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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 functions.

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 optimal functioning.

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 day?
  • Do you smoke or use recreational drugs?
  • Do you notice that you need more stimulants to achieve a desired level of energy?

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.