What are Adrenal Glands?
The adrenal glands (also known as suprarenal glands) sit atop the kidneys and are chiefly responsible for regulating the body's stress response through the synthesis of corticosteroids and catecholamines, including cortisol and adrenaline. In other words, the task of your adrenal glands is to rush all your body’s resources into “fight or flight” mode by increasing production of adrenaline and other hormones. When healthy, your adrenals can instantly increase your heart rate and blood pressure, release your energy stores for immediate use, slow your digestion and other secondary functions, and sharpen your senses.
Healthy adrenal gland secrete appropriate amounts of cortisol, a hormone fundamental to optimal health. When released in normal levels, cortisol is essential to helping our bodies respond in healthy ways to stress and supporting a healthy immune response—without cortisol the body cannot sustain life! Cortisol levels affect every tissue, organ and gland in the body. Balance is crucial.
As part of the comprehensive program of nutrition, diet, and lifestyle modification, you may want to consider some of the products listed below to help support the health of your endocrine system.*
Magnesium Supplements—Two out of three Americans run low on magnesium, mostly because of our diet. Supplementing with Magnesium can be especially important for those wishing to support adrenal health because of its role in helping to:
- Maintain blood pressure within normal limits.*
- Maintain healthy blood pressure/glucose levels.*
- Support energy production—magnesium is essential to ATP production: no magnesium, no energy!
- Promote a healthy mood, balanced response to stress.*
- Promote healthy muscle tone and function.*
- Support healthy athletic recovery.*
Most magnesium products are not easily absorbed—and many function as a laxative. Jigsaw's Magnesium w/SRT® addresses both issues and is the number one product we recommend to those starting out on their road to wellness.
Magnesium Supplements and Vitamin B Supplements—Promote healthy energy levels naturally with activated B vitamins and highly absorbable magnesium. Support your body's production of energy naturally. Sustain energy throughout the day. Promote restful sleep. Support metabolic system. Balance your sleep/wake cycles. Promote mental clarity, concentration and memory. Promote healthy muscle tone, function and endurance.*
Vitamin C Supplements—Many Americans do not get enough vitamin C from our diets. Supplementing with vitamin C can be especially important for those wishing to support adrenal health because of its role in helping to:
- Promote healthy adrenal gland function, which uses large amounts of vitamin C in a healthy stress response.*
- Promote healthy metabolism, healthy weight management, and healthy energy production by supporting the creation of carnitine, the amino acid responsible for transporting fat to mitochondria for conversion to energy.*
Complete Daily Mineral Vitamin Supplements—Maintain healthy vitamin and mineral levels, promote total body health, provide antioxidant support, support healthy energy production, support a healthy digestive system, support a healthy hormonal system, promote a healthy nervous system, promote healthy immune response, maintain mental and emotional well-being, promote a healthy mood and balanced response to stress, promote mental clarity, and maintain normal blood sugar levels.*
Please note: Jigsaw Health STRONGLY encourages you to work closely with your healthcare professional when identifying and promoting balanced hormone levels. This health goal REQUIRES professional guidance. If you need assistance finding a healthcare professional, visit Finding a Good Doctor. The information on this site is for educational purposes only—not intended to take the place of competent diagnosis and treatment by a licensed physician.