Your body can only do so much at one time. Your body acts as a spectrum; it's either protecting itself or it's healing itself. Protection or regeneration. Most of us live in this protected state where our blood is in our brain and our extremities, so our internal systems and organs aren't functioning properly. They're weakened, they're not digesting nutrients... What adaptogens do is say, 'Whoa, whoa, whoa. Let's balance things back out. Let's lower this stress that's in the brain, and get more of the blood and nutrients to specific organs.