Discovered by Russian Scientists, Adaptogens are specific plant extracts that control excess Cortisol levels during times of stress. Cortisol in excess amounts is highly toxic, attacks muscle mass and organs, lengthens recovery time, and diminishes strength as well as the immune system.
During the mid 1950’s, the Soviet government chartered their Academy of Sciences with the task of developing a product that would enhance the performance of their elite (i.e. Olympic athletes, Bolshoi Ballet, World Class Chess Players and Cosmonauts). They put 1,200 scientists on the task and they conducted over 3,000 studies with 500,000 people. Their research went on for 45 years!
The scientists decoded thousands of plants and found 10 rare plants in a far eastern Russian area called the Primorye. These plants provided the basis for achieving the three objectives as well as control the production of Cortisol during times of stress. They coined the word ADAPTOGEN for the plants that demonstrated those properties.
Vaxa International is now producing a product with Eleutherococcus Senticosus, Schizandra Chinensis, Aralia Mandschurica, Crataegus Oxyacantha, Viburnum Sargenti, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis, Rhaponticum Carthamoides, Sorbus Aucuparia, Inonotus Obliquus, Rhodiola Rosea.