Adaptogenic herbs have been used for thousands of years to help the body cope with stress. Many have wondered about the exact mechanism by which these plants discern what we need to be more in balance. Research is now identifying a mechanism of how herbs may mitigate stress through quantum particles of light.
Two of the world’s most well-studied adaptogens, rhodiola and ashwangandha, have been shown to lower the body’s emissions of ultra-weak biophotons (UPE).2,3 UPEs are quantum particles of light constantly released from all living things.
Excess and incoherent biophoton emissions have been linked to higher levels of cellular oxidation damage and excess production of reactive oxygen species (ROS).
Yoga and meditation, for example, have been found lower and organize the release of biophotons, while reducing oxidation and ROS.1 Meditation is thought to de-stress the body and decrease biophoton emissions, while making them less scattered and more coherent, resulting in less cellular oxidation. Ashwagandha and rhodiola, as we will see, have been found to function in the same way as meditation and yoga.2,3
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), the premier adaptogen in Ayurveda, and rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea), the premier adaptogen in Traditional Chinese Medicine, team up in our new adaptogen formula: 5-Herbal Energy.
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In one study, 10 subjects were given rhodiola and 10 a placebo. The rhodiola group (and not the placebo group) saw a significant decrease in UPE or biophoton emissions, along with significantly less fatigue.2
Rhodiola has been used to boost mental clarity and physical energy for thousands of years throughout Europe and Asia. It is the herb said to be responsible for Viking strength and stamina.4
Much like ashwagandha, rhodiola has been found in numerous studies to support energy and endurance after hours of endurance exercise and stress.4
Much like ashwagandha, rhodiola is one of the very few herbs that can boost physical energy and mood during the day, but also support deep sleep at night.5
In one study, ashwagandha was shown to decrease biophoton emissions in mice who were deprived of the protective antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase. The group that took ashwagandha saw both a reduction of biophoton emissions and cellular oxidation. The ashwagandha group also experienced support for healthy nerve cell function.3
Ashwagandha is labeled as a rasayana, or longevity tonic, in Ayurveda.6 The Latin word somnifera translates to sleep-inducing, and numerous studies have shown it also helps boost energy without depletion. It is one of the few herbs that support deep sleep in the evenings, and better endurance and stamina in the mornings.7
For the adrenals, ashwagandha supports healthy cortisol production during stress and endurance exercise. Ashwagandha is a well-known tonic for mental clarity, cognitive function, mood, and energy support.6
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Quantum Healing with Biophotons
Research on biophoton emissions is very complex, as some level of emissions seems to be healthy and, in fact, necessary for healing, while too many seem to be linked to unhealthy oxidative stress.
With techniques like yoga, meditation, and adaptogenic herbs (like ashwagandha and rhodiola), biophoton emissions seem to be less in number and more coherent in structure. These more coherent biophoton emissions may be part of the body’s mechanism to heal itself, as well as loved ones.8-13
In some studies, biophotons have been shown to be bioparticles of light that carry information from one part of the body to another instantaneously. In other studies, biophotons are used to carry information from one animal to another, suggesting that we may be constantly communicating with each other via these light particles.8-13
Biophotons have been shown to be altered by intention, and such intention has been shown to alter the physical body. Many researchers now believe that biophotons may be responsible for healing with prayer, laying on of hands, and a plethora of yet unexplained psychic phenomenon.8-13
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