For those of you in your late 30's to early 50's you may remember the Saturday morning cartoon called "Conjunction Junction: What's Your Function?" Today we are going to talk about how your adrenal glands in conjunction with cortisol production, can make you feel wound up and ready to overreact. For all the mothers of little children - and husbands who act like little children - this might just be the information that you have been looking for.
Do you suffer from sleepless nights and stress? Is everyone around you driving you crazy? Your adrenal glands - the glands in the body the control your flight/fight response - are most likely out of whack and are pumping out cortisol, which makes you feel even worse. So now you are ready to attack at the drop of the hat, plus you feel tired. You are craving salty foods and sugar, neither of which is good for you. You are retaining water and can’t lose any weight. Clearly, it is just no fun being you.
If your adrenals are supported, you will feel more at ease, have more patience and sleep better. Many companies make adrenal support products, which will allow your adrenals to calm down, as well as reduce the amount of cortisol they are pumping out. The salty/sweet cravings will dissipate and your fuse will feel as if it has grown much longer.
I recommend that everyone who is stressed out, and feels out of control, try an adrenal support product. There are many trusted brands such as Thorne Research Adrenal Cortrex, Douglas Labs Adreno-Mend and Metagenics Adreset that make great adrenal support supplements. Plus its a great alternative to your doctor giving you a prescription for an anti depressant or an anti anxiety medication. Take it from a pharmacist, when it comes to drugs, LESS IS BETTER. Western medicine has its place in our society, but it seems as if it has become our society.
It is always recommended to consult with your health care practitioner before starting a supplement protocol. Herbal extracts in adrenal supplements help support the functioning of the stress-response without t directly adding adrenals to your system. Suggested use is 2 capsules 1-3 times daily.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.