What Are Adrenal Glands?
The adrenal glands, located directly above the kidneys, regulate many of your body’s basic functions, and are therefore vital to your overall health. Specifically, the adrenals help your body:
- produce energy
- maintain stamina
- regulate blood sugar
- balance emotional responses
- cope with stress
- maintain proper thyroid activity
- regulate inflammatory processes
Most importantly, the adrenal glands are related to stress. In fact, they produce three types of hormones, including the essential glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids, that help the body manage and mitigate the physical effects of stress.
What Is Adrenal Fatigue?
Adrenal fatigue occurs when the adrenal glands are weary from overproduction. In fact, a feeling of fatigue can be a major symptom of adrenal exhaustion, which often progresses gradually over the years in response to many different factors. One of the major contributors to adrenal fatigue is stress, which results from any number of factors—physical trauma, emotional turmoil, mental strain. Anything from a major exam to a violent shooting can bring on the body’s stress response and thereby tax the adrenal glands. Eventually, too much stress over too long a period can cause adrenal exhaustion, which typically occurs in a series of four stages.
Other Causes of Adrenal Fatigue
There are many potential causes of adrenal fatigue. Although they can range from chronic illness to excessive consumption of vitamin C, the most common reasons are:
Chronic unresolved stress wreaks havoc on the body. Unfortunately, we see the consequences every day in our clinic. Fortunately, there is a solution.
Improving Your Adrenal Health
The first step toward better adrenal health is assessment, or adrenal testing. In order to assess the current state of your health, the specialists at our clinic will ask a number of questions. To determine whether you currently suffer from the symptoms of adrenal fatigue, we provide a scale of 1-10, with 7 representing good overall health. Those who describe an energy level below 7, or even below 4, are most likely experiencing adrenal fatigue symptoms.
You also can test the functioning of your adrenal glands by taking the Adrenal Stress Index Test, or a combination of the Adrenal Test and a Neurotransmitter test. If your glands are not performing at their optimal level, it may be time to reset the endocrine system by undergoing adrenal support therapy, namely by taking adrenal fatigue supplements, which can dramatically improve your overall quality of life.
Adrenal Supplements Can Correct Adrenal Insufficiency
Adrenal supplements can help repair the adrenal glands and restore your body’s natural and healthy energy levels. In fact, adrenal support supplements are part of a comprehensive adrenal fatigue treatment. By addressing the underlying cause of fatigue—adrenal insufficiency—you can boost your energy levels, increase your feeling of vitality, and improve your overall well-being.
If you are uncertain as to which products or programs to use or which tests to take; or, if you would like additional help:
a-Drenal 120 caps | RLC Labs - a-Drenal is designed to combat the side effects of adrenal fatigue, while promoting the healthy function of the adrenal glands.*(hide)
Adaptra 60 vcaps | Euromedica - Adaptra is a potent adaptogen formula that improves the body’s physical and mental response to stress*
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ADR Formula | Pure Encapsulations - ADR Formula has broad spectrum nutritional support for the adrenal glands.*
AdreCor 90 vcaps | NeuroScience - Contains non-glandular ingredients important for adrenal health and reducing stress-induced fatigue*(hide)
AdreCor with Licorice Root 90 vcaps | NeuroScience - Increases cortisol levels and provides non-glandular ingredients important for adrenal health, energy, wakefulness, and stress management .*(hide)
AdrenaCort | Karuna. Glandular concentrate with factors for adrenal support*
Adrenal 100mg 150 caps | Allergy Research Group - Provides tissue from the entire adrenal gland, both medulla and cortex portions*(hide)
Adrenal 160 mg 60 caps | Priority One - Healthy adrenal glands benefit the body's normal immune response‚ encourage a healthy response to environmental stresses‚ support balanced mood‚ and promote normal energy production*(hide)
Adrenal 60 vcaps | Pure Encapsulations - Adrenal is a combination of whole adrenal and adrenal cortex nutritionally supports the proper functioning of the adrenal glands.*(hide)
Adrenal Assist 90 caps | Vitanica - Great adaptogenic formula, supports increased resistance to stress, utilizing botanicals and key nutrients promoting adrenal hormone regulation.*(hide)
Adrenal Balance 60 caps | TheramedixBioSet - Adrenal helps energize adrenal glands and promotes optimal immune system health.*
Adrenal Benefits caps | DaVinci Labs - Support Healthy Adrenal Function and Energy Levels*
Adrenal Complex 60/180 caps | Integrative Therapeutics - This is a combination of eleuthero, licorice and adrenal extracts, zinc, vitamins A and C.*(hide)
Adrenal Complex 120 vcaps | Designs for Health - glandular-based adrenal support, as it offers comprehensive support for overall adrenal and HPA function.*(hide)
Adrenal Cortex 60 caps | American Biologics. A raw concentrate (not an extract) of bovine adrenal.*
Adrenal Cortex 60 vegcaps | Thorne Research - pure bovine adrenal cortex tissue*
Adrenal Cortisol Support 90 vcaps | Protocol for Life Balance - Adrenal Cortisol Support is an herbal and nutritional formula designed to support healthy adrenal function and maintain healthy cortisol levels*(hide)
Adrenal Energy Formula 60 vcaps | Life Extension Foundation - state-of-the-art formulation of botanical adaptogens, shown to modulate a broad range of factors to help relieve the effects of stress*(hide)
Adrenal Forte 60 tabs | Vinco - Targeted support for adrenal function from New Zealand Freeze-Dried tissues*
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