Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Still Feeling Tired from the Holidays?

There isn't a day that goes by that I don't talk to someone somewhere about their adrenal glands. It seems that as we live in such a high stress, go, go, go society, even the young are struggling with adrenal exhaustion.

The adrenals are small glands that sit on top of the kidneys in your back. Everyone knows the adrenaline rush you get from riding a roller coaster or finding the perfect piece of fabric :) or that achy feeling you get from the flu when you can't make enough cortisol. When you need to have a quick boost of energy, the adrenal gland releases adrenaline to increase blood flow and pressure as well as heart rate and the amount of light the eyes let into the brain! The cortisol smooths out the rough edges of this response and limits the pain and inflammation that come with excited biology. When the adrenal gland is rested and restored, sleep comes more easily, waking in the morning refreshed is a normal expectation and mood swings become much less of a problem. If you're concerned about an energy crisis, take a good look at your adrenal glands.

Though food is always the best source of vitamins and minerals, supplements are almost always required to reach optimal function. Adrenal support starts with good antioxidants and omega 3 fats as a foundation, but specific herbs and key vitamins and minerals have a more direct effect on function.

* Adrenal Support

* Pantothenic Acid (B5 about 100 mg. a day)

* Vitamin C (500-1000 mg. a day)

* Magnesium Complex

* Ginseng (I personally LOVE Suma as it is an adaptogenic herb...meaning it knows how to adapt to what each body needs)

As always, you are welcome to contact me and use my name or account number to receive 35% off all of your herbs. Live Well, Judi

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