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Vitamins that help the adrenal glands

  1. Click below to read Part 1: Increase your natural energy by supporting the thyroid and adrenal glands

  1. The adrenal glands are located in the lower part of the back and sit at the top of our kidneys. As an important part of the endocrine system, the adrenal glands make sure the body can handle stress by producing stress hormones Partly because of this, it is so important to keep these small but powerful glands optimally healthy.

  2. The adrenal glands are located in the lower part of the back and sit at the top of our kidneys. As an important part of the endocrine system, the adrenal glands allow the body to handle stress by producing stress hormones Partly because of this, it is so important to keep these small but powerful glands optimally healthy.

  1. This is especially important because the adrenal glands can be overloaded, which can lead to a condition called adrenal fatigue. Getting enough healthy food is one of the most important habits needed to keep our adrenal glands healthy and recover from adrenal fatigue. Certain vitamins that we can get from our diet or dietary supplements are important for adrenal support.

  1. It is of course always advisable to consult a doctor which nutritional supplements could be a good support for the adrenal glands.

1. Vitamin C

  1. Vitamin C is without a doubt the most important vitamin for our adrenal glands. This is because the adrenal glands process a large amount of vitamin C. When our body is under stress, it uses much more vitamin C than normal. In supplement form, vitamin C is available as tablets, capsules, or as a powder. Taking this vitamin as a powder dissolved in water may be a good option for people who already suffer from adrenal fatigue.

  2. Vitamin C is without a doubt the most important vitamin for our adrenal glands. This is because the adrenal glands process a large amount of vitamin C. When our body is under stress, it uses much more vitamin C than usual. In supplement form, vitamin C is available as tablets, capsules, or as a powder. Taking this vitamin as a powder dissolved in water may be a good option for people who already suffer from adrenal fatigue.

  1. This is because digestive problems can often also occur with adrenal fatigue. Powdered vitamin C is much easier to digest than capsules or tablets. When someone is suffering from adrenal fatigue, it is a good idea to take about 1,000 to 5,000 mg of vitamin C per day. It is best to spread the daily dose over the day.

2. Vitamin E

  1. Vitamin E is an important vitamin for supporting the adrenal glands. When you take a vitamin E supplement to help the adrenal glands, it is best to choose a mixed tocopherol form and one that contains is high in beta-tocopherols. The amount we need per day depends on the health of our own adrenal glands, but if you already suffer from adrenal fatigue then you may need about 800 IU of vitamin E per day. natural blood thinner works, it is important to let your doctor know that you are taking this vitamin, especially if you are already taking a prescription blood thinner.

3. B Complex

  1. B complex consists of several individual B vitamins that help support the adrenal gland. B complex includes thiamine or vitamin B-1, riboflavin, or vitamin B-2, niacin or vitamin B- 3, vitamin B-6, folic acid, vitamin B-12, biotin, pantothenic acid or vitamin B-5, inositol and choline. Some B complex types are referred to as stress B complex, these may be a good option because they often contain higher doses of the individual B vitamins. In addition, they often also contain extra vitamin C.

4. Vitamin B-5

  1. It is important to understand that all B vitamins in a B complex provide support to the adrenal glands, but B-5, or pantothenic acid, is especially important as it is important in production of energy and can help with severe energy exhaustion and lethargy often encountered with adrenal fatigue. For some people, taking vitamin B-5 along with a B complex is the way to go.

  2. It is important to understand that all B vitamins in a B complex provide support to the adrenal glands, but B-5, or pantothenic acid, is especially important as it is important in production of energy and can help against severe energy exhaustion and lethargy often encountered with adrenal fatigue. For some people, taking vitamin B-5 along with a B complex is the way to go.

  1. According to experts, people who already suffer from adrenal fatigue should usually take about 1,500 mg per day of vitamin B-5. The amount of B-5 needed varies based on whether our adrenal glands are healthy or exhausted.

Herbs that help the adrenal glands

  1. The adrenal glands, including the adrenal medulla and adrenal cortex, help regulate the hormones and steroids involved in our body's metabolism, nervous system responses, and immune system. If someone is under stress or chronically fatigued, our adrenal system may need a little extra help. Herbs can help support our adrenal glands and restore our energy and vitality

1. Healthy herbs that can help us

  1. Herbs that can support our adrenal glands are called adaptogens. These herbs contain chemicals known as saponins, saponins that affect hormone synthesis and other functions of the adrenal glands. Adaptogens relieve fatigue and help our bodies cope with stress.

  1. Because the adrenal glands influence so many different bodily functions, it's always a good idea to make sure you get enough information and clear directions on long-term, safe dosing , and the preparation of adaptogenic herbs.

2. Ashwagandha

  1. Ashwagandha, also called Withania somnifera, is a small, perennial shrub with bright red berries. Indian Ayurvedic practitioners use the roots to treat stress, and the plant is also called Indian ginseng for its tonic effects.

  1. In his 2003 book, "Medical Herbalism: The Science and Practice of Herbal Medicine," clinical herbalist David Hoffmann wrote that Ashwagandha would be good for supporting the adrenal medulla. This is the central part of the adrenal gland and is involved in the secretion of adrenaline and norepinephrine, both of which are necessary for the metabolism and nervous system. It is not a good idea to use Ashwagandha if you have a thyroid disease.

3. Siberian Ginseng

  1. Siberian ginseng or Eleutherococcus senticosust, is a spiny plant from Siberia. Herbalists use the roots and rhizomes as an adaptogen to treat fatigue and stress. In their 2009 book, Medicinal Plants of the World, botanist Ben-Erik van Wyk and biologist Michael Wink wrote that the herb can improve our stamina, reduce stress, and improve our immune system.

  1. Hoffmann wrote that the saponins contained in Siberian ginseng, known as eleutherosides, have a direct effect on our adrenal medulla. Van Wyk and Wink state that you should be careful not to use Siberian ginseng for longer than three months, and even avoid it altogether if you already have high blood pressure.

4. Wild Yam

  1. Wild yam, or Dioscorea villosa, is a climbing vine with small white flowers native to Central America. Traditional healers use the rhizomes to treat coughs, inflammation, rheumatism, and colic. The plant is rich in saponins such as dioscin, a source for the synthesis of steroid hormones such as cortisol, a hormone the adrenal gland produces in response to stress. Hoffmann recommends wild yam to support the adrenal cortex. This is the outer part of the adrenal gland that is specifically involved in the body's stress responses. You may experience nausea, diarrhea, or headaches after using wild yam. yam.

5. Licorice Root

  1. Licorice root is often used in confectionery because of its sweet taste, it also provides several benefits for our adrenal glands. The root contains a substance called glycyrrhetinic acid, which has been shown to have a reliable effect on stimulating the amount of cortisol. Cortisol is a steroid hormone that is released from the adrenal cortex, it reduces the risk of inflammation and keeps our blood sugar level between meals. Licorice root provides this effect by inhibiting the breakdown of the hormone in the liver, this increases the amount of cortisol in circulation in the body.

6. Valerian Root

  1. In times of acute stress, the central nervous system signals that the secretion of adrenaline from the adrenal medulla needs to be stimulated. Adrenaline signals to both our muscle and fat cells that the sugar and fatty acids are released. should be left to ensure better availability in the bloodstream. Adrenaline also activates the amygdala, part of the brain.

  1. Dr. Robert Kapolsky, author of the bestseller on stress "Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers," explains that the amygdala makes people anxious and alert, as well as stimulating the release of more adrenaline, which ultimately creates a vicious cycle. Valerian stops this cycle from further inhibiting signals from the central nervous system to the adrenal medulla. Herbalists recommend it for relief of anxiety and insomnia.

  1. Click below to read Part 3: Foods That Help the Adrenal Glands



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