Thursday, September 19, 2013

Take control of your stress before it controls you

Are you feeling overworked, stressed and burnt out?  Then likely your adrenal glands (stress glands) are exhausted and not functioning optimally.  Your adrenal glands release your stress hormones – adrenaline and cortisol.  Under mild to moderate amounts of stress, small amounts of these hormones are released, which is normal.  However if you suffer from chronic and severe long-term stress, the adrenal glands are releasing large amounts of these hormones and eventually they are overworked and then shut down.  That is where stress management is extremely important.  Exercise, deep breathing, meditation and massage are just a few stress management activities that are beneficial.  Eating a healthy diet and ensuring you get enough B vitamins are also helpful.  Some supplements that are great in supporting the adrenal glands include ADHS by Biotics, TAD+ by Genestra and Cortrex by Thorne.  These supplements contain a combination of herbs and nutrients that are formulated to directly target the adrenal glands.  Even though these are natural supplements, it is best to check with you healthcare provider to ensure that they are right for you as they could possibly interact with medications or other supplements you are taking.