Adrenal Support does exactly what it’s named after; support the adrenals! The adrenal glands are a pair of triangular-shaped organs that rest on top of the kidneys. Each gland normally weighs about 5 grams, slightly less than 1/5 ounce, and is made up of two parts, the cortex, or the outer section, which is responsible for the production of cortisone, and the medulla, or central section, which secretes adrenaline. The adrenal cortex helps maintain the salt and water balance in the body and is also involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates and the regulation of blood sugar. In addition, the cortex produces a sex hormone similar to that secreted by the testes.
When the body is over stressed (ether physically or emotionally), when there is an increased demand for the adrenaline hormone or when someone has poor dietary habits (such as- the over use of coffee, white flour, sugar, alcohol and other stimulants) the adrenal glands suffer. People can find that their adrenals become easily stressed and that their dependency for stimulants increase to maintain energy levels. The adrenal glands are now over worked and are unable to produce (at normal levels) the adrenal hormone. The result may be dehydration, which interferes with nutrient delivery and contributes to aging and kidney problems, reduced cardio out-put, hypertension and heart attacks. Anxiety, disrupted sleep patterns and irregular energy levels are also often attributed to stressed adrenal glands.
When the adrenal glands are working at high levels all day- every day, the body will create higher levels of the hormone, cortisol (often referred to as the stress hormone). Although (in small amounts) cortisol regulates blood sugar/inflammation, Cortisol also eats muscle! Muscle is needed to burn fat. Therefore, the body begins to store fat and muscle loss is destroying the body. The heart is the muscle that is hit first because all of the blood travels through it. The heart is weakened and then a heart attack is inevitable.
The “Ragland’s Test” is an easy way to see if your adrenals are in balance. To preform the test you will need to a blood pressure (wrist) cuff so that you can monitor your own reading.
Instructions: Lie down flat. Begin your test by pressing the start button on the wrist cuff. In approximately 30 seconds you will see two separate numbers appear on the digital screen. The top number is the Systolic pressure. The bottom number will be your Diastolic pressure. For the purpose of this test, we are only interested in your top number, or Systolic pressure. After seeing the top number display, you must now stand up and within 10 seconds push the “start” button on the blood pressure cuff again. When the Systolic pressure appears a 2nd time, take note of the difference between the lying down pressure and standing pressure. The Systolic pressure should not move or change more than 4 points ether higher or lower.
For Example: Laying down the pressure may read 120/80 – standing pressure may read 129/83 so the difference would be 9 points Below is the chart to compare your adrenal out-put to the generally accepted standard:
+ 15 and over
+ 5 to + 14
0 to 4 + or –
– 5 to – 14
– 15 and lower
While our adrenal glands are made to funtion at high rates, this should not happen for sustained periods of time. Prolonged high activity negatively effects hormone out-put. Eventually, (like any organ or muscle) the adrenal gland can fatigue. If you are ready to get your body back in working order then order a bottle of Adrenal Support today!