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Hormones are needed for every bodily function including breathing, eating, thinking, sleeping and reproducing among many others.
Our adrenal glands are vital to our overall well-being. They sit right on top of our kidneys and play an important role in our body’s hormone production.
The adrenal glands are responsible for regulating the production of over 50 different hormones, most importantly: Cortisol, Aldosterone, DHEA (which – to a minor degree – influence the hormonal production of both Progesterone and Testosterone), and Epinephrine (adrenaline) and Norepinephrine (noradrenaline).
Regardless of gender, the proper balance of these hormones is essential to keeping our bodies functioning effectively.
Let’s learn more about the most important adrenal hormones.
Cortisol is a glucocorticoid hormone that plays several important roles in the body. It helps control the body’s use of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates; suppresses inflammation; regulates blood pressure; when high, it may increase blood sugar level, as well as body fat (‘adipose’) production.
This hormone also controls the sleep/wake cycle. It is released during times of stress to help your body get an energy boost and better handles an emergency ‘fight or flight’ situation.
This corticoid hormone plays a central role in regulating blood pressure and certain electrolytes (sodium and potassium). Aldosterone sends signals to the kidneys, resulting in the kidneys absorbing more sodium into the bloodstream and releasing potassium into the urine. This means that Aldosterone also helps regulate the blood pH by controlling the levels of electrolytes in the blood.
These hormones are weak male hormones. They are precursor hormones that are converted in the ovaries into female hormones estrogens and progesterone, and in the testes into male hormones (androgens). However, estrogen, progesterone, and androgen are produced in much larger amounts by the ovaries and testes.
Adrenal fatigue can affect the amount of DHEA secreted in the adrenals, thereby reducing the body’s ability to metabolize sex hormones and produce normal progesterone levels. Conversely, reduced progesterone production in the ovaries can diminish the amount of cortisol and epinephrine (adrenaline) manufactured in the adrenal glands.
These adrenal hormones have similar functions, both are capable of increasing the heart rate and force of heart contractions, increasing blood flow to the muscles and brain, relaxing airway smooth muscles, and assisting in glucose (sugar) metabolism.
They also control the squeezing of the blood vessels (vasoconstriction), helping maintain blood pressure and increasing it in response to stress. Like several other hormones produced by the adrenal glands, Epinephrine and Norepinephrine are often activated in physically and emotionally stressful situations when your body needs additional resources and energy to endure unusual strain.
When adrenals are functioning properly, hormone production is optimized. When adrenals become fatigued – especially due to chronic stress and high Cortisol levels, hormones are disrupted.
Over time, if the condition is not taken care of (controlled), the adrenals may become taxed and worn down, leading to a group of symptoms that have collectively come to be known as Adrenal Fatigue (‘Burnout’).
Adrenal Fatigue (‘Burnout’) includes, but is not limited to: being tired for no reason, feeling run down and overwhelmed, having trouble getting up in the morning even though you’ve had a full night’s sleep, sweet and salty cravings, difficulty recovering from illness, heavy dependence on caffeine and energy products just to function and not really feeling the kick from them anymore.
Our ‘ADRENAL VIGOR’TM functional nutrition formulation has been specially researched and designed to naturally support and nourish our adrenal glands, especially by improving stress response (via a potent adaptogen herbs combination) – in order to assist preventing and/or neutralizing Adrenal Fatigue (“Burnout’), the very source of our tiredness, moodiness, and of the many other adverse health conditions described above.
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In conclusion, the daily supplementation with ADRENAL VIGOR TM may become a powerful ally for our body to counteract adrenal ‘burnout’, thus helping us enjoy a less stressful, happier life.