EFFECTIVE, ADRENAL AND ENDOCRINE SUPPORT*
HOW ENDO ADRENAL MAY HELP YOU
- Support balance to the hormonal systems, glands, and adrenals*
- Support optimal metabolism for best weight management*
- Strengthen the body in the face of stress or depression*
- Support Balance to thyroid function*
- Reduce the chances of stress burnout or adrenal fatigue*
- Lower high or unhealthy levels of cortisol*
- Support the body’s anxiety response*
- Unlock better energy, plus physical and athletic performance*
- Regulate high blood sugar issues*
- Reverse the digestive shutdown that happens due to stress*
- Boost reduced immunity caused by too much stress*
FORMULATED TO SUPPORT THE ENDOCRINE & ADRENAL SYSTEMS*
EACH INGREDIENT MUST HAVE HISTORICAL USE & INDEPENDENT STUDIES!
What exactly goes into our Endo Adrenal formula? Each completely natural addition is chosen for its proven effectiveness, safety, research, and historical use.*
We chose ashwagandha for the top-notch research supporting it as the best herb for the job—that is, for correcting endocrine and adrenal imbalance. Ashwagandha brings hormones back into harmony, dispels stress and anxiety, restores vitality and energy, and keeps thyroid issues at bay. Supportive Research 1–8
We add eleuthero next for some extra energy and stamina restoration, since these things can easily get tapped out due to weak endocrine and adrenal fatigue. It will also give metabolism a little boost, where blood sugar levels and even weight may be a concern (especially when trying to find that energy to get back into an exercise and weight loss regimen!). Supportive Research 4,9–12
Rhodiola Rosea Extract
Rhodiola is added also for the energy it helps reignite in the body. Coupled with eleuthero, even the most sluggish metabolism due to a suffering endocrine system will be kicked back into high gear—not to mention, rhodiola adds in some extra stress-relief, anti-anxiety, and thyroid balancing benefits, making it work well combined with ashwagandha also. Supportive Research 4,13–18
Like ashwagandha, schisandra helps reduce cortisol—the stress hormone—that the adrenal glands produce. When experiencing adrenal fatigue, too much of this hormone causes anxiety, burnout, fatigue, and even digestive shut down. Schisandra will also boost overall immunity, helping keep sickness and shut down from wrecking anyone’s schedule. Supportive Research 4,16,19–26
Cordyceps, eleuthero, and rhodiola all together are the ultimate trio for catalyzing energy in a body experiencing slow metabolism, no doubt due to a stressed endocrine system. Cordyceps especially has the stellar reputation for boosting energy, as well as speeding metabolism for more effective exercise and weight loss. Supportive Research 27–37
The anxiety, stress, and fatigue of feeling run down may ultimately be what gets the best of us. Gynostemma can help with this, being a known adaptogen that ameliorates the anxiety and weariness that is all a part of adrenal and glandular fatigue. As an added plus: it also helps regulate blood sugars and the thyroid, too. Supportive Research 38–43
Yes, digestive shut down can be a part of stress burnout, adrenal fatigue, and chronic anxiety from being run down. Astragalus will take care of this—especially if part of the problem is lack of appetite due to excess stress. It will restore appetite, boost immunity, and speed up metabolism all at once. Supportive Research 10,44–50
To cover all bases, licorice root is added to make sure immunity is taken care of. All too often, immunity suffers as the result of being overworked and overwhelmed—what’s worse, that gets overlooked. If being sick too often is a problem due to adrenal fatigue, licorice will help immunity combat this, while also supporting thyroid function to an extent. Supportive Research 8,51–54
Endo Adrenal also includes piperine, the active alkaloid chemical found in the rinds of black pepper fruits (or corns). This compound immediately increases the bioavailability of all other powerful plant compounds added to this blend – so you can really feel the difference!*
WE ONLY CULTIVATE & HARVEST THE PUREST SOURCED BOTANICALS
OUR PROCESS FROM START TO FINISH:
THE QUALITY OF OUR PRODUCTS, KNOWLEDGE, AND COMPASSION ALLOWS FOR THE PERFECT EXPERIENCE.
We source Pure Raw Ingredients that are sustainably grown and harvested from around the world. Always making sure they’re free of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
HIGH-QUALITY PROCESSING INCLUDES:
- Pretreatment: Cleaning and separating only this highest quality raw material.
- Dual Extraction Process: both water and alcohol extraction. This process allows for the extraction of some of the most active and bioavailable compounds. In the extraction process, we use purified water and Non-GMO ethanol.
- Filtration: Once the extraction process is complete we filter using a multiple pass filtration system, to ensure purity.
- Concentrate: We then concentrate the extract to needed potency.
- Drying: We spray dry without any heat to ensure no denigration of potency.
- Sieving: We then run the dried extract powder through a sieving and meshing process to ensure the proper consistency of the texture.
- Testing: Once complete the finished product is sent to our Quality Control Center in the US. Then on to fulfillment centers located throughout the US for prompt delivery.
ENDO-ADRENAL: FUEL FOR ADRENAL AND ENDOCRINE FUNCTION
Every day, we pit ourselves against a world that demands so much of us.
And yet, sometimes it seems like the world returns so little. Not so if one looks deep into the natural world for a little herbal assistance, however.
THE SUBTLE UNWELLNESS OF ENDOCRINE AND ADRENAL FATIGUE
Today’s generation is a generation of high achievers. We fill our schedules and plates with more than we can handle sometimes, despite our hunger for achievement and zest for life.
But over time, this lifestyle can rob us of our health, energy, and well-being, sometimes in incredibly subtle ways. While on paper or at a glance, a friend or loved one (or even a doctor) would see us as completely healthy, it’s still clear though that something’s not right.
We feel fatigued, drained, irritable, maybe even anxious sometimes. It can be hard to get out of bed. Though depletion of some sort is clear, it’s a sort of malaise that is hard to detect.
This is because intense, chronic stress very likely affects the endocrine system. This is an often overlooked but still immensely important system regulating energy, metabolism, drive, mood, and so many other things.
Parts of the endocrine system include the adrenal glands, thyroid gland, pituitary gland, and so much more.
WHY ADRENAL AND ENDOCRINE CARE MATTERS
There are quite a few words to describe a tapped-out endocrine system.
Stress burnout, adrenal fatigue, and even depleted immunity to some extent are results of a weakened endocrine system—or could even be synonymous with this unwell state of being.
There are a few reasons why it’s important to consider adrenal and endocrine system care when thinking about daily health and wellness:
- It is often overlooked by healthcare professionals. Only now are doctors and health practitioners beginning to take signs of endocrine weakness, deficiency, and adrenal fatigue seriously, and not attribute it to unrelated issues. This includes chronic fatigue, difficulty concentrating, difficulty sleeping, low energy, low drive, and many other subtle symptoms besides.
A lot of this has to do with the fact that, up until recently, the medical world hasn’t fully understood the source of common symptoms like fatigue and brain fog. Now, issues relating to the thyroid, autoimmunity, and other parts of the endocrine system are being explored more thoroughly.
Still, a good preventive measure is to take self-care into one’s own hands, with the help of lifestyle changes, diet improvements, and the help of research-supported herbs.
- Even if understood, there are few solutions to the problem. There are few medical answers to certain types of endocrine unwellness (such as hormone imbalance or thyroid problems), and most definitely not for adrenal fatigue, which is not officially or fully considered a health issue by doctors.
So even if someone finds definite answers to their fatigue, brain fog, and other issues, often times they may just be prescribed better self-care tips regardless. And in addition to improving health through a less stressful lifestyle improved diet, a little additional home-remedy phytotherapy from herbs can give one the extra wellness boost they need.
- If endocrine and adrenals suffer, the whole body suffers. Many of us can vouch for the fact that if we feel tired, fatigued, foggy, or have a low immune system, then it really feels like the entire picture of our health falls apart.
Here at Primal Herb, we’ve come up with Endo-Adrenal: an all-herbal, completely natural way to strengthen the entire body via the endocrine system and adrenals—using only wildcrafted herbs with stellar reputations backed by research, science, and long-standing tradition.
In many ways, caring for the endocrine system, hormones, and adrenals is a holistic way to help us feel healthy overall. After all, immunity is tethered to the endocrine system, too—and when immunity is low in general, this opens up an unwanted portal to all sorts of diseases, illnesses, and issues that we would be better off without!
Certainly, lifestyle and diet changes are the ultimate key to welcoming better endocrine/adrenal health in the long run. If an extra push is needed to get started, however, explore our Endo-Adrenal herbs, which can get the ball rolling when stress burnout and adrenal fatigue are just too difficult to climb out of!
ASHWAGANDHA EXTRACT (WITHANIA SOMNIFERA)
Ashwagandha, the prime Ayurvedic tonic of old, is the star of our formula. The evidence-based proof behind its benefits to human health is astounding. And that doesn’t even dig into the science!
This herb from India is a popular health adaptogen (helping the body “adapt” to stress) and is known to simply reinforce health and wellness all around. The ways it has been observed to work is by directly targeting the endocrine system (especially the thyroid) and also restoring energy, including vitality.
One of ashwagandha’s most interesting qualities is its ability to reduce adrenal fatigue by helping to minimize excess cortisol output, as found in this 2012 study. This, in turn, brings enormous benefits to stress and anxiety, in addition to reducing fatigue and brain fog.
In earlier 2010 research, ashwagandha was also observed to be naturally regulating both male and female hormones as well as thyroid hormones into a healthy balance in test subjects. In short, this makes this herb a very helpful natural solution to issues such as low drive, thyroid imbalance, and perhaps even minor “intimate” dysfunction as well resulting from overall endocrine imbalance.
ELEUTHERO EXTRACT (ELEUTHEROCOCCUS SENTICOSUS)
Eleuthero is yet another herb for which we have Asian folk medicine to thank. It is also commonly called Siberian ginseng because its health benefits are comparable to the legendary ginseng, a similar root that is always in such high demand all around the world.
The root of this plant is quite popular among health nuts and fitness gurus. This is because there are many studies showing that it enhances athletic performance, energy, and metabolism—the latter two being aspects of health governed by the endocrine system.
Last but not least, Siberian ginseng is well-known for its ability to keep stress burnout at bay, in effect improving the body’s ability to withstand stress by keeping up energy levels and metabolism. All of this is rooted in a healthy endocrine system and adrenal function: if these systems struggle, then endurance, energy levels, and stress coping mechanisms will struggle as well.
A 2010 study showed that eleuthero’s abilities to boost energy were certainly measurable—and considerable! A much broader review of the herb in 2013 draws upon yet more evidence and studies supporting eleuthero’s endocrine capabilities.
If anyone needs an ally in their corner to get metabolism, energy, stress endurance, and physical endurance back on track, it’ll be the eleuthero found in our formula.
RHODIOLA EXTRACT (RHODIOLA ROSEA)
Often called the “arctic adaptogen” by herbalists and health practitioners, this is because this alpine botanical grows in far northern regions. It’s also garnered quite the reputation for strengthening health and helping to recude the chances of illness.
Much like eleuthero in Asia, rhodiola has been used among far north cultures (including the Vikings, Siberians, Saami, and many others) to boost energy, stamina, and endurance. It was also helpful for alleviating stress, anxiety, and fatigue. It is highly likely that it achieves these effects by targeting the endocrine system.
While major studies drawing solid connections between rhodiola and the endocrine system are lacking, nevertheless there is some interesting research on the subject.
One 2010 article in the Journal of Medicinal Food called for more research on this connection. It suggested the use of rhodiola for helping with common symptoms of thyroid dysfunction—hypothyroidism in particular, which is a common thyroid imbalance causing weight gain, chronic fatigue, and lower physical energy and performance.
SCHISANDRA EXTRACT (SCHISANDRA CHINENSIS)
Schisandra provides yet another miraculous adaptogen remedy from Asia. It has also been called “five flavor berry” at times because it was perceived that one could taste all five tastes when the berry of the plant was consumed: sour, salty, sweet, bitter, and savory.
Since the berry held all the possible flavors, it was also thought that it could cure all ails. While that’s been proven to be not quite true, it is true that its powers as an adaptogen strengthen overall health, which in turn help the body reduce the chances of all sorts of illnesses, diseases, issues, and weaknesses.
Much like ashwagandha, schisandra can naturally help reduce cortisol levels, a result of endocrine imbalance (as shown in this 2015 study). This in turn protects the adrenal glands, reduces stress, boosts energy, and even raises immunity.
CORDYCEPS EXTRACT (CORDYCEPS SPP.)
Fitness lovers and athletes no doubt love herbs like eleuthero just as much as they love cordyceps. This is because both herbs are widely recognized for their abilities to boost athletic performance and energy—energy that is rooted in the endocrine system.
Cordyceps is a mushroom remedy with probably one of the most fascinating backgrounds in the world. It infects insects for a time and then, when it is ready to “bloom,” it drives its host to climb the tallest tree, where the insect finally dies and the mushroom grows, erupting from the creature’s exoskeleton.
Not uncoincidentally, taking this mushroom can give us some much-needed drive in our lives as well (though with a much happier ending). While it’s still speculation as to how it works, a 2010 study found that older subjects who took cordyceps had much better physical energy and stamina on average. It appeared that the mushroom acted upon metabolism to make this happen—thus making it a healing herb for the endocrine system.
GYNOSTEMMA EXTRACT (GYNOSTEMMA PENTAPHYLLUM)
Gynostemma (also known as jiaogulan) ends the lineup of world-renowned adaptogens from Asia.
This one has gained its claim to fame in its own unique way: locals of southern China, where the plant is native, were known to take the plant as a tea every day. These same locals have been studied for living to ages of 100 and beyond, which made the vine-like gynostemma receive worldwide interest.
No doubt, part of why gynostemma may extend long life is due to its endocrine-protective properties, though these are hard to understand. For one, gynostemma does act on metabolism by helping lower blood glucose and thus reducing the chances of obesity (as seen in this 2010 trial), which can be signs of metabolic imbalance (especially in cases of type 2 diabetes and some hypothyroidism).
On the other hand, gynostemma also appears to indirectly help with stress and anxiety by modulating hormones like dopamine, serotonin, and corticosterone (in this 2015 trial). If concerned about mood imbalance, hypothyroidism, and blood sugars in relation to endocrine imbalance, then gynostemma will be another great herb in our formula to have on your side.
ASTRAGALUS EXTRACT (ASTRAGALUS MEMBRANACEOUS)
This herb with a sweet taste is part of the genus Astragalus, which hosts thousands of medicinal species. It is also closely related to many legume plants: including beans, peas, soy, peanuts, licorice root, and many others.
While other adaptogenic herbs may handle various levels of endocrine health, no other handles the digestive aspect of this as directly as astragalus. Traditionally, it has also been used as a remedy for digestive disorders, diarrhea, and even anorexia on top of restoring energy, vitality, and reducing fatigue and stress burnout.
Astragalus is perhaps most well-known for raising immunity, as described in this 2011 study. Often, reduced immunity can be the indirect fallout of endocrine imbalance.
In addition however, a 2010 study on tilapia found that astragalus could particularly boost metabolism and immunity in the gut. After all, digestion can take an indirect hit from reduced metabolism and endocrine function—so by having astragalus included in our blend, the digestive issues are taken care of.
LICORICE EXTRACT (GLYCORRHIZA GLABRA)
Licorice is a close relative to the aforementioned astragalus, and has quite a bit in common with the vine-like herb. With a much sweeter flavor in comparison, licorice is better known for revving up the immune system, in addition to improving tired states, difficulty concentrating, and all-around fogginess from endocrine deficiency.
Take licorice, and one will find their immune system performing at a higher level than ever before. But licorice has also been studied (in 2014) for stopping endocrine imbalance in its tracks alongside its bolstering effects on reduced immunity.
In fact, in this study, its endocrine and immune effects were appealing enough to consider the herb as an anti-cancer agent!
- Chandrasekhar, Jyoti Kapoor, Sridhar Anishetty (2012). A Prospective, Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Safety and Efficacy of a High-Concentration Full-Spectrum Extract of Ashwagandha Root in Reducing Stress and Anxiety in Adults. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine 34(3) 255-262. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3573577/
- Amaravatha, Ch. Srilatha (2010). Endocrine disturbances in induced Fenvalerate toxicity in rats and its amelioration with Withania somnifera. Veterinary World 3(3) 126-128. Retrieved from http://www.veterinaryworld.org/Vol.3/March/Endocrine%20disturbances%20in%20induced%20Fenvalerate%20toxicity%20in%20rats%20and%20its%20amelioration%20with%20Withania%20somnifera.pdf
Aline Arouca, Dora Maria Grassi-Kassisse (2013). Eleutherococcus senticosus: Studies and effects. Health 5(9) 1509-1515. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dora_Maria_Grassi_Kassisse/publication/257446934_Eleutherococcus_senticosus_Studies_and_effects/links/02e7e5254782b2d976000000/Eleutherococcus-senticosus-Studies-and-effects.pdf
Jip Kuo, Kenny Wen-Chyuan Chen, I-Shiung Cheng, Pu-His Tsai, Ying-Jui Lu, Ning-Yuean Lee (2010). The Effect of Eight Weeks of Supplementation with Eleutherococcus senticosus on Endurance Capacity and Metabolism in Human. Chinese Journal of Physiology 53(2) 105-111. Retrieved from file:///C:/Users/phleg/Downloads/201412181331460%20(3).pdf
Donghun Lee, Juyeon Park, Jepil Yoon, Mi-Yeon Kim, Ho-Young Choi, Hocheol Kim (2012). Neuroprotective effects of Eleutherococcus senticosus bark on transient global cerebral ischemia in rats. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 139(1) 6-11. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111003771
White, Adrian (2017). What Are the Health Benefits of Eleuthero? Healthline Media – Medically Reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT. Retrieved from http://www.healthline.com/health/eleuthero#overview1
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)(Updated 2016). Rhodiola. Retrieved from https://nccih.nih.gov/health/rhodiola
José M. Zubeldia, Hani A. Nabi, Miguel Jiménez del Río, Jorge Genovese (2010). Exploring New Applications for Rhodiola rosea: Can We Improve the Quality of Life of Patients with Short-Term Hypothyroidism Induced by Hormone Withdrawal? Journal of Medicinal Food 13(6) 1287-1292. Retrieved from http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/jmf.2009.0286
Jei Li, Jian Wang, Jia-qing Shao, Hong Du, Yang-tian Want, Li Peng (2015). Effect of Schisandra chinensis on interleukins, glucose metabolism, and pituitary-adrenal and gonadal axis in rats under strenuous swimming exercise. Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine 21(1) 43-48. Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11655-014-1765-y
Steve Chen, Zhaoping Li, Robert Krochmal, Marlon Abrazado, Woosong Kim, Christopher B. Cooper (2010). Effect of Cs-4® (Cordyceps sinensis) on Exercise Performance in Healthy Older Subjects: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 16(5) 585-590. Retrieved from http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/acm.2009.0226
Zhao TT, Shin KS, Choi HS, Lee MK (2015). Ameliorating effects of gypenosides on chronic stress-induced anxiety disorders in mice. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 15(323). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26370834
V.T.T. Huyen, D.V. Phan, P. Thang, N.K. Hoa, C.G. Östenson (2010). Antidiabetic Effects of Gynostemma pentaphyllum Tea in Randomly Assigned Type 2 Diabetic Patients. Hormone and Metabolic Research 42(5) 352-357. Retrieved from https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/html/10.1055/s-0030-1248298
Qing-yang Liu, Yong-ming Yao, Shu-wen Zhang, Zhi-yong Sheng (2011). Astragalus polysaccharides regulate T cell-mediated immunity via CD11c(high) CD45RB(low) DCs in vitro. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 136(3) 457-464. Retrieved from S0378874110004575
Zhang Weini, Lin Xuan, Wang Shoukun, Zhang Xiaolin, Huang Yuzhang, Wang Quanxi, Chen Jiaming, Zhao Jin (2010). Effects of Astragalus Polysaccharide on Nonspecific Immunity and Endocrine Function in Stomach and Foregut of Tilapia. Chinese Journal of Animal Nutrition Retrieved from http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTotal-DWYX201002027.htm
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)(Updated 2016). Astragalus. Retrieved from https://nccih.nih.gov/health/astragalus
Xiao-Ping Huang, Hua Tan, Bei-Yang Chen, Chang-Qing Deng (2012). Astragalus Extract Alleviates Nerve Injury after Cerebral Ischemia by Improving Energy Metabolism and Inhibiting Apoptosis. Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin 35(4) 449-454. Retrieved from https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bpb/35/4/35_4_449/_article
Xiao Ting Chu, Joseph de la Cruz, Seong Gu Hwang, Heeok Hong (2014). Tumorigenic Effects of Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals are Alleviated by Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Root Extract through Suppression of AhR Expression in Mammalian Cells. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention 15(12) 4809-4813. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Joseph_Dela_Cruz/publication/263746011_Tumorigenic_Effects_of_Endocrine-Disrupting_Chemicals_are_Alleviated_by_Licorice_Glycyrrhiza_glabra_Root_Extract_through_Suppression_of_AhR_Expression_in_Mammalian_Cells/links/5631934a08ae13bc6c35815e.pdf