(And, fun fact, it's also been shown to boost libido. How's that for a win, win, win?) Ever feel foggy in the Strength Training For Triathletes head (even after you've had your morning coffee)? Holy basil is known as the wellness-routine superstar by those who struggle with brain fog. One review published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine found that holy basil has a calming effect that leads to clarity of thought, along with a more relaxed and calm disposition. Plus, "holy basil can be great for those who train regularly as it increases physical endurance," says Kalanick. In fact, research published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine found that holy basil improved the swimming times of animals in a lab setting. Serious about your fitness? This might be the one adaptogen that piques your interest the most. Rhodiola has been used for decades by professional athletes, including Olympic champions, because of its potential to enhance cognitive function, help physical performance, and prevent mental fatigue.
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