This means you have mild or low levels of various stresses on your adrenal glands. To keep those stress levels low or lower them further, it would be recommended that you follow the lifestyle recommendations and take all of the nutritional supplements listed below. After you have followed the lifestyle recommendations and have taken the supplements for 3 months, come back and retake the Adrenal Balance Quiz to assess your progress. You should reassess yourself regularly until you achieve balance.
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Below are your lifestyle and nutritional supplement recommendations.
Adrenal Supportive Supplements – What They Do
- Adrenal Gland: Glandular therapy has been used for centuries. A basic concept of glandular therapy is that consuming glandular material of a certain animal gland will strengthen the corresponding human gland. Adrenal Gland therapy increases the tone, function, and activity of the adrenal gland.
- Licorice: Licorice root has a long history of use including adrenal support and inflammation control. Licorice root increases the half life of endogenous cortisol, an adrenal hormone important in managing stress.
- Ginseng: Siberian ginseng is classified as an adaptogen, which means it helps the body cope with daily stress and generally enhances physical and mental functioning. Siberian ginseng strengthens the adrenal glands and is used to help boost energy levels, decrease fatigue, and improve overall immune health.
- Rhodiola: Also regarded as an adaptogenic herb, Rhodiola has been used for centuries in Russia to help with fatigue, stress, and to boost immune health.
- Schizandra: Schizandra has traditionally been used in Chinese medicine and is regarded as an adaptogenic herb. Schizandra is used to bring balance to the adrenals and support a general sense of well being.
- Vitamin C: Vitamin C is an essential vitamin for adrenal health. The highest levels of vitamin C in the body are found in the adrenal glands where it helps with stress management.
- Amino Acids: Amino Acids are derived from protein in our diets and are important building blocks for adrenal hormone production.
- Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha is classified as an adaptogen and has been shown to increase the immune system and as with most adaptogens, is also very good at supporting the adrenals, too.
- B-Complex Vitamins: The B Vitamins play many important roles in the body, which include formation of adrenal hormones and energy production.
- Pantothenic Acid: Pantothenic acid, also known as vitamin B5, is a water-soluble vitamin involved in the production of energy. Pantothenic acid is needed to activate the adrenal glands through the production of cortisol.
- Adrenal Supportive Supplements and Directions:
- Adrenal Complete: 1 capsule daily (provides Adrenal Gland, Licorice, Siberian Ginseng, Rhodiola, and Schizandra )
- VitaMEGA C TR 1500mg: 1 tablet daily (provides time release vitamin C)
- Multi Daily-75 (with or without iron): 1 tablet daily with breakfast (multivitamin / multimineral that supports adrenal health by providing vitamin B-Complex 75mg and vitamin C). Men and non-menstruating women should use the iron free formula. Menstruating women should use the iron formula.
- Wellness Shake: 1 scoop as needed as a protein source (provides amino acids to build adrenal hormones). The Wellness Shake is an easily digestible and absorbable protein source and tastes great! It is available in vanilla and chocolate. It can be mixed with any beverage and drunk along with a meal or used as a meal by placing it in a blender with fruit as a smoothie. The Wellness Shake provides high quality cold-filtered whey isolate protein to your daily diet. It provides essential amino acids necessary to: increase energy, strengthen the immune system, build bone, increase muscle, burn fat, decrease cholesterol, and enhance your physical work-out.
In addition to the supplements above, the supplements listed below provide basic, foundational support for general health. They help to maintain balance in the body. Remember, it is easier to stay well than get well! You will get the most benefit if these are also taken:
- SignaCAL: 2 tablets daily, best taken at mealtime or bedtime. Take at bedtime if you have trouble sleeping or get muscle spasms at night, because it helps relax the body. Not just a calcium supplement, SignaCAL is a “whole bone food.” It contains three highly absorbable and usable forms of calcium, along with magnesium, vitamin D, phosphorus and other nutrients to enhance your body’s ability to absorb and use calcium.
- Flax Seed Meal: 3 tablespoonfuls daily. (refrigerate upon receipt)
- Mix with any soft food such as oatmeal, apple sauce or yogurt or stir into any
- beverage or smoothie. Flax provides essential fatty acids for heart health, inflammation
- control, mood support & more. It is also a great source of fiber to promote regularity.
- Omega3MEGA: 1 capsule daily with a meal.
- Omega-3MEGA provides omega-3 fatty acid fish oils for heart health, inflammation control, mood support & more. These high potency capsules provide 720mg of EPA and DHA omega-3s per capsule.
- ProbioticsBasic: 1 capsule at bedtime. (refrigerate upon receipt)
- ProbioticsBasic provides healthy intestinal bacteria needed to strengthen immune system, help digest food (often reduces or eliminates lactose intolerance), help manufacture and absorb vitamins, help promote a regular bowel habit and more.
- Vitamin D 2,000iu: 2 capsules daily with a meal
- Vitamin D boosts the immune system, promotes strong bones and muscles and elevates mood.
Exercise and Stress Management:
1. Always get your health care practitioner’s advice regarding what exercise is appropriate for you based on your age, health status, etc.
2. Consider exercise a health and wellness priority. A good exercise regimen rewards and strengthens the adrenal glands.
3. If you are just starting an exercise program, it is always best to start slowly and gradually increase over time.
4. The goal is to work your way up to exercising every day for 30 –60 minutes.
5. Vary the types of exercise on different days, for example, alternate walking, running, biking, weight-lifting, aerobics, swimming, etc. Find a form of exercise you enjoy.
6. Exercise enough to get a good workout. You should feel good when you are done even though you are tired from the workout.
7. If you are walking, you should be able to have a conversation as you walk, not be out of breath. Walk as if you are late for an appointment.
8. Excessive exercise can lead to adrenal fatigue and thyroid suppression.
9. If you find that exercising late in the day bothers your sleep, do it earlier in the day.
10. Exercise is a great stress reliever, but try to incorporate other relaxation techniques as well. Try massage, stretching, yoga, and warm aromatherapy baths, prayer, or meditation.
11. Get adequate rest. Most people should get about 7 – 9 hours of sleep each night.