such as problems in the workplace or in family life. In these times It’s natural to be anxious and stressed. Even though the best solution to this is to learn how to manage stress with tools like meditation and EFT, it is also helpful to take natural supplements during these times, since they can help replenish our system when it is depleted by stress and tension.
Dietary supplements play an essential role in the prevention of adrenal fatigue and recovery. They do no speed up the recovery, but they are often necessary for healing to take place. This is important because when the body is weak and malnourished, it does not have the strength and capacity to bring about health and symptom relief.
The following supplements represent a comprehensive supplements package for the treatment and management of adrenal fatigue and to support the nervous system:
2. Vitamin E (800 IU of mixed tocopherols per day). Not essential to adrenal health but it is essential for enzymatic reactions in the adrenal cascade.
3. Vitamin B complex. These vitamins play several distinct roles in nervous system function, for example, vitamin B3 is essential for the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and vitamin B1 is required for the normal functioning of nerves. Therefore, B-vitamins are beneficial for adrenal and nervous system health, it is easier to buy a complete B complex supplement than trying to buy all of them separately. The supplement should contain at least: Pantothenic acid 1,500 mg, B6 – 50 to 100 mg, Niacin – 25 to 50 mg, B12.
essential for the enzyme and energy generation necessary for the adrenal hormone production like cortisol to deal with stress. When there is not enough magnesium in your body, the stress response can trigger with less stimulus, leading to increased irritability and frustration.
5. Other trace minerals such as manganese, selenium, molybdenum, chromium, copper, iodine, zinc and other micronutrients. Note that the diet outlined in chapter nine of my book “Multidimensional Health” is a good source of these minerals as well as magnesium.
or seed oil, such as flax and chia seed (about 6 grams per day). Intake of Omega-3 fatty acids has not only been associated with nerve health, it has also been correlated with better mood and a positive outlook. It also contributes to improving the structure of the areas of the brain associated with emotions and helps maintain cognitive function and memory in our brains as we grow older.
meet daily requirements for your daily nutrients and to only use supplements as a backup.
However, when people are under chronic stress, these nutrients get depleted faster than what you can consume them in food. Therefore, in times of chronic stress and anxiety, I would encourage that in addition to focusing on eating a healthy diet you supplement.
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Until next week,
Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.