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Taking Dietary Supplements for Adrenal Fatigue

By Richard Snyder, Wendy Jo Peterson

Part of Adrenal Fatigue For Dummies Cheat Sheet

One big contributor to the development of adrenal fatigue is the nutrient-poor, processed Western diet. Your adrenal glands need certain vitamins and minerals on a daily basis for optimal health. Consider adding these supplements to your daily regimen, but be sure to consult your healthcare practitioner before you start any of them; you can work together to determine the right dosage.

  • Magnesium: Magnesium malate, a form of magnesium, contains malic acid, which provides energy to your cells.

  • Trace minerals, including zinc, chromium, and selenium: Trace minerals are vital to adrenal gland function.

  • B vitamins, especially vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): The B vitamins are important for the production of adrenal hormones and for optimal adrenal gland function.

  • Vitamin C: Along with the B vitamins, vitamin C is essential for optimal adrenal gland function and the production of adrenal hormones.

  • Vitamin D3: This vitamin is important for decreasing total body inflammation, which is a potent stimulus to adrenal fatigue.

  • Ubiquinone (coenzyme Q10) and D-ribose: Ubiquinone provides energy to the mitochondria (power centers) of the cells in the adrenal glands to boost adrenal gland function. D-ribose provides power to the energy centers of the adrenal cells.

  • Carotenoid antioxidant complex: The carotenoids are a group of antioxidants that have one of the highest concentrations in the adrenal glands. They help decrease oxidative stress and free-radical formation in the adrenal glands as well as boost adrenal gland function.