Adrenal Glands

The adrenal glands are a very small pair of organs (glands) located above the kidneys. They produce more than 50 hormones that affect virtually every important function in our body. The most well-known hormones include cortisol, norepinephrine, adrenaline and DHEA.

For example, during daily stress, our adrenal glands must constantly produce the stress hormone cortisol. Our adrenal glands are not built for such a ballast. Therefore, over time the adrenal glands become tired due to the constant production of cortisol and your natural cortisol rhythm becomes irregular - sometimes you produce too much cortisol and sometimes very little.

The same happens with the production of other hormones that the adrenal glands produce, such as androstenedione (a testosterone precursor), DHEA, adrenaline or noradrenaline. Tired adrenal glands also affect testosterone levels. Although the testes produce 90% of testosterone production, a significant 10% also go to the adrenal glands.

This condition is called adrenal fatigue.