Adaptogenic extracts have a favourable influence on the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, providing important support for people carrying out physical workloads. For example, athletes receiving Aralia mandshurica and working out heavily experienced a lower demand on the cardiovascular system. In another observation of shift workers in the Siberian gas industry, the favourable influence of Eleutherococcus on the dynamics of the cardiovascular system and its protective effects during severe climatic and working conditions were also registered. Adaptogens render a marked cardio-protective effect during painful emotional stress, contributing to a reduction in the adrenore-activity of the heart and the degree of stress damage to the myocardium.

Researchers                         Institutes
M.L. Kolomievsky                    Second Medical Institute
N.I. Pirogov                               Moscow, Russia

L.G. Khetagorova                      Department of Pathology and Physiology
Yu. A. Romanov                         N.I. Pirogov Medical Institute
Moscow, Russia

Z. Yongxin                                  National Institute for Pharmaceutical Control of Biological Products
Y. Kedong                                   Beijing, China

Yu. B. Lishmanov                      Lab. Radionucl. Method
L.V. Maslova                              Res. All‑Union Cardiol Sci. Centre
Tomsk, Russia

T.N. Afanas’eva                         Minsk Medical Institute
A.A. Krivchik                             Minsk, Byelorussia

D.I. Dyakov                                Khabarovsk Medical Institute
Khabarovsk, Russia

A.P. Shornikov                          Laboratory of Medical‑Biological Problems of the Far North
S.V. Sokolov                              Surgut, Russia