The general name of herbal supplements used to help balance the biologically, physically and/or chemically-induced stress in one’s body. There are various types of adaptogens commonly found in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. Some adaptogens can be consumed in food form, some can be ingested as supplements (usually in powder form) or applied topically. Some popular ones are ashwaganda, reishi, moringa, chaga, gotu kola, ginseng, mucuna and schisandra.