I know this has been discussed over the years on here and I've read the posts but I wanted to raise it again, please!
I am under Dr P and told to take NAX; I'm currently on 1 per day and have to build up to 3/4 (I am on T3, only).
I know there has been a debate about taking adrenal cortex supplements (which supply cortisol, DHEA) versus taking whole glandulars, such as NAX, because the whole glandular would also give you adrenaline, something most of us have too much of already.
I can't get hold of Dr P yet to ask him directly, but I believe he says that NAX contains the entire gland - and hence contains the entire gamut of hormones, including adrenaline? I have contacted Nutri Advanced and asked (i) if NAX contains hormones, and (ii), if it doesn't what are we getting from it taking which will help our adrenals?! They have come back to me and state:
Our glandular formulas do not contain any hormones.
We don’t have a breakdown of what is in the adrenal concentrate as it is a natural substance. This would be the same as having a nutritional breakdown of a piece of meat that you buy from the shop. It is thought that the hormone free concentrates provide nutrition and nourishment for the gland in a like heals like manner.
SO, they can't tell us what it's doing for us but it's providing 'nourishment' but no hormones; I thought the whole point of taking it was to give us back some missing cortisol, DHEA etc?
Any thoughts, comments, please..?