New research in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings has discovered that 12 popular adrenal support supplements actually contained THYROID hormones and steroids not disclosed on the label.
Shockingly, all twelve of the supplements marketed as energy and metabolism boosters for “adrenal fatigue” contained THYROID hormone (T3).
Seven contained STEROID hormones. 5 of that 7 contained Pregnenolone. Pregnenolone is also called the “mother hormone.” It’s a precursor for basically all your steroid hormones.
I can’t give you the names of these 12 contaminated supplements, because the study doesn’t name them either. Believe me, I’d like to know too.
“Adrenal Fatigue” is supposed to indicate a problem with the adrenal glands producing both cortisol and DHEA. These days, though, everyone uses it generically. If you’re tired…you have adrenal fatigue.
But it really isn’t that simple.
Why? Well, what if your fatigue is from iron deficiency, or folate deficiency, or malfunctioning mitochondria? The treatment is different for each of these…no to mention tracking down the ultimate root cause for each of them.
Look, if you’re fatigued and feel bad–please don’t try to doctor your self, and definitely don’t go to Dr. Google.
Best case scenario -you get a little relief for a little while, but no long term fix.
Worst case scenario – you waste time, money and expose yourself to contaminated supplements with hormones that can cause BIG problems.
Please find a doctor that is experienced AND knowledgeable about how to track down AND treat all of these possible causes of fatigue:
• Deficiencies in Iron, Vitamin D, B12, Folate
• Blood sugar imbalances (hypoglycemia and insulin resistance)
• Imbalances in androgens, progesterone, estrogens
• Thyroid hormone dysfunction
• Viral infections
• Parasite infections
• Mitochondrial malfunction (aka mitochondropathy)
• Neurological malfunction in the circuits that control blood flow (dysautonomia)