Natural Adrenal Support
Below are several things that can be very helpful in supporting healthy function of your adrenal glands.
Adrenal glandulars supply the raw materials that your adrenal glands need to heal. It is critical however that you get them from reputable companies so that the purity and potency is guaranteed and so you can be sure that they come from cows that are not at risk of transmitting infections.
Vitamin C is critical for adrenal function. Your body’s highest levels of vitamin C are found in the adrenal glands and brain tissues, and the urinary excretion of Vitamin C is increased during stress. Optimizing vitamin C intake by taking 150–1,000 mg a day will also help immune function.
Pantothenic acid, a B vitamin, also supports adrenal function, and Pantothenic acid deficiency causes shrinking of your adrenal glands. Optimal levels are approximately 100–150 mg daily, although some physicians use even higher levels for adrenal support.
Licorice also slows down the breakdown of adrenal hormones in your body, helping to maintain optimal levels. There is no licorice in licorice candies in the United States because of this. Another beneficial effect of the licorice is that it helps in the treatment of indigestion, and it is even as effective as the prescription heartburn medication Tagamet. Do not take licorice if you have high blood pressure, as too much licorice can cause excess adrenal function and worsen high blood pressure. You can safely take 200–400 mg a day of a licorice extract standardized to contain 5% glycyrrhizic acid.
Chromium also helps decrease the symptoms of low blood sugar. Take 200-500 mcg a day.