Long-term stress wreaks havoc on the body — from eating away at our mental well-being to wearing down our energy levels.
Ever wonder why?
When we’re stressed, our brains fire off neurotransmitters to the adrenal glands, instructing them to prepare for fight or flight. In response, the adrenal glands excrete cortisol, a hormone that would shut down all the body’s unnecessary functions to focus that energy on dealing with the stress.
In primitive days, our stresses were far less frequent — they dealt primarily with finding dinner and the avoidance of becoming it. By contrast, the modern human’s stress is almost constant, coming at us from seemingly all directions.
As a result, our adrenal glands end up working overtime —
— as reflected in low energy (even after a good night’s rest), dizziness when standing up, increased anxiety, heart palpitations, etc.
Fighting Adrenal Fatigue
Acerola is one of the most powerful nutrients in the battle against adrenal fatigue.
Because it has one of the highest vitamin C contents of any whole food — about 60x as much vitamin C as is in an orange.
The adrenal glands rely on vitamin C intake for these 3 reasons:
1. The adrenal glands can’t produce stress hormones without vitamin C
2. When the adrenal glands are running low on vitamin C, they burn through more cortisol, faster, which can drastically effect blood pressure levels, blood sugar levels, and weight management.
3. Vitamin C is not synthesized by the human body, which means if enough isn’t taken in through foods, the adrenal glands will not be able to function.
NutriPlex Formulas’ AdrenaPlex not only contains acerola cherry, but also nutrient-dense sunflower seed, and adrenal glandular. (For an overview of the adrenal benefits these ingredients provide, see our infographic!) This winning combination serves as a powerful tool for repairing, building, and maintaining adrenal health.