Yerba maté is a popular beverage in South America, which has spread all over the world. The stimulating actions of the tea make it popular among students, entrepreneurs, and as a social or morning ritual.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of those conditions we still remain fairly uncertain of. It is more of a set of complex symptoms than it is a real diagnosis, yet it is incredibly common. What we do know about IBS is that it tends to have certain patterns in the lifestyles of those affected. Knowing these patterns, and understanding the mechanism of many of the symptoms, we can find ways to either stop them altogether or reduce the severity and and duration of outbreaks.
Adaptogens are substances that improve the bodies ability to resist and recover from stress. Stress can come in many forms, but is basically anything that pushes the body away from homeostasis. There has been a significant amount of research regarding adaptogens in the past few decades following the publicized use of these substances by successful olympic atheletes. Only recently are we beginning to really understand their mechanisms.