'Tis the Season for Adrenal Support

Posted on by Paula Gallagher

stressedYesterday's blog was dedicated to keeping stress low around meal planning for the holidays. But let's be honest, there are many other stressors around this time of year. From dealing with relationships to worrying about finances, and just time management in general, holiday stress can impact your health. Keep your endocrine system strong by taking vitamins, herbs, and homeopathic remedies to help you deal with stress. The endocrine system is a collection of glands that regulates our body temperature and hormones and balances our chemistry. Our nervous system and our endocrine system function together, and the adrenal glands are the primary communication link between the two. Chronic stimulation of the nervous system (e.g., from stress) will impact the healthy functioning of our adrenal glands. This will in turn impair other glands in our endocrine system (such as the thyroid). The adrenal glands are at the front lines when it comes to stress, constantly safeguarding our health, and therefore supporting or restoring the functioning of these glands is critical. Consider taking multiple approaches to restoring balance to your adrenal glands, and remember that Village Green Apothecary can help you choose the right supplements for you. Homeopathic: Homeopathic remedies can support or heal both emotional and physical exhaustion and go a long way toward restoring vitality. Homeopaths may prescribe combination stress remedies or opt for single remedies such as phosphoric acid or nux vomica. Herbal: There are many herbs available to improve mood, mental performance, stamina and immunity. Some of the most commonly used are Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus), Rhodiola rosea, ashwagandha, astragalus and schisandra. Vitamins: The amino acid tyrosine and the B vitamin pantothenic acid (B5) can be overused and eventually depleted under stress conditions, and both the adrenal glands and the thyroid need these critical nutrients. In addition to a comprehensive multi-vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant formula, consider including tyrosine and pantothenic acid for adrenal support. Pathway Adrenal Support includes many of the above nutrients to support the body’s stress response. Photo from here, with thanks.