Last Modified on Apr 19, 2015
Our adrenal glands are essential for many bodily processes. These glands produce various essential hormones needed by every bodily system. When either too much or too little of a hormone is produced, there is a major problem. However, there are a number of disorders which interfere with the proper functioning of the adrenal glands. Natural remedies can help to boost our energy levels, making it easier to deal with the problem.
Cushing's Syndrome occurs when too much cortisol is produced, causing physical abnormalities and a complex set of symptoms. Prolonged use of steroids produces similar symptoms. This is most commonly caused by tumors of the adrenal or pituitary glands. Cushing's sufferers normally have 'moon' faces and 'buffalo' humps (fat between the shoulders). Other common problems associated with Cushing's are obesity, hypertension, diabetes, excessive body hair, weakness and menstrual and/or sexual difficulties.
Cancer of the Adrenal Gland are very rare, identified by an overproduction of hormones. Excess amounts of cortisol and masculizing hormones may be produced.
Tumors of the Adrenal Glands may be cancerous or benign and are normally surgically removed.
Adrenal fatigue occurs when the adrenal glands function at a lower level than is required. The most common symptom is extreme fatigue which is not helped by sleep or rest. It can arise during periods of prolonged stress or after acute or chronic infection. It is often undiagnosed for some time as the onset can be gradual and people assume that they are 'just tired'.
Many of us who experience adrenal fatigue wonder if there is any end in sight, often questioning, “Will I always be tired?” It's necessary to make lifestyle changes in order to feel better. Natural cures for adrenal fatigue include simple home remedies, especially apple cider vinegar and Vitamin B complex. Often, adrenal fatigue is a lifestyle problem, but even when we know we should, it's hard to slow down. Natural remedies will increase energy levels, and who doesn't need that?
Natural Remedies to Boost Our Energy Levels
1. Vitamin B-Complex
The B vitamins are responsible for metabolism in the body and help boost energy levels naturally.
2. Licorice Root
Licorice root helps the body use cortisol, a hormone that helps keep the body more effectively balanced, which also improves energy levels.
3. Coconut Oil
Virgin, organic coconut oil is a well-balanced fat. When paired with a whole foods diet, coconut oil helps sustain energy levels.
Unfortunately, adrenal fatigue is not a condition that manifests overnight, so it canï¿½TMt be fixed overnight either. If you are dealing with this condition, stick to a strict regimen of reducing stress, staying active and using nutritional supports. Over time, you willl see the difference.
Continue reading below for many more tips from our readers who have experimented with natural remedies to cure problems of the adrenal glands, including adrenal fatigue, and let us know if one of these treatments worked for you!
[YEA] First, see if you can find a doctor who believes in adrenal fatigue and do the cortisol saliva test. Alternative DR's, DO's, ND's are a good place to start. Prescription cortisol will help a lot.
If that doesn't work, try Adrenal Cortex 250 mg, 1-2 each in morning and 1-2 each at noon. It's important to take twice a day to keep the levels up through the afternoon
If that doesn't work enough, add Licorice root, 450 mg 1-2ea, 2 times per day. Licorice will help keep the cortisol that you do have, circulating longer.
I've been taking the Adrenal cortex for a few years, but adding Licorice root did make a positive difference. I didn't feel an "over abundance" of energy like a stimulant, but the afternoon "crash" doesn't happen and I can get a lot done.
Replied by Sarah
Los Angeles, Ca