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Introduction to Adaptogens

An adaptogen is a naturally occurring substance that helps your body adapt to stressors by increasing your ability to regulate all sorts of bodily processes. The particular mechanism by which this is achieved may vary from adaptogen to adaptogen, but it typically involves stimulating the immune system in some way. 

An adaptogen is a naturally occurring substance that helps your body adapt to stressors by increasing your ability to regulate all sorts of bodily processes. The particular mechanism by which this is achieved may vary from adaptogen to adaptogen, but it typically involves stimulating the immune system in some way. 

This can have a range of results depending on the mechanism of stimulation, including enhanced disease resistance, increased energy levels, and improved memory. What’s more, different adaptogens can help your body in different ways. For many people, adding an adaptogen supplement can positively impact physical, mental, and emotional health outcomes by improving your natural response to stress.

Adaptogens Chart

While the term “adaptogen” may be new to many people, adaptogens themselves have been present in traditional medicine practices for centuries. The term “adaptogen” is used much like the term “superfood.” That is, neither term is a scientific classification, but both are a categorization for a group of natural ingredients that may share a particular therapeutic use.

In this case, that use is helping your body adapt to its environment and the demands you place on it. Even if you’ve never heard the word “adaptogen” before, you may well be acquainted with popular adaptogens like ginseng or reishi mushroom.

Innovators in the health and wellness spaces have recently begun to recognize the potential of pairing cannabinoids with adaptogens. Some even argue that certain cannabis compounds like CBD could themselves be considered a type of adaptogen. 

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Just as the various compounds in cannabis (cannabinoids like THC and CBD, terpenes, and flavonoids, to name a few) work together to form the ultimate therapeutic “entourage effect,” adding adaptogens to cannabis may have the potential to further that supplement-stacking power.

In this way, cannabis and adaptogens together can be an effective and consistent way to maximize your outcomes when used to enhance your treatment regimen for everyday issues like anxiety, inflammation, and focus.

Zen Leaf dispensaries in Arizona, Nevada, Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Maryland carry the full line of Bits adaptogen gummies. These innovative edible products combine low doses of THC and other cannabinoids with various adaptogens for entourage effects designed to improve focus, stress, sleep, and more. The splash of adaptogens help bring out the therapeutic effects of the small amount of THC without exposing the user to a foggy, psychoactive “high.”

Take Our Adaptogens 101 Quiz

Are you ready to test your knowledge and find out which of Zen Leaf's top-quality adaptogen products may be right for you? We've set up this fun, low-stress quiz to help guide you into the world of adaptogens and adaptogen products in a cannabis-specific context. Dive right into our multiple-choice 10-question quiz below. When you're done, take our bonus pop quiz to discover what Bits Cannabis Gummies are right for you!

POP QUIZ! What Bits Adaptogen Enhanced Edibles Are Right For Me?

Which best describes the effects you are looking to enhance with your cannabis/adaptogens journey? 

Guava Go BITS

I’m looking to boost my energy without feeling jittery.

We recommend: Guava Go

Guava Go contains both coffee fruit and guarana as well as a sativa strain of cannabis, ideal for injecting a bit of energy into any activity.

Acai Affection BITS

I want to reduce my inhibitions and get closer to the one I love.

We recommend: Acai Affection

Acai Affection blends a hybrid cannabis strain with rose hip and is crafted specifically for your next intimate evening.

I need to relax and address health issues like anxiety, insomnia, pain, and epilepsy.

We recommend: Elderberry Wellness

Elderberry Wellness includes elderberry as well as acerola, THC, and CBD, perfect for relaxation and therapy.

I want to improve my sleep and maybe even address pain.

We recommend: Pomegranate R&R

Pomegranate R&R incorporates CBN, THC, lemon balm, and ashwagandha to promote restful sleep, reduce muscle pain, and more.

Yuzu Zone BITS

I’m looking to improve focus and feel uplifted.

We recommend: Yuzu Zone

Yuzu Zone features an uplifting blend of sativa-focused THC and CBG, as well as both reishi and ginseng, to help you focus and address any ailments on the go.)

Adaptogen Frequently Asked Questions

How did you do on our quiz? If you’re just jumping into your adaptogens journey, no doubt you still have plenty of questions. Before you move on to the other sections of our informative blog, let’s go over some frequently asked questions about adaptogens.

Zen Leaf Dispensaries: Your Trusted Source for Adaptogen-Enhanced Cannabis Products

When you’re ready to make the leap from reading to trying these powerful, cutting-edge products for yourself, visit a Zen Leaf dispensary near you

Our knowledgeable and personable staff will be happy to take you through our full line of Bits chewables to explain the unique combination of cannabinoids and adaptogens in each. Flavors include yuzu, guava, elderberry, acai, and pomegranate, each with its own unique formulation for different therapeutic effects—why not try them all?

Bits Adaptogen-Enhanced Cannabis Products