This time of year seems to be a stressful season for my patients. Between kids finishing up with school, seasonal allergies, spring cleaning, and the tremendous amount of rain Washington, DC has endured- many of my patients seem to be under the weather and exhausted. I’ve been checking in with my patients and discussing a tiny paired endocrine gland, that may need a little extra love when they are stressed.
The Adrenal Glands.
The Adrenal Glands are endocrine glands that sit on top of the kidneys. These glands, though tiny, have some pretty big responsibilities. There are two areas we think about with the Adrenal Glands: the cortex and the medulla.
The Adrenal Cortex
Produces mineralcorticoids (adolesterone) which helps to regulate blood pressure
Produces glucocorticoids (cortisol) which is helpful in the body’s response to illness and regulating metabolism
Produces androgens (DHEA and testosterone)
The Adrenal Medulla
Produces catecholamines (adrenaline) which is responsible for your “flight or fight” response to stress, meaning- how you physically respond to a stressful environment
A solution I have to give your adrenal glands some extra TLC if you’re feeling stressed is:
Standard Process’ DRENAMIN
Standard Process’ website boasts the following:
Drenamin supports adrenal function and helps maintain emotional balance.*
Promotes healthy adrenal gland function
Encourages a healthy response to everyday environmental stresses and supports immune system response function
Maintains energy production
Supports a balanced mood
Good source of antioxidant vitamin C
Contains a combination of key ingredients from Cataplex® C, Cataplex® G, and Drenatrophin® PMG*
and I couldn’t agree more!
The main vitamins and minerals in Drenamin include Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Niacin, and Vitamin B6. And, for less than $15 a bottle- how could you go wrong? Mention this blog for an extra 25% discount!
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