Endocrine and Glandular Center
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General Health Information
A gland is an organ that manufactures and secretes chemicals, hormones, and fluids into the body to serve a wide range of functions all necessary for good health. If the glands become imbalanced or malfunctioning in some way, our whole body system can become seriously impaired causing many health problems. The endocrine glands are special glands because they secrete hormones. Examples of endocrine glands include the thyroid, the insulin-secreting pancreas, the pituitary (our ?master gland?), the ovaries and testes of the reproductive system, and the adrenals next to the kidneys.
Poor nutrition and stress puts an added burden on these glands, often leading to a depleted state. For example, our adrenals release adrenalin which is produced during stress. When our adrenals become exhausted by repeated stress, it leads to reactive hypoglycemia. Our pancreas, in charge of sugar metabolism, can then also become exhausted which lead to diabetes.
The importance of a healthy reproductive system cannot be overstated. Healthy ovaries and testes provide our bodies with sufficient amounts of reproductive hormones such as estrogen and testosterone. In addition, a healthy reproductive system helps to ensure healthy sperm and eggs, for the formation of healthy fetuses which allows for optimal fertility.
Like all organs, our glands need good nutrition. Vital nutrients include vitamins, minerals, and amino acids such as C, E, B-complex, zinc, chromium, selenium, alanine, glycine, and glutamic acid. These nutrients are necessary for proper glandular function and as building blocks by which the glands construct their corresponding hormones. Healthy endocrine glands help ensure our bodies get adequate amounts of necessary hormones such as adrenalin, insulin, testosterone, and estrogen. Without these important glands we cannot handle stress or sugars properly, nor can we reproduce healthy children.
- Regular exercise
- Healthy diet emphasizing fruits and vegetables
- Stress management
- Avoid prolonged exposure to pesticides and other man-made chemicals
- Pharmacist’s Supplement Recommendations:
- Vitamins and Minerals - betacarotene, vitamins A, C, D, E, B-complex, pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid, zinc, selenium, chromium, manganese, copper, iodine, magnesium, calcium, potassium
- Herbs and Phytonutrients - licorice root, kelp, alfalfa, Siberian Ginseng, Irish moss, parsley, hops, capsicum, lycopene, bioflavonoids
- Essential Fatty Acids - omega-3 and omega-6
- Antioxidants - grape seed extract, Vitamin E
- Amino Acids - glutamic acid, alanine, glycine, dimethylglycine (DMG)
- Glandular Extracts - especially adrenal, pituitary, thymus, pancreas
These products are recommended by licensed pharmacists who have specialized in natural medicines and dietary supplements. For maximum benefit from these recommendations, be sure to read the Wellness Center Guidelines.
||Essentials Performance Formula $27.72
Daily supplementation with a high-quality vitamin and mineral supplement can be helpful in maintaining a healthy endocrine system. They provide the body with the building-blocks necessary for proper formation of important hormones necessary for the body’s good energy supply and reproduction. Essentials Performance Formula contains adequate amounts of all the vitamins and minerals needed for proper gland function.
||AntiOxidant Essentials $25.25
Antioxidants assist the body in the neutralizing of free radicals, thus helping to reduce damage due to stress, toxins, and aging. These free radical scavengers help to guard against the deterioration of the body and its functions. They are especially important for anyone with lots of physical and mental stress. Antioxidants are important daily supplement that help to ensure a healthy glandular system and hormone synthesis.
||Omega Max $18.43
Essential fatty acids are called “essential” because our bodies require them every day, and because they must be taken in from outside sources. Daily intake of the essential fatty acids is important for a healthy glandular system, because they are necessary for the production of many of our important hormones. Essential fatty acids are the “good fats” that our bodies and our glandular system must have daily.
Additional Products for Endocrine and Glandular
|Glandular Immune Support
|Adrenal Health Support
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Additional Information on Endocrine and Glandular
- Chemicals May Interfere with our Endocrine System - article by the Environmental Protection Agency
- What are Endocrine Disruptors? - published by the Environmental Protection Agency
- Endocrine Diseases - article published by the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases