Just Like Muscles, Adrenal Glands Can Get Fatigued from Overuse
How can you tell if your adrenal glands are fatigued? Answer the following questions:
- 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. Think you can just wait it out and let your adrenals recover on their own? Think again.
When your adrenal glands work overtime for too long, the following symptoms may develop:
- Breakdown of healthy muscle and/or bone tissue
- Impeded cellular healing and/or regeneration
- Impaired mental functioning
- Digestive problems
- Weakened immune function
- Sluggish endocrine function
- Adrenal fatigue
Key Adrenal-Restoring Nutrients in Therapeutic Doses
To help your adrenals get ahead without having to make any drastic lifestyle changes, sometimes the best thing you can do is give yourself a therapeutic dose of nutrients. This helps your body catch up, fully heal and get ahead of the game.
Vitamin C - Vitamin C is critical for proper production of adrenal hormones. The adrenals require a high dose of Vitamin C to work properly. On top of that, vitamin C helps heal any damage caused by excess stress.
The adrenal glands require vitamin C to stay healthy and manufacture the adrenal hormones that cope with stress, particularly cortisol. The more cortisol, the more vitamin C used, so vitamin C is so essential to the entire HPA (hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal) Axis.
The HPA axis is one of the most important elements of homeostasis, the process that maintains a steady internal biochemical and physiological balance in your body. While stress accelerates vitamin C depletion in all the tissues in the body, the adrenal glands are especially affected, which must respond to every stress experienced.
Opti-Adrenal provides almost 300% of the RDA of vitamin C.
Riboflavin - The use of riboflavin to make cellular energy molecules (like FAD and FMN) is impaired in people with fatigued adrenal glands. Riboflavin is also involved in the release of energy in the electron transport chain, the citric acid cycle, as well as the breaking down of fatty acids.
This nutrient helps support adrenal function, help calm and maintain a healthy nervous system, and facilitate key metabolic processes, including helping to turn food into energy.
Opti-Adrenal provides almost 900% of the RDA of riboflavin.Vitamin B6 - B vitamins play an important role in cell metabolism. Improving your metabolic pathways boosts your energy levels and is a great way to reduce fatigue. B6 acts in several of the pathways that are used to create adrenal hormones.
Opti-Adrenal provides 500% of the RDA of this essential nutrient.
Pantothenic Acid - Also known as B5 helps to produce coenzyme A, which contributes to cellular respiration and the breakdown of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Vitamin B5 is nearly ubiquitous in nature, found in many foods and every cell in the body. This vitamin carries out its many vital functions in the body.
B5 is commonly referred to as an anti-stress vitamin and is mentioned as a treatment in nearly all conditions in which proper adrenal gland function is needed. A deficiency in this nutrient can blunt an overactive cortisol response to stress.
Opti-Adrenal provides over 1000% of pantothenic acid.
Predigested Glandulars - Using the logic of treating like with like, this formula contains a potent blend of the glandulars parotid, spleen, thymus, and adrenal tissue to help the adrenal glands bounce back.