Russian Adaptogens - Harvested By Hand In The Wild, Not Cultivated From Tunguska, Siberia Russian adaptogens (Tunguska Mist) have been in usage for thousands of years by the Siberian and inhabitants of the Asian continent. They were utilized as native tonics by fishermen, hunters and warriors to stave off fatigue after long intervals of physical activity. They were also used by the women to support the body during childbirth and for the entire population during long journeys of migration. During the 1940's, a pharmacognosist that studied the medicinal effects of plants, Nikolai Lezarev, established the term "adaptogen" to illustrate a specific group of herbs with immune, endocrine and metabolic support properties. In the 1960's, his student, Israel Brekham established a definition for the classification of Russian adaptogens including: 1) Non-toxic activity, 2) Non-specific response to protect against and reduce effects of stress, and 3) Normalization of body systems including the endocrine, immune, and metabolic organs of the body. Sports Nutrition The use of adaptogens is especially interesting, not just because of the aboriginal origin of the substances to support native populations but because of the use in contemporary times. The Russians and Chinese have been known to make use of phytonutrient formulas including Russian adaptogens to decrease fatigue and improve athletic performance in many record setting Olympic athletes and Olympic teams. During the 1990's, athletes on both the Russian and Chinese Olympic teams that demonstrated spectacular performance and were under suspicion for use of banned performance enhancing drugs, were found to be negative when stringently tested for drug use.
It subsequently became known that they were using formulas of natural substances containing Russian adaptogens like Eleutherococcus, Rhodiola and Leuzia proving the ability of Russian adaptogens to decrease fatigue and provide body system support against physical and mental exertion all resulting in improved athletic performance. Russian adaptogens have also been used to support the health of the cosmonauts when undergoing the extremely difficult and stressful training and when going into space. Matter of fact, in the former Soviet Union, party leaders were often supported with herbal supplements including Russian adaptogens. Luckily, products containing high levels of the similar agents found to be helpful in Russian adaptogens are no longer restricted to the Russians. Quality blends of adaptogenic agents may be easily found containing not just the famous Russian adaptogens but a mix of 22 of the identified adaptogens available in the form of Tunguska Mist and Tunguska Blast. These goods could give not only the super athlete or amazing astronaut support against fatigue, they could give the standard individual - athlete or not - protection against stress. Tunguska supplements containing Russian adaptogens are able to provide support of the immune system, endocrine system, cardiovascular system and metabolic organs such as the kidney and liver. You will make sure that you will continue to reap the benefits of body system normalization and protection and stress reduction by using Tunguska adaptogen products on a daily basis. Anyone could benefit by protecting the body against stress, whether environmental, physical or mental that is so prevalent in our lives with the use of Russian adaptogens.