Hi Cort and all I have tried couple of adaptogens. Personally i found siberian ginseng to be the most suitable for me.I also tried rhodiola,ashwaganda.If you are testing any adaptogen i would suggest you to check for symptoms of hyperactivity. If this occurs stay away from that adaptogen. I used rhodiola for a while, than i started developing some hypomania symptoms. Later i read somewhere that increasing dopamine if person is low in serotonine could trigger hypomania. And again sometime later i read somewhere that rhodiola was dopamine enhencer. And i am low in serotonin. So, rhodiola was not a right choice for me.Not all of you may be low in serotonin. I am thinking this occurs at late stages of the illness but i just wished to give caution. When taking adaptogens it is important to take them on empty stomach at least 20 minutes before meal. I suggest to start with morning dose and than if no problems are observed noon dose may be added. desired short term effect is to notice calming down and increased stress response regulation.In long term you will notice overall increased wellness. When using adaptogens it is advised to give some breaks. I was giving a week break after three weeks usage.best wishes.