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:
Adreset | Metagenics - Adreset features standardized extracts of the adaptogenic herbs ginseng, rhodiola, and cordyceps targeting individuals who are "stressed and tired.*(hide)
Ashwagandha | Ayush Herbs - is also known as the Indian ginseng is indicated in Ayurveda as a daily rasayana, or anti-aging therapy. It acts as an adaptogen and immune modulator; nourishing and strengthening the inner reserve of the human body*(hide)
BioAdreno-90-caps | BioGenesis - supplies dietary support for adrenal function by combining high-quality adrenal gland with pantothenic acid and vitamin C to support healthy adrenal hormone production and regulation*(hide)
Bone 90 caps | TheramedixBioSet - provides calcium and magnesium, both of which are important for bone development. Bone also supports calcium absorption.*(hide)
Consultation with Dr. Forrest - Dr. Forrest, MA, MH, DC, is a licensed chiropractor in California. His is available for in-office visits and informational/educational phone/Skype consultations including Zyto Biometric Body Scans. You are welcome to draw on his over 33 years of clinical experience in functional medicine.*(hide)
CoQ10 100 mg 30 gels | Karuna. occurs in cellular mitochondria throughout the body and is essential to their function and for ATP production*(hide)
CoQ10 100 mg 60 gels | Karuna. occurs in cellular mitochondria throughout the body and is essential to their function and for ATP production*(hide)
Cortico-B5B6 - Nutritional Support for Adrenal Hormone Production*
Cortisol Benefits 60 caps | DaVinci Labs - Supports Healthy Cortisol Levels and Adrenal Function*
Cortisol Manager | Integrative Therapeutics - Reduces cortisol levels for all-day stress reduction and restful sleep*
CortiVive 120 vcaps | Integrative Therapeutics - vegetarian adrenal support supplement formulated to promote healthy cortisol production*(hide)
Elo-Plex 60 caps | Progressive Labs - important for the normal body protection of adrenal cortex hormones (corticosteroids), adrenal medulla hormones (adrenalin and noradrenalin) and brain synthesis of catecholamine*(hide)
Energy Multi-Plex | Researched Nutritionals - may have special dietary usefulness for individuals suffering from adrenal or general fatigue.*(hide)
Energy Plus 60 caps | Vital Nutrients - herbal combination that is used to reduce daily stress by supporting energy production, stamina, mental and physical performance*(hide)
Energy Xtra 60 vcaps | Pure Encapsulations - Energy-promoting and adaptogen formula that helps promotes physical and mental stamina and endurance*(hide)
Herbal Adrenal Support Formula | Dr. Wilsons Formulations - herbal adrenal support formula to provide high quality herbs formulated to support the body's ability to respond to stress during adrenal fatigue and menopause.*(hide)
Horsechestnut Extract 90 caps | Vital Nutrients - HORSECHESTNUT EXTRACT can be used to maintain the strength and tone of veins in the body*(hide)
HPA Adapt 120 vcaps | Integrative Therapeutics - HPA Adapt combines five powerful adaptogenic herbs to help the body respond to both mental and physical stressors*(hide)
HRF-Thalamic | Ecological Formulas - Contains a complete range of neuropeptide glandular concentrates*
Licorice Plus 60 tabs | Metagenics - Are yoiu "Burned Out and Exhausted" This is an Herbal Adaptogen Complex*
Consultation With Dr. Forrest, DC
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