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Awesome Supplements — Adrenal Cortex

October 20, 2011

I talked already about how Magnesium is one of the top supplements for fighting mercury symptoms. Today let’s meet another heavyweight in the fight against mercury poisoning: Adrenal Cortex.

I’ve seen people get hesitant when they hear me talk about how great Adrenal Cortex is. I think it’s something about the name…Cortex…

Me: It’s a really amazing supplement, it gently restores your energy if your body has been stressed for a really long time.

Them: Is it made of brains?

Me: No! Ew! The word ‘cortex’ just means the outside layer of an organ. Adrenal Cortex is made from adrenal glands, not brains!

Them: So where do they get these adrenal glands? From cows?

Me: Yeah.

Them: From mad cows?

Me: No! Actually, they come from New Zealand, where they’re never had a case of mad cow disease. Ever.

Them: Sounds like this stuff will make you crazy…heh heh heh.

Me: Whatever.

Frustrating as it is to try to educate people, I do understand the hesitation. I was hesitant myself. I was mercury toxic for a long time–conscious of the fact that my adrenals desperately needed support–before I started taking Adrenal Cortex. That was because I had Adrenal Cortex all mixed up in my mind with Prednisone, Cortisol, and other forms of adrenal steroid drugs.

As anyone who’s taken them in an emergency situation can tell you, steroid drugs are amazing at suppressing life-threatening allergic and inflammatory reactions. But my adrenal fatigue was not a one-time emergency. I needed months and years of treatment while I got my system clear of mercury, and I knew that long-term use of steroids frequently came along with hefty side-effects. The most frightening for me being the complete shutdown of the natural function of my adrenal glands.

And believe me, the more I learned about how vital my adrenals were for my survival on a minute-by-minute basis, the last thing I wanted to do was shut them down for any reason.

But it finally penetrated my fogged-up awareness that Adrenal Cortex didn’t contain any steroids. It wouldn’t shut anything down, didn’t have any scary side effects, and would simply encourage my adrenals to heal by supplying the necessary building-blocks for growth.

As soon as I understood this, my hesitation evaporated. I started on Adrenal Cortex and immediately felt stronger. The daily crushing fatigue began to lift, and I was able to make it through the day without taking to my bed at 3pm because I didn’t have the strength to remain upright.

Adrenal Cortex felt like magic to me. It came into my life at a time when I felt like I’d tried everything to increase my energy and nothing had really worked. But this worked, it gave me the boost I needed to keep on chelating and get the mercury out of my system so I could get my health back.

I don’t need to take Adrenal Cortex anymore. I’ve chelated enough to have gotten the mercury out of my adrenal glands and they’ve bounced back and are working fine. But I’ll always have a fondness in my heart for that supplement that helped me when I needed it the most.

And I’ll still keep talking to people about the safety and awesomeness of Adrenal Cortex, the supplement that has nothing to do with brains… 🙂

6 Comments leave one →
  1. October 21, 2011 3:46 pm

    Maybe I am just overly sensitive, but everytime I have tried thyroid or adrenal glandulars they make me too wired. I feel like I’ve had about 10 cups of coffee and NOT in a good way. I have POTS (i emailed you a while back) and I think it aggravates my tachycardia. I often get frustrated with these supplements because it does help with energy, brain fog, my shortness of breath, etc. But almost always after a few days on them I crash even harder and get even weaker than I was prior to taking them. IDK? Glad they worked well for you though!

    • October 21, 2011 8:30 pm

      That “too wired” feeling was exactly what I got if I took licorice or rhodiola or any other adrenal supplements. Which was why I didn’t hold out much hope for Adrenal Cortex, but it worked for me. I started out very slowly on it, building up from a quarter capsule over a number of weeks. Maybe that helped me too.

      • October 26, 2011 7:48 pm

        You know I may try them again and just literally cut the pill into little tiny pieces since they did have some positive effect. I bet since you went so slow that was the difference!!

    • July 31, 2012 1:05 am

      Ashley Sheldon Sweeny – have you considered that once you experience that new found energy that, maybe, you tend to over do it and wind up back at square one. I, personally, notice that I have a hard time maintaining “rest mode” once the energy kicks in and the symptoms seem to be resolving. I tend to want to play catch up with everything i wasnt able to get to while i was down,..and i want it done now (LOL)! I understand that it’s hard considering the fast pace we live in today, but the only way you will have a shot at full recovery (and the full life you once enjoyed) is to take it easy and learn how to slow down your pace (for life). The result will be well worth your patience. Good luck!!

  2. Wanora Stuhlsatz permalink
    January 6, 2012 2:40 am

    no, the doctor told me that the difference is other adrenal products stimulate the medulla and the cortex, causing the negative side effects. You only want to take the cortex supplement. After years of feeling bad, and also trying adrenal supplements i finally feel better after starting on a cortex supplement.

  3. July 31, 2012 12:54 am

    Thanks (10/20/11)! That’s just what I needed…a light and the end of this seemingly unending tunnel that I have been wandering through for the last several months! Please keep passing on information about your struggle with adrenal fatigue and I will keep walking toward the light. 🙂

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