Nourish Your Body, Support Your Adrenal Glands, and Revolutionize Your Health†
ProBiome Rx Adrenal Restore delivers probiotics with 5 billion CFUs per serving of plant- and soil-based organisms. Plus, it features a potent blend of minerals and herbs for extra support.
The formula was specifically designed to:
- support healthy energy levels.†
- support cognitive health and brain health.†
- support healthy digestion and nutrient absorption. †
- support a healthy immune system.†
- support adrenal health and gut health.†
“Why am I so tired?”
One of the most common questions people ask me is: "Why am I so tired all the time?"
If you’ve ever had this same thought, I want to point out one area that is often overlooked, although there are many factors that can influence a person’s energy levels and their feeling “tired.”
I am talking about one of the most unaddressed areas: how stress affects the body, including the adrenals.
Fact: The effects of stress on the adrenals can affect up to an estimated 80 percent of people. That’s right. Four out of five people can struggle with this and aren’t even aware of it.
However, taking steps to support adrenal health can be simple and transformative. So, let's talk about how your adrenals work and how to begin supporting them.
Are Your Adrenals Stressed Out?
We live in a stress-filled society, and while we can tell ourselves that stress is “just a part of life,” our bodies don’t lie. They feel the effects of stress. In fact, if you’ve heard it said that you can’t fool Mother Nature, it’s true because there are natural biochemical bodily responses to stress—and they can make you feel tired.
The body typically responds to stress in three primary stages: when the body is alarmed, when the body tries to fight off stress and, finally, when the body is exhausted and just doesn’t have the fight left in it to deal normally with stress.
Initially, the body’s biochemistry tends to react to stress in an orderly fashion. Stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system, which is part of the autonomic nervous system, activates the secretion of hormones from endocrine glands and constricts both the blood vessels and the involuntary muscles of the body. When the endocrine glands are stimulated, then heart rate, glucose metabolism and oxygen consumption increase.
These responses can culminate into what’s known as the “fight-or-flight response.” The fight-or-flight response is a natural physiological reaction that occurs in response to a perceived harmful event, attack or threat to survival.
Your Amazing Adrenal Glands
Your adrenal glands are two thumb-sized organs that sit above your kidneys. They're part of the endocrine system and are involved in many essential life functions. For example, your adrenal glands help produce more than 50 critical hormones, such as:
- Cortisol (the stress hormone)
Epinephrine (adrenaline) hormones are released in direct response to the sympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for the “fight-or-flight response” to stress or physical threats.
For example, the adrenal cortex, the outer layer of the adrenal gland, is responsible for the production of corticosteroids (also called adrenal steroids), including the well-known stress hormone cortisol.
Under conditions of stress, high amounts of cortisol are released—and chronic stress eventually depletes the body’s resources and its ability to adapt.
That’s when stress can really take a toll.
Excess adrenaline can wreak havoc on the human adrenals, digestive system, skin, heart and circulatory system, and even outlook.
Excess cortisol can adversely affect health, too.
Obviously, today when we’re under stress, we don’t run or fight as our ancestors did before us, yet we have still have adrenaline (and cortisol) coursing through our blood system.
This can lead to a number of stress-related outcomes, including adrenal imbalances, which are often ignored, but the effects can greatly interfere with life and health.
The crazy thing is millions of people are experiencing hormone issues associated with their adrenals right now, but don’t realize it.
Adrenal health is often overlooked by individuals and many health professionals alike.
The good news is that adrenal health can be addressed.
Support Adrenal Health on Three Fronts†
Here are some ways to support adrenal health†:
- Eliminate hard-to-digest foods and toxins from your diet. (Diet is a huge factor. Foods to avoid include: caffeine, sugar and sweeteners, processed and microwaved foods, and hydrogenated oils.)
- Consume probiotic-rich foods and supplements.†
- Nourish your adrenals with specific nutrients.†
We’ve spent years developing a specific adrenal support formula. In conjunction with a healthy diet and lifestyle, my ProBiome Rx Adrenal Restore helps support healthy adrenals.†
With our potent, high-quality blend of live probiotics and prebiotics, it is formulated to:
- support healthy nutrient absorption.†
- support a healthy immune system.†
- maintain healthy energy levels.†
- support healthy digestion and a healthy digestive system.†
But it’s important to choose probiotics wisely. While many companies sell probiotics, the majority of products don’t live up to the promises they make in their marketing.
That’s because many probiotic supplements are destroyed by the stomach acid before they even get to the digestive tract. So, we can’t be misled by products claiming to have “billions upon billions” of active cells per dose, especially when the reality is they deliver much less.
The Microbiome and Health
The microbiome is not new. It’s been around as long as humans have been. But its discovery is relatively new—pretty much the late 1990s—and it is an extremely popular discussion topic these days for its role in health, namely human development, immunity and nutrition. In fact, during the early 1990s, medical professionals believed that health emanated from the gut.
Before them, however, Hippocrates (460 – 370 B.C.), the Father of Medicine, said that all diseases begin in the gut.
They were right, but just couldn’t know then about the microbiome what we know today. And we keep learning more and more about the microbiome almost every day, but one thing’s for sure: the health of the microbiome determines our health.
But what is the microbiome? Technically, it is the genetic material of all the microbes that live inside and on the human body.
Those microbes can include bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses, and they number over 100 trillion strong—outnumbering our human cells ten to one. (Note: Newer research questions if the microbes are 10 times the number of our cells. However, agreement remains that our microbes still outnumber our cells, even if it isn’t a full 10 times more.)
The bacteria in the microbiome help digest food, regulate the immune system, protect against unhealthy bacteria, and produce vitamins and more.
Most of those microbes live in our gut, particularly the large intestine. Our gut microbiota—microorganisms living in the gut—number in the tens of trillions and include at least 1,000 different species of known bacteria with more than three million genes.
While we have approximately one-third of our gut microbiota in common with most people, two-thirds of it are specific to just us—our own individual microbial makeup.
Along those lines, the health of our gut microbes is foundational to our personal health. In fact, when you consider the major role that gut microbes play in the normal, healthy functioning of the body, it’s no wonder that gut microbes in and of themselves are considered an “organ” and can directly affect our brain health, immune health, our metabolic health and weight as well as healthy detoxification.†
Now, back to how the microbiome can be affected by stress:
Among other science, researchers from Ohio State University say that exposure to stress leads to changes in the composition, diversity and number of gut microorganisms, which can reduce the microbiome’s ability to function as it should.
Likewise, research in mice indicates that an increase in stress results in increases of harmful bacteria and a reduction in microbial diversity.†
Mental stress can also create a microbial imbalance in the gut.
In other words, stress is tough on our microbiome and our health.
This is where certain probiotics can come in.†
Four Keys to Choosing a Great Probiotic Supplement
I believe there are four specific things to consider when choosing a probiotic supplement to support your adrenals†:
SBOs and Shelf-Stable: Make sure your probiotic supplement has soil-based probiotics and is shelf-stable, meaning it doesn’t need to be refrigerated.
Strain Diversity: Search for a probiotic supplement that has five or more strains.
Survivability: Look for strains such as Bacillus coagulans, Saccharomyces boulardii, Bacillus subtilis, Bifidobacteria, and other cultures or formulas that ensure probiotics make it to the gut and are able to colonize.†
Prebiotics: To support the growth of probiotics once they get into your system, it's essential that prebiotics are also included in the formula.†
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