Understanding the Role of Desiccated Adrenal in Standard Process Supplements

Watch Clinic Director Gerald Roliz explain the unique benefits of Whole Adrenal Extracts.

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What is Desiccated Adrenal?

Desiccated adrenal, as the name suggests, is made from dried adrenal glands, often sourced from bovine (cows). These glands play a crucial role in the endocrine system, responsible for producing hormones that help regulate metabolism, blood pressure, and stress response, among other functions. 

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History of Desiccated Adrenal in Medical Practice

The use of adrenal glandular substances traces back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Over the decades, various observations and studies underscored the importance of the adrenal glands.

In the 1850s, Thomas Addison, MD, highlighted patients with fatigue, joint pain, skin pigmentation, and abdominal pain due to adrenal gland dysfunction. This led to the identification of Addison’s disease.

The 1920s and 1930s were pivotal, with the Mayo Clinic documenting benefits in half of their patient group using adrenal treatments. Additionally, Dr. Pottenger’s observations about the amount of raw adrenal gland required to produce therapeutic effects laid the groundwork for future research and applications.

As the use of raw glandular materials waned in the 1940s, due to the advent of methods for large-scale corticosteroid production, the holistic community kept the knowledge alive. The benefits of raw and natural glandular substances, particularly desiccated adrenal, remained of interest to those pursuing natural health remedies.

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Why Include Desiccated Adrenal in Supplements?

The belief behind using desiccated adrenal in supplements is to provide support to the human adrenal glands. When our adrenal glands are overworked, due to chronic stress or other factors, it can lead to fatigue, immune deficiencies, and other health issues. By introducing desiccated adrenal, the aim is to offer a boost of vital nutrients that can help support and rejuvenate our natural adrenal function.
Desiccated adrenal, often derived from bovine sources, is becoming increasingly prevalent in various health supplements due to its potential benefits in supporting adrenal function and overall vitality. Products like Adrenal Desiccated, e-Poise®, Emphaplex®, Cataplex® C, Cataplex A-C, and Drenamin® incorporate this ingredient, aiming to offer a natural solution to those facing adrenal fatigue or seeking enhanced energy and wellness. As with any supplement, it's essential to consult with a healthcare professional before integrating these into your regimen. Our clinicians at the Natural Health Improvement Center are here for you.

Dosing and Considerations

Recommended Dosage: Take 1-3 daily for temporary support of adrenal function.

 Why Should You Consider This? If you're feeling constantly exhausted, struggling with fatigue, or suspecting hypoadrenia, this might be for you. You can further assess this by conducting the Postural Hypotension Test (also known as Raglands’ Test).

 In-Depth Look: This product contains a whole adrenal gland concentrate, processed through a cold extraction method. It's one of three options you can explore for adrenal support, with the other two being Drenatrophin PMG and Drenamin. Think of it as a short-term booster, especially effective when you need a more potent adrenal support due to sudden severe stress, shock, burns, unexpected low blood pressure, and more. It's advisable to use it for a span of two or three weeks and then transition to one of the other formulas.

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The Standard Process Difference

Standard process sets itself apart by emphasizing purity, quality, and holistic health. When it comes to their desiccated adrenal supplements:

1. Whole-Food Philosophy: Standard Process believes in using whole-food ingredients in their natural form. Their desiccated adrenal supplements are no exception, ensuring that users get the full spectrum of nutrients.

2. Quality Control: Every batch undergoes rigorous testing to ensure potency, purity, and consistency.
3. Holistic Approach: Standard Process looks at health holistically, understanding that the body functions best when it's in balance. Their desiccated adrenal supplements are designed not just to address symptoms but to support the body's overall well-being.

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Whether you're a practitioner looking for quality products for your patients or an individual seeking to support your adrenal health, Standard Process' desiccated adrenal supplements offer a tried-and-true solution rooted in nature and backed by science. As always, before starting any new supplement regimen, it's essential to consult with a healthcare professional.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Adrenal, Desiccated?

Desiccated Adrenal is made from dried adrenal glands, typically sourced from bovine (cows).
How does Standard Process ensure the quality of their Desiccated Adrenal supplements?

Standard Process emphasizes a whole-food philosophy, rigorous quality control, and a holistic approach to health. Every batch undergoes rigorous testing for potency, purity, and consistency.

How many should I take daily?

You should take 1-3 daily for temporary support of adrenal function.

Who should consider using this supplement?

If you're often feeling exhausted, facing fatigue, or believe you might have hypoadrenia, this supplement might be beneficial for you.

How can I further assess if this product is right for me?

You can conduct the Postural Hypotension Test, also known as Raglands’ Test, to gauge your need for adrenal support.

What makes this product unique?

It contains a whole adrenal gland concentrate that is cold-processed, ensuring high quality.

Are there other adrenal support products I can consider?

Certainly! Drenatrophin PMG and Drenamin are two other options for adrenal support.

How long should I use this product?

It's designed for short-term use, typically for a span of two or three weeks. After that, it's recommended to switch to either Drenatrophin PMG or Drenamin.

Is this for chronic adrenal issues?

This product is intended for temporary adrenal support, especially during times of sudden stress or fatigue. For chronic adrenal issues, it's essential to consult with a healthcare professional.

What should I do if I experience any side effects?

If you experience any side effects, stop taking the supplement immediately and consult with your healthcare provider. Our clinicians at the Natural Health Improvement Center are here for you. Book an appointment HERE.

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Ashwagandha Forte, 60 Tablets

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Cardio-Plus®, 90 Tablets

Cardio-Plus is a heart supplement that helps support heart/cardiovascular health.* Supports the healthy functioning of the heart and other muscles Supports healthy circulation Provides ingredients with antioxidant activity Contains bovine heart PMG™ extract Supports energy metabolism* Contains a combination of key ingredients from Cataplex® B2, Cataplex® E2, Cardiotrophin PMG®, and Cataplex® C Excellent source of riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin B6 Good source of antioxidant vitamin C Non-dairy, non-soy.  NHICenter

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Helpful links and references

1. Merck & Co. Merck's 1905 Manual of the Materia Medica. New York (NY): Merck & Co; 1905:109.
2. Pottenger FM Jr., et al. The Treatment of Asthma: With Special Reference to the Oral Use of the Adrenal Hormones and Sodium Chlorid. Cal West Med. 1935;43(1):1-3.
3. Rowntree LG. Subsequent Course of a Case of Addison’s Disease. J Am Med Assoc. 1922;79(7):556-7. Rowntree LG, et al. Addison's Disease: Experiences in treatment with various suprarenal preparations. J Am Med Assoc. 1931;96(4):231-5.
5. Hicks GS, Michell ML. The Treatment of Addison’s Disease by Whole Adrenal Gland. Proc R Soc Med. 1935;28(7):932-40.
6. Bennhold H. History of the development of corticosteroid therapy. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2011;29(5 Suppl 68):5-12.
7. Wagner WC, et al. Reproductive physiology of the post partum cow. II: Pituitary, adrenal and thyroid function. J Reprod Fertil. 1969;18(3):501-8.
8. Howes Jr, et al. Adrenal Gland Weights of Hereford and Brahman Cattle. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 1960;104(2):322-4.