5 Best supplements for adrenal fatigue (WITH dosage suggestions!)

5 Best supplements for adrenal fatigue (WITH dosage suggestions!)

Hi, I’m Dr Janelle Sinclair. In today’s video we’re going to discuss the
5 best supplements for adrenal fatigue. These include herbs and vitamins for the adrenal
glands and I’ll discuss one common mistake lots of people are making. You’ll want to stick around to the end if
you’re having problems with your sleep. If you haven’t met me before, I’m Dr Janelle
Sinclair, I’ve got a PhD in biochemistry and I’m a natural medicine practitioner who specialises
in mental health. And on this YouTube channel, you’ll find practical
videos discussing effective and safe natural therapies for depression and anxiety. So if you have depression or anxiety along
with adrenal fatigue, I recommend that you subscribe to this channel to learn more. So let’s get into it. ADRENAL FATIGUE SUPPLEMENT 1: Adaptogenic
herbs Adaptogenic herbs are one of the most well-known
and best supplements for adrenal fatigue. They include ashwagandha, astragalus, Ginseng,
eleuthero, and maca. They’re called adaptogens because of their
unique ability to “adapt” their function according to your body’s specific needs. If you have low cortisol, it helps to increase
adrenal function, and if you have high cortisol it will help to decrease it. You’ll usually get these adaptogenic herbs
in a combination formula, so giving you a dosage recommendation isn’t possible as each formulation will be different. So take as recommended on the packet. I have a word of warning for you however. Lots of adrenal support products include the
herb Licorice root. This is a wonderful herb for those people
that are truly adrenal fatigued. Some people however have the symptoms of adrenal
fatigue, but don’t have completely warn out adrenals. If you’re already making lots of cortisol
you don’t want to take licorice root, as it could make you more anxious, or make it harder
for you to get to sleep. So if you haven’t had extensive adrenal testing
done, err on the side of caution and use a formula that doesn’t include licorice root,
or at least be mindful that licorice root isn’t right for everyone. And with all these supplements I talk about
today, if you’re on any medication or have some health issues, please check out any potential
contraindications before starting any supplements. ADRENAL FATIGUE SUPPLEMENT 2: Vitamin B5 Vitamin B5 or Pantothenic Acid is a really important vitamin for the adrenal glands and is found in higher levels in the adrenal glands than other cells of the body. It plays a role in producing and modulating
cortisol and other stress hormones. It also supports the metabolism of our food
into energy, and is involved in the production of acetylcholine a key neurotransmitter. Standard doses of vitamin B5 for adrenal fatigue
are 250-500mg per day. If you tolerate B vitamins, you may like to
take a B complex that is specifically formulated for stress. It will include all of the B vitamin’s but
have a higher than standard dose of vitamin B5. And here’s a bonus tip for you:
If you’ve got adrenal fatigue it’s most likely that you’ll also be struggling with hypoglycemia,
that is unbalanced blood sugars. I’ve got another video dedicated to that topic
that you will definitely want to check out, especially if you have issues with anxiety. ADRENAL FATIGUE SUPPLEMENT 3: Vitamin C The adrenal glands contain the highest concentration of vitamin C of any part of the body, so that
indicates just how important it is and why it is one of the best supplements for adrenal
fatigue. Vitamin C is involved in making adrenal hormones,
and is a powerful antioxidant within the adrenal gland. Now there’s not a standard recommended dose
for vitamin C. It’s really about what your body needs and what your bowels can tolerate. You see Vitamin C has a laxative effect, and
you want to take as much vitamin C as you can but not too much that you have diarrhea
or tummy pains. I would suggest aiming for about 2000- 5000mg
per day. Typically, the more chronic and severe your
stress, the more vitamin C is necessary. ADRENAL FATIGUE SUPPLEMENT 4: Adrenal glandulars. The adrenal glandular supplements are literally
made from pigs or cows adrenal glands. They take the adrenals from healthy animals,
lyophilise them, and then put the adrenal extracts into a capsule. This is an excellent supplement to take if
you have severe adrenal fatigue, as it’s very good at rebuilding the adrenal glands. Take 1 or 2 capsules, 1 to three times per
day. Higher doses are used for more chronic and
severe cases. ADRENAL FATIGUE SUPPLEMENT 5: Phosphatidylserine. Phosphatidylserine is a fatty substance called
a phospholipid. It covers and protects the cells in your brain
and carries messages between them. Phosphatidylserine is not a well-known supplement,
but it is great at calming down the adrenal stress, and lowering high cortisol. Now technically for anyone that has true adrenal
fatigue you won’t need this. But many people with symptoms of adrenal fatigue
will have low cortisol in the morning, but will have high cortisol at night. The high cortisol at night, can give rise
to anxiety and difficulty getting or staying asleep. So if you’re struggling with sleep phosphatidylserine
may be really helpful for you. Standard dosages for phosphatidylserine is
200-300mg 30 minutes before bed. If you’re fatigued, stressed, depressed or
anxious you will want to check out my videos on Vitamin D and depression, and Zinc, anxiety
and depression. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you in the
next video.

18 thoughts on “5 Best supplements for adrenal fatigue (WITH dosage suggestions!)

  1. Have you tried any of these adrenal supplements before? Which ones did you find worked that best? Which ones haven't you tried?

  2. Thanks for that very enlightening clip, Dr Janelle. A lot of us dread the monthly mood issues! I hope this will help many women (and all those around them! ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  3. I have been struggling with anxiety/depression for 10 years or so. I have recently tried Ashwagandha root powder and it seemed to help for the first week or so but now when I take it I notice my resting heart rate is much higher then normal and I get more dizzy spells. Only taking recommended dose on the package. Recently watched your blood sugar video and got me thinking so I took my blood sugar and after eating I have a 90mg after eating reading. Checked last night after fasting for 4-5 hours and was 80mg reading. Iโ€™m trying a magnesium/calcium/zinc mixture to try and help. Would love to see a video on l theanine as well. Nervous about trying 5-htp. Sorry for long winded comment just so many questions and not many results for me. Thank you so much for your videos!

  4. Hi Janelle, how safe is it to take adrenal supplements such as cortex and phostadytlserine daily? For some reason when I take PS it makes me energetic which is good, but also a bit "shaky irritable". On the other hand cortex, helps, but makes me really sleepy, so I actually take that to help me sleep and not during day. It is a bit strange, so wondering if there are any potential pitfalls of taking these two supplements every day long term. Thanks.

  5. Ever since I started taking b5(100mg) Iโ€™ve noticed I donโ€™t get hungry that often and I can go longer without food, is this normal?

  6. I found this very enlightening thank you doctor. I'm caregiver for My daughter age 45 who is schizophrenic/major depressive. She's on amisulpride and fluoxetine. Which supplements would you suggest she can safely use for Adrenal Fatigue?

  7. Great video Dr. Sinclair. I've seen plenty of Phosphatidylcholine supplements around but not much Phosphatidylserine. Are they interchangeable?

  8. @drjanellesinclair
    How can I test adrenal, cortisol, hormone levels? I have KAISER and when I bring up these issues they say โ€œoh your fineโ€

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