The discovery of the first adaptogen occurred in 1947. It came out of the work of Dr. Nicolai Lazerev, who in 1962 coined the term “adaptogen”. Continuing the research initiated by Dr. Lazerev, Dr. Israel Brekhman conducted extensive studies on Ginseng and other adapatogens. He and his team studied over 189 plants during a period of time spanning more 45 years. Their research found only a few herbs that could be classified as adapatogenic. Brekhman demonstrated many of the special benefits of his discoveries in one of the most massive sustained and successful programs of human testing in recorded scientific history. Their efforts generated more than 3,000 clinical trials. He worked with 60,000 truck drivers, 655 flight crews, athletes and cosmonauts, just to name a few. The combination of research, clinical trials and published studies and reports represent an estimated 2 billion dollar investment by the Soviet Union.