Adrenal & Cortisol Support
What's the most important vitamin for adrenal glands?
The adrenal glands are very interesting because they have an outside (cortex) and an inside (medulla). The outside of the adrenals is all glandular tissue, and the inside is all neurological tissue. The neurological tissue in the adrenals is part of the fight-or-flight response, which is related to the sympathetic nervous system. The purpose of the adrenal glands is to adapt your body to physical and mental stress.
Out of all of the vitamins and minerals, the adrenal gland has the highest concentration of vitamin C.
Vitamin C is crucial to the healthy function of the adrenal cortex and medulla.
Vitamin C is a co-factor or helper nutrient for catecholamines—which are the neurotransmitters inside the adrenals (like serotonin, dopamine, and adrenaline).
Vitamin C is also a co-factor for the steroid hormones outside of the gland (like cortisol, aldosterone, and androgens).
Additionally, vitamin C acts as an antioxidant in the adrenal glands.
The most common symptom of adrenal dysfunction and vitamin C deficiency are the same: fatigue. As your stress increases (both physical and mental), so does the need for vitamin C. Refined carbohydrates inhibit vitamin C utilization in the body.
The best sources of vitamin C are:
• Bell peppers
• Leafy greens
Last updated: Mar 02, 2023 01:03 AM