Want To Boost Your Mood And Lessen Anxiety? Try An Adaptogen

They come in all shapes and sizes.

by Natalia Lusinski
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To boost your mood and reduce anxiety, adaptogens can come to the rescue. They’re plants and mushrooms that can help your body combat stress and keep your mood elevated. Ahead, products that’ll deliver a good adaptogen fix.


Apothékary’s Chill The F* Out contains two superstar adaptogens, reishi and ashwagandha, and will boost your serotonin levels (the “feel-good hormone”) in no time. It apparently tastes like hot chocolate, yet another added bonus. Apothékary
Magic Mind is probably the healthiest shot you can drink. In addition to adaptogens, it contains nootropics, which help increase cognitive function and relaxation. So the combo can give you more energy while lowering stress. You can even try replacing your coffee with it altogether!Magic Mind
Holy basil (also called Tulsi) is native to India and an adaptogen. You’ll get plenty with New Chapter’s Holy Basil Force through just a capsule a day (taken with food).New Chapter
Full Moon Sachets by Moon Juice are “adaptogens for everything,” the company states, and can help alleviate mind and body stress. Just add a packet to your coffee (with or without milk) and voilà!Moon Juice
MUD\WTR is a coffee alternative that’s full of adaptogenic mushrooms, like lion’s mane and reishi, which can reduce anxiety. The rest is caffeine-free, promotes calm, and contains additional adaptogens like ashwagandha and valerian root.@drinkmudwtr
Holy Basil Extract by Herb Pharm is an Ayurvedic herb that promotes relaxation and calm, as well as increases energy. And it’s very easy to take — you just squeeze a drop into some water or juice.Herb Pharm
Turmeric is a superfood and Turmeric Alchemy Adaptogen Tonic by HealthForce SuperFoods is full of antioxidants that will help boost the body’s ability to cope with stress. As a result, it can help reduce anxiety and uplift your mood. Just add one to two teaspoons to some plant-based milk and drink up!HealthForce SuperFoods
Advanced Clear Focus by Plant People does just that — promotes focus and reduces anxiety through its adaptogen-based formula. In addition to mushrooms, like lion’s mane, and herbal nootropics, the capsules also contain gingko biloba extract and green tea.Plant People
Naturopathica’s Schisandra & Chamomile Adaptogenic Stress Tea aims to alleviate your stress. Lavender, oat straw, and holy basil also round out the flavor, and benefits, of the caffeine-free tea.Naturopathica

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