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Rhodiola Fort • Eleuthérocoque • Schisandra

Adaptogen is a complex specially developed by Unessence to combat stress and provide energy. It was designed for anyone whose physical, energetic and emotional resources are weakened and who wishes to regain balance and gain mental and physical energy.

Adaptogène brings together three plants that have been tried and tested over a long period of time, are effective and highly concentrated to restore balance to physical, energetic and emotional parameters disturbed by physical activity, work stress and a drop in natural defences:

  • Rhodiola Rosea: 6% salidroside
  • Eleutherococcus: 2% eleutherosides
  • Schisandra: 2% shisandrin

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Adaptogen: anti-stress and energy

Adaptogen was created according to the concept developed by scientist Lazarev. He conducted scientific studies in the 1950s and 1960s to describe the innate and non-specific response of the body to physical or emotional stress. Adaptation to stress expresses the body's response to an unusual demand (physical, emotional) and the use of the body's resources to meet that demand.

Hans Selye, renowned scientist and initiator of the concept of stress, has defined the general stress adaptation syndrome in 3 phases:

  •  Alarm phase: recognition and mobilisation of the resources of the body and mind in order to cope with a perceived unusual demand
  • Adaptation or resistance phase: attempt to resolve by repeatedly supplying more or less available physical and/or cerebral resources 
  • Exhaustion phase: failure to resolve the demand. The demand was greater than the adaptive capacities and physical resources.

Adaptogen avoids the exhaustion phase, prolongs the resistance phase by keeping physical and emotional capacities and resources intact. It allows resilience of body and mind.

Our complex is not a stimulant, it is a fortifier and upward regulator of the body's energy and emotional resources and capital. Unlike coffee and to a lesser extent ginseng, Adaptogen does not draw on the body's energy resources for immediate use.

Adaptogen regulates natural and internal markers of stress response:

  • the regulation of cortisol secretion by the adrenal glands
  •  thestimulation of Heat Shock Proteins (HSP 70 and 72): defence mechanism, real "stress sensors" reconstructing damaged proteins 
  • stimulation and preservation of the supply of fuel immediately available to the cells (ATP: the cell's energy cell)- the neuropeptide Y

Rhodiola Rosea

Rhodiola Rosea is an adaptogenic plant originating from Northern Europe (Norway, Russia, Scandinavia) and Asia. Rhodiola has established itself for several years as a real anti-stress and a major energizer. It is as much for the body as for the mind. It increases our energy reserves and enables us to cope with difficult physiological and emotional situations. It allows us to remain calm even in stressful situations while maintaining our lucidity.

Salidroside is the active ingredient essential for the stimulation of markers of adaptation to stress:

  • heat shock proteins (HSP 70 and 72): defence mechanisms in response to stress. It acts as an inner danger signal, a real "stress sensor"
  • neuropeptide Y: cerebral regulator of the burning and extinction of stress-related emotions.

Rhodiola increases the body's resistance capacity. It allows adaptation to emotional stress by the secretion of dopamine, serotonin and endorphins, molecules of cerebral well-being. It also allows the production of energy and fuel reserves available for our cells, unlike coffee which depletes our energy reserves and exhausts the adrenal glands.


Eleutherococcus is a root originating from northeast Asia (Himalayas and Vietnam) and Russia. It has been used in the Russian pharmacopoeia and by the traditional Chinese health care system for more than 2,000 years. Numerous scientific studies have shown the regulatory properties of Eleutherococcus. Studies carried out in Russia since the 1950s and then throughout the world have made it possible to evaluate its regulatory action on the energy saving achieved by the body in the face of external demand. Eleutherococcus has been used by factory workers, top sportsmen and women as well as by people lacking vitality.

In the United States, Eleutherococcus's popularity alone accounts for 3% of the global plant market. 
Eleutherococcus is an exceptional anti-stress and anti-fatigue agent indispensable for intellectual work as well as for physical activity.

The value of Eleutherococcus depends on its richness in active principles called "Eleutherosides". These represent the most important natural molecules capable of modulating a response of the organism.

Eleutherococcus Unessence contains 2% Eleutherosides. This represents a high concentration and is proof of its quality.

Eleutherosides regulate the key levers of domestic resource management and use:

  • Heat shock proteins (HSP 70 and 72)- Neuropeptide Y
  • Use of fats (beta-oxidation), rather than sugars, during activity or effort

Eleutherosides regulate parameters disturbed by stress. They modulate the activity of the mediators of the stress response and bring a feeling of well-being. Eleutherosides regulate the excessive recruitment of stress molecules and thus prevent the weakening of inner resources and energy reserves. They provide energy and regulate the energy reserves of body and mind. Eleutherosides act both for intellectual work as well as for physical activity. They prevent stress from compromising the body's energy reserves and break down stress molecules into inactive compounds.


Schisandra is a berry traditionally used in traditional Chinese medicine. The first scientific studies were carried out during the Second World War on pilots and submarine crews. Adaptogene included in its formula 2% schisandra with schisandrine, the active ingredient capable of triggering a reinforcement of the body's energy capital. Schisandrine reinforces the adaptation of the physical functions of the brain by its ability to continuously supply the cells with immediately available fuel (ATP: energy cell). It regulates upwards the mood-regulating neurotransmitters: serotonin, GABA, adrenaline, acetylcholine, glycine.

Schisandrine increases work capacity and resistance to physical and intellectual effort. It allows the viability of the cells even in the presence of a small amount of oxygen.

Supplements facts Serving Size : 3 capsules : Rhodiola roséa extract (6% Salidrosides) 600 mg, Eleuthérococcus Senticocus extract (2% Eleuthérosides) 600 mg, Shilajit extract (20% Fulvic acid) 450 mg, Schisandra Chinensis extract (2% Schisandrine) 450 mg, Végetal Magnesium stéarate 15 mg, Vegetal capsule (HPMC).
Suggested use Adults, as a dietary supplement take 2 capsules before breakfast and 1 capsule at mid-day
Quantity 60 capsules
Weight 50,10 g