Adrenal fatigue is a very common problem for those who have suffered from a long illness or have undergone a long period of time under stress. The result is that the adrenal glands are now overtaxed and the body feels tired and the mind has difficulty in focusing on tasks. Unfortunately, too many people who suffer from adrenal fatigue try to overcompensate by consuming caffeinated products which often results in the body “crashing” after the initial effects of the caffeine wear off.
However, there are natural substances which can be used to help stimulate the body while also reducing the levels of stress which are taxing the adrenal glands. Rhodiola is one of the more common, natural substances which have been used for many years to combat the effects of adrenal fatigue.
What is Rhodiola?
Rhodiola is a natural herb which has been used for centuries in helping to energize the body. However, it has recently been used as a way to combat the effects of adrenal fatigue while providing stress relief to the body itself.
However, there is some controversy to the use of Rhodiola as well. While no one disputes its positive anti-stress effects and lack of side effects, it also acts as a stimulant which means that the body might crash just like with taking in caffeine.
What are the Effects of Rhodiola?
Essentially, Rhodiola produces two main effects on the body. It helps reduce the levels of stress and treats symptoms of burnout which is very common with those who have undergone a considerable amount of stress in their lives.
On the other hand, it also acts as a stimulant as well. The dangers of the stimulant are that it counters its calming ingredients which result in the body crashing just like if it took in caffeine or sugar for an energy boost.
People who suffer from adrenal fatigue essentially have no reserve of energy to work from unlike people who do not suffer from this condition. In essence, a person with normal adrenal gland function will get an energy boost from Rhodiola and once it wears off the energy levels will drop to the same or perhaps slightly lower levels than before.
However, a person with adrenal fatigue may drop a lot further than that once the effects of Rhodiola wear off. The effects will be quite profound and can certainly affect your performance on the job or worse, when driving or operating heavy machinery where having good mental concentration is a must.
Should You Take Rhodiola for Adrenal Fatigue?
The answer is that you should take it in very moderate amounts so that the overall boost of energy levels is not so much that there will be a “crash”. By moderating the amount that is taken, you can better enjoy the benefits of Rhodiola in reducing the amount of stress that is being experienced.
In conclusion, you should be careful about taking any stimulant when suffering from adrenal fatigue. But Rhodiola is one that when taken in moderate amounts can be very beneficial in reducing the effects of this condition.