When you suffer from Adrenal Fatigue, you not only suffer from a deficiency of hormones, but vitamins and minerals as well. AF sets off a chain reaction in your body which causes you to be extremely tired and lethargic during the daytime.
You should be trying to take the optimal number of nutrients per day, not the minimal. This means stocking up on herbs, probiotics and other supplements that can help shorten the duration of AF. When used in combination, they can help eliminate AF over time.
First off you should always make sure that you’re using high quality supplements. Over the past few years a cottage industry of supplements has started appearing on such websites as Amazon.com. These supplement companies are unregulated and are usually headed up by marketers, not professional medical experts. As such you’re playing a guessing game when you take these pills.
Vitamins B6, B5, B12
These B vitamins help maintain cell metabolism. B12 helps your body produce more energy, B6 is used in creating adrenal hormones and B5 helps manufacture co-enzyme A which assists in the breakdown of proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
You will need to experiment with regards to amounts needed per day. Generally speaking, you will need more B5 than you will B6 or B12. You can find some good B-complex supplements that have all 3.
Magnesium helps your energy to maintain its flow. It is estimated that over 75% of Americans are deficient in magnesium. The average diet of the average American does not include much magnesium and as such you will need to take supplements in order to make up for the deficiency.
If your body lacks magnesium it could produce lethargic symptoms, just like AF can. If you take too much of the supplement, you can have digestive issues. 400mg is a safe dosage to start off with.
This supplement is good for boosting your immune system and protects you from free radicals. It also assists your adrenal glands in their recovery. 1000mg per day is what is recommended. Over time you can increase your dosage.
Probiotics can be found in milks and yogurts and other nutritional drinks. They have live cultures of helpful bacteria which can assist in digestion and other regulatory functions of your bowel system. Probiotics are intended to help better your digestive track, which will allow your body to absorb more nutrients which will speed up your recovery from AF.
Herbal supplements have been used for thousands of years. Long before the pharmaceutical industry gained a stranglehold on our health and well-being, our ancestors used herbal supplements to treat a wide variety of health issues.
Licorice root can be used to stimulate hormone production. It will also allow your body to increase endurance and maintain its energy levels. Many people with AF take licorice root as it helps the cortisol levels circulate for a longer period of time. There is one drawback: It can raise your blood pressure significantly, so check with your doctor or take a blood pressure test first to ensure you don’t suffer from high blood pressure. If you do suffer from AF, you probably have low blood pressure so this herbal supplement might do more good than harm.
Siberian ginseng is used word-wide by athletes looking to increase their stamina. It too can cause high blood pressure so make sure your blood pressure is not high before taking it.
Maca root has been scientifically shown to help cortisol and blood sugar regulation. It helps create efficient processes for the update of hormones into our cells. Maca will help your body cope with low hormone levels if you suffer from AF.
Rhodiola Rosea is another herb that can help depression, fatigue, poor circulation and muscle tension. It’s very popular in Russia and Eastern Europe.
Your local drug store should stock these compounds. They can be bought over-the-counter and do not require a prescription.
Omega-3 supplements can help out if you have an imbalance of the fatty acids. Krill oil is a great way to get your Omega-3 as it does not contain mercury like some ocean going fish do.
CoQ10 is used by your body to produce energy and maintain cell structure and balance. Sardines, organ meats and beef are a great source of this much-needed element. If you are a vegetarian then you might not be getting enough CoQ10 and supplements could help out greatly.
D-Ribose helps give you higher energy levels throughout the day without stressing out your adrenal glands like caffeine or sugar can. People who suffer from AF find that it gives a long boost to their daily energy levels.