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Chronic Stress Adrenals and Anxiety

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg July 29, 2016

Do you frequently get irritated and agitated? Do people often get on your nerves? Do you feel like there’s this energy buildup that can’t come out? Do you excessively worry? Have you been overthinking lately?

If your answer to all of these is yes, then you might have some adrenal issues

Natural beta blockers help reduce the effects of stress and anxiety. Chronic stress and your adrenal glands go hand-in-hand. When you’re constantly under stress, your adrenal glands produce more of the hormone cortisol. Cortisol is a natural steroid that helps you respond to stress. It gives you energy and keeps you alert. But when it’s produced in excess, it can negatively affect your health, including weight gain, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Natural beta blockers help to reduce the amount of cortisol produced in response to stress, which can help reduce the effects of stress on your body.

They can be taken in pill form or as a natural supplement. Some of the best natural beta blockers include:

-valerian root

-passionflower

-lemon balm

-holy basil

-ashwagandha

 

These natural remedies can be found at most health food stores. If you are considering taking a natural beta blocker, it is important to speak with your healthcare provider first to ensure it is safe for you.

The adrenal glands are the two little glands atop our kidneys and they’re responsible for our adaptability to stress. However, when stress accumulates over time, it can wear them down, leading to low-stress tolerance. It’s either the adrenals have gotten weak or they have worked too much. That’s why you appear to have chronic stress and anxiety You tend to have a higher level of cortisol, the stress hormone, in your body. Your adrenals are also more sensitive to cortisol feedback loops.

If you’re an adrenal body type, you likely have some of the following characteristics:

- You’re always on the go and find it hard to relax

- You have difficulty falling asleep and often wake up feeling exhausted

- You crave salt, sugar and caffeine

- You feel anxious, irritable or even panicked when under pressure

- You’re easily overwhelmed by life's demands

- You tend to feel better when you're busy and worse when you're resting

- You may suffer from adrenal fatigue or burnout

One way to address this is to use nutritional supplements, especially the Adrenal Day Formula. This supplement is specially formulated to reinvigorate and support the adrenal glands. Within 10 minutes, you’ll be surprised to feel extra calm and patient than usual.

 

Learn more about Adrenals from Dr. Berg Video Blog.

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