Botanicals for Immunity: The Adaptogen Opportunity

Wednesday, May 19 | 11am CT


The third broadcast in our Americas series will begin with a presentation from David Winston, RH (AHG), Founder & President of Herbalist & Alchemist on Adaptogens, Herbs for Strength, Stamina and Stress Relief. In our modern world we live incredibly busy and stress filled lives. Chronic stress and the resultant elevation of stress hormones such as cortisol have been shown to be an initiator and cofactor for much of our chronic degenerative disease and immune dysfunction. In addition to stress reduction techniques, a good diet and adequate sleep, another important method for reducing stress and enhancing well-being is the use of adaptogenic herbs.

In this keynote presentation David will discuss the precise definition of adaptogens, what is and is not an adaptogen, how these herbs work, the unique qualities of each herb and how they can improve our mental and physical well-being.

Key take-away:

  • In traditional medicine many herbs are used as restorative tonics, but that does not mean they fit the definition of an adaptogen
  • Since the original definition of adaptogen was proposed in 1969, research has revealed the underlying mechanisms of how these herbs work and what is and is not an adaptogen
  • Adaptogens are not a one-size fits all category of herbs, they have different qualities that may make one more appropriate for a specific person than another
  • Adaptogen help to promote and re-regulate healthy endocrine, immune, nervous system, cardiac and reproductive function 

David's presentation will be followed by a presentation on Adaptogens and Ashwagandha for Immune Health by Chris Kilham, Author & Educator, Medicine Hunter. The adaptogens are a unique class of botanicals that help us to resist stress in body and mind. Today more than ever adaptogens are in great demand due to the great stress that people are experiencing in these challenging times. The adaptogens in general, and ashwagandha especially, help to mitigate stress and boost immune function, helping to protect the body against pathogens and various immune challenges.

Find out how the adaptogens and ashwagandha offer powerful immune defense.

  • Learn about a few of the top adaptogens popular today
  • Learn how botanicals can defend us and bolster the immune system
  • Learn how ashwagandha root activates numerous immune functions

We will continue the session with a panel discussion and audience Q&A chaired by Stephen Daniells, Editor-in-Chief of NutraIngredients-USA.


More information to be announced.

May 19 | 11am CT

Botanicals for Immunity: The Adaptogen Opportunity

Chris Kilham
Author & Educator

Medicine Hunter

Mark Miller, PhD, MBA, FACN, CNS

Kaiviti Consulting

David Winston, RH (AHG)
Founder & President

Herbalist & Alchemist

Dr. Guru Ramanathan
Managing Director & Board Member

Dutch Medical Food


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