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SR-Adrenal by iagen professional.
Isocort™ is supposed to be an adrenal support product for those who have adrenal fatigue but in my clinical experience, Isocort appears to leave people further adrenal depleted instead of supported. This is most likely because the main focus of the product is the cortisol and not so much for actual adrenal support. If a person with adrenal fatigue just takes cortisol they will feel better for a short period of time because of the artificial cortisol spike but they will eventually crash and require more and more cortisol.
The best type of cortisol support is one that not only increases the cortisol but supports the entire hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. The HPA axis is the part of our neuroendocrinesystem that responds to stress and when it is out of balance the whole pathway needs to be supported and not just the cortisol. Fortunately, there is a product that addresses the HPA axis as a whole, called SR-Adrenal.
What is SR-Adrenal™?
SR-Adrenal provides a unique blend of vitamins, nutrients, and botanical adaptogens that increase vigor while at the same time increase resistance to stress and support the body systems that are most susceptible to stress. SR-Adrenal provides the key co-factors for synthesis and utilization of adrenal hormones.
What is an Adaptogen?
In 1947, Dr. Nikolai Lazaren defined an adaptogen, "as an agent that allows the body to counter adverse physical, chemical, or biological stressors by raising nonspecific resistance toward such stress, thus allowing the organism to 'adapt' to the stressful circumstance." This definition still holds true for today, but now also includes an ability to balance endocrine hormones and the immune system.
Who needs SR-Adrenal™ and why is it different?
SR-Adrenal is for the individual who has been diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency or who wants to increase the ability to withstand stress, combat fatigue, and promote overall adrenal well-being.
Is SR-Adrenal™ Safe?
This product is made with safe well-established all-natural vitamins, nutrients, and botanicals, known to support healthy adrenal gland function. Since some of the ingredients in SR-Adrenal are known to increase physical energy, it is not recommended that this product be taken at night as it may disrupt sleep. Since SR-Adrenal is consumed in a capsule, it does not contain dubious extra ingredients that are required to make a tablet like Isocort.
What is in SR-Adrenal™?
Adrenal gland cofactors
Vitamin C, vitamin B6, biotin, pantothenic acid, zinc, and copper are all adrenal gland cofactors that arenecessary for the synthesis and utilization of adrenal hormones, especially pregnenolone and DHEA.
Adrenal extract (whole substance/cortex)
Adrenal extracts are derived from the adrenal glands of bovine sources. SR-Adrenal contains adrenal extracts that are made using the whole gland and also the cortex or outer portion of the gland.
Whole adrenal extracts (usually in combination with essential nutrients required for proper adrenal function) are most often used in cases of low adrenal function presenting as fatigue, inability to cope with stress, and reduced resistance to infection.
Eleuthero use dates back 2,000 years, according to Chinese medicine records. Referred to as ci wu jia in Chinese medicine, it was used to prevent respiratory tract infections, colds and flu. It was also believed to provide energy and vitality. Eleuthero has been shown to enhance mental acuity and physical endurance without the letdown that comes with caffeinated products. Research has shown that eleuthero improves the use of oxygen by the exercising muscle. This means that a person is able to maintain aerobic exercise longer and recover from workouts more quickly. It is also useful when the adrenal glands are depleted as it may help alleviate symptoms of fatigue and stress.
Panax (Asian) ginseng roots are taken orally as adaptogens, aphrodisiacs, nourishing stimulants, and in the treatment of type II diabetes, including sexual dysfunction in men.
The Vikings used rhodiola to enhance physical strength and endurance, and it was commonly used by many Northern peoples to treat fatigue, poor physical endurance, nervous system disorders, and infections, and to enhance fertility.
Rhodiola rosea is effective for improving mood and alleviating depression. Russian research shows that it improves both physical and mental performance, reduces fatigue, and prevents high-altitude sickness. Rhodiola rosea's effects are attributed to its ability to optimize serotonin and dopamine levels, due to monoamine oxidase inhibition and to its influence on opioid peptides such as beta-endorphins.
Ashwagandha stimulates the activation of immune system cells, such as lymphocytes. It has also been shown to inhibit inflammation and improve memory. These actions may support the traditional reputation of ashwagandha as a tonic or adaptogen—counteracting the effects of stress and generally promoting wellness.
Before taking any adrenal support product, my best recommendation is to have your adrenal hormones tested. Take out the guesswork and be specific about what your adrenals need. You can order a test here.