Adapto Plus for Endurance, Cognition, Immunity & Stress

Our best seller adaptogen formula Adapto Plus has a long story of personal endurance research and achievements as well as evidence-based design thanks to the research on Adapt-232 combined with our expertise in traditional herbology. Adapto Plus can be used as a daily supplement to minimize stress, improve focus, just go through demanding workdays or recover from a cold or other illness. We invite you to learn more about Adapto Plus in the 4 sections below:

  • Endurance Experience
  • The Research
  • The Ingredients
  • Availability

With over 15 years of extreme endurance sports experience, I have been my own guinea pig experimenting with supplements to improve endurance performance and go the distance. With achievements such as finishing the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc in the top third (105 miles in high altitude, 33,000 feet of climbing, more than Everest from sea level, 42 hours of running, two nights in the Alps) or sub 24 hr 100 milers, the demands on the body and mind require proper supplementation to reduce oxidative stress and maximize energy use (other supplements and nutritional strategies and proper training are obviously important).

Adapto Plus is the culmination of this experience and I am always super excited when someone new starts using it! Adapto Plus provides great support in daily life. Today I use it daily during long clinic shifts. Even if you are not an endurance athlete Adapto Plus is designed to reduce stress, improve endurance, cognition, and well-being.


The formulation of Adapto Plus is well researched and documented. The findings of the literature review we completed for its formulation are summarized in the medical presentation The Role of Adaptogens in Endurance Sports on our web site. You will also find there a comprehensive explanation of what adaptogens are, as the term is often misunderstood and misused in commercial settings we think it is our responsibility to get the facts straight! (eg adaptogens are NOT stimulants!)

If you are interested please follow the links below to read some the existing body of medical research that inspired and led us to formulate Adapto Plus:


Following the research findings by the Swedish Institute in their formulation of Adapt 232 we combined Eleuthero, Rhodiola, and Schisandra in 343 proportions and added He Shou Wu (Fleece Flower Root) to ground the formula and give it a nourishing quality (He Shou Wu is a Blood Tonic in Traditional Chinese Medicine). The exact proportions are available to anyone who wishes to customize Adapto Plus as it is offered to the public as an open-source formula through our medical design firm If you are a medical professional and would like to evolve Adapto Plus we will work with you at no charge to modify and improve and adapt (!) the formula to different needs and etiologies.


Adapto Plus is available as a tincture (made from HerbPharm extracts, organic or wild-harvested) or a powder (KPC GMP certified extracts – sourced and processed in Taiwan). I personally prefer the tincture because it’s more portable but both versions are equally well dosed and effective! Both are best taken in a hot cup of tea. We can encapsulate the powder for a fee if that’s what you like best. Pick your own version! Adapto Plus is available for sale in our online store or at the clinic in Santa Monica. Shipping is always free. Do not hesitate to send a text to 323.459.6152 if you are a current patient to determine if Adapto Plus is right for you! 15 min free consultations are always offered and of course, we are the partner of choice for endurance and longevity patients! 

Sport Medicine & Oriental Medicine

Swimming great Michael Phelps, NFL Pro Bowler Tony Richards, Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali, and 18-time NBA All-star Kobe Bryant are just a few of the elite athletes who receive regular acupuncture, cupping and/or tuina treatments.

How can you benefit from the same level of support at your own level of fitness? Through acupuncture’s ability to:

  • Reduce inflammation, increase circulation and relax tense muscles.
  • Speed up healing of sprains, strains and soft tissue injuries such as bruises and tendonitis.
  • Naturally boost energy levels.

What about cupping & sports?

US Swimmer Michael Phelps made the headlines with cupping marks during the 2016 Olympics. Cupping involves placing a glass or plastic cup in problem areas and creating a vacuum inside the cup – suction is created on the skin surface. Stationary or massage cupping is a top modality to:

  • Remove toxins and alleviate inflammation.
  • Ease stiff muscles, particularly when using massage cupping.
  • Promote the healing of any injury or pain, from sports or other causes.
  • Alleviate respiratory congestion.

Ask us if cupping could benefit you!

Herbs & Sports

In 1993 when the Chinese women’s track and field team broke multiple world records, the world found out that all the members consumed a special drink made from Cordyceps Sinensis. The modern practice of herbal medicine, diet and supplementation can contribute to:

  • Enhanced performance in sports and daily life.
  • Faster healing and recovery for injuries such as broken bones, sprains, and strains.
  • Less fatigue from strenuous workouts or overtraining.

Ask during your consultation about how herbs and supplements can support your active lifestyle and contribute to a balanced training regimen in any sport or activity.

NFEC 50 + 2013 in Review

2013 ended pretty nicely with The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 mile run in Marin, north of San Francisco. With the UTMB in particular (and 100s of miles of mountain running) 2013 has been a great running year for me. The TNF50 was a good cherry on the cake since it was a beautiful cold day in the Marin Headlands and I also got a PR on that course (by 1 hour and 25 minutes no less!)

I first ran the course in 2011 and it was my first ultramarathon. It was fantastic and although I was a little slow (and I was hurting at the end quite a bit!) I pledged to come back. I went back in 2012 and the weather was so awful that they shortened the course to 46 miles (I did 9 hours and 58 minutes and I was very happy with that). I got so wet that sometimes by the ocean it seemed someone was throwing buckets of water at me! This year the weather was very cold but dry and sunny and, with the right equipment, it was a great pleasure!

current research

Hospital Emergency Room Using Acupuncture To Treat Pain, Nausea

Minnesota hospitals are blazing a trail when it comes to integrative medicine. Only two hospitals in the nation offer acupuncture in the emergency room. KARE 11's Ivory Hecker takes us inside one of them in Shakopee.


supplement focus

Huáng Qí / Astragali Radix

Qi Tonic - Tonifies Qi and Blood, raises Yang Qi, boost immune system, reduces edema, generates flesh and promotes discharge of pus.


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