Supplement of the week…..Nutri adrenal extra

So many of the people I see in clinic are adrenally fatigued. This term means that our adrenal glands are tried and what this means to you and me is that we are not coping with stress in a healthy way.

The adrenal glands are in charge of the hormone cortisol which we release when we are in a stressful situation, due to our lifestyles now we are in a perpetual state of stress unlike ever before. In theory we should release cortisol in the morning to wake us up and simply put, it should reduce throughout the day long until the melatonin takes over and we fall asleep. Then there are times where there is a spike in cortisol if we are in a specifically stressful situation and need to be sharp .. this is called the  ‘fight or flight’ response. It is meant to be a short sharp burst that makes us super aware and makes our response times faster, but nowadays this is how we exist all the time!

If we’re not careful we are going to exhaust these little glands so much that they will give up all together, possibly leaving us with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.. Not fun!

 

This supplement is made especially for the support of the adrenals, containing an adrenal concentrate full of the amino acids you need to support your glands. Lots of B vitamins which help with energy metabolism and vitamin C which is great for the adrenal glands. There is also chromium to help with blood sugar levels and zinc, which contributes to so many processes in the body, and a mineral that many of us are deficient in.

If you are going through a particularly stressful time and things are super busy then I would recommend a 3 month course! This is Nutri brand specific supplement, but there are others that are similar out there, so there is a choice. And at the very least you should be taking a B complex to help your nervous system.

Food sources of vitamin B , chromium and zinc include nuts, seeds, green leafy veg,meat, fish and blue green algae. In order to get the amino acids you need make sure you are eating enough good quality lean proteins. Doing yoga and meditation are very restorative too, be kind to yourself.