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May 26, 2021 3 min read

Everyone faces stressful situations and moments throughout their lives. Whether coping with raising a family, dealing with toxic relationships, or managing your mental health while juggling the new ‘normal’ work from home situation. Stress is bound to affect people for any number of reasons. Which helps explain the  demand for adaptogens and products that contain adaptogens. We are all looking for products that can potentially help manage and support positive stress responses.

Adaptogenic compounds have the potential to ground the body in the present moment and relax the mind during difficult periods of stress. Products like plant-based mushroom powders are gaining mainstream popularity because they can contain trace elements of adaptogenic herbs and properties. Together, these organic compounds are believed to help people cope with stress and maintain a higher quality of life.

What types of adaptogens are best to manage stress, and how can you consume those adaptogens in a safe and healthy manner? Let’s look into some of those options.

Adaptogens and stress

Adaptogens can help your body and your mind cope with life’s unexpected stressful moments. Unexpected stress can put a significant strain on your mind, making it difficult for you to relax and maintain healthy amounts of sleep. Also, the physical toll of stress can cause aches and pains within your body that make it harder to function from day to day.

Adaptogenic herbs help manage both the physical and mental effects of stress so that you can maintain a healthy lifestyle. In some instances, adaptogens can even help reduce the effects of fatigue and maintain healthy cognitive performance. These methods help you remain sharp, focused, rested, and in a positive frame of mind so that you can make it through your days.

Taking adaptogens for stress

You might ask yourself: how will adaptogens help you relax during very stressful periods of time? While there’s no guarantee that adaptogens will help your immune system maintain healthy responses to stress, an article in Time Magazine suggests that adaptogenic herbalism is as beneficial for the body and the mind as maintaining healthy workout regimes.

When people first start working out on a regular basis, the body feels stressed and pushed to new limits by the intense physical activity of the workout. However, as you settle into a routine, the body trains itself and learns to adapt to a more active lifestyle without succumbing to the physical toll that activity was creating. When we increase our intensity and workouts for extended periods of time, we can train our body and its responses.

It’s a similar situation when you take adaptogens. At first, you may not notice much of a difference in how your body responds to the effects of the herbs. But when you maintain a routine and take adaptogens on a regular basis, you’ll start to notice the effects of your regimen. Your body and your mind train themselves for how to cope with stressful moments so that your energy levels are not depleted by stress, and you can maintain a higher quality of health.

Best adaptogens for stress

So what are the best adaptogens for stress management? In some cases, the adaptogens themselves can be added to synergy mixes and ingredients, making the process for consumption healthier, more convenient and simpler. Which works for us, especially when we’re stressed. 

Chaga mushroom powder

Chaga mushroom powder primarily supports a healthy immune system and an overall positive well-being that can be maintained year-round. However, plant-based chaga powders provided by Rritual contain traces of adaptogens like astragalus root, which can contain additional ingredients and health benefits. Our chaga powders also contain schisandra berry and eleuthero root, the latter of which is used to manage stress so that you can feel vibrant and healthy.

Reishi mushroom powder

Reishi mushroom powder contains some of the best adaptogens for stress as it’s one of the most traditionally revered mushroom-based compounds to help cope with stressful situations. At Rritual, reishi powders contain traces of ashwagandha, an adaptogen that helps the body cope with stress and also provides underlying benefits for the health and well-being of your skin.

Lion’s mane mushroom powder

Lion’s mane mushroom powder is particularly renowned for supporting the health and well-being of the brain. It’s also been recognized as a nootropic, which means it can activate and clear the mind to support ideal cognitive performance. At Rritual, our lion’s mane powders also contain traces of rhodiola, which are often used by athletes to train for professional events and ward off both physical and mental fatigue.


Stress can impact your life at any time, and manifest itself in the form of physical and mental strain that significantly diminishes your quality of life. By taking care of yourself and health, you can maintain healthy stress responses and manage the harmful effects of those moments on your body and mind while maintaining a high quality of health.

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