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Postby dulles29 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:16 am

Hi

I have been feeling fatigued over the last year ranging from feelings of slight sluggishness/can get thru the day/workouts are ok, to just wanting to rest throughout the day.

Had blood work done and showed values that weren't terrible according to my Doc but abnormal enough to require attention to get me back to normal.

He wants me to take 50 mg DHEA daily and stated that he thought I'd be feeling better within 2-3 weeks.

I can share test values if that's helpful, but wanted feedback from Joanna, Steve B. or anyone else about how best to tackle this problem holistically or otherwise.

Thanks
Steve
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Re: Adrenal Fatigue

Postby steve-born » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:52 am

Hello Steve -

If you are going to be on DHEA, which as you know is a hormone (and which very well may be helpful to you), it's important that you have your hormone levels checked regularly (prostate specific antigen, testosterone, estrogen). To err on the cautious/conservative side - helping to reduce/prevent the risk that hormone modulation with DHEA could contribute to a potential prostate problem - is also important that you provide the body with nutrients that will help protect the prostate gland, so supplementing PSA Caps (http://www.hammernutrition.com/products ... s.psa.html) and AO Booster (http://www.hammernutrition.com/products ... r.aob.html) would be a wise strategy in my opinion.

Other nutrients that will help alleviate adrenal fatigue are:

*** B complex vitamins - You will find hefty amounts of all of these in a 7-capsule dose of Premium Insurance Caps (http://www.hammernutrition.com/products ... .pic1.html).

*** Vitamin C - Dr. James Balch states that vitamin C is vital for proper functioning of the adrenal glands, and recommends very sizable doses of 4,000 - 10,000 mg/day in divided doses. I routinely take 3,000 mg of vitamin C daily for general health purposes, and my favorite product is American Health, Ester-C, with Citrus Bioflavonoids. Each capsule contains 1,000 mg of a buffered (neutral pH) vitamin C, along with a nice dose of bioflavonoids. You should be able to find this at any decent health food store, but if not, here is where I purchase mine (http://www.iherb.com/American-Health-Es ... 13673?at=0). I have no affiliation with the product or this online company; I just think their prices are good on this product.

*** Coenzyme Q10 - This is one of the key ingredients in Race Caps Supreme (http://www.hammernutrition.com/products ... e.rcs.html) and, among its numerous benefits, it assists in adrenal gland functioning.

*** L-Tyrosine - Dr. Balch writes that this amino acid "aids adrenal gland function and relieves excess stress on the glands." He suggests 500 mg daily, with the caution that anyone taking an MAO inhibitor anti-depressant should not supplement with this amino acid. You should be able to find this in any health food store and it should be quite inexpensive.

*** Chromemate - I take a capsule of this product (http://www.hammernutrition.com/products ... te.ch.html) at every meal and, because it helps maintain optimal blood sugar levels, which seems to help prevent the mid-afternoon fade.

*** Anti-Fatigue Caps - Along with Chromemate, many of the staff here take a couple capsules of Anti-Fatigue Caps (http://www.hammernutrition.com/products ... ps.af.html) with lunch or shortly thereafter, and everyone swears that it helps them. The main nutrient combination in this product - potassium/magnesium aspartate - is oftentimes used with people dealing with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which is what I attribute the non-stimulant, energy-boosting benefits to.

So the Chromemate/Anti-Fatigue Caps combination, while not directly benefiting the adrenal glands, may be very helpful in getting you through your day with less sluggishness.

I hope these suggestions help.

Sincerely -

Steve
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Re: Adrenal Fatigue

Postby dulles29 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:23 pm

Thanks Steve

My most recent physical showed a healthy prostate and hormone levels but that's a great point you made to stay informed.

Hopefully, I'll respond relatively quickly and won't have to stay on the DHEA for too long.

Thanks for your input.

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Re: Adrenal Fatigue

Postby JasLuc4 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:02 pm

Also consider adrenal support in the form of an adrenal extract....most likely found at a chiropractor that dabbles in nutrition. Personally I like dcLabs or standard process Inc products.

My wife had adrenal fatigue issues. She had success with adrenal extract, xobaline, ao booster, probiotics, and digestive enzymes.
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Re: Adrenal Fatigue

Postby dulles29 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:00 am

Hi JasLuc4
Thanks for your input. Are you suggesting dcLabs or Standard Process for an adrenal extract?? I take Hammers Digest Caps once daily--I weigh 135-140--Xobilene mostly after longer workouts, but not regularly during the week, Ao Booster and Super AO after every w/o, along with all the other suggested daily, performance, and recovery products. Been almost exclusively using Hammer for over 20 years with great results.

Did anyone discuss DHEA with your wife as a an option?? Just curious. Maybe it's only appropriate in men??

Do you think i should increase the amounts of the Hammer supplements discussed above, during this challenge of regaining peak energy??

Sounds like your wife has found some success with what she has done. ANy feedback/suggestions are great.

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Re: Adrenal Fatigue

Postby JasLuc4 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:36 am

Steve,

Yes, those two companies manufacturer an adrenal extract that I have experience with. You can find a chiropractor, physician, or dentist that might be able to get it for you.

Nobody ever mentioned DHEA for my wife. That is an interesting thought. It wasn't until about 1 year ago that I had even known about DHEA. I read about it through Life Extension magazine. It is a suggested part of their regular blood work for women and men. As Steve Born mentioned it comes with a lot of question marks.

Best of luck!!

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