The adrenal glands are arguably best known for secreting the hormone adrenaline, which rapidly prepares your body to spring into action in a stressful situation. They are hormone-producing glands and part of the sympathetic nervous system. When stimulated, whether abruptly or as a result of ongoing stress, adrenaline helps you to deal with the situation more effectively.
If they become over-stressed, their ability to meet the body’s needs become impaired, increasing anxiety and causing continued stress as well as fatigue. You may also notice mid-day slumps and sometimes sensitivities to cold when the adrenal glands are over-stressed.
The body may become over-stressed for a wide variety of reasons either from physical, emotional, or mental stress. This could be from continuous physical labor, having an ongoing busy schedule, the loss of a loved one, or even food sensitivities. Each of these examples can put the body into a continuous state of stress that wears the adrenal glands down over time. Herbal support of the adrenal gland can normalize its function, and maintain a healthy, working sympathetic nervous system.
Used during pregnancy, the adrenal glands will be thankful for the extra support, especially if they were already running low. What this herbal formula may do best for moms is to help the body avoid becoming over-stressed. The adrenal glands may greatly benefit from the added support of this formula during pregnancy.
If not nursing or expecting, use Adrenal Aid
Provides immune-boosting benefits. May help regulate blood sugar levels that may be thrown off when adrenal glands are over-stressed.
Helps to alleviate the effect of excess adrenal hormones in the body by reducing the over-activity of the adrenal cortex.
Wild Yam root:
Supports healthy progesterone levels. Low progesterone levels may result in reduced adrenal gland function. Conversely, adrenal fatigue may limit the body’s ability to produce progesterone.
May help support against stress buildup and also acts as a stimulant, improving energy levels. Used as an “adaptogen” to help the body cope with daily stress.
Shake well. Take 1-3 times daily, or as needed. (1 dropperful = 1/8 tsp)
Note: Discontinue use 5 weeks prior to scheduled surgery as Astragalus may cause excess bleeding and Wild Yam may lower NSAID's (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) abilities to lessen inflammation. We suggest avoiding the use of stimulants, such as caffeine. Caffeine can further stress the adrenal glands to work harder.