogens like cordyceps and panax ginseng are associated with supporting energy production and endurance levels.

By helping the body maintain its regular functions in the face of physical stress, they could potentially aid in supporting normal physical performance and recovery.

What Are Adaptogenic Drinks?

Adaptogenic drinks, beverages infused with various adaptogens, serve as a unique bridge between wellness and pleasure, blending the mindful ethos of health-aware consumers with the artistry of premium beverage creation. These can range from simple adaptogenic herbal teas to sophisticated non-alcoholic spirits made with a medley of botanicals and adaptogens.

Their taste profiles and experiences are as diverse as the range of adaptogens and complementing ingredients they contain, offering an array of earthy, zesty, or subtly sweet notes. They can be used as part of daily wellness regimens, offer a mindful alternative at social gatherings, or serve as quiet companions for moments of calm.

In essence, the advent of adaptogenic beverages heralds a time when wellness extends beyond food and exercise to also include what we drink. It's a lifestyle choice that champions balance and well-being, embodying a luxurious drinking experience that doesn't compromise on health-focused principles.

How Can Adaptogenic Drinks Make You Feel?

Adaptogenic drinks, akin to a soft breeze on a balmy summer's day, gently steer us toward a state of balanced well-being. They aren't about sudden change but rather a gentle nudge that subtly aids our bodies, potentially helping us to feel more relaxed or invigorated. Our functional spirits at Aplós hold this delicate balance at their heart.

Aplós beverages are non-alcoholic and thus don't lead to intoxication. Yet, they craft an exquisite sensorial journey that could bring a sense of ease, a loosening of the binds of daily stresses, or a gentle surge of revitalization. They provide a space to experiment, a realm to play in, as you create an array of bright and revitalizing functional cocktails — without any of the discomfort come tomorrow morning.

Sip, and you might feel the world soften around the edges or perhaps find your thoughts becoming sharper and more focused, depending on the blend. While ushering in these subtle shifts, non-alcoholic adaptogenic drinks don't compromise your sense of self or control.

There's no hazy fog or dizzying spin, only an enhanced sense of being.

When Should You Drink Adaptogenic Drinks?

Adaptogenic drinks can provide a subtle, gentle balance that doesn't overpower or unsettle you. These aren't drinks that send you spiraling into intoxication. Instead, like a soft and subtle touch from a loved one, their gentle balance is one you can indulge in anytime, anywhere.

Adaptogenic drinks, like Aplós Arise, can effortlessly weave themselves into your life's moments, becoming a part of your personal narrative. Picture yourself, for instance, hosting an intimate gathering in your apartment, the rooms flooded with laughter and engaging conversation, the sound of your favorite music gently filling the air.

You pour Aplós Arise into elegant glassware, the sophisticated, non-alcoholic spirit shimmering under the soft lighting. As your friends raise their glasses, the conversation flows, the shared stories deepen, and the smiles brighten.

This is where our Arise shines — it exists to elevate your celebrations and social connections, working subtly in the background to help amplify your joy. And unlike alcohol, it doesn't steal your control or leave you nursing a hangover the next morning.

Instead, it dances with the rhythm of the night, seamlessly blending into the evening's events, enhancing the connection between friends and lovers, amplifying the shared emotions, and making the night all the more memorable.

With its bold, earthy blend of citrus and herbal botanicals, Arise is designed to subtly enrich your experiences, to be a luxurious undercurrent to your memorable moments, offering an uplifted spirit without the usual downsides.

And so, the question isn't so much when to drink adaptogenic drinks, but rather which moments you'd like to enhance with their subtle, supportive magic.

Are There Any Risks to Adaptogenic Drinks?

The journey with adaptogens is akin to a mindful dance, harmonious yet requiring caution. While adaptogens interact subtly with our body's natural functions, their interactions with prescribed medications could bring unwelcome surprises.

Those on specific medication regimens, pregnant or breastfeeding women, and those with distinct health conditions should first seek guidance from their healthcare provider.

Moderation, as in all good things, is key. Nature, in its wisdom, teaches us balance.

Overconsumption of adaptogens can lead to discomfort, taking away from the intended benefits. Aplós stands as a testament to this understanding, meticulously crafting beverages that respect this equilibrium, embodying the philosophy of responsible indulgence.

How To Choose the Right Adaptogen Drink for You

The choice of adaptogenic drinks is an intimate one, the selection process akin to navigating a rich, diverse garden. Look for quality in the ingredients, the purity of the adaptogens, and their journey from earth to bottle. Engage your senses; explore the spectrum of flavors and the complex layering of botanicals.

The ethos of the brand matters too. Does it align with your own values? Does it respect the natural world and your well-being? Aplós, in its careful selection of premium botanicals and commitment to creating high-quality elevated experiences, embodies these very considerations.

Awaken New Senses With Aplós Arise

Understanding adaptogens before inviting them into your drinking rituals is a mindful approach. At Aplós, we are dedicated to innovation in the realm of functional, non-alcoholic spirits with adaptogens. We extend an invitation to a sophisticated and mindful drinking experience.

Embrace this emerging elevated form of drinking, a harmonious dance between luxury and wellness, and let the journey unfurl.


Effects of Adaptogens on the Central Nervous System and the Molecular Mechanisms Associated with Their Stress—Protective Activity | PMC

Siberian ginseng Information | Mount Sinai

Benefits of Ashwagandha and How Much To Take | Cleveland Clinic

Rhodiola | NCCIH

Effect of Schisandra chinensis Extract Supplementation on Quadriceps Muscle Strength and Fatigue in Adult Women: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial | PMC

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