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Natural supplements for adrenal fatigue

Updated March 23, 2017

The adrenal glands rest just above the kidneys. These glands secrete cortisol, progesterone and testosterone, among other hormones. Adrenal fatigue occurs when the adrenal glands function below normal levels. Stress can cause adrenal fatigue. There are a variety of supplements, including vitamins, minerals and hormones recommended to ease adrenal fatigue. Information about supplements and recommendations cited are from James Balch, M.D., author of Prescription for Natural Healing, Avery, New York: 2000.

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Adrenal fatigue can have any of a number of symptoms. Signs to watch for include but are not limited to increased cravings for salt, heightened PMS, depleted energy and lessened sex drive.


Vitamin C with bioflavonoids, Vitamin E and B Complex are essential natural supplements to treat adrenal fatigue. Vitamins E and C work more effectively when taken together and are essential for healthy adrenal gland function. Vitamin B5 in B100 complex activates the adrenal glands.


Magnesium and potassium are two recommended supplements to promote healthy adrenal function and to ease symptoms of adrenal fatigue. Magnesium is a vital catalyst for enzyme activity. Potassium promotes a healthy nervous system, which eases stress.


Desiccated adrenal gland provides the adrenal glands with vital raw materials to support adrenal function. It also contains some important adrenal hormones.

Additional Recommendations

Eat many fresh organic fruits and leafy greens. Your adrenal glands will benefit from Brewer's yeast, brown rice, legumes and deepwater fish at least three times a week.

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About the Author

Alyson Paige

Alyson Paige has a master's degree in canon law and began writing professionally in 1998. Her articles specialize in culture, business and home and garden, among many other topics.

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