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Supplements For Adrenal Support
Supplements is also known as Vitamins and supplements. A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Why supplements?: Your thyroid and adrenals are precisely regulated by the pituitary and other factors. If your thyroid and adrenal are functioning normally, then you don't need supplements, and they will not help you. If your thyroid or adrenals are underactive, then you need to take hormone replacement. Best done by a doctor who knows about this (eg. An endocrinologist). Not someone who sells his own supplement. ...Read more
Safe, but ineffectiv: If you truly have adrenal insufficiency, dhea alone is not adequate replacement, and you will need additional hormones including glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids. "adrenal imbalance", "adrenal fatigue" etc are really pseudo-diseases, not well characterized, and it probably wont hurt to take dhea. ...Read more
Are the supplements adren-all, reacted multi-min, pregnenalone, phosphatidylserine bad for liver? I got put on these for adrenal stress, have ab pain
There is NO: Such thing as adrenal stress, it's an internet myth. Also, those supplements won't help you in any way. Who knows what's in them or what harm it could do -- but they can't do any good. Since you don't have a disease, why try to treat it with something that can'y help and may harm? ...Read more
Formal testing: Only by performing formal dynamic adrenal stimulation (so called acth stimulation test) that a full assessment of the adrenal-pituitary axis be assessed and be determined if cortisol (or its equivalent) supplementation is needed. The is no medical literature to date to support the notion that use of adrenal "by product" remedies (available over the counter with no prescription) are helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why take adrenal?: Bovine adrenal cortex will contain a mixture of steroids, especially cortisol. This will suppress your natural adrenal output, and can cause diabetes, osteoporosis, central obesity, and on and on. Google "cushing's syndrome" and "side effects of steroids" to get the picture. Why do this? ...Read more
Not really: The adrenal makes cortisol and adrenaline, both of 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. See an endocrinologist if you have concerns. You don't need a supplement, just healthy living and stress reduction. ...Read more
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