VITAMIN C- Of all the body’s organs, the adrenal glands have one of the highest concentrations of vitamin C. Both the adrenal cortex and the adrenal medulla accumulate high levels of vitamin C, yet during times of stress urinary excretion of vitamin C increases.

Animal studies show that mice lacking a key ascorbic acid transporter had lower levels of the adrenal hormone catecholamine and deficient adrenal cortical function.

MAGNESIUM – The mineral magnesium is a basic building block for theproduction of adrenal hormones. As the adrenal glands become overtaxed, their ability to retain magnesium decreases, and increased amounts of magnesium are secreted in the urine. Magnesium is also known as the anti-stress mineral for its role in muscle relaxation.

Lora Jean Garman, CH