Stress-induced HPA Axis dysfunction leads to adrenal fatigue and adrenal burnout. When your adrenals are constantly being signaled by your brain to produce stress hormones, not only is this incredibly unhealthy for your overall health, affecting your mood, sleep, libido, immune system, blood sugar, appetite, thyroid, and much more, it’s also terribly taxing to your adrenal glands and micronutrient reserves. Your adrenal glands have to work incredibly hard to keep up with the demand for constantly being engaged, which can fatigue them and lead to adrenal dysfunction and burnout. It’s also perilous for micronutrient reserves! Vitamin C, trace minerals, magnesium, B vitamins, antioxidants, and more are all involved in producing this seemingly never-ending demand for stress hormones. To compound matters, many adults already have suboptimal or insufficient levels of these micronutrients needed to produce stress hormones.
Cortisol: Friend or Foe? Most of you have heard of cortisol by now. It’s one of the main hormones produced by the adrenal glands in response to sustained stress. As we discussed above, cortisol can help keep us alive in truly dangerous situations. Whether you’re running from a hungry tiger or enduring a famine with no food to eat. However, cortisol dysregulation in response to everyday sustained stress can quite literally destroy your health. Chronically elevated cortisol leads to suppressed immunity, weight gain and fat storage, blood sugar imbalance, muscle wasting, sex hormone dysregulation, and much more.
Adaptogens support balanced cortisol production and a normal stress response to promote whole-body health. Adaptogens are a class of herbs that have been used throughout the world for thousands of years. First written about in the ancient Indian form of medicine called Ayurveda, they have also been extensively used in ancient Chinese medicine and throughout Asia. Today we know that adaptogenic herbs actually help support a balanced and healthy response to stress, and balanced and normal stress hormone and cortisol production. Adaptogens also help modulate cellular sensitivity to stress hormones, thereby encouraging a more robust and healthy response to stress overall.
My Adrenal Support formula is a potent combination of adaptogenic herbs and nutrients. I formulated my new Adrenal Support formula to not only include a variety of the most effective and well researched adaptogenic herbs, I’ve also included L-Tyrosine, an amino acid needed to support catecholamine production, which is crucial for those dealing with chronic stress. Furthermore, I’ve included Vitamin C, and the B vitamins Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, and Pantothenic Acid, all in bioavailable forms as they are critical for adrenal hormone production and to support overall adrenal gland health.
Adrenal Support is a prime choice for anyone who:
- Has a high-stress job or works long hours
- Gets fewer than eight hours of sleep each night
- Regularly drinks coffee, black tea, or other caffeine-containing beverages
- Has or is concerned about adrenal fatigue
- Wants to support lean muscle mass and healthy weight loss
- Are dealing with occasional anxiousness due to stress