How Minerals Support Your Adrenals

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How Minerals Support Your Adrenals

How Minerals Support Your Adrenals

It’s heartbreaking how many emails I get from people dealing with chronic stress. Modern life can be challenging, and constant stress takes its toll: the people who email me are burned out and exhausted all the time. Their adrenals have bottomed out, and they’re looking for a way to break the cycle and take back their health. 

If you’re dealing with adrenal fatigue or chronic stress, you’re not alone, I have good news: minerals are one of the best things you can take to support your adrenals and bring you back to a state of balance. Stress rapidly depletes minerals, powering down your adrenal glands and sapping other parts of your body and brain—but replenishing your mineral stores will make an immediate difference in how you feel. 

Here’s a look at how minerals support your adrenals, and how taking a quality full-spectrum mineral supplement can help you overcome chronic stress and adrenal fatigue.

What Is Adrenal Fatigue?

Your adrenal glands are two small, triangle-shaped glands located on top of your kidneys. They create and release hormones that affect your metabolism, stress response, immune system, muscle growth, sex drive, and more. 

You may have heard of cortisol, your body’s stress hormone. When you’re stressed, your adrenal glands make and release cortisol as part of your fight-or-flight response. 

Cortisol increases your heart rate and breathing rate, makes you more alert, sends blood to your muscles, and triggers other biological changes to prepare you to deal with a threat. Your cortisol system evolved to deal with immediate danger—like say, being attacked by a wild animal—and for that, cortisol works well. 

But if you’re under chronic stress from work, anxiety, mental or emotional distress, or another long-term source of tension, you’re releasing cortisol constantly over weeks, or even years. This kind of chronic cortisol release taxes your adrenals, and over time, they become burned out and struggle to produce the hormones your body needs to function properly. This state is called “adrenal fatigue” or “adrenal insufficiency.”

Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue

Symptoms of adrenal fatigue may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Body aches
  • Headaches
  • Unexplained weight gain or loss
  • Low blood pressure
  • Hair loss
  • Trouble sleeping at night (especially waking up around 2-4 AM)
  • Food cravings
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Brain fog

If you’ve been under chronic stress recently and you have several of the above symptoms, you may be experiencing adrenal fatigue.

How Minerals Can Help with Adrenal Fatigue

If you’re struggling with chronic stress adrenal problems, I have good news: replenishing your mineral stores is one of the simplest ways to reverse adrenal fatigue. 

One of the reasons stress is so hard on your body is that it depletes your mineral stores.

  • A 2020 study found that stress depletes magnesium—and that low magnesium made people more susceptible to stress [*]. The authors describe this as a “vicious circle,” in which the more magnesium-depleted you become, the harder it is for you to normalize your stress response, and the worse things get over time. 
  • A 2020 review found that stress depletes iron, magnesium, zinc, and calcium, and that chronic stress can lead to clinical deficiencies in these minerals [*]. 
  • A 2014 review noted that your mineral needs increase when you’re stressed, and that even mild deficiencies in several essential minerals, including iron, zinc, magnesium, calcium, and potassium, can markedly decrease your resilience to stressful situations [*]. 

Stress forces your body to make major withdrawals from your mineral stores—and when your mineral reserves are low, your body can’t deal with stress. If you’re chronically stressed, things can quickly spiral, sending your body into a depleted state that’s harder and harder to recover from. 

But refilling your mineral stores can reverse this process! If you replenish the minerals you’ve lost, your body will have what it needs to deal with stress. You’ll become more resilient, have more energy, and be able to stop the cycle of adrenal fatigue.

Support Your Adrenals with Plant-Based Minerals

Stress depletes a lot of different minerals, and it’s important to replenish them all in the right ratios. Minerals work together in your body, which means if you only increase one or two of them, you may actually make things worse long-term. 

That’s why we offer humic and fulvic complexes. They contain every essential mineral your body needs, in the right ratios, and with close to 100% bioavailability. You absorb these minerals within minutes, and your cells can use them immediately. 

Our minerals come from humate, a crystalline substance found in soil. Humate forms over thousands of years, as plants break down and deposit their minerals into the ground. The resulting substance is ultra-rich in every mineral your body needs, and they naturally occur in the right ratios. 

That means you don’t have to deal with a cabinet full of supplement bottles or a bunch of electrolyte powders. You just take a capful of humic and a capful of fulvic each morning. They’re liquid, which maximizes absorption, and they taste like water. 

In 30 seconds per day, you can refill your mineral stores and support your adrenals. You’ll quite literally feel the difference within minutes after taking humic and fulvic—it’s like turning a light back to full brightness after years of being on a dimmer. 

If you’re struggling with adrenal fatigue or chronic stress, we can help. Try BEAM Minerals today. You’ll be amazed by how much better you’ll feel. 

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