Beet SuperFood Blends and Good Food Medicine Blends are a great way to increase nutrient intake and fill dietary voids. Since they are already macerated they are not taxing on the digestive system. Because they are in powder form and you mix them in liquids or smoothies, it makes the nutrients highly bioavailable, which means that nutrients reach your bloodstream quickly and are absorbed faster than eating fruits and vegetables in whole food form.
Powder: 6.0 oz.
Do you find yourself dragging in the morning, or even experiencing that "afternoon" brick wall when you suddenly feel fatigued and worn out? Or perhaps you find yourself feeling like you are dragging during the day, but at night, your energy seems to suddenly return when you ought to be sleeping? You could be suffering from adrenal fatigue and/or the "cortisol switch." Often, people who experience the cortisol switch can experience high levels of energy which then suddenly decrease and the feeling of "hitting the wall" occurs. Sometimes, it is accompanied by anxiety and other negative symptoms.
What can you do if this frequently occurs to you? One of the first things is to check your diet! While caffeine may initially help with a short time burst, it can contribute to the cortisol switch, almost like coming down fast after the caffeine wears off, quickly. Reducing caffeine and focusing on high nutrition foods while eliminating those high in sucrose have enabled many people to battle fatigue and anxiety. Another tool that there is a great deal of anecdotal evidence for is to start drinking the "adrenal cocktail."
Originally credited to Dr. Larry Wilson, MD (a specialist in adrenal fatigue syndrome), this cocktail consisting of three simple ingredients, have helped change many people's lives. Often, we need sodium as well as the trace minerals that Himalayan salt provides and combined with Potassium bicarbonate and orange or lemon juice, provides the adrenals with essential nutrients to combat stress, increase energy levels and can help lift us back up over that wall instead of just hitting it head-on.
Some of the benefits that have been reported by those who have used The Adrenal Cocktail are nothing short of amazing. While reducing fatigue is a major benefit that has been reported, it has also helped many who have suffered from anxiety, with some expressing amazement that within 15 to 20 minutes, signs of anxiety totally disappear. Adrenal fatigue can also be a cause for panic attacks, insomnia, water retention and many other symptoms that sometimes are not recognized immediately as being a sign of a disorder with the adrenals that are not being supported nutritionally.
Often, people who complain of racing thoughts or a mind that won't stop thinking at night (which causes their insomnia), discover that taking the Adrenal Cocktail twice a day and then taking a magnesium supplement at night before going to bed provides them with relief. It may take a week or more to see results, however. It is no surprise as most people on a processed food diet that does not include much attention to ensuring a good balance of minerals are lacking in a good mineral balance. If you suffer from insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks, and other symptoms which may be a sign of adrenal fatigue, consider this cocktail.
What Is The Adrenal Cocktail?
The adrenal cocktail is a healthy drink that uses certain vitamins and minerals to support what is already too low (as proven by lab work for cortisol, or blood test for or a blood test for potassium or sodium), usually due to having an adrenal problem, which can be common for thyroid patients due to being or poorly treated with T4 only or on NDT or T3. It’s also used to support stressed adrenal function.
When Do You Drink It?
When is totally up to you. Once a day has helped some people. Others feel more benefit with twice a day. Some drink it at bedtime because they note they sleep better, but it’s up to you.
The cocktail has repeatedly been reported as helping many feel better, but may not be enough to treat low cortisol.
Adrenal Cocktail Powder contains organic, non-GMO Orange Fruit, but you can still add it to orange juice to enhance the taste and flavor. It can also be stirred into lemon or cranberry juice, coconut water, plain filtered water too.
What if I already have high blood pressure?
Since sodium is known to raise blood pressure in some people, you'll need to evaluate whether this is right for you and keep track of your blood pressure, as well.
Can I drink this if I’m pregnant or nursing?
Female patients have done that without reporting a problem. But as with anything, keep your doctor informed.
What if I have a yeast infection??
This may not be a good idea because of the natural sugar content of orange juice, assuming you are mixing it with a fruit juice. Sugar is known to feed Unsweetened cranberry juice sweetened with stevia might be a better choice.
**Mix well and drink on an empty stomach, either an hour before or after a meal, twice a day.