Taking Dietary Supplements for Adrenal Fatigue
Part of the 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.