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People today are more stressed than they used to be, and this stress increases physical and mental strain. The list of over-the-counter and prescription medications is long. Some studies show certain medications can increase the likelihood of addiction later in life, especially in teenagers. They appear to alter brain structure. Natural health practitioners say adaptogens such as ginseng naturally regulate stress-related hormone changes and immunity, promoting homeostasis and possibly reducing the need for conventional drugs.

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