Seated above the kidneys are the adrenal glands. These small organs are responsible for producing hormones including cortisol, aldosterone and adrenaline. They help regulate your metabolism, immune system, blood pressure, response to stress and are vital for other essential functions.
Existing in flight or fight mode and in a chronically stressed state the adrenals release greater amounts of cortisol. Adrenal fatigue occurs when the glands become overworked by the release of excess cortisol. They can no longer produce amounts of cortisol and aldosterone necessary for optimal body function.
Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms
When suffering from adrenal burnout you may experience –
- Body aches
- Digestive upset
- Low blood pressure
- Light headedness
Therefore it is vital that the adrenal gland hormones are supported and so this starts with having adequate, balanced minerals. Sodium and potassium are the two most important minerals for maintaining the hormone aldosterone. The orange juice, containing Vitamin C, helps repair the damage caused by stress.
The Adrenal Cocktail is an orange juice drink composing of just 3 ingredients to support your adrenals during periods of stress and insomnia.
In a glass add –
- 100 ml freshly squeezed orange juice or from a carton (not from concentrate)
- 200ml coconut water OR 1/4 teaspoon of Cream of Tartar (an excellent source of Potassium)
- 1/4 tsp of sea salt
Mix the ingredients well.
The Adrenal Cocktail is best consumed around 10am and/or 2pm, when the body naturally starts to run low on adrenal gland hormones.
You should feel more rejuvenated and less fatigued.
Not to be used as a meal replacement and should be included as part of a normal diet where 3 meals a day are consumed.
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