Adaptogens for Energy

Ep 27
In this episode, we discuss the Adaptogens for Energy, and the related factors which assist our energy levels. The idea of adaptogens is very popular in the current rage of healthcare today. A lot of people are adding mushrooms to their coffee and ashwagandha and other adaptogenic herbs to their foods and drinks. There are also some misconceptions about adaptogens, as there are different categories and not all are related to energy production. Tune in to learn why we need adaptogens and how they fit into the bigger picture of energy metabolism.


  • [02:00] Adaptogens and energy metabolism.

  • [10:00] An elixir of adaptogenic herbs and good fats including nuts and seeds will assist in managing stress throughout the day.

  • [15:00] The overuse of adaptogens could be problematic

  • [18:00 Licorice and the effect on blood pressure

  • [24:00] Ashwagandha and the thyroid function

  • [28:00] The benefits of Korean ginseng, including cognitive function and improved attention span.


  • Adaptogens affect our energy metabolism and their many factors assist our health and lower stress levels.

  • Overusing adaptogens could be problematic as not all adaptogens are related to energy levels.

  • It’s important to have an understanding of adaptogens before diagnosing someone by asking ‘What specific change do we wish to affect in this person?



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Ritamarie Loscalzo

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo is a best-selling author and speaker known for her extensive knowledge, infectious energy, and inspirational message that encourages individuals to become their own best health advocate. She is an internationally recognized nutrition and health authority who specializes in using the wisdom of nature to restore hormone balance with a special emphasis on thyroid, adrenal and insulin imbalances. She founded the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology to empower health and nutrition practitioners to get to the root cause of health concerns by using functional assessments and natural therapeutics to balance the endocrine system, the body's master controller.

Dr. Ritamarie is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with Certification in Acupuncture and is a Diplomat of the American Clinical Nutrition Board. She is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist with a Master’s in Human Nutrition, has completed a 2-year, 500-hour Herbal Medicine Program at David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies and has a master's degree in Computer Science, which contributes to her skills as an ace problem solver.