What is Adrenal Fatigue?
Have you ever felt consistently stressed out? Sadly, chronic stress is a common side effect of being human in the modern world. But as ordinary as it may seem, chronic stress isn’t exactly natural.
The primary purpose of the human stress response, or “fight or flight” response, is to help us survive times of real danger. When this response occurs, the body secretes hormones like adrenaline and cortisol to help you either flee more quickly from or fight more fiercely against circumstances that threaten injury or death.
Because real, physical danger is rare, the stress response it triggers presents no real health problems. However, aggravation, anger, irritation, frustration, and worry provoke the same response. Obviously, these feelings can be triggered dozens of times each day.
The hormones you make when your stress response kicks in temporarily causes a number of physiological changes. They increase heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, and blood sugars levels. At the same time, functions like digestion and your immune response decline. Obviously, you don’t want these things happening on a regular basis.
The problem with stress in the modern world is, again, that it gets to be chronic. When you feel stressed on a more-or-less regular basis, the changes listed above become a part of your normal reality. When that happens, real health issues simply have to emerge.
Unfortunately, chronic stress causes consistently elevated cortisol (the stress hormone) levels. High cortisol can trigger:
- Lack of focus
- Memory loss
It can also contribute to:
- Bone loss
- Weight gain
- High blood sugar
- Cardiovascular challenges
- Thyroid issues
If you experience a good number of these challenges, you might suffer from what many natural health experts call Adrenal Fatigue, which means simply that your adrenals, due to the constant demands stress places on them, are no longer able to function at peak efficiency.
Although adrenal fatigue is common, most don’t consider it as a potential problem. If it’s a problem for you, you may just feel like you're "out of energy" after lunch or experience strong cravings for caffeine or salt. You may also have trouble sleeping, or feel listless or lethargic without knowing why.
How Adaptogens Can Help
Unfortunately, the standard American cure-alls for feeling worn out are caffeine, nicotine, sugar, or other stimulants. However, stimulants provide no real energy. They simply drive the body harder and push cortisol levels still higher. You might feel more energetic – for a very short time – but then you’ll crash, feel terrible, and the underlying problem will be worse than before.
Rather than stimulants, you might want to try adaptogens. Adaptogens are an amazing gift that nature provides to help you “adapt” to stress. By lowering cortisol, they support healthy energy levels, immune response, mental function, sleep patterns, digestion, and all the rest. You’ll be amazed at how much and how quickly adaptogens can help.
At Pure Essence, we understand the effects that Adrenal Fatigue can have on the body. Two of our formulas – AdrenalStability™ and EnergyPlus™ – were developed specifically to provide the adaptogens you need. They are literally packed with adaptogens like schisandra, cordyceps, ashwagandha, and gynostemma and rhodiola. They are the most potent formulas you’ll find to help support a healthy stress response and improve your day to day quality of life.*
AdrenalStability™ – Chronic stress is extremely hard on the adrenal glands and may undermine energy levels, mental focus, mood, immune function, and sleep patterns. AdrenalStability™ is an exquisite blend of cordyceps, ashwagandha, and supporting herbs to help nourish the adrenal glands.*
EnergyPlus™ – EnergyPlus™ is a caffeine-free, all-natural energy and focus formula delivering smooth, sustained energy without the jitters or crashes. Perfect for both mental and physical vitality, it includes Spirulina, Herbal Adaptogens, Superior Herbs, and the premade energy molecule – glycogen.*
Either separately or together, these formulas can bring you a clean, clear energy boost* that also supports:
- Healthy Energy Levels*
- Healthy Stress Response*
- Mental Focus & Mood*
- Healthy Immune Function*