Last Updated: November 17 2022

Adaptogens are compounds that are able to prevent the physical and chemical effects of stress. Further research is needed to determine the main mechanism for many adaptogens.


Adaptogens are a group of herbal supplements popular in Ayurveda medicine. When supplemented in advance of a stressful event, adaptogens are able to reduce the effects of stress on the body.

Adaptogens do not necessarily share a common mechanism. They may also be classified as a nootropic.

Adaptogens are also supplemented to boost the effects of stimulants. More research is needed to determine the mechanism behind this effect.

What else is Adaptogen known as?
Note that Adaptogen is also known as:
  • Adaptogens

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