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14 Ways to Boost Your Stress Glands

10.  Take some extra vitamin B-5, or pantothenic acid, as its also known.  Pantothenic acid is necessary for adrenal gland health.  While it is naturally present in the adrenal glands, it can become depleted as hormones are manufactured in response to stress.  A common dose for adrenal fatigue is 1500 mg but should always accompany a B-complex vitamin since these nutrients work synergistically.

11.  Avoid sugar and refined wheat products. They cause your blood sugar to fluctuate rapidly, which in turn causes your adrenals to overreact.

12.  Eat some protein at every meal to  stabilize blood sugar and prevent strain on the adrenals.  That doesn’t necessarily mean meat.  Some good vegetarian sources of protein include:  legumes (beans), nuts, seeds, avocado, and quinoa (a delicious whole grain).

13.  Supplement with Siberian ginseng. Depending on how serious your adrenal stress may be you may also benefit from herbal support from eleutherococcus senticosus as it is also known.  It works primarily on the pituitary gland in the brain to better regulate adrenal gland function.  In adrenal fatigue, communication between the pituitary gland and the adrenals may be impaired.  A typical dose of Siberian ginseng for the treatment of adrenal fatigue is 100 to 200 mg daily.

14.  Take a page from Ayurveda—the Indian form of natural medicine with a several-thousand-year-old history.  Practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine recommend ashwagandha, or withania somnifera as it is also known.  Ashwagandha is a tonic for fatigue and exhaustion, memory loss, muscle weakness, and other symptoms of adrenal fatigue.  It can normalize adrenal gland hormones.  One to two teaspoons of an ashwagandha tincture daily is the commonly recommended dose.  Always consult your physician prior to use.

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1:56PM PDT on May 1, 2013

thankyou! Recovering from 2+ years on prednisone and trying to get my adrenals functioning normally again. Did not know about the vitamins and herbs, will try. !!

8:21AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Interesting, read the previous installment.

11:32AM PDT on May 30, 2012

Going to try the suggestions, hope it helps, thanks for sharing!

6:51AM PDT on May 22, 2012

great article

2:08PM PDT on May 20, 2012

noted, thanks!

2:05PM PDT on May 20, 2012

"If the pace of life has left you exhausted, your adrenal glands may need some support."

This is false information, the adrenal glands do NOT need support, the adrenal glands are what CAUSE depression because they excrete TOO MUCH ADRENALIN. To start curing yourself, you must remove the STRESS that CAUSED your adrenal glands to pump out a constant flow of Adrenalin. That is the key to success. All the other things mentioned will
not help unless you deal with the REASON you are STRESSED in the first place. After that
it's a slow recovery and there are no quick fixes. Of course eating healthy is good for your health but eating healthy will not cure post traumatic stress syndrome. That is incurable. If you are exhausted from stress then the only way to get better is to do things that "cause" happy hormones to be excreted in your body. Some of those things would be falling in love, laughing, listening to music and socializing.

2:56PM PDT on May 19, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

1:22PM PDT on May 17, 2012

good tips

6:58AM PDT on May 3, 2012

Thanks, extremely helpful! peace!

9:45AM PDT on Apr 8, 2012


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