Your adrenal glands greatly impact how you feel. These 2 walnut-sized glands sit above your kidneys and are responsible for manufacturing important hormones, regulating normal blood sugar, regulating your body's mineral supply, and producing and maintaining your body's energy levels(1).*
And, when these "small but mighty" organs are not functioning properly it wreaks havoc in your body -- leaving you tired, exhausted and weak.*
Stress is the main culprit contributing to depleting your adrenal glands of essential nutrients needed to function optimally.*
Here's 5 signs your adrenal glands are under stress:
- Bloating (water retention)
- Poor immune system
- Low energy
- Tired in the morning and more energy in the evening
- Cravings for salty foods
In order to support and replenish your adrenal glands there are three main nutrients they crave -- Vitamin C, potassium and sodium.*
Vitamin C is critical for proper adrenal function. Not only is the highest concentration of Vitamin C found in your adrenal glands, but your adrenals depend on Vitamin C for the production of numerous hormones. And, when you do not have sufficient Vitamin C levels, it can cause an excess release of the "stress" hormone, cortisol (2).*
Sodium is important because when your adrenal glands are taxed, sodium levels drop below normal and sodium starts to excrete through urine. What's worse, it takes water with it which could lead to a dehydrated state.*
Furthermore, when your adrenal glands are taxed, they produce less aldosterone -- an important hormone that when not at optimal levels disrupts sodium balance.*
Potassium reacts with Vitamin C to help lower cortisol levels. Cortisol is what is referred to as the "stress hormone" and rises when you're under stress. When your adrenal glands are overworked due to stress, it causes potassium levels in the blood to become disrupted (3).*
That's why we carefully and thoughtfully formulated Jigsaw Adrenal Cocktail™ to combine Wholefood Vitamin C, Potassium Bicarbonate, and Redmond’s Real Salt® to easily and conveniently replenish your adrenal glands.
(1) Sepel, Jessica. "Why Nurturing Your Adrenals Is The Key To Optimal Health." MindBodyGreen. MindBodyGreen, LLC., 11 Jan. 2013. WEb. 14 May 2015.
(2) "Facts About Vitamin C and Adrenal Fatigue." AdrenalFatigueRecovery. Deliberately Healthy, LLC, n.d. Web. 14 May 2015.
(3) How to Fix Adrenal Fatigue with 1 Easy Drink- Thomas DeLauer