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:
Adrenal Resilience 60 vegcaps | Progressive Labs - is an innovative formulation that skillfully blends ancient tradition with modern science to bring relief from the stresses of everyday life*(hide)
Adrenal Response tabs | Innate Response Formulas - 100% Whole food vitamins and minerals delivered in our proprietary FoodState® food concentrates.*(hide)
Adrenal Response Complete Care 90 tabs | Innate Response Formulas - 100% Whole food vitamins and minerals delivered in our proprietary FoodState food concentrates for Adrenal Support.*(hide)
Adrenal Stress Index Saliva Test | Diagnos-Techs - The Adrenal Stress Index™ (ASI™) panel is a simple non-invasive test utilizing four saliva samples collected at specified time periods during the day.*(hide)
Adrenal Support | Gaia Herbs - Now Called HPA Axis: Daytime Maintenance (formerly Adrenal Support) combines Rhodiola root with other herbal extracts to support a healthy adrenal function.*(hide)
Adrenal Support | Vital Nutrients - ADRENAL SUPPORT is a combination of whole adrenal, adrenal cortex and herbs that nutritionally support the adrenal glands*(hide)
Support Adrenals - BioMatrix Bundle - Based on the professional grade BioMatrix products to enhance energy and vitality.*
Adrenal Support 90 vegcaps | Priority One - Adrenal Support is a vegetarian supplement supplying an herbal combination highlighting the adaptogenic strengths of rhodioia, holy basil, eleuthero and oatstraw to support healthy adrenal function*(hide)
Adrenal Support Plus | BioGenesis is a general multipurpose adrenal support formula. Supports healthy adrenal function. Delayed recovery from stress. Supports good cardiovascular health.*(hide)
Adrenalplex 60 caps | Euromedica - contains key nutrients essential for healthy adrenal gland function, including highly absorbable freeze-dried adrenal extract, L-Tyrosine, Licorice Extract, Vitamin C, and many other important nutrients*(hide)
Adrenatran 180 caps | Energetix - Adrenatran formula is designed as a neurotransmitter precursor and for adrenal support*
Adreno Calm 120 vegcaps | Genestra - Calming combination of herbal extracts of L-theanine and phosphatidylserine*
Adreno Distress Guard 60/180 gels - Enables stress hormone balance*
Adreno Restore 90 caps | Genestra - standardized extracts from ashwagandha, rhodiola, and eleuthero root*
Adreno Trophic 100 caps | Progressive Labs - Adreno Trophic contains contains raw adrenal concentrate along with pantothenic acid to support, nourish and balance the adrenal glands, which may become exhausted by chronic stress*(hide)
AdrenoActive 60 vegcaps | BioGenesis - AdrenoActive is intended to provide nutritional support for healthy adrenal function and superoxide dismutrase (SOD) activity*(hide)
AdrenoBoost 2 oz | Native Remedies - Maintains balance in the endocrine system and provides adrenal support*
AdrenoActive 60 caps | BioGenesis - provides herbal and nutritional support for adrenal function including hormonal production and regulation*(hide)
AdrenoMend 120 caps | Douglas Laboratories 10 highly valued herbal extracts with adaptogenic properties designed to support healthy, balanced adrenal gland function*(hide)
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