Adaptogens have become increasingly mainstream over the past two years but they’ve been around for centuries. You’ve probably seen them added to a latte at your local coffee shop or tried them in pill form out of curiosity in the wellness world. Adaptogens are natural substances (found in some mushrooms and other plants) that fight the stress on your mind and body, working to return your systems back to ‘normal’. They’re stress response modifiers on both ends of the spectrum depending on what you take, to dial down your anxious feelings or boost your energy. They’ve also been found to help boost your immune system and even improve focus. If you want to learn more about the science behind adaptogens, I’ve got an in-depth adaptogens 101 post you can dive into.