The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys and rule the body. Their health is essential to maintaining the busy lifestyles we lead
Your Adrenal Hormones
The adrenals, small glands located above each kidney, produce a number of important
hormones. The adrenals’ inner medulla produces epinephrine and norepinephrine (adrenaline). Tumors of the adrenal medulla which produce excess epinephrine and norepinephrine are called pheochromocytomas. Deficiencies of the adrenal medulla that reduce the levels of these hormones do not give rise to clinical problems. Adrenals also contain an outer cortex, which produces hormones such as cortisol, aldosterone, testosterone, DHEA, DHEAS, androstenedione and estrogens. Cortisol and aldosterone are two of the most important hormones the body makes. Excesses or deficiencies of these hormones result in important clinical problems. Cortisol, a glucocorticoid, is the stress hormone and is involved in weight control, infection fighting, quality of skin and bones, and heart function. Its levels are the highest in the morning, and are increased by stress and severe illness. Too much cortisol from any cause leads to Cushing’s syndrome; the symptoms and signs of which include weight gain, stretch marks, bruising, extra hair growth, irregular periods in women, loss of muscle, trouble sleeping and emotional problems, such as depression. Too little cortisol is part of the syndrome called Addison’s disease, often marked by low energy, joint and abdominal pain, weight loss, diarrhea, fever, and electrolyte disturbances. If the adrenals are making too little cortisol, the pituitary compensates and makes more of the hormone, ACTH. If the pituitary is not working, both ACTH and cortisol levels may be low. Aldosterone is the salt-retaining hormone and is a mineralocorticoid. Excess of aldosterone leads to high blood pressure and low potassium. Deficiencies of aldosterone are much less appreciated than efficiencies of cortisol, and lead to low blood pressure and high pulse, especially on standing, the desire to eat salt (salt-craving), dizziness or lightheadedness on standing, and palpitations. Severe cases may lead to high potassium and low sodium in blood tests. When the adrenal is not making aldosterone, renin, a kidney hormone, increases. Other aspects of the autonomic nervous system have been found to be deficient in chronic fatigue syndrome.
Adrenal “Blast” has been formulated for those who need more mental and physical energy and want to limit or eliminate their use of caffeine, chocolate and sugar. Contains Lazered L-Caritine and R.N.A. for fast absorption and a Blast of Energy.
Formula #28-V is designed to improve physical and mental energy without the use of stimulants or animal glandulars. The brain uses adrenal hormones to slip into the sleep cycle.Sleeping better = a healthier, happier facial expression.
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