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how much adrenal cortex extract per day?

There are supplements containing anything from 50 to 500 mg of ACE per capsule. I found one by Essential Therepeutics simply called Adrenal Cortex which provides 500 mg of bovine ACE per capsule, whereas 250 mg per capsule seems most common.

Does anyone have any idea how much ACE to take? I realise it depends on the individual needs, but I have been wondering if it would be possible to combine various brands in order to raise it to the appropriate levels? Is 500 mg per day the absolute upper limit? Or has someone taken, say, 750, or even 1000, mg of ACE daily?

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thecat346, sorry you've had no replies. Feel free to repost your question.


Hi my Thorne Cortex does not give a dosage - of how much adrenal gland is present - my Naturapath Doctor prescribed it- my adrenal function was very low and a Functional Medicine specialist had me on hydrocortisone for 3 months (very low dose) and then into Thorne Cortex - I only know if I stop taking it I shake and have heart palps.. don’t think I have much adrenal function left - my cortisol spit tests totally flat across all times.. so not sure what to say


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