What Adrenal Support Supplements Should I Take?

By: Michael Lam, MD, MPH

Proper nutrition starts with diet, and adrenal support supplementsNutrition is the basis for a healthy body, and in no one is this more apparent than those suffering from Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome. The adrenal glands are worn down by chronic stress and the body is in a miserable state of function. Delivering the proper nutrition and adrenal support supplements to the body’s cells is vital to starting the repair and recovery process. But it isn’t quite as easy as popping a multivitamin. The right combination of nutrients must be provided at the correct time, or else the supplements won’t do anything or can actually make things worse.

What Adrenal Support Supplements Can Do for Your Body

Adrenal fatigue affects many systems in the body, and for proper recover it is crucial that aspects beyond just the adrenals are addressed. While a good diet is essential, supplementation is often necessary because of all the systems affected. In adrenal fatigue syndrome, it is common to also have imbalances in the neuroendocrine metabolic stress response which affects detoxification, metabolism, hormonal response, neuroaffect, cardionomic and inflammatory responses. In order to properly recover from adrenal fatigue syndrome, the entire body must be in balance, which includes these systems, and that is often only possible through a combination of nutrients.

The supplement industry has a huge array of choices, from pills to oils to powders, from many different makers for many different purposes. Often people will opt for a one-size-fits-all approach and take a single multivitamin tablet, while others pick and choose more specific adrenal support supplements based on their own reading or research. The question is: do the supplements work and does it even help at all for Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome?

Many sufferers will read that they need to take vitamin B complexes, vitamin C, magnesium, and pregnenolone supplements, among others, to help their adrenal glands recover. But how much should they take, when, how often, and for how long? Is the dosage for men different than for women? And on top of that, what kind? After all, a supplement in capsule form will disperse throughout your body at a different manner and speed than in liquid form. Knowing what supplements to take is important in AFS recovery, especially in advanced stages, because the body simply needs more than rest to regain its composure. Properly delivered micronutrients personalized for the sufferer can go a long way in the recovery process.

There are a huge number of adrenal support supplements availableWrong supplementation is a frequent mistake most people make, especially those who choose to self-navigate. Most people do not understand that supplements by themselves are neither good nor bad. When used in the right context, they are invaluable. When wrongly used, they can be very negative. Knowing what to use and how to use it, is a clinical art requiring decades of practice and physiological knowledge.

The best way is to find supplements specifically designed to provide nutritional support to repair and enhance adrenal function. Dr. Michael Lam has drawn on his many years of research and clinical experience to develop a family of adrenal support supplements to take the guesswork and experimentation out of finding the right nutrition for your adrenal glands. These tailor-made supplements are available at www.SupplementClinic.com.

For those in the later stages with severe Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome, another consideration must be taken. The body in these later stages is often so bent out of shape that the internal processes that use these nutrients can be clogged or blocked; even taking adrenal fatigue supplements can cause undesirable effects known as paradoxical reactions. Many supplements cannot be used during the initial recovery before the body is ready to accept them. In these cases, most supplements have to be introduced very gradually, just one at a time, as the body works out the kinks in its plumbing and gets on the road to recovery.

The speed, amount, and types of supplementation able to be tolerated, can vary greatly from person to person. Some regain their ability to tolerate most supplements relatively quickly, while others take multiple weeks and even months of slow progress to gradually introduce higher levels of nutritional support. But during this process, any attempt to exceed the body’s limits and take a little bit more to force a faster recovery, can actually cause more damage and set back the recovery. Because of the complexity of nutritional supplementation in the advanced stages of Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome, proper guidance by a qualified specialist is key for a steady climb back to optimal adrenal function and health.

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