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linky123
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Can anyone recommend a good supplement to help support the adrenals?

Pretty sure mine are shot.

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herbpharm eleuthero which runs around $12 or so at raisin rack or whole foods.

Also, orthomolecular adrenall works well too, but it has the eleuthero in it and is more expensive.

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It's really best to know if you have high or low cortisol levels. If testing is out of the question, then stick to adaptagens.

Ortho Adren-all contains licorice root which is used for increasing cortisol levels.

Here is a good article that will help you:

http://holisticprimarycare.net/topics/topics-h-n/herbal-medicine/1242-herbal-options-for-managing-adrenal-fatigue.html

New Chapter has a nice formula with only adaptagens:

http://www.newchapter.com/take-care/stress-take-care

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Topic: NATURAL SLEEP & ADRENAL SUPPORT
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Eleuthero, rhodiola, ashwgandha.

Licorice root also, if you have low blood pressure.

**Keep an eye on your blood pressure if you take licorice, because it will raise it. If it gets too high, go off of it for a few days, and then start again at a lower dosage.

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Be careful to "do" licorice root primarily earlier in the day -- and it's best combined with other things. Alone, it can be a bit too stimulating for some of us.

Same with rhodiola. Alone, not past mid-afternoon until see how it works for you. Also "plays best with others."
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Cortisol Manager helps me (1 at night), but my cortisol is high throughout the day and night.

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It's important to know your cortisol levels because I could have sworn that mine were low and that I needed Cortef.

Nope, the levels were high during all 4 points on the saliva test.

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Isn't it hard to find a mainstream md who believes in adrenal fatigue?

I have heard they don't really recognize it until the adrenals become exhausted and a dx of Addison's Disease.

No alternative doctors around here, so I just figured I'd have to work on this by myself.

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Hi Linky. Check out pantethine.

http://www.drlam.com/opinion/pantethine.asp

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I take Cytozyme-AD from Biotics Research Corporation.

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Also check out bioidentical progesterone:

http://www.drlam.com/blog/adrenal-fatigue-and-hormone-therapy-part-2/1652/

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