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Do You Feel Tired All The Time? Here’s What You Might Be Suffering From

Our adrenal glands are actually endocrine glands which secrete necessary hormones like adrenaline as well as steroids, such as aldosterone and cortisol. However, when these hormones are produced inadequately, one suffers from a condition called adrenal fatigue. Try these home remedies for adrenal fatigue to treat it effectively.

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According to the Adrenal Fatigue Solution,

Adrenal Fatigue is a stress-related condition that occurs when your adrenal glands, hypothalamus, and pituitary gland are functioning below their optimal level. Adrenal Fatigue is usually the result of long term physical or emotional stress, and can lead to symptoms like low energy levels and weakened immunity.

Adrenal Fatigue sufferers effectively lose the ability to balance the levels of minerals like sodium, potassium and magnesium in their blood. In turn, this leads to cravings for foods which will replace the sodium that we have lost. If you find yourself suddenly craving salty snacks, you could be suffering from Adrenal Fatigue.

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According to the Mayo Clinic,

Proponents of the adrenal fatigue diagnosis claim this is a mild form of adrenal insufficiency caused by chronic stress. The unproven theory behind adrenal fatigue is that your adrenal glands are unable to keep pace with the demands of perpetual fight-or-flight arousal. As a result, they can’t produce quite enough of the hormones you need to feel good. Existing blood tests, according to this theory, aren’t sensitive enough to detect such a small decline in adrenal function — but your body is.

It’s frustrating to have persistent symptoms your doctor can’t readily explain. But accepting a medically unrecognized diagnosis from an unqualified practitioner could be worse. Unproven remedies for so-called adrenal fatigue may leave you feeling sicker, while the real cause — such as depression or fibromyalgia — continues to take its toll.

While you feel extremely exhausted, the other symptoms and signs you are likely to feel are body aches, unexplained loss of weight, low BP, insomnia, digestive problems, emotional exhaustion, light-headedness, and discoloration or formation of patches on the skin.

To diagnose your adrenal fatigue, you can get a few blood tests done. If the tests show a drop in the level of adrenal hormones, then you are suffering from the condition and require proper treatment. In addition to the treatment suggested by your doctor, try these home remedies as well. They are easy, simple, and extremely effective.

Apart from that, you will also have to make a few lifestyle changes that we will walk you through towards the end of this post.

Home remedies for adrenal fatigue

Here are the 10 best natural and easy remedies for adrenal fatigue.

1. Vitamin B-Complex

The first remedy on our list is vitamin B-complex. Its role in cell metabolism is significant to ensure that the energy level of the body is high. The coenzyme A produced by vitamin B5, helps in cellular respiration, and also aids the process of breaking down fats, proteins and carbs.

Vitamin B6, on the other hand, will help you create adrenal hormone, while vitamin B12 will improve the production of energy in the body, cell repair, and the upkeep of the RBC.

To enhance your metabolic pathways so that the body functions more energetically, you will need vitamins B, which will boost the level of energy in your body, thus treating adrenal fatigue.

For the remedy, you need to eat foods which are rich source of vitamin B, like whole grains, beans, and dairy products. You can also try fortified breakfast cereals for your therapy.

Many people opt for vitamin V-complex supplements, but you will have to consult a doctor first to get your correct dosage. DO NOT SELF-MEDICATE.

2. Coconut Oil

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Virgin coconut oil is an amazing remedy for adrenal fatigue. Coconut oil, which is a well-balanced fat will help you fight the exhaustion, and keep the level of energy high at all times.

The medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil are healthy fats which are easily digested and give direct energy to the body. The oil will also help you sustain this level of energy through the day.

For the remedy, take two tablespoons of extra-virgin coconut oil every day. If consuming it just like that is a struggle, then you can have it with your smoothie.

You can also practice oil pulling with coconut oil.

3. Vitamin C

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Another remedy is vitamin C, which not only treats adrenal fatigue, but also improves your overall health. Vitamin C, being a powerful antioxidant, plays a role in production of cortisol.

Vitamin C will also help in catecholamine synthesis. This is the production of norepinephrine, epinephrine and dopamine. The vitamin, therefore, is important in the recovery of adrenal glands. Vitamin C, as we all know, boosts our immunity, and safeguards the body form free radical.

Hence, it works as an essential building block for the recovery of your adrenal glands.

Plus, vitamin C boosts your immune system and protects your body from free radicals.

For the remedy, you need to eat foods which are a rich source of vitamin C. Try broccolis, pepper, oranges, grapefruits and kiwis. You can also try potatoes strawberries sprouts and tomatoes, which are also rich in vitamin C.

You can also take vitamin C supplement, but do consult a doctor for the correct dosage.

4. Diaphragmatic Breathing

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Next remedy on our list is diaphragmatic breathing, which will help you relax and thus, prevent your adrenal glands from secreting hormones, which make the body hyper-vigilant.

You need to commit to deep breathing practice that you will perform every day. This will help you not only relax your body but also calm your mind.

For the remedy, lie down some place comfortable. Now place your hands on your abdomen and breathe deeply through your nose. Now hold your breath for two seconds, and breathe oit slowly through the mouth for 4 seconds.

Repeat the remedy for 10 minutes. Do it twice or thrice a day.

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5. Stay Hydrated

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Staying hydrated, and providing your body the water it requires is essential for its proper functioning. If you don’t drink enough water, it will cause dehydration, which is turn, is a risk factor of adrenal fatigue.

Not drinking enough water also causes a dip in the energy levels, and might go ahead to cause muscle fatigue too.

For the remedy, you need to drink a lot of water at regular interval through the day. If you want to keep the level of energy up throughout the day, then apart from water also drink fruit juices without added sugar.

6. Ashwagandha

This herb, ashwagandha is an adaptogen, which helps regulate the functioning of various systems in our body. Quite naturally, it also helps treat adrenal glands.

Ashwagandha will help adjust the stress level in your body, thus preventing the fatigue in your adrenal glands. It will direct the glands to produce stress hormones when you require them, and stop the production when you don’t.

You can take supplements of ashwagandha, but do consult a doctor for the correct dosage.

7. Physical Activity

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Though this seems rather counterintuitive to treating adrenal fatigue, it is a great way to cure the condition. You need not participate in vigorous physical exercises; just some light and simple exercises.

For the remedy, you can walk a mile or jog or dance or even swim if you enjoy that. This will help you get your body active, thus inducing sleep, which in turn, will treat the fatigue in your adrenal glands.

Avoid excessive cardio.

8. Little or No Caffeine

The last remedy on our list requires you to abstain from coffee. Caffeine causes the release of stress hormones, which will put your body in a state of high alert all the time. Though the beverage will give you a temporary burst of energy, it will cause adrenal fatigue, in the long run.

Caffeine will interfere will not only your blood pressure, but it will also ruin your sleep pattern, thus making it more difficult for your adrenal glands to recover.

Additional tips to treat your adrenal fatigue.

  • Drink 2 to 3 cups of basil tea every day.
  • You can also drink green tea if you prefer that to basil tea.
  • Try and avoid the sugar in your beverages.
  • Stay away from food and drinks that have very little or no nutritional value.
  • Try waking up early. Begin your day with a sumptuous breakfast.
  • Try and get up to 8 hours of sleep every night.
  • For a couple of months, absolutely avoid staying up late at night. This will help you develop a regular sleep cycle.
  • To control your stress, practice yoga.
  • Stop skipping your meals.

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8 Most Amazing Home Remedies For Adrenal Fatigue
When our adrenal glands produce hormones inadequately, we suffer from a condition of adrenal fatigue. Try these home remedies for adrenal fatigue to treat it effectively.
Ruth Russell

Ruth Russell

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