Stressed Out & Tired… 01/25/11

Have you heard of Adrenal Fatigue?

If not don’t feel bad – many people have not heard of this term before.

Adrenal fatigue refers to a collection of symptoms that occur when the adrenal glands do not function at their optimal capacity.  Your adrenal glands are 2 glands that sit at the top of your kidneys and their main function is to release hormones such as cortisol and epinephrine in response to stress situations.

Remember our adrenal glands are designed to help our bodies adapt to stress by releasing the stress hormone cortisol.  This is a natural occurrence and we need this increase in cortisol help our bodies during stressful times.  After the stress goes away cortisol levels should return to normal.

The problem arises when we are hit with an intensely stressful situation or when stress is a constant part of our daily lives.  This extreme or constant stress can push our adrenal glands to the limit making it difficult for them (adrenal glands) to produce enough cortisol for daily demands.

When the adrenal glands fail to function at optimum capacity you may experience the following symptoms:

  1. Feeling tired for no reason
  2. Difficulty getting up in morning, even with adequate rest the night before
  3. A overwhelmed or rundown feeling
  4. Salty and sweet snack cravings
  5. You find it difficult to bounce back after an illness or stress

Remember, any type of stress will result in adrenal stimulation.  The stress can be:

  • A poor diet
  • High in sugar, refined carbohydrates, and trans fat
  • Drugs
  • Many medications can deplete the necessary nutrients needed for the adrenal glands to produce cortisol
  • Exercise
  • Can cause a rise in cortisol production
  • Environment
  • Pesticides, herbicides, and other chemicals in our environments
  • Genetic mutations
  • Stress
  • Emotional, job related, school related
  • Disease
  • Influenza, upper respiratory infections, any active disease

Also remember that your adrenal glands may be over stimulated due to 1 intense stressful situation or many subtle stressful situations that accumulate over time.It is also important to remember that adrenal fatigue does not just result in tiredness that you can mask by taking energy drinks or consuming massive amounts of coffee.  Adrenal fatigue can also result in other organs and systems in the human body not functioning at optimal capacity.  As a result of adrenal fatigue changes may occur in your carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism, blood sugar balance, fluid and electrolyte balance, cardiovascular function, sleep patterns, mood, menstrual and menopausal symptoms. Adrenal fatigue can even affect your sex drive.

So, what are some what nutritional supplements can help with adrenal fatigue and get you feeling your best again?

One Wellness Place Stress Balance & Energy

  • A glandular / herbal nutritional supplement designed to help balance stress and increase your energy
  • Contains bovine spleen and adrenal tissue designed to help promote healthy cortisol and catecholamine levels.
  • This product may also help promote healthy blood circulation which is needed during periods of stress

Click here to Read more about One Wellness Place Stress Balance and Energy and Adrenal Fatigue

 

High Potency B-Complex Tablets

  1. High potency B vitamin containing high levels of all of the B-Vitamins
  2. B-Vitamins are essential for the production stress hormones such as cortisol
  3. Most B-Vitamins are inactivated upon cooking so replenishing them is a must even if you eat a balanced diet
  4. Many medications such as oral contraceptives (Birth control) can cause a depletion in our B-Vitamins

Other supplements that may help with adrenal fatigue include:

One Wellness Place Co-Enzyme Q10

Ashwaganda (Indian Ginseng)

One Wellness Place Sleep Pack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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