Restoration is an important part of overall health and vitality. Especially with our modern busy lifestyles, it can be easy to forget to nourish and provide space for self care.
Part of maintaining and restoring health involves focusing on your adrenal health. The adrenal glands are two small organs that sit on top of the kidneys, but don't let their size be deceiving. They are responsible for producing a multitude of hormones and in particular, the stress hormone, cortisol. We all experience daily stress to some degree and research has shown that chronic stress is detrimental to one's lifespan and overall health status.
So how can you support and restore your adrenal glands? One thing is to ensure you are getting an adequate amount of B vitamins daily. B vitamins, including B12, folate, pantothenic acid and thiamine are essential to the functioning of the adrenal glands and can help support energy levels. These vitamins can be administered orally via capsules, intramuscular injections and IV nutrient drips.
Certain herbs have also been shown to have great restorative effects on the adrenal glands - these herbs include ashwaghanda, holy basil, rhodiola and panax ginseng.
Always discuss with your doctor before adding herbs and nutrients, as many of these need to be tailored to individuals based on medical history and symptoms.
Maral Zarandi (ND) is a licensed naturopathic physician, who earned her degree from Bastyr University. She is passionate about guiding clients through their healing journey and providing them with individualized treatment plans. Maral focuses on rebalancing the foundations of health and building meaningful connections to create a safe and effective healing environment. She primarily utilizes a functional medicine perspective to find the root cause of a condition and spends time educating clients to help them feel more confident and informed about their health.
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