Vitafit Adrenal Gland 100mg. The adrenal substance in this product is made in New Zealand from NZ BSE-free bovine (cow) adrenal glands, which naturally contain nutrients for supporting adrenal gland function. Our adrenal glands sit on top of our kidneys and are involved in maintaining normal stress response through hormone production. 100mg per tablet. 250 tablets
The adrenal glands are triangular shaped organs resting on top of each kidney. These glands have many different functions in the body, including the synthesis of cholesterol for conversion into steroid hormones, the synthesis of hormones which travel to specific organs to help counter stress, the maintenance of salts and water in the body, as well as the digestion of food, but especially carbohydrates, sugars and protein.
There are 2 parts to the adrenal glands - the cortex and the medulla. The adrenal cortex helps to maintain salt and water balance in the body. It is also involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates and the regulation of blood sugar. The cortex produces a number of sex hormones from the 'mother hormone' DHEA. The medulla of the adrenal gland produces the hormone epinephrine, also called adrenaline, when the body is under stress or stimulated. This hormone speeds up the rate of metabolism in order to help cope with stressful situations - Fight and Flight.
The functioning ability of the adrenal glands is most often impaired due to excessive use of cortisone steroid treatment (asthma inhalers, nasal spray, prednisone etc) for disorders such as arthritis, eczema and asthma. Long term use of cortisone drugs causes the adrenal gland to shrink in size. Adrenal cortical failure is also caused by pituitary disease and tuberculosis. Some people (typically those who are an A type) can over load these glands, so they may no longer function properly. Normally each gland weighs about 5 grams. In conditions of stress they can shrink and become smaller or when they are overworked, they can become 4 times larger. The adrenals can become damaged from continuous stress, which goes beyond their ability to recover from, before the next stressful period comes along.
People with adrenal insufficiency are the type who usually leads a fairly stressful life. If they also worry a lot, are fatigued or if they do not eat well and have low nutritional levels, these poor glands will not be able to cope.
The profile of a person with under active adrenals includes a person who is meticulous in their work. They tend to be perfectionists who often drive themselves to exhaustion, since they are unable to relax easily. Sluggishness and a lack of concentration can occur just before lunch when their blood sugar level is low.
Severe personality and emotional changes can occur, but in most cases these are reversible. The skin on these people may be thickened and their nails may be brittle. Their blood pressure is usually low or subnormal - 105/60 or less. As well as this, these people can be the ones who get swollen ankles, which are worse in the afternoon and at night, that then return to normal after a good nights sleep.
Other symptoms found in 75% of people with adrenal insufficiency include fatigue, nervousness, anxiety and irritability, feelings of depression, muscle weakness or pain, light headedness and headaches, cravings for salt, PMT, allergies, sparse body hair, poor memory, confused states, feelings of frustration, fears and an intolerance to alcohol.
At the time of manufacture, each tablet contained New Zealand BSE-free Bovine (Cow) Adrenal Glandular 100mg. This product contains tableting aids. Made in New Zealand from New Zealand sourced, BSE free Bovine adrenal gland.
Adults: Take 1-4 tablets daily, or as directed. Best take during the day, rather than in the evening.
Reduce dosage or discontinue use if symptoms such as anxiety, restlesness or insomnia occur.
Keep out of reach of Children. Seek professional advice if pregnant, lactating of suffering from a medical condition before supplementing. Reduce dosage or discontinue use if symptoms such as anxiety, restlessness or insomnia occur.
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