WHAT SUPPLEMENTS CAN BE USED TO TREAT LOW CORTISOL?
Low cortisol states (hypocortisolism) always represent an underlying problem. Therefore, accurate diagnosis and directed treatment is the rule. However, during the process of discovery, there are some natural supplements available to help improve some of the symptoms often encountered in hypocortisolism such as fatigue and chronic pain. All are made by a company far more knowledgeable and sophisticated than any modern day pharmaceutical company. The company name? Mother Nature.
Supplements for Low Cortisol
Perhaps the most beneficial supplements in treating low cortisol are known as ‘adaptogens’. There are nearly 50 plant derived adaptogens, and as their name implies, they assist the stress response system in ‘adapting’ to stress. Commonly used adaptogens include Ginseng (Siberian, Korean, and Panax), Rhodiola, Ashwaganda, Bacopa, Holy Basil, and Licorice root.
Over 2000 years ago, Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine began using adaptogens to promote physiological resistance to stress, fatigue, trauma, and anxiety. Medical research on adaptogens began in the 1940’s. Rhodiola and Siberian Ginseng have been studied most extensively. Research has found that adaptogens improve mental concentration, productivity, and stamina under conditions of stress and aid in promoting resistance to the harmful effects of stress.