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Friday, 15 August 2014
Could you be suffering from adrenal fatigue? Adrenal fatigue has been quoted by Dr James Wilson (Adrenal Fatigue expert and author of ‘Adrenal Fatigue’) as being the 21st century syndrome…
The symptoms of adrenal fatigue seem to resonate with so many of us - feeling tired, all or most of the time, and having trouble sleeping seem to be the main symptoms, along with having trouble getting up in the morning (even when you’ve had a good nights’ sleep) waking in the middle of the night, and then requiring caffeine to get you up and going throughout the day.
Some people may experience an afternoon low around 3pm and then feel more energised at night. Some may experience a feeling of being rundown, an inability to cope, feeling depressed, taking longer to recover from colds and other illnesses and experiencing recurring infections. Other symptoms include muscle stiffness and weakness, low blood pressure, feeling the cold and often craving salty foods.
Adrenal fatigue occurs when your adrenal glands no longer function properly due to prolonged stress or illness. When the body is stressed or panicked, the adrenal glands release adrenaline and cortisol. Constant stress or acute infections can cause the adrenal glands to wear out and become less efficient and this results in the body no longer being able to properly react to further stress or illness making us feel unable to cope with everyday pressures.
Any excessive stress can deplete the adrenals - working too much or emotional stress are two of the most common causes. This ‘21st century syndrome’ can creep up on you and is caused from illness, working too much, emotional stress, excessive stimulation, fast-paced, high stress lifestyles with inadequate rest and relaxation, sleep deprivation, long work hours (not to mention - commuting hours), poor eating habits and excessive caffeine intake. All these things are a recipe for adrenal fatigue.
Treating adrenal fatigue requires a combination of good nutrition, rest, and relaxation with important herbs, vitamins and minerals to replenish and feed the adrenal glands.
Key ingredients needed to replenish the adrenal glands are B vitamins. All of them are important for the nervous system but Vitamin B5 is really important to make adequate adrenal hormones. Other nutrients include Zinc, Magnesium, Tyrosine and Vitamin C.
Adaptogen herbs support the adrenal glands to function, helping the body adapt to stress whilst also supporting energy levels. Three fantastic adaptogens are Rhodiola, Siberian Ginseng and Ashwadandha.
Rhodiola dates back thousands of years and increases endurance, stamina and physical strength. It is a powerful herb which helps the body adapt to stressful conditions whether they are physical or mental and may improve work performance, concentration, memory function and reduce the effects of stress whilst increasing energy levels. Siberian ginseng has been used for centuries as a tonic in times of stress to increase vitality, energy and stamina, increasing tolerance to mental and physical stresses and helping the body to normalize in the way it responds to stress. Ashwagandha is a strengthening tonic for the nervous system and has great anti-anxiety properties, which have a calming and rejuvenating effect, making it great for those who are ‘tired but wired’. Tyrosine is an important amino acid required to make stress hormones, which are depleted during times of stress.
We recommend the following supplements to help you combat this ‘21st century syndrome’…
Stress & Vitality Support; B Stress Free; Revitalise C; Opti C
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