Stress and Your Heart Health
The best place to start improving your cardiovascular health is with the daily use of adaptogens.
Adaptogens can moderate and enhance recovery from the stress response and even help to prevent cardiovascular stress damage, due to their anti-catabolic abilities.
This means that adaptogenic herbs can help to protect muscle mass in the body from being broken down, while maintaining a strong and healthy heart.
When your body is constantly producing stress hormones, this can lead to diminished anabolic activity (the building up of aspects of your metabolism) and an increase in inflammation and oxidative stress.
Adaptogenic herbs can help with anabolic restoration, improved energy, as well as increased utilization of fats, proteins, and nutrients.
There are a few herbs that can specifically benefit cardiovascular health, and they’re all found in our very own TianChi:
Eleuthero - An adaptogen known to reduce the stress response. It has also been found to help reduce blood thickening, which is a big risk factor in heart disease.
Rhodiola - This herb can prevent stress-induced activity in cardiac tissue.
Schizandra - Enhances mitochondrial health and can help protect the cardiovascular system from oxidative damage.
It’s never too early to take care of your heart, and adaptogens are a great way to start!