Adrenal Glands

Adrenal Glands

 Me? Stressed? The Magic of Vitamin C & The Adrenal Glands Adrenal Glands are located on top of the kidneys. They secrete hormones like adrenaline that effect blood pressure, heart rate & sweating. They also secrete many different hormones that control the use of fats, proteins & carbohydrates as well as male sex hormones & mineral corticoids that control blood pressure & levels of salt and potassium in our bodies. Some of the highest concentrations of vitamin C are found in the adrenal glands. If you are feeling depressed, overwhelmed, fatigued, emotional irritability, or an inability to cope, adrenal fatigue may be the culprit. The body’s tissues use more vitamin C during times of stress than at any other time. Our bodies do not produce vitamin C; we must get it from food and supplements. Bioflavonoids are a key component in the vitamin C arsenal for adrenal health & support. Use a 2 to 1 ratio; that means for every 1,000 mg of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) you need 500 mg of bioflavonoid. Bioflavonoids have antioxidant qualities & combined with vitamin C, they protect & preserve its nutrients. (Antioxidants help fight infections, inflammation, viruses & some types of chronic disease.)