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what are the best supplement instead of cortisol for adrenal fatigue?

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Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
May not need it: Adrenal fatigue is often a fake diagnosis. The adrenal makes cortisol and adrenaline, which are stress hormones. People who are stressed out and having trouble coping are sometimes persuaded that it’s the adrenal’s fault. This is usually not true. Poor adrenal function is determined by an acth (cotrosyn) stim test, and not by measuring just one blood or saliva level. See an endocrinologist.
Answered on Apr 28, 2013

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Adrenal fatigue?: Never heard of this term. Can you please be more specific.
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Yes : Agree and recommend you follow diagnoses by Endocrinologist

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