Optimal Adrena Boost FAQ's
1. What are the functions of the adrenal glands?
The adrenal glands are small glands that sit on top of each kidney, like a
hat. These glands are part of the endocrine system and are responsible for many
biological functions mainly in the response to stress. This gland is composed of
the adrenal cortex and the adrenal medulla, both of which have different
The adrenal cortex secretes three different groups of hormones: (1)
Mineralocorticoids - mainly aldosterone, (2) Glucocorticoids - mainly Cortisol
or hydrocortisone, and (3) Sex Hormones - resemble testosterone.
Mineralocorticoids help to control that amount of minerals salts (sodium and
potassium) in the blood. Glucocorticoids main functions are to help maintain
normal blood glucose concentration and along with the adrenal medulla’s hormones
they maintain normal blood pressure and promote a normal recovery from
inflammation. During times of stress such as intense emotions, surgery, or other
traumas, glucocorticoids are also responsible for the body’s susceptibility to
infections or allergies by decreasing the immune response.
The adrenal medulla secretes epinephrine and norepinephrine. These hormones
are responsible for the "flight" or "fight" response in our body when we are
exposed to danger. This portion of the adrenal glands has a faster response to
stress than the adrenal cortex.
Overall, the adrenal glands are responsible for responding to stress.
Prolonged exposure to stress results in muscle wasting, hyperglycemia, decreased
immunity, and decreased allergic responses. It is important to efficiently
manage stress, eliminate artificial stimulants to the adrenal glands such as
caffeine and refined sugar, and nourish the adrenal glands periodically for
2. How does Optimal Adrena Boost compare to other products on the market?
Optimal Adrena Boost is a formula that utilizes whole foods to nourish the
adrenal glands rather than stimulating it artificially with the use of
glandulars. Glandulars is a term referring to dried and ground-up raw animal
glandular and nonglandular or extracts of these tissues. Most of these
substances are derived from bovine (cow), ovine (lamb), and porcine (pig)
sources. They are stated to restore gland activity and other various
rejuvenating qualities but to date there is no credible evidence showing that
supplemental glandulars rejuvenates glands.
What research shows is that during times of adrenal fatigue and stress
specific nutrients become depleted. Optimal Adrena Boost replenishes these
nutrients to allow the adrenal glands to function optimally rather than
increasing its activity with the use of stimulants. Along with powerful whole
food antioxidants, this formula contains the energizing herb Panax ginseng.
3. How can I tell if my adrenal glands are fatigued?
One of the first things to asses is your lifestyle and dietary habits.
- Do you eat products containing white flour and refined sugars?
- Are you exposed to physical or emotional stress?
- Do you drink caffeinated beverages?
- Do you use foods or beverages to increase your energy levels during the
- Do you smoke or use recreational drugs?
- Do you notice that you need more stimulants to achieve a desired level of
If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, then your lifestyle is
affecting the functioning of the adrenal glands.
There are simple ways to test for adrenal fatigue. One simple way is the
Raglands Test, checking for postural hypoadrenia. The evaluation is performed by
taking the blood pressure while lying down and then again upon standing up. A
drop in the blood pressure indicates adrenal fatigue. Another simple way is by
shining a light into the eyes and evaluating the pupil size. Normally, the light
will cause the pupil to constrict and remain constricted. In individuals with
adrenal fatigue, the pupil may dilate, remain unchanged, or even alternate
between constriction and dilation.