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:
BioMatrix Licorice Root Extract | BioMatrix - supports the adrenal glands Licorice root extract in and easy to use liquid form. Licorice root is primarily used in working with adrenal exhaustion.*(hide)
Licorice Root Extract 400 mg (16% Glycyrrhizin) 90 caps | Vital Nutrients - promotes healthy gastric and duodenal tissue, supports healthy immune function, maintains smooth muscle health*(hide)
Licro Plus 4 fl oz | Standard Enzyme Company - Supports the thyroid, joints, lungs, immune system and may help cleanse the blood*(hide)
Pantethine 660mg 60 vcaps | Allergy Research Group - a metabolically active form of the B vitamin pantothenic Acid.*
Pregnenolone 50 mg 120 caps | Karuna Health - the natural precursor of all steroid hormones, including androgens, estrogens, corticosteroids, and others*
On backorder with Karuna(hide)
Adrenatran 180 caps | Energetix - ReHydration is a homeopathic combination formula for the symptoms associated with fluid imbalances.*(hide)
Rhodiola | Wise Woman Herbals - An adaptogenic herb that promotes energy, endurance and stamina*
Rhodiola Extract Plus 60 caps | Vitanica - Rhodiola is an adaptogenic herb which has a broad range of action, supporting mental and physical stamina, hormonal harmony and immune support, especially in times of stress*(hide)
Rhodiola Force 100 30 vegcaps - Restores Energy, Supports Emotional Health, and Improves Cognitive and Physical Performance.*
Rhodiola Rosea 60 caps | Gaia Herbs - Supports a healthy response to stress*
Rhodiola/Rhodiola rosea Extract | Herb Pharm - Restores Energy, Supports Emotional Health, and Improves Cognitive and Physical Performance.*(hide)
Royal Strength 2 oz - Supports the adrenal glands for improved strength and energy*
Sereni-Pro 90 vcaps | Bioclinic Naturals - combines herbs known for their adaptogenic and calming properties, and that mediate the effects of stress and fatigue*(hide)
SR-Adrenal Support 120 vcaps | Iagen Biologics - SR-Adrenal provides a unique blend of adrenal glandulars, vitamins, nutrients, and botanical adaptogens that increase vigor while at the same time increase resistance to stress and support the body systems that are most susceptible to stress*(hide)
SR-Stamina with Adaptogens 120 vcaps | Iagen Biologics - For daily use for sustained energy*
Super Adrenal Stress Formula Caplets | Dr. Wilsons Formulations - super adrenal stress formula to promote optimal energy and adrenal hormone production during stress and/or adrenal fatigue.*(hide)
Support Adrenals | BioMatrix - BioHealth's flagship product from BioMatrix. Thousands of health professionals and their patients have found Support Adrenals to be an essential part of their daily health and wellness plans. Resist Chronic Stress with this legendary adrenal support formula*
TAD+ Adrenal Forte 60 tabs | Genestra - Multi vitamin, mineral, botanical and glandular supplement*
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