...specifically the endocrine system.
Our hormones are linked to so much more than just a once of month management or prepubescent raging and desires. Our hormones are linked to the entire endocrine system which include the pineal gland, pituitary gland, pancreas, ovaries, testes, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, and adrenal glands.
In short, supporting our hormones involves so much more than a one stop shop.
What are adrenals?
These are small glands in your back, above your kidneys. Adrenal glands regulate blood sugar and blood pressure, produce progesterone, create cortisol produce the androgens DHEA and androstenedione, precursors to testosterone , produce ‘fight or flight’ hormone, and keep the body from inflammation. It is crucial to support our adrenals. With today’s busy lifestyles we may have a habit of neglecting the adrenal glands. Consequently the body responds by creating excessive fatigue or other hormone disruption that tends to be chalked up to life stages and simply what everyone goes through. What we know now is the adrenal glands require extra attention and if there has been illness or long periods of stress.
When you know and understand what the adrenal gland functions are, you are better equipped in knowing how to support them. It’s like running. You know your body is made for running right? But you need fuel or about a mile down the road you’ll run out of gas and hit the proverbial wall. Adrenals need fuel support too!
Young Living has set us up so beautifully with essential oils and oil infused supplements in order to support and fuel our adrenal glands.
Essential Oils for support;
Endoflex is incredible for the adrenals and thyroid support, and if additional support is needed then add a drop or two of nutmeg over your application of Endoflex.
Adrenal Reset Protocol
Just like our computer systems need a reboot or refresh at times, so do certain organs in our own bodies need a restart. After a chronic illness or prolonged stress, consider a reset protocol. It's simple and after a few weeks of consistent application, the adrenals will feel refreshed and recharged.
Morning- Rosemary and Clove, begin with one drop of each oil over the adrenals before a warm shower or with a warm compress. This will stimulate a more energize body overall.
Evening- Lavender, Clary Sage and Ylang Ylang, same application methods as morning. This will stimulate sleep and rest.
Increase the amount of essential oils as desired.
Essential Oil infused supplements-
Each one of these supplements supports the adrenal glands in their own rite, yet with a different bent. Super B boasts an increase in B vitamins to the body, where as Powergize has B Vitamins in addition to Ashwagandha. See here for a stunning breakdown of Ashwagandha benefits. Thyromin is one for specific thyroid support. If your thyroid requires extra support, this one may be of particular interest to you. Thyromin provides more energy, immune system support, and helps the body handle everyday stress. Many people also report that it helps promote better sleep.