Updated: Feb 27, 2019
Adrenal adaptogens are all the rage right now. You've probably even heard of your favorite celebrities touting the benefits of taking adaptogens, and you're probably wondering by now if they're right for you.
So what are they?
Adrenal adaptogens help your body cope with stress. They help control and regulate stress hormones in the body and control inflammation.
Some of the benefits of taking adrenal adaptogens include
weight loss, and
So are they right for you? Well, first you need to take a look at whether or not you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with adrenal issues.
Some common symptoms of adrenal problems are:
• Lower immunity • Obesity – in general and around the middle • Sleep disturbances • Gastrointestinal issues – there’s a big gut interconnection • Depression and anxiety, mood issues • Allergies, asthma • Blood sugar instability, metabolic syndrome, diabetes • High and low blood pressure, high cholesterol • Liver issues and nervous system issues • Cognitive – brain issues • Poor stamina, fatigue • Inflammation and free-radical production • Menopausal symptoms • Female and male reproductive issues • Headaches and migraines • Addictions to caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms then you might want to give adaptogens a try and see how you feel.
Stress comes in many shapes and forms and often we are dealing with more than one threat at a time. This can make it difficult to manage, which is why it's sometimes necessary to support your body in order to avoid getting burned-out.
There are a number of choices to choose from, each offering their own benefits, so it's just a matter of choosing the right one for you.
Take my How Stressed Are You? Checklist to help you determine if stress may be causing you more grief than you might think. Includes an easy guide to adrenal adaptogens to help you decide which one is best for you.