Though your adrenal glands are small, they play a big role in how you feel. That’s because your adrenal glands release a lot of important hormones, including cortisol, aldosterone, and adrenaline. When you experience chronic stress, your poor little adrenals go into overdrive, trying to supply your body with the hormones it needs. Think of what would happen to your car engine if you kept driving down the highway at top speeds without any rest. Eventually it would break down.
This is what happens to your adrenal glands under chronic stress. The result is adrenal fatigue, a state where your adrenals can no longer release the hormones your body needs. Those who suffer from adrenal fatigue typically experience:
- Extreme exhaustion in the morning even after getting lots of sleep
- Difficulty handling even normal stressors
- Salty food cravings
- Weakened immune system
- Low sex drive
- Dry skin
- Low blood sugar
- Weight gain
If these symptoms sound familiar, it is worth taking a trip to your doctor for some blood tests. You’ll also want to try and find ways to eliminate the major stressors in your life if you can. Additionally, you can also take our AC Adrenal Cortex formula, which can help you take better care of your important adrenal glands.