“What are the best Adrenal Fatigue supplements for healing?”
That’s usually one of the first questions our patients ask.
I wish this had a more straightforward answer, but there are just so many things to take into consideration. Since healing is not a one-size-fits-all approach, neither are the supplements that help along the way.
Many of our patients have been struggling with their health for so long that, by the time they reach me, they have their own collection of supplements. I tend to lighten the mood and say, “If you have enough supplements in your medicine cabinet to open up your own store, then we need to talk.”
All supplements are not created equal. I’m a big believer in “less is more.” I have spend a lot of time researching and vetting the supplements I use, in addition to relying on those I’ve been recommending with great success for years. Research is not once and done. Medicine changes, and new findings come into light all the time.
I want to make sure my patients are getting the best supplements with the highest quality there are out there. And what’s most important? They must do the job we need them to do.
All Supplements Are Not Created Equal
To my coaches and my patients, I stress the importance of quality supplements and herbs.
The supplement industry isn’t as regulated as it should be, and in some cases, supplements may do more harm than good. There can be a lot of additives and fillers, and some of the ingredients are not well-sourced. The last thing that we want to do is give your weakened stress response system another stressor by way of potential subpar ingredients.
Each stage of your healing may require fine-tuning of supplemental needs. Although you begin with a certain several remedies, your needs will change as your adrenals heal. Your stress response system begins to do its job again, and we can remove certain supplements from your regimen.
Your symptoms and health history, along with the noninvasive tests that I recommend for some patients, help me determine exactly what is needed, how much, and how often.
There are four supplements we find beneficial for most people suffering from Adrenal Fatigue, and they can be a great starting point.
Why can’t you just get one of those advertised “cure-all” supplements online?
Unfortunately, there aren’t any magic pills that are going to fix all of your symptoms related to Adrenal Fatigue. Even the “proper” set of supplements alone won’t help. Healing the stress response system (AKA Adrenal Fatigue) requires a “Trilateral” Approach, and supplements are just part of that regimen.
There Aren’t Any Magic Pills
So many of my patients have been to other holistic health practitioners who have recommended supplements that didn’t “work.” They just ended up with that closetful of bottles I mentioned above. Because of this, by the time my new patients work with me, they can be quite skeptical about my approach to healing. “How are your recommendations any different from the dozens of other doctors, holistic and conventional alike?”
When your body is in balance, it is like a perfectly functioning ecosystem. Now imagine if we had a beautiful garden, and we just gave it fertilizer but no water or sun. The garden wouldn’t thrive, and eventually all of the plants would start to wilt until they completely tucker out.
Conversely, if you give all of the plants the same amount of water, sun, and fertilizer, they won’t thrive either. Some plants need shade, some need full sun, some need lots of water, and some drown easily. Each one of your bodily systems has specific needs, as well.
Every Person’s Supplement Needs Are Different
Since each and every person’s needs are so different, I like to take the time to explain to every patient what is going on in their body and why they feel the way that they feel. During appointments, your input is so valuable. It’s impossible to “hear” patients in ten minutes, which is why conventional care is so lacking. They want you in and out, sometimes for insurance purposes.
I know how frustrating it is to jump from doctor to doctor, try a million different things, feel better for a month only to feel worse in two. I went through it, too. You can heal, and the correct, quality supplements help get our patients on their way.