AA Formula provides a combination of the essential nutrients needed for healthy adrenal function.
It is recommended that this formula is taken after assessing your adrenal function via an adrenal stress profile test. Please ask your Nutritional Therapy practitioner for details.
The adrenal glands are responsible for the production of cortisol, known as the "stress hormone". Cortisol is necessary for the "fight or flight" response, i.e. either fight a presenting danger, or run away from it. 21st Century living puts us through constant exposure to stressful situations. Unfortunately, evolution has not endowed our brain to differentiate between a "real" danger, like a lion coming to attack us, and an "imagined" danger, like our not being able to deliver a project on time, pay our bills at the end of the month, or manage multiple tasks at once under a pressurised environment. This means that our adrenal glands can be overstimulated, becoming "exhausted", i.e. reaching a point where they find it difficult to produce sufficient hormone levels.
You are particularly vulnerable to this if you are exposed to continued stress, if you regularly consume sugary foods, if you are a "workaholic" or if you over-exercise.
Adrenal dysfunction can lead to the development of other conditions, particularly allergies, sensitivities and intolerances to different allergens such as foods and airborne substances (pollen, dust).