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Old 06-03-2009, 11:58 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Matthieu Hertilus View Post
Couldn't adaptogens help the body adapt to the stress put on by increased training? I know its always best not to resort to supplements and stick to sound training, nutrition, and rest, but I' just wanted to bring it up as a point of discussion. Technically, it could help reduce symptoms of overtraining right?
Adaptogens help the body to deal with stressors.

Adaptogens are not very effective in repairing/recovering from damage already incurred by stressors.

So, it will reduce the symptoms, yes. It will not fix the cause, however.
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