FAQ: What Are The Benefits of Taking Supplements for Adrenal Fatigue?

Which nutrients have proven to be the most effective supplements for adrenal fatigue?Q:Is taking glutathione regularly a good way to reduce oxidative stress in the body? Has does vitamin C increases its absorption?

A:Glutathione is a great antioxidant and perhaps the best one for intracellular function because it, unlike many anti-oxidants, can penetrate and cross cell walls when others cannot. On top of that, it also recycles other antioxidants, vitamin C being one of them. Lastly, it acts as a gentle liver cleanser and chelator of toxins and unwanted heavy metals in the body.

Q:I have had a lot of leg cramps lately, and some restless leg. Is that caused by my Adrenal Fatigue? What can I do to help minimize the cramps and restlessness?

A:There are many reasons for leg cramps, ranging from electrolyte imbalance to toxic overload, psychogenic issues and circulation dysfunction. A thorough workup is recommended if symptoms get worse. Magnesium is a natural muscle relaxant and a trial course can be considered. You may want to keep a stress journal and a food journal to find out if there is anything that could be causing the cramps or restless legs.

There are a wide variety of supplements for adrenal fatigue/Q:Why is it so much harder for someone living with Adrenal Fatigue to be able to consume and process herbs or glandulars?

A:Even though some are billed as adaptogens, the fundamental properties of most of the commonly used glandulars (and some herbs) in the Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome setting are designed to stimulate your body and your metabolism in order to increase energy, and thus you can feel better from time to time. Long term, your body temp and fatigue will tend to plateau and often start getting worse. Glandulars are good in mild stages but tend to backfire as you advance and it does not give enough support at the root level for most, and hence over time, people get worse after an initial sense of improvement.

Q:Are digestive enzymes always advisable for someone dealing with Adrenal Fatigue?

A:Digestion issues, such as diarrhea, constipation, gastritis, acid reflux, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome are common in Adrenal Fatigue. This can be due to many reasons, including assimilation as well as internal dysbiosis issues so taking digestive enzymes would be helpful. Taking too much can cause diarrhea so you do have to be careful.

You should adhere to a schedule when taking supplements for adrenal fatigue/Q:What is the best way to stay consistent with supplements and diet when faced such a busy schedule?

A:You have to decide what is more important, your health or your schedule. Put the time of taking supplements into your schedule. Preplan your meals so you are not taken by surprise.