We improved the Support Adrenals formula to comply with the latest scientific research.
The quality of materials in BioMatrix™ Support Adrenals and its manufacturing process help support adrenal gland vitality.
- Supports the function of the adrenal glands.
- Promotes a synergistic influence on the adrenal glands that does not hyperstimulate and exhaust already compromised organ function.
- Helps support HPA axis function.
Upgrade Highlights Include
- Veggie Caps:Capsules are made from vegetable sources.
- 5-MTHF:Folate now provided in the form of a proprietary 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) known as Quatrefolic. This is the most bioavailable source of folate available. With many patients incapable of converting folic acid, this upgrade of folate form is a great improvement.
- Bioflavonoids:Improved sources of bioflavonoids, including addition of citrus peel complex powder.
The Adrenal Glands and Stress
Support Adrenals helps nourish and support the adrenals by enhancing the body’s ability to deal with stressors of all kinds. This synergistic formula of balanced B-vitamins, minerals, adaptogens, bioflavonoids, and supportive co-factors can help in a myriad of ways to improve health.
Flagship of the BioMatrix Line
Since its development in 1998, Support Adrenals has earned its place as the flagship of the BioMatrix line. It is the result of a quest to design an affordable, yet highly impactful, daily supplement to support the adrenal glands.
Does Not Hyperstimulate the Adrenal Glands
Many adrenal formulas can hyperstimulate the glands and exacerbate HPA axis dysfunction. Support Adrenals supports adrenal health and function. The adrenals are an integral component of the body’s endocrine system. Their relationship to the hypothalamus and pituitary glands, as well as their role in the production of all hormones, including the sex hormones, makes investigation into adrenal-axis health essential to every clinical evaluation.
Support Adrenals The Formula
Two Capsules of Support Adrenals Contain:
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid and Ascorbyl Palmitate) – 100 mg
With enhanced absorption from the complementary bioflavonoids in the formula, this 88/12 blend of water-soluble Ascorbic Acid and fat-soluble Ascorbyl Palmitate adds a synergistic component to the formula – a small amount of high-quality vitamin C that acts to enhance the formula’s qualities of supporting biosynthesis of corticosteroids and adrenal gland nutrition.
Thiamin (as Thiamin Mononitrate) – 50 mg
A water-soluble vitamin necessary for processing of carbohydrates, fat, and protein. Every cell of the body requires thiamin to form adenosine triphosphate (ATP – energy-carrying molecule found in the cells of all living things) and the nervous system requires thiamin in order to function normally.
Riboflavin – 50 mg
Besides being essential for other B vitamins to activate their potential, riboflavin acts as a coenzyme in many oxidation-reduction reactions involved with carbohydrate metabolism. 5 Riboflavin is also essential for normal growth and development, cell respiration, regulation of certain hormones, antibody production and the health of the mucous membranes in the digestive tract, which serve as the body’s first-line immune defense.
Niacin (Niacinamide and Niacin) – 50 mg
Niacin plays an important role in ridding the body of toxic and harmful chemicals. It also helps the body make various sex and stress-related hormones in the adrenal glands and other parts of the body. Niacin also helps improve circulation.
Vitamin B6 (30 mg as Pyridoxine HCl and Pyridoxine 5′-Phosphate) – 50 mg
Vitamin B6 helps to maintain glucose within a normal range. When caloric intake is low the body requires vitamin B6 to help convert stored carbohydrate or other nutrients to glucose to maintain normal blood sugar levels. Pyridoxine biphosphate is expensive but to ensure B6 uptake in the liver, it is a must-have component in this formulas, as many people have a problem with converting B6.
Folate (as as [6S]-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid Glucosamine Salt Quatrefolic) – 400 mcg
Folate participates in many important metabolic processes in the body. It helps support the normal growth and maintenance of all cells because it acts as a coenzyme for normal DNA and RNA synthesis. Folate deficiency is linked to poor diet, alcohol abuse, increased requirements (pregnancy), and malabsorption. A B-vitamin complex is incomplete without folate. Our formula uses the most absorbable form of 5-MTHF known.
Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin ) – 100 mcg
B12 is necessary for the rapid synthesis of DNA during cell division. This is especially important in tissues where cells are dividing rapidly, particularly the bone marrow tissues responsible for red blood cell formation. B12 helps support the proper production of blood platelets and red and white blood cells. It also helps support the metabolism of nutrients necessary for cell growth.
Biotin – 2000 mcg
When glucose goes intracellular, it must be phosphorylated before it can be metabolically available, and biotin helps support phosphorylation. It also helps protect the adrenal glands. Biotin acts as a coenzyme during the metabolism of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Specifically, it acts as a cofactor for carboxylase reactions that are involved in the synthesis of fatty acids and DNA, energy production, and in the metabolism of branched chain amino acids.
Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium D-Pantothenate) – 200 mg
Pantothenic acid helps support the metabolism of food and the synthesis of hormones and cholesterol. The adrenal glands’ production of hormones and nervous system function depends on it. It also helps support the release of energy from carbohydrates, the synthesis and degradation of fatty acids, and other acetylation reactions.
Zinc (as Zinc Malate) – 1.5 mg
Zinc has a wide range of functions that contribute to adrenal support. It helps support cell growth and division where it is required for protein and DNA synthesis, in insulin activity, in the metabolism of the ovaries and testes, and in liver function. As a component of many enzymes, zinc is involved in the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and energy. The formula’s zinc and copper are based in different carriers that will not compete with one another so they can optimally support pathways that are involved in synthesis of these different hormones.
Copper (as Copper Citrate) – .55 mg
A small amount of copper is included to assist in the synthesis of different hormones. Copper is involved in a number of important enzymatic reactions related to the electron-transport chain, as well as serotonin and epinephrine metabolism. The formula’s zinc and copper are based in different carriers that will not compete with one another so they can optimally support pathways that are involved in synthesis of these different hormones.
PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid) – 75 mg
Used to improve protein break down, PABA is helpful in red blood cell formation as well as assisting the manufacture of folic acid in the intestines. Importantly for the adrenal glands, PABA has been reported to enhance the effects of cortisone and rejuvenate the glandular system.
Citrus Peel Bioflavonoid Complex – 50 mg
This bioflavonoid complex assists vitamin C in supporting healthy collagen. It also helps support proper absorption of vitamin C, and discourages vitamin C from being destroyed in the body by oxidation.
Choline Bitartrate – 20 mg
Helps support the proper transmission of nerve impulses from the nerve endings to the target organ. It is an essential nutrient used by the peripheral nervous system to produce acetylcholine, a major brain/motor neuron neurotransmitter that facilitates the transmission of impulses between neurons.
Inositol – 50 mg
Inositol is a part of the vitamin B-complex needed to help metabolize glucose and support proper formation of cell membranes. Inositol affects nerve transmission and helps transport fats throughout the body.
Eleuthero Root Extract – 50 mg
Adaptogen that helps support mental performance and physical working capacity in humans. Siberian Ginseng contains eleutherosides responsible for the adaptogenic properties of the plant. The eleutherosides include a range of glycosides with aromatic alcohol aglycones. The glycosides act on the adrenal glands, helping to discourage adrenal hypertrophy and excess corticosteroid production.The eleutherosides additionally help discourage the exhaustion phase and return the adrenals to optimal function. Support Adrenals’ ginseng extract results from a two-step repercolation at low temperature, with ethanol/water ratios and pH stabilization that prevent hydrolysis of the eleutherosides.
Rosemary Leaf Extract – 36 mg
The most important constituents of rosemary are carnosol, carnosic acid, caffeic acid.The rosmarinic acid in rosemary leaf helps increase the production of prostaglandin E2 and discourages the production of leukotriene B4 in human white blood cells.. Support Adrenals’ rosemary leaf extract results from a two-step repercolation at low temperature, with ethanol/water ratios and pH stabilization that prevent hydrolysis of the powerful compounds within.
Naringin (extracted from Grapefruit) – 36 mg
Naringin is a flavonoid found in grapefruits, and gives the fruit its characteristic bitter flavor.
Rutin – 10 mg & Hesperidin Methylchalcone – 36 mg
Rutin and hesperidin are complementary components of the formula’s bioflavonoid group and function synergistically with Vitamin C. They act together to support immune health.
DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone, micronized) – 8 mg & Pregnenolone (micronized) – 8 mg
A small amount of DHEA and pregnenolone with a low-dose, physiological action for long-term maintenance.
2 capsules with breakfast and lunch is generally recommended.