|What is the best way to take Adrenal-Pro™ + Thyroid Support?
- You should take two (2) capsules of Adrenal-Pro™ + Thyroid
Support twice daily with food.
- Take two (2) capsules in the morning and two (2) capsules at
- If you find that taking the two (2) at night keeps you awake
then it is recommended to take the second dose earlier in the
Adrenal-Pro™ + Thyroid Support is an advanced formulation
designed to support the adrenal and thyroid glands, increase energy,
reduce stress, improve sleep and provide and improved sense of well-being.
Adrenal Fatigue, a common disorder affecting millions of people in
North America, refers to low functioning adrenal glands and is usually a
result of: emotional stress or worry, long hours of work, poor
nutrition, regular consumption of alcohol or medications, surgery, or
Adrenal Fatigue interferes with proper thyroid functioning in
approximately 80% of sufferers and can lead to feeling exhausted or 'burnt
Adrenal-Pro™ + Thyroid Support is a premium formulation
delivering the necessary nutrients to dramatically improve mood and
energy, help the body cope with stress, enhance hormone functioning and
boost the immune system.
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|Cautions/Warnings for Adrenal Pro +
As with any natural health product, you should consult a
healthcare practitioner on the use of this product especially if
you are taking any medication including antibiotics, dopamine,
anti-hypertensive’s, anti-psychotics, anti-coagulants, birth
control pills or thyroid hormones or if you have any medical
condition including diabetes, hyperthyroidism, Grave’s Disease
or an auto-immune disorder.
Vitamin B6 is one of the few water-soluble vitamins that can
become toxic if taken in large or moderates doses over a long
period of time. Chronic intake of over 500 mg of B6 per day can
result in toxicity if taken daily for many months or years with
reports of doses as low as 150 mg per day causing problems (although
the problem seems to be with the liver breaking down large doses
at once therefore spreading the doses into three 50 mg doses
throughout the day would likely not cause a problem).
Are you constantly…
- having a hard time waking up in the morning?
- tired and exhausted and finding your fatigue is not relieved by
- feeling stressed and easily irritated by little things?
- light-headed when standing up quickly?
- craving salt or salty foods?
- getting frequent colds or flu’s?
- lacking energy especially in the mornings and also in the
afternoon between 3 to 5 pm?
- needing coffee or stimulants to get you through your day?
- worried about a lower libido?
- struggling with pronounced PMS?
- forgetting things or experiencing foggy thinking?
- finding that everything seems to require more effort?
If you are, then you may be suffering from Adrenal Fatigue. Adrenal
fatigue refers to a common disorder in which the adrenal glands function
at a very low level. It can lead to people feeling deeply exhausted and
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delivers nutrients necessary for dramatically improving mood and energy,
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- Adrenal fatigue
- Reduced energy or exhaustion
- Lowered immunity
- Decreased libido
- Diminished mood
- Poor physical and mental performance
Note: This product contains natural ingredients that have
demonstrated an ability to support adrenal and thyroid health. It is not
intended to treat, prevent or cure any Schedule A disease including
anxiety states, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, obesity, thyroid
disease or sexual impotence.
What are the Adrenals and what do they do?
The adrenals are two small glands the size of a grapes located on top of
the kidneys. They are responsible for our body’s fight-or-flight
response and they help the body to cope with stress. Each adrenal gland
has two compartments, the inner cortex and the outer cortex. The inner
adrenal cortex regulates the secretion and regulation of two hormones
called epinephrine and nor epinephrine that are responsible for the
body’s fight-or-flight response. The outer adrenal cortex is responsible
for producing three major hormones:
- cortisol (a major stress hormone, a natural glucocorticoid or
- aldosterone (responsible for sodium and water retention)
- DHEA (is a hormone related to the area of the adrenals that
produces the sex hormones)
What is Adrenal Fatigue?
Adrenal Fatigue is a common disorder that affects millions of people
throughout North America. As described earlier, the adrenals are our
‘fight or flight’ glands, that help us to deal with stress - either
immediate or chronic. Prolonged or overly intense stress (physical,
mental or emotional) can lead to adrenal fatigue. For example, adrenal
fatigue may develop as a result of chronic emotional stress or worry,
long hours of work, surgery, poor nutrition, regular consumption of
alcohol or medications or chemotherapy. Adrenal Fatigue is the
consequence of the adrenal glands no longer being able to adequately
meet the constant demands to perform. In our high-stress culture, the
body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ response is activated so often that eventually
our adrenals become depleted and exhausted and fail to function
Cortisol and its Functions
Cortisol is an important hormone involved in the stress response. It
also helps to regulate glucose metabolism, blood pressure, the immune
system, liver detoxification and inflammation. When the body is under
stress, cortisol will be released. Cortisol, once released, will give
the body a quick burst of energy for ‘combat’, heightened memory
functions and increased immunity. As well, it helps the body to maintain
homeostasis (balance and normal functioning) under stress.
In our high-stress culture, the body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ response is
activated so often that it doesn’t always have a chance to return to
normal. This results in chronic stress and chronically high levels of
cortisol in the body.
Prolonged elevation of cortisol in the bloodstream can have a negative
impact on our health such as
- lowered immunity levels
- impaired cognitive performance
- suppressed thyroid function
- blood sugar imbalances
- decreased bone density
- decreased muscle tissue
- elevated blood pressure
- elevated cholesterol
- increased abdominal fat (which is associated with increased risk
of cardiovascular diseases like heart attack or stroke)
Aldosterone and its Functions
Aldosterone is a hormone that helps balance minerals within the cells of
our body, especially sodium, magnesium and potassium and the fluid
within our bloodstream, cells and tissues. It also assists in the
regulation of blood pressure. Stress increases the release of
aldosterone, causing sodium retention (leading to water retention) and
the loss of two important minerals - potassium and magnesium. However,
prolonged fatigue can eventually lead to a reduction in aldosterone and
a loss of sodium in the body. Salt (sodium) craving is therefore a
common symptom in Adrenal Fatigue.
DHEA and its Functions
The adrenal cortex also produces small amounts of several of the sex
hormones. One of the key sex hormones it produces is DHEA. DHEA is a
precursor in the manufacturing of many other hormones such as: estrogen,
testosterone, progesterone and cortisol. These hormones are used for
energy, vitality and reproduction.
Additionally, DHEA plays a major role in stress control. Stress
stimulates the body to secrete both cortisol and DHEA. DHEA interacts
with cortisol to maintain a balance between them. An imbalance between
the two can lead to stress disorders. DHEA has a dampening or calming
effect on stress. Thus, the body is usually able to terminate the stress
response. However, its success at doing so is dependent upon the amount
of available DHEA. Adrenal Fatigue often presents itself with decreased
levels of DHEA making it very difficult for the body to calm itself
Rhodiola rosea - Rhodiola rosea, also known as Roseroot, is a
traditional folk remedy used to increase physical endurance, work
productivity, longevity and resistance to high altitude sickness and to
treat fatigue, depression, infections and nervous system disorders.
Recent scientific research confirms that rhodiola has adaptogenic
properties (an ability to increase resistance to stressors).
Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) - Siberian Ginseng
is a medicinal herb used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for increasing
stamina, boosting the immune system and increasing longevity.
Eleutherosides, the main active components found in Siberian Ginseng,
are responsible for the plant’s adaptogenic activity. Scientific
research on Siberian Ginseng conducted in Russia supports the use of
this herb to maintain health and generally strengthen the system.
Siberian Ginseng may help the body deal with physically and mentally
stressful exposures such as heat, cold, physical exhaustion, viruses,
bacteria, chemicals, extreme working conditions, noise and pollution.
By strengthening the system, it may also help prevent illness.
Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) – Ashwagandha, which is commonly
referred to as Indian Ginseng, has been an important herb in the
Ayurvedic and indigenous medical systems for thousands of years.
Ashwagandha root contains flavonoids and many active ingredients of the
withanolide class. Several studies have demonstrated that Ashwagandha
has anti-stress, antioxidant, mind-boosting, immune-enhancing and
Schisandra extract - Schisandra is a traditional Chinese Herb
that possesses adaptogenic properties and supports optimal adrenal
function. It enhances the immune system through its antioxidant effects
and is believed to promote longevity. It has the ability to increases
the energy supply to the brain and body, thus it aids in cognitive
function and forgetfulness. In Chinese medicine it is frequently used
to combat fatigue and alleviate stress.
Astragalus extract (Astragalus membranaceus) - Astragalus has
been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years, often
in combination with other herbs, to strengthen the body against disease
and stress. It contains antioxidants, which protect cells against damage
caused by free radicals (byproducts of cellular energy). It has been
prescribed for centuries for general weakness or chronic illness and to
increase overall vitality.
L-Tyrosine - L-tyrosine is the vitamin form of the amino acid
tyrosine. Amino acids play a central role in the body both as building
blocks of proteins and as intermediaries in metabolism. The body makes
tyrosine from phenylalanine which is an amino acid found in beef.
Tyrosine serves as a precursor for the synthesis of various hormones
including thyroid and pituitary hormones and many of the hormones
involved in the stress response. It is also a very important neuro-transmitter.
Supplementation with L-tyrosine is known to help in the management of
various forms of stress – both physical and psychological, as well as
sleep deprivation.  Some practitioners will recommend L-tyrosine
as being helpful for weight loss and improving moods.
Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5, calcium d-pantothenate) –
Pantothenic acid is one of eight water-soluble B vitamins. Vitamin B5 is
critical to the manufacture of red blood cells as well as sex and
stress-related hormones produced in the adrenal glands. It is sometimes
referred to as the "anti-stress" vitamin because it is believed to
enhance the activity of the immune system and improve the body's ability
to withstand stressful conditions. Pantothenic acid is also essential
for the conversion of fat and sugar into energy.  Pantothenic acid
is present in most cells in the body but is found in higher amounts in
the adrenals because so much energy is required to produce all the
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCL) - Vitamin B6, also called pyridoxine,
is one of eight water-soluble B vitamins. Pyridoxine is considered to be
an "anti-stress" vitamin because it is believed to enhance the activity
of the immune system and improve the body's ability to withstand
stressful conditions. In addition, B6 is an important co-factor for a
large number of enzyme pathways in the adrenal gland and almost every
body system relies on this vitamin for optimal function. Some important
enzymes that require vitamin B-6 include those that are responsible for
amino acid (protein) metabolism, the formation of essential fatty acids
and the formation of certain neurotransmitters. Vitamin B6 also helps
the body to properly assimilate proteins and fats.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should take Adrenal-Pro™ + Thyroid Support?
Our high-stress culture puts many demands on the body’s stress response
-particularly our adrenal and thyroid glands. Anyone who may be
suffering from chronic stress, or looking for natural support for
general well being should consider taking Adrenal-ProTM + Thyroid
How does Adrenal-Pro™ + Thyroid Support work?
Adrenal-Pro™ + Thyroid Support is specially formulated to support both
the adrenal and thyroid glands, increase energy, reduce stress and
fatigue and provide an improved sense of well-being. Each medicinal
ingredient in Adrenal-ProTM + Thyroid Support was selectively chosen for
its ability to enhance adrenal and thyroid gland functioning.
Does Adrenal-Pro™ + Thyroid Support have any adverse effects?
No known adverse effects have been reported. However, as with any
natural health product you should consult a healthcare practitioner on
the use of this product. A few individuals may experience mild stomach
discomfort or queasiness if the product is taken on an empty stomach. It
is always recommended to be taken with food.
I’m on medication for a low functioning thyroid, can I still take
Adrenal-Pro™ + Thyroid Support?
Adrenal-Pro™ + Thyroid Support is formulated to support the adrenal and
thyroid glands. It contains medicinal ingredients which may increase
thyroid hormones and thus may have an additive effect when combined with
thyroid medications such as: Synthroid, Levoxyl, and Levothroid. You
should consult with your healthcare practitioner prior to consuming
Adrenal-ProTM + Thyroid Support. You and your healthcare practitioner
can best determine if you could benefit from Adrenal-ProTM + Thyroid
What does ‘adaptogenic’ mean?
Stress adaptation is the body's ability to respond to a stressor with
little or no prolonged stress-hormone reaction. Adaptogenic herbs
enhance the ability of the body to resist stressors and are often called
the 'great equalizers'. Adaptogens exert a normalizing influence on the
body by neither over-stimulating nor inhibiting normal body function and
providing a generalized tonifying effect.
How long will I need to take Adrenal-Pro™ + Thyroid Support?
The recommended length of time to take Adrenal-Pro™ + Thyroid Support is
approximately three (3) months. It takes a long time for the body to
recover and restore itself after periods of prolonged or intense stress.
If you feel you need to take Adrenal-Pro™ + Thyroid Support for longer
than three months then you would be advised to consult with a healthcare
practitioner to further investigate your ongoing fatigue. After stopping
Adrenal-Pro™ + Thyroid Support you may re-start the supplement if you
anticipate that you will be going through future periods of stress like
moving, starting a new job, or traveling.
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