Adrenal & Stress

Adrenal health supplements support daily adrenal function, to help the body cope with stressors and healthy stress responses.

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Adrenal & Stress

Adrenal Health Support Supplements 

The adrenals are small, triangular-shaped glands above the kidneys and respond to stress by releasing hormones as part of the “fight or flight” response, which often results in potential blood pressure changes and heart rate. Adrenal hormones, like cortisol and adrenaline, help regulate metabolism, the immune system, and other essential functions. Targeted nutritional supplementation helps the adrenal glands to work with the brain and mediate stress, support energy levels, maintain weight and metabolism, and secrete healthy testosterone.  

Adrenal Health Support Nutrients  

  • Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) is an ancient, nutritional herb with health benefits to support anxiety, stress and balanced mood, while offering an adaptogenic benefit for both physical and mental endurance.  
  • Vitamins B5 (pantothenic acid), this specific vitamin is involved in supporting and nourishing the adrenal glands for a healthy stress response. 
  • Vitamin C as an antioxidant vitamin that needs to be replenished daily, this can help restore a healthy stress response and support the overall coping mechanism of long-term stress.  
  • Magnesium for stress, potentially affects the body’s stores of this mineral. Magnesium helps to modulate the activity of the body’s stress-response system, by activating the parasympathetic nervous system, allowing you to feel calm, relaxed and able to cope with stress.  
  • Cordyceps Sinensis is a fruiting body mushroom extract, rich in nutrients to support daily physical performance. Supports healthy stamina and energy levels. 
  • Siberian Ginseng (Eleuthero Senticosus) an adaptogenic herb, which supports the body’s natural ability to adapt to stress, as well as mental endurance and metabolic efficiency. 

Tips for Adrenal Health and Stress Support 

  • Eat meals regularly and try and eat breakfast within an hour after waking. 
  • Try to avoid processed foods and instead base your diet on fruit and vegetables, lean protein and healthy fats, with low carbohydrate foods. 
  • Include exercise, but at times gentle exercise may be a better option to high impact exercise, if stress levels are high. 
  • Get adequate amounts of REM sleep to ensure that the body is having time to restore in the ‘rest and digest mode, a way the body balances from the daily ‘fight and flight’ mode. 
  • Limit caffeine drinks as these can potential be too stimulating for the adrenal glands, especially when stress levels are high. 
  • Try incorporating relaxation techniques like meditation and remember to laugh and have fun with friends, family and colleagues.  
  • Make time to get creative, learn a new language or take on an interesting hobby. 


Signs and symptoms of adrenal health concerns may include, feelings of ongoing fatigue, body aches, unexplained weight loss, low blood pressure, light-headedness, loss of body hair, skin discoloration (hyperpigmentation).

The suggested treatment plan for healthy adrenal function offers the following, with a good diet that is high in healthy nutrient intake and low in sugar, caffeine and processed foods. Consider supplementing with adrenal support products, to help manage and maintain your adrenal health long term, including targeted nutritional supplements that include specific vitamins and minerals; B5, B6, and B12, as well as Vitamin C and mineral magnesium. Make certain you are getting sufficient sleep to help rebuild and sustain your adrenal health. Manage a good diet and eat regularly to support the nourishment of your adrenal glands. Try to manage stress with a strategic plan to support your daily work and home stress.

These nutrients are integral in supporting the health of adrenal glands and naturally managing cortisol levels. B Complex vitamins support our adrenal glands and nervous system, to help deal with ongoing stress. Interestingly, we use up Vitamin C a lot faster when we are stressed. These are water soluble vitamins that need to be replenished daily, through the diet but often through supplementation. Magnesium as a much-needed mineral, aids by calming and supporting the nervous system, supporting sleep, managing stress levels and maintaining energy production.

‘Adrenal fatigue’ can be described as having the typical indicators of physical and emotional stress, for example; lack of energy and drive, moodiness and irritability, inability to cope with stress, blood sugar level fluctuations, blood pressure issues and skin health concerns. Other more physiological signs can be; physical enlargement of the adrenal glands, upper body obesity with round face and neck and thinning arms and legs.