A friend's wife gave me a copy of some pages from a medical book that talked about what nutrients and herbs to take for assisting adrenal recovery - so not strictly adrenal fatigue, but simply strengthening the adrenal glands. The following items were in it, some of I was already taking, some I'm now considering after I check some more.
For nutrients, it said the essential items were a B complex (100mg of each major B twice daily) and vitamin C (4,000-6,000mg daily in divided doses).
Items marked very important were Coenzyme A (which I've never heard of) and L-Tyrosine (500mg daily on empty stomach with water or juice - not with milk - take with 50mg of B6 and 100mg of C for better absorption).
Important items were raw adrenal glandular and raw adrenal cortex glandular. Huh.
Helpful items were multivitamin with at least the following: calcium 1500mg, magnesium 750mg, natural beta-carotene 15,000 IU, copper 3mg, potassium 200mg and zinc 50mg. In addition, Coenzyme Q10, chlorophyll, raw liver extract and SAMe (do not use SAMe if manic-depressive disorder or taking prescription antidepressants).
The recommendations it mentions are: fresh fruit and vegetables, especially green leafy ones, brewers yeast, brown rice, legumes, nuts, olive and saflower oils, seeds, wheat germ and whole grains.
Eat deep-water ocean fish, salmon or tuna a least 3x a week. Include in diet garlic, onions, craptake mushrooms, pearl barley (which contain germanium).
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, tobacco - which are highly toxic to the adrenal and other glands.
Stay away from fats, fried foods, ham, pork, highly processed foods, red meats, sodas, sugar and white flour. These put unnecessary stress on adrenal glands.
Get regular, moderate exercise.
As much as possible, avoid stress. Continuous and prolonged stressfrom marriage, job, illness and feelings of low self-esteem or loneliness can be detrimental to adrenal glands.
Anyways, much of which I kinda knew, but some new pieces I didn't know.
10/20/2006 Status :
Awaiting saliva test results.
Reading book on adrenal fatigue.
Taking the following (in addition to multivitamin):
4000mg of Vitamin C --- 800mg of Vitamin E
1000mg of Vitamin B5 --- 100mg of vitamin B6
400mg of Megnesium --- 50mg of DHEA