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Maximize your hormone potential with Max Adrenal

Judging from the proliferation of coffee and cupcake shops popping up these days, clearly caffeine and sugar are what most people use to combat their fatigue. The problem is they don’t actually work. Although sugar and caffeine do offer a quick lift, it is temporary, and the drop is never too far behind – so it’s back to Starbucks to start the cycle again, turning your day into a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows. Eventually your adrenals can’t handle the constant pressure to produce more adrenaline, and they stop producing all together. At that point, consuming caffeine is like kicking a dead horse. Fortunately, there is a healthier and more effective way to get through the day – adaptogens.  These powerful herbs help your body adapt to stress and resist fatigue, and can help your adrenals function properly rather than damage them.

Adaptogens are a unique group of herbs used to improve the health of your adrenal system, the system that’s in charge of managing your body’s hormonal response to stress. They help mediate the stress response and enhance its ability to cope with anxiety and fight fatigue – slowly and gently, without spikes and dives. They are called adaptogens because of their unique ability to “adapt” their function according to your body’s specific needs. They are like a thermostat for your body… the effects may initially take time to accrue, but over time, they help your body reach a more optimal level of function.

Unlike big pharma drugs, adaptogens weren’t created yesterday. In fact, they’ve been used in Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, to boost energy and resilience in the face of stress. In addition, they enable the body’s cells to access more energy; help cells eliminate toxic byproducts of the metabolic process and help the body to utilize oxygen more efficiently. Adrenal health also effects thyroid health, which is the main engine behind your metabolism. If you want your body to burn fat efficiently, take care of your adrenals. One of the first signs of adrenal fatigue, along with constant exhaustion is the inability to lose bodyfat. This is the reason why I have all of my clients on Max Adrenal. I want them to get the most out of my training and nutrition program.

I recommend 3 Max Adrenals from Nova 3 labs for everyone, especially athletes. Use my code Sarah10 at Nova 3 and send me a note when you start to feel better.