How many of these symptoms do you have?
• Low body temperature
• Mental depression
• Unexplained hair loss
• Reduced concentration and focus
• Poor memory
• Feelings of frustration
• Excessive hunger
• Tendency towards inflammation
• Moments of confusion
• Palpitations [heart fluttering]
• Difficulty building muscle
• Dizziness when standing
• Reduced resistance to infections
• Low blood pressure
• Food and/or inhalant allergies
• Sweet cravings
• Dry skin and/or thin skin
• Little perspiration
• Intolerance to alcohol
• Alternating diarrhea and constipation
• Auto-immune diseases
Checking off 5 or more of these symptoms can indicate that you suffer from some degree of adrenal weakness, or adrenal exhaustion. This is fairly easy to remedy, with the right nutrients, such as adrenal extract, ginseng, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin B3, and some attention to stress moderation!
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OK, so you have checked off a bunch of those- what to do?
All of these are available at health food stores.
PANAX OR CHINESE GINSENG : (Eleutherococcus is best for women)
Get either the extract form in a bottle, 1 dropper 3 times a day, with food or on empty stomach OR the little vials in a box, with honey, from Chinese stores, 1 vial 3 times a day. These vials can be ordered online from http://www.myvitanet.com/sielex30mlvi.html
LICORICE ROOT ( Be careful, licorice root can raise blood pressure; if you have hypertension, leave this one out). If you are not sure, take only 1 a day) Start with 1 capsule with each meal, build up to 2 capsules with breakfast and 2 with lunch. Do not take after 3 PM. Check your blood pressure once a month.
PANTOTHENIC ACID (Vitamin B5)
1 x 500 mg capsule once a day for a month, then the amount in a multi vit will be enough as long as it is (25 -50 mgs)
VITAMIN C Be sure you are getting at least 1 gram (1000 mgs, or 2 x 500 mgs capsules) a day. 3 grams is better. Take it as Calcium Ascorbate or Ester C as this is easier on the gut.
ADRENAL EXTRACT This helps kick it all into action very well: 1 with breakfast, 1 with lunch. If you feel a bit wired, just take the one with breakfast.
The brand I use most is Adrenal Glandular by Nutricology; some health food stores carry it, or you can order from
There are others with ginseng and licorice root in them as well- DON”T GET ONE WITH LICORICE ROOT IN IT, if you already are taking licorice root (as above)
This takes three to 6 months to hold. You’ll feel better within a week or two, but keep it up.
Also, everyone is different, and some people need the smallest amounts of the above nutrients and herbs, and others need the entire list at the maximum dose. Feel free to adjust the amounts till it feels right for you.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Nothing written here is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using any product.