The adaptogenic benefits of jiaogulan (aka Gynostemma) include improved athletic performance and mental acuity. For this reason many people confuse adaptogens with stimulants like caffeine. But the stimulant effects of adaptogens and the mechanisms at work are very different. For example, we all know that drinking a cup of coffee before bed keeps many people awake at night. On the other hand, a cup of jiaogulan both improves alertness and helps you sleep, because the benefit results from improved blood flow instead of chemical responses. For...
- 21 Aug, 2014
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