The rapid rhythm of modern life makesman to adapt to increasing loads. Often, unfavorable conditions, having a physical, chemical or biological nature, seem to test our body for strength.
General-tonic (adaptogenic) agentsdiffer insignificant specific effect on the work of the central nervous system, normalize endocrine processes, accelerate metabolic reactions, cause the body to adapt to unfavorable factors. Almost without changing the normal functioning of all human systems and organs, general toning agents and adaptogens significantly increase mental and physical performance, promote better tolerance of loads, support the stability of our immunity in conditions of heat, cold, thirst, hunger, oxygen deficiency, the threat of infections, psychoemotional stresses and other unfavorable factors.
First of all, adaptogenic preparations and treatmentthey are assigned to those patients who experience great physical exertion (to workers and athletes), as well as to people working in hazardous industries under severe climatic conditions. To keep cheerfulness of the spirit for any person, tonic agents also help with emotional stress, increased fatigue (chronic fatigue syndrome, apathy, seasonal mood swings) and acclimatization, with hypotension or anorexia. During mental or physical overloads, adaptogens improve adaptability to them without loss of muscle or brain activity.
The classification of adaptogens depends on the categorythe main active substance obtained from different sources: the plant or animal world, the mineral environment or created in chemical laboratories. Features of these components cause a variety of the effect of the drug on the human body. Adaptogens of plant origin, the most popular of which are the ginseng root and lemongrass, aralia and radiola rosea, ginger and eleutherococcus, sea buckthorn and echinacea, sterculia and levzeya, are presented to the person by mother nature.
In the world of fauna, you can also find sourcesadaptogens. They serve to effectively influence the biochemical processes in the human body, the synthesis of proteins, the strengthening of intercellular connections, which help to increase the resistance and endurance of the immune system, improve the response to infectious attacks, and also prevent the onset of cancer. Their list includes: pantocrine (extract from young maral horns), rantocrin, pantogematogen, rhinoceros horn and musk (secret of glands of musk deer), lipocerebrine derived from brain tissue of cattle, powder from bone tissue of bears and tigers, muscles of snakes, hedgehogs, and also extracts and powders from snails, crickets, other insects and reptiles. Widely known are tonic products from bee products (pergus and flower pollen, royal jelly (with ginseng), honeycomb with adaptogenic preparations (rhodiola rosea, ginseng or leuzea) .Today, also fortifying means of energy from marine and oceanic mammals-the cucumber , sea lions and other animals: sea scallop, mussels, sea turtles .Mumie is in demand from mineral adaptogen-preparations, from the synthetic - tablets "Trekresan".
Even absolutely natural remedies, such asbiologically active adaptogen (drugs) list of contraindications are quite impressive. They can not be taken to people with increased nervous excitability and insomnia, in the acute phase of myocardial infarction and in hypertension, with acute infectious diseases and high fever. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, as well as the child's age of the patient (under 16 years) are also the reasons for rejecting adaptogens.
Drugs, the list of which most often includesyourself tonic and fortifying tinctures, without a prescription today are available in any pharmacy. However, the dosage and appropriateness of their use must be agreed with the doctor. Necessity of constant use of tonic agents does not exist, usually people to strengthen their immunity drink courses in the off-season (fall and spring). Take adaptogens better in the morning or in the morning to avoid sleep disorders.
Optimum amount of tonicpreparations is calculated experimentally. If the minimum dose, for example, of tincture of aralia (6 drops) helps the patient to increase efficiency during the day, feel a surge of strength and energy, then it is sufficient. If after its reception no effect is followed, then increase 1 drop until the effect is achieved. The maximum possible amount is 15 drops, then it is necessary to lower the aralia gradually, decreasing by 1 a day a day.
Adaptogens are widely used in sports, especiallythey are popular in the field of bodybuilding. Generic drugs are prescribed for athletes (both during the competition and for recovery after serious power and stressful loads). They provide an opportunity to increase the energy reserves necessary for intensive training and better digestibility of the protein.
Adaptogens for power sports arereal "multiplayer": help make the training process more effective, increase the production of testosterone, which stimulates the activation of anabolic processes in the body, accelerate the metabolism and improve concentration, and build muscle and feel comfortable with high physical exertion. The influx of energy and the desire to work arising after the adoption of adaptogens allow successfully to solve competitive problems and show the best results. In this case, tonic agents are not doping. Adaptogen preparations are taken to increase testosterone only in the form of tablets, capsules or powder, alcohol tinctures, extracts or balsams are excluded.</ p>