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Adrenal Stress

I have been to see a nutritionist and had a private saliva test done for my adrenals.

She tells me my results show I have normal cortisol when waking and then high up until about 6pm when it starts to come down again.She suggest I takeMeda Stim and Mega mag .Would like your thoughts on this.

After I had the test I started B12 and felt a lot better for about a week but have stopped now as I was feeling wired and had facial flushes.

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Excellent ingrédients for adrenal fatigue but Meda-Stim has Niacin as the first ingredient and this is known to commonly cause facial flushing. Also this is a thyroid support as includes Iodine and Tyrosine. If you are medicating thyroid hormone replacement (Levothyroxine ? ? .. ) it would not be wise to take this.

Megamag contains B12 as cyanocobalamin. If B12 gave you facial flushing you may benefit from Methylcobalamin which is the activated, highly bioavailable form of vitamin B12 so thought to be easier to utilise as it has one less step of conversion to make it active.

Both Biotics Research Corporation and Nutri Advanced are good brands and I use them myself but I think there will be products better suited to you.


Thanks radd. It really is difficult to sort out what is good and what is not.I am quite sensitive to a lot of things and always start out taking a small dose.

It annoys me to think I have spent money on advice which is not good for me.What other products maybe better for me do you think.

So glad we have this site to turn to.



Vit B12 works with folate. Members supplement Methylfolate together with a B complex.

For adrenal support I supplement 3g Vit C, Nutri Siberian Ginseng & Liquorice Tincture & Dr Wilsons Adrenal Rebuilder but you may require others.

Optimising all iron & nutrients for good thyroid function will also help with adrenal health. I would discuss iodine and tyrosine with your nutritionist and ask her to advise of more suited alternatives.




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Thanks. I will have a word with the nutritionist and post on here what she recommends.


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