What is an Adaptogen?

Adaptogens have been described as a gift from nature! They are an identified group of herbs that help reduce fatigue and the toxic effects of stress. They’re called adaptogens because they adapt to what the body needs, helping to regulate the body’s response to stress. Further, these plants have been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine, helping the body deal with life’s stressors more calmly.

URJA was created by strong, “type A” females who want to take over the world! So, we are happy to discuss the topic of STRESS (just don’t tell us to calm down!).

Everyone reacts differently to stress. Some of us gain weight, while others may lose their appetite. Some people find it difficult to maintain normal sleeping patterns, while others may feel exhausted, needing extra Zzz’s. Regardless of how we individually process stress, being stressed-out is typically a negative feeling - most of us can agree on that.

Mild seasons of stress are bound to come-and-go throughout life.  However, prolonged stress can disrupt the body, mind, and spirit, which is why it is so important to incorporate moments of Zen into daily life. 

Without going into too much detail, (we are not doctors, but we have learned a lot on our own wellness journey’s) the Mayo Clinic shares that prolonged chronic stress can lead to anxiety, depression, digestive problems, heart disease, etc. The Mayo Clinic staff reminds us that “the reward for learning to manage stress is peace of mind and perhaps a longer, healthier life.”

We understand that managing stress is easier said than done. However, if you are like us, any holistic habit (big or small), is a step in the right direction. 

We invite you to discover URJA. Every ingredient in each of our formulas has a distinct purpose… including our adaptogens! In URJA you will find adaptogenic ingredients including licorice root, schizandra berry, aloe vera, holy basil, geranium, and turmeric. 

Our goal is to elevate your few daily moments of skincare to your few moments of self-care!

We believe skin-wellness is emotional, mental, physical and spiritual because true wellness is more than skin deep. Everything is connected. Balance is key. Let URJA help nurture your skin... and your soul.

If you feel as though your body is working overtime, talk with your doctor about testing your adrenal and cortisol levels. If you feel as though your mind needs some TLC, ask for help and speak with a mental health professional. 


Liz + Molly





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