The term “Adrenal” comes from the Latin “ad” meaning “over” and “renal” meaning “kidney,” that is to say, over the kidneys. The adrenal glands are tiny glands that weigh less than a couple of grapes. Nevertheless, these glands are essential to life and health, controlling things like sodium, glucose and hormones like epinephrine, norepinephrine and reproductive hormones.

Your adrenals monitor your body’s stress levels, whether that be physical or emotional. In today’s world, these stresses might very well be environmental stressors like noise and heavy metals, financial stress like credit card accounts and car payments, dysfunctional family, poor food choices, pesticides and herbicides in food, water and air, work stresses…well, you get the idea. We are designed to handle a certain amount of stress, but when that becomes too much too often, our adrenal glands may have trouble keeping up.

Working on stress management means addressing as many of the stressors as possible. That will help your body stay in a more ideal zone for more ideal health. Even though you are working to keep stressors at a manageable level, you, like many people will need some help in the form of a supplement.

The product we use and recommend in many cases is AdrenalGenix, a BetterGenix product.

AdrenalGenix is a broad-spectrum product designed to help with a wide range of adrenal responses. That means that AdrenalGenix is formulated to support the adrenal gland’s role in:

  • Stress Management
  • Healthy Cortisol Levels
  • Immune Support
  • Improved Energy
  • Healthy Glucose Levels

If we are under chronic stress, our bodies product more cortisol. For a short time this increased cortisol is a good thing, but over time you can experience negative effects like memory problems, blood sugar imbalance, increase in body fat, immune suppression, gastro-intestinal problems, fertility and other reproductive issues.

We often see hypoglycemia tendencies in people with stressed adrenals. Hypoglycemia will contribute to fatigue and brain fog. I was taught that in some cases a person may first develop hypoglycemia as a precursor to Type II or Type III diabetes.

For people trying to rebuild their adrenal function, we recommend starting with one AdrenalGenix capsule in the morning and one at lunch. Over several days increase that to 4 to 5 capsules per day, maybe three in the a.m. and two at lunch. You will probably need to be on a supplement for many months while your adrenal glands slowly normalize.

You can adjust the dose according to the stress of the day which you can monitor by noting your energy and level of well-being.

AdrenalGenix is a great substitute for Adaptocrine. We personally made the switch about three years ago.