Adrenal glandular

Glandular therapy involves restoring a patient’s overall metabolism with purified extracts taken from animal endocrine or exocrine glands. The glands that this therapy replaces, usually the thyroid, thymus, or adrenal, produce specific and essential hormones that the body needs for different functions. Just as our bodies get worn out over time, these glands can stop working as well as they’re supposed to. This remedy is based on the belief that orally taking the right extract will rejuvenate the actions of the corresponding gland.

Adrenal Gland Function
The triangular adrenal glands sit atop the kidneys, and are endocrine glands that secrete hormones into the general circulation of the body. The hormones secreted by the adrenals are mainly involved in stress (epinephrine and norepinephrine) and steroidal functions (cortisol, aldosterone, and androgens). The first two are secreted by the surrounding adrenal cortex, and the last three are secreted by the adrenal medulla. These hormones are needed to carry out metabolic processes essential for life and help the body deal with stressful conditions. An unhealthy condition or illness can result if these glands are secreting too much or too little of any of these hormones.

When This Therapy is Needed
By some people, the symptoms related to adrenal fatigue may seem too general, but there is certainly an issue of adrenal exhaustion, and now there are even ways to treat it. Adrenal fatigue, or adrenal exhaustion, occurs when the adrenal glands aren’t functioning properly or optimally. This can often happen after long periods of emotional or physical stress, when the adrenal glands are in overload. There are many symptoms that can categorize adrenal fatigue, but here are some of the most common ones:

  • Excessive fatigue or exhaustion
  • Not getting enough deep sleep, or having sleep disturbances
  • Difficulties waking up and getting ready in the morning
  • Overwhelmed with stress
  • Craving salty or sweet foods
  • Slow recovery from injury
  • Slow recovery from exercise
  • Poor digestion
  • Small appetite
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating; “cloudy thinking”
  • Low immune function
  • Food allergies or environmental allergies
  • Always being cold
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Decreased libido, or sex drive
  • Increased, or worsened, symptoms during menstruation in women
  • Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar

A doctor will be the best person to diagnose these symptoms as adrenal exhaustion. Additionally, some diseases, such as Addison’s Disease, cause the adrenal glands to completely shut down because they are worked until they can no longer handle it. This disease, and other adrenal gland deficiency conditions, need to be fixed in a timely manner.

Benefits of Adrenal Therapy
Before choosing any type of adrenal glandular, consult with a physician to get an effective, potent, and safe product. After deciding on this, realize the nutritional benefits that can come from taking an adrenal glandular.

  1. Since the animal glands that these glandulars are extracted from are so similar to the glands in the human body, they are essentially a substitution that can perform exactly how they are supposed to. These biochemical compounds from animals can work perfectly in place of human adrenal glands.
  2. Not only do animal glands replace or strengthen the deficient glands, but they also provide nutritional qualities.  Glandular tissues are rich sources of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids, polypeptides, enzymes, and other important nutrients.
  3. As stated above, the glandular replacement extracts or quite similar to what they are supplementing, and are able to successfully work in this way. In adrenal deficiencies, the glands need to be regenerated from anew, and the replacement supplies the exact materials needed for this regeneration.
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