What are adaptogenic herbs / adaptogens?
Adaptogenic herbs or adaptogens are a select group of herbs that have powerful properties to help our bodies cope with the stressors of modern life. Clinical trials have demonstrated that adaptogens exert an anti-fatigue effect that increases our mental work capacity when faced with stress and fatigue. This means even when we are experiencing stressful situations we are able to feel better and perform better and go about daily life better than if we didn’t have the support of adaptogens. To really get into the science of how adaptogens work you can read more and see some graphs here - How Adaptogens Work and The Stress Response and Adaptogens.
What are functional beverages?
Functional beverages are non-alcoholic drinks containing ingredients like herbs, vitamins, minerals, amino acids or added raw fruit or vegetables, to provide health benefits beyond their base nutritional value. They are drinks that provide a function as well as being a beverage! Adapt Relax is a functional beverage. To read more about functional beverages head here - Functional Beverages.
You can drink Adapt Relax any time of the day, but it has been specifically designed to help you relax. The late afternoon or early evening is the sweet spot for Adapt Relax. The L-Theanine contained in the delicious drink is an amino acid which promotes relaxation without drowsiness, so will help you wind down at the end of your day while you are still able to do all the things you need to do at that time of the day.
While there is no limit on how much you can consume of Adapt Relax, adaptogens work most effectively when taking consistently over time. It is better to have 1 - 2 bottles a day, each day, rather than drinking all twelve in one go!
Is it safe to drink Adapt Relax while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Adapt Relax has been reviewed by an independent naturopath regulatory consultant and it is deemed safe for consumption by pregnant or breastfeeding women. If you have any concerns it is recommended you speak to your health professional first.
What does Adapt Relax taste like?
Adapt Drinks are lightly carbonated, lightly flavoured delicious tasting drinks. The signature native flavour is strawberry gum which has a unique berry flavour. There is a light sweetness coming from the Monk Fruit, a plant-based sweetener that does not contain fructose or glucose.
Where are Adapt Drinks made?
Adapt Drinks are bottled in Ballarat, a regional city in Victoria. I have partnered with two amazing businesses in Ballarat to help make Adapt Relax. You can read more about our partners here.
When will I start to feel the effects?
Everyone is different in terms of response time, some feel it straight away, while for others it is around 30 to 40 minutes after having the drink. The immediate effect is coming from L-theanine while the regular consumption of adaptogens via the drink will help build up stress responses over time.
How long will the effects last?
As above everyone can respond differently but after consuming one bottle the effect typically lasts for a few hours.