Adrenal Cortex - capsules
- Category: Adrenal & Immune system
- Adrenal cortex extract
- Grass-fed Argentinian cattle
- Small capsules for optimal use
- 50 mg of adrenal cortex extract per dose
- 60 capsules
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Adrenal Cortex by Seeking Health
For time immemorial our ancestors ate according to the head-to-tail principle, being convinced that eating healthy, animal organs would have a nurturing effect on the same organs in the human body. Organ supplements, such as Seeking Health's Adrenal Cortex, are formulated in accordance with this belief. Adrenal Cortex delivers 50 mg of bovine adrenal cortex per capsule, freeze-dried using standardized procedures to preserve biological activity. The supplement is a source of adrenal-specific enzymes, peptides and cofactors and is made from bovine adrenal extract sourced from grass-fed cattle from Argentina.
About our adrenal glands
The adrenal glands are small organs located above the kidneys that make the important hormones cortisol, aldosterone, adrenaline, norepinephrine and the sex hormones. Anatomically they consist of two components: the cortex (the outside) and the medulla (the inside, marrow part), both of which produce chemicals specific to our body. In fact, the adrenal glands' main function is to deal with difficult, stressful situations, playing a role in responses known as the "fight or flight" responses. While these responses can be life-saving in certain situations, exposure to chronic stress is stressful for this response system and thus to our adrenal glands. Seeking Health's Adrenal Cortex consists of 50 mg of pure bovine adrenal extract (made from adrenal cortex and adrenal medulla) per capsule. The product is free of the most common allergens and artificial colors and flavors and has been formulated with the greatest possible care.
Evolution of epigenetics
To this day there is debate about the extent to which we as humans are 'pre-programmed' or rather shaped by our environment. The relatively new science called epigenetics bridges these two extreme positions. It examines changes in gene expression which take place in the 'epigenome', without the DNA sequence changing. The difference between genetics and epigenetics can be thought of as the difference between writing and reading a book. Once a story is on paper, this information will be the same in all printed copies of the book. However, each individual reader has a different interpretation of the story, and experiences different thoughts or emotions. Likewise, our DNA is interpreted, as it were, and switched 'on' or 'off' by epigenomes. For example, the story of our DNA can take different twists, depending on the way in which the epigenomes influence the story. More and more researchers are convinced that epigenomes can in turn be influenced by diet and lifestyle. This is of course a very interesting field of research. The methylation processes that occur constantly in our bodies and what role they play in epigenetics, are currently particularly widely researched by epigeneticists.
- Bovine adrenal extract from grass-fed cattle from Argentina
- Contains 50 mg of bovine adrenal extract per capsule
- Freeze-dried following a standardized process to retain the biological activity
- Source of adrenal-specific enzymes, peptides and cofactors
- Free from milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, nuts, wheat and artificial colors and flavors
The Methylation Process
Every minute, trillions of methylation processes take place in all cells of our body, which in turn affect thousands of other bodily processes. Methylation is a controlled transfer of a methyl group primarily to proteins, amino acids, enzymes and DNA. Methylation is involved in the maintenance and repair of our DNA within our cells and tissues. Substances that have the ability to donate a methyl group are called methyl donors. B vitamins, vitamin C, biotin, zinc, folic acid and betaine, among other compounds, can function as a methyl donor. Methyl groups play an important role in gene expression, since they have the ability to switch our DNA on and off. It is not without reason that they are one of the most researched molecules in epigenetics. Research indicates that methylation responds to environmental factors and decreases with age. This has made the relationship between health and the ability to methylate a frontier research area.
Epigenetics & Seeking Health
Epigenetics refers to the myriad factors that influence our gene expression. The name epigenetics was coined in 1942 by biologist Conrad Waddington and literally means 'around the DNA', referring to the markers around the DNA that can turn genes on and off. The idea behind it is that the experiences, living conditions and nutrition of an organism have a major modulating influence on its genetic predisposition. For Dr. Ben Lynch, epigenetics stands for the power of our genes and for the fact that we are not our DNA, but that we can work with our genes and just need to know how to shape this cooperation. The Lynch method is therefore aimed at our DNA markers (also called SNPs or single nucleotide polymorphisms). By using supplements and making adjustments in diet and lifestyle, we can aim to 'clean up dirty genes', in Lynch's words.
About Seeking Health
From an early age, Dr. Ben Lynch, founder of Seeking Health, was interested in the relationship between health and gene expression, and studied natural medicine, molecular biology and epigenetics. In his recent book Dirty Genes, he describes how having 'contaminated' genes can be the cause of countless health problems and shows how you can optimize the functioning of your genes through the right diet and lifestyle. In recent years he helped thousands of clients, physicians and health care professionals in the use of these insights and therefore is currently one of the most consulted experts in the field of epigenetics.
- Take 1 capsule after breakfast or as directed by your healthcare professional.
- Do not take within 5 hours of bedtime.
|Amount per serving||% DV|
|Adrenal cortex substance ( from bovine from Argentina)||50 mg||**|
** % Daily value not established.
Microcrystalline cellulose, HPMC (capsule), ascorbyl palimitate, silica, and medium-chain triglyceride oil.