ADRENAL FATIGUE SUPPLEMENTS
First and foremost, an individual diagnosed with adrenal fatigue should take steps to reduce stress in their lives. That is the best way to cure adrenal fatigue. Getting a good night’s sleep is also important to recovery since the adrenal glands do their best repair work between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. One should avoid caffeine altogether and stay away from computers and televisions after 8 p.m.
As with most every health situation, exercise is always a good recipe for a healthy outlook. Exercise reduces stress and depression, increases blood flow and oxygenation, helps normalize levels of cortisol, insulin, blood glucose, growth hormones, and thyroid hormones, and helps you feel better overall. You don’t need to go to the gym every day to get good exercise – even a brisk walk or climbing stairs can provide it. You should set aside 20-30 minutes per day for exercise, and that exercise can be broken down into ten-minute blocks.
Adrenal fatigue supplements are the final piece to the treatment puzzle to optimize adrenal gland function. The basic recommendations for adrenal fatigue suggest 15 to 30 mg of DHEA, 25 to 50 mg of pregnenolone, 25 to 50 mg of low-dose natural cortisone (Isocort), and 20 mg of natural progesterone. Additionally, one could consume a cortisol-enhancing herb such as licorice root extract.
The use of adrenal fatigue supplements and herbs for adrenal fatigue should be individualized, based on each individual’s history, adrenal stress test results, adrenal background, and body metabolic system. Keep in mind that one person’s nutrient may be another person’s toxin. As always, it is recommended that you consult with a healthcare practitioner to help you find the proper balance of vitamins and minerals. We offer telephone consults for this purpose where your practitioner will be able to help you to find that balance.
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