In this article, I’m sharing the best adrenal fatigue supplements that I relied on when healing from chronic stress and burnout. You’ll learn how to support your adrenal glands naturally so that you can heal. But before we get into adrenal support supplements, we have to talk about what adrenal fatigue is, first.
What is Adrenal Fatigue?
Your adrenals are two small glands that sit atop your kidneys and regulate stress hormone production, blood pressure, immunity, metabolism, and more. The adrenal cortex is the outside of your adrenal glands and is divided into different zones that have different jobs for hormone secretion. Healthy adrenal function is required for optimal energy, mood, weight, skin, and more!
Adrenal fatigue, also known as HPA axis dysfunction, is driven by chronic stress and lack of sleep. Cortisol is a steroid hormone and your body’s primary stress hormone. Chronic stress over time can disrupt cortisol levels causing you to feel tired at the wrong times (like when you first wake up in the morning) and wired at the wrong times (like before you go to sleep at night). You can think of your HPA axis as your stress response system. It is made up of the adrenals, hypothalamus, and pituitary glands. In this network, these three communicate with each other to regulate hormonal output.
Prolonged stress can halt proper cortisol production in the adrenals leading to fatigue, low energy, and more debilitating adrenal fatigue symptoms.
While chorinic stress and inadequate sleep tend to drive adrenal fatigue, there are other biological challenges that also contribute to adrenal fatigue and cortisol disruption: blood sugar imbalances, poor gut health, relying on caffeine and stimulants to name a few. To help heal, we need to make major lifestyle changes-some of those being adrenal supplements that can help with sleep, gut health, and stress.
The Best Supplements for Adrenal Fatigue
1 – Hydration
Most of us are dehydrated, and dehydration alone is a major source of fatigue. But did you know that aldosterone, a major adrenal hormone, is responsible for regulating fluids within your cells? The hormone aldosterone (regulated by cortisol) is responsible for keeping electrolytes balanced. This is why electrolytes are the first adrenal support supplement we will discuss. When electrolytes are out of balance, it can make your fatigue even worse.
The fix? Properly mineralized water! You can do this by adding mineralized salt to your water or using my favorite energy support supplement that is infused with B Vitamins and electrolytes.
2 – B Vitamins
B vitamins literally help your body convert the food you eat into energy! While you can get B vitamins like Vitamin B5 through food, most people aren’t eating enough good quality food (plus, our soil isn’t what it used to be!). Supplementing is the next best option. I recommend a B complex vitamin. Our Hydration Superfood Energy contains all of the essential B vitamins for energy and adrenal health.
3 – Antioxidants
Another factor in adrenal fatigue is oxidative stress. Antioxidants help prevent damage to your cells that is caused by oxidative stress. While the best place to get antioxidants is through healthy, whole foods, an antioxidant supplement can be really helpful when healing from adrenal fatigue.
When I was in the throes of adrenal fatigue, there wasn’t an antioxidant supplement out there. That’s why I made sure to craft our Hydration Superfood Energy powder with antioxidant rich superfoods like cranberries, raspberries, and acai.
You can learn more about these first three supplements in this podcast episode.
4 – Essential Vitamins
We already talked about B vitamins, but there are other essential vitamins that are necessary to heal from chronic fatigue. Stress, burnout, and fatigue deplete the body’s nutrient stores. When we experience malabsorption of nutrients, our body can’t properly function or energize.
Vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin A, Vitamin E, zinc, and magnesium are my top recommendations here. You can find these all in our superfood line.
5 – Adaptogens
Adaptogens are plants and herbs that help us adapt to physical, environmental, mental, and emotional stressors. If stress is a health concern, these supplements are absolutely necessary. They are designed to support and nourish your body to help you heal the root cause of adrenal fatigue. As you’ve learned, the root cause of adrenal fatigue and adrenal dysfunction is chronic stress. These adaptogenic herbs will help you become more resilient to stress!
Ashwagandha is an absolute favorite and can be found in our Beauty Collagen Complex (also great for joint health and mental health). Schisandra, which can also be found in our collagen, is incredible at supporting energy, motivation, and hormone health. Nettles and reishi (found in our Organic Immunity Greens) are also adaptogens that support hormonal balance, immunity, and optimal nervous system function.
6 – Immune Support
It’s no secret, that when your body is under stress, immunity is compromised. Extra immune support is always necessary when dealing with adrenal fatigue and adrenal stress. My top recommendation for immunity supplements are turmeric and ginger, both of which you can find in our superfood, Organic Immunity Greens.
I know what you’re thinking: “Did they design their entire supplement line to help people with adrenal fatigue?!” And you’d be right. After struggling with adrenal fatigue and an energy level of 0 for far too long, I was sick of taking fistfuls of supplements per day. This line of simple superfoods is a dietary supplement trio that makes it easy to get back on your feet and live a life you love. It’s designed by me and my functional health doctor husband, Dr. Isaac. We’ve taken our knowledge from consulting for 10+ years and talking to our industry leading peers and healthcare professionals and created a line of products that we are SO proud of.
Bundle them together and start your healing journey today.
I hope this article was helpful. Let me know in the comments below one reason why you are on a mission to heal from adrenal exhaustion, chronic fatigue and burnout.