What is the HPA Axis?
The HP Axis is a system made up of three major glands in the endocrine system, this axis is for feedback and exchanges between them. The glands in this HPA Axis are Hypothalamus, pituitary, and adrenals. These glands help to balance the nervous system and the endocrine system. Put simply, this system helps us to deal with STRESS!
What role does the HPA axis play?
The role that the HPA axis plays in your everyday life is it helps deal with our social stressors and physical stressors. During times of stress, we produce hormones that trigger the adrenals to release cortisol these reactions are to help us cope with the stressor. HPA Axis determines how to respond and what amounts to put out in the body. If overworked or not nutritionally supported can cause a roller coaster of emotional distress.
What are the symptoms of an HPA axis that aren’t functioning correctly?
Symptoms that the HPA Axis is not properly functioning is mostly shown through emotional aspects. Depression is a common aspect of an imbalance in the HPA Axis. The hormones released into the body greatly impact the body’s ability to stay emotionally stable, so depending on if you are hyperactive or hypoactive will depend on the impact and how the body reacts.
Is there anything natural I can do for an imbalanced HPA Axis?
Proper nutrition and taking care of your emotional wellbeing helps support the HPA Axis. Supplements are a great way to support the body to rebuild and balance organs and systems listed below is a great protocol to nutritionally support the HPA Axis and some additional synergistic support for the HPA Axis.
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