Adrenal Health: Nutrients to Recover, Reset & Rebalance*

November 9, 2022

Americans are more overloaded than ever. From stress to burnout to sheer exhaustion, everyday life seems to require more than you have to give. Resilience is a quality that, according to research, protects against this kind of depletion. (1)

Nutrients also fuel your body’s stress response system. Yet up to 95% of Americans have one or more nutrient gaps that can impact energy production and metabolic responses. (2)*

In this article, we’ll explain how the adrenal glands and other crucial body systems buffer the impact of stressors, as well as how to nourish the body for optimal resilience.*

The Stress Response System

Just like your home has a fire alarm to detect smoke that is out of place and to warn you of a fire risk, your body has an intuitive network of organs designed to respond when things in your internal or external environment get too hectic. Known as the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, your body’s stress response system includes: (3)

  • Hypothalamus (in the brain)
  • Pituitary gland (in the brain)
  • Adrenal glands

These neuroendocrine organs produce hormones that help your body regulate and cope with challenges that come along every day. The HPA axis constantly works behind the scenes to maintain homeostasis or balance.

Stress Response

But the stress response network does not end there. Research shows that the HPA axis requires more than just “stress hormones” to operate seamlessly. Your HPA axis is supported by the endocannabinoid system, also known as the ECS. The ECS functions like a balancing act throughout the body. It is a body-wide signaling system that: (4, 5)

  • Provides balance to the nervous system
  • Nurtures effective communication between nerve cells
  • Helps the body adapt to both internal and external challenges

The ECS also regulates many basic body functions and responses. ECS communication is necessary for biological processes we often don’t even think about, such as: (4, 5)

  • Fertility and pregnancy
  • Learning and memory
  • Behavior and attitude
  • Appetite
  • Energy metabolism
  • Blood pressure and blood sugar
  • Immune system responses
  • Adapting to stress challenges
  • Overall feelings of wellness

The nervous system is closely tied to the ECS. The hypothalamus and pituitary gland in the brain make hormones to regulate the stress response. In times of “fight or flight”, the sympathetic nervous system is activated to respond to the crisis. But to nourish your resilience, you need the opposite part of the nervous system—the parasympathetic nervous system—to be activated. This is also referred to as the “rest and digest” response. (6)*

How to Support Adrenal Health*

3Rs of Adrenal Health

Chronic stress can deplete the systems in your body that are designed to manage it in the first place. But you can support the stress response system and healthy cortisol with a targeted approach known as the 3Rs: Recover, Reset, and Rebalance.*

Your body’s stress response depends on your adrenals’ ability to:*

  • Recover their optimal function*
  • Reset cellular communications*
  • Rebalance metabolic responses*

These processes rely on lightning-fast communication between your brain, adrenal glands, immune system, antioxidant protection, and more. To maintain the 3Rs of adrenal health, your body needs access to the right high-quality nutritional support.*


It is impossible to avoid all sources of stress. But you can nourish the adrenal cortex and the HPA axis so that they recover and more effectively activate the parasympathetic “rest and digest” part of the nervous system. (7)*


The circadian rhythm is not just about when it’s time to sleep. Healthy stress management in the body hinges on cortisol levels that are appropriate for the time of day. Hitting the reset button on the daily rhythm of adrenal hormones is a vital part of establishing resilience, supporting how the body uses glucose for energy, and much more. (8)*


The communication between your brain, nervous system, hormones, probiotics in the gut microbiome, and the endocannabinoid system is essential. Imbalances can have a major impact on stress levels. An effective stress response happens when the balance between these systems is supported. (9)*

Nutrients for Adrenal Health*

Healthy stress support is not one-size-fits-all. Your genetics, energy levels, thyroid health, digestion, personal relationships, and support network are just a few examples of the many ways that your internal stress network can be influenced.*

You may not have control over factors in your life that demand energy. But you can nourish a healthy stress response with science-backed nutrients.*

Based on the latest research, Vital Nutrients formulated Vegan Adrenal Support+, the first full-spectrum adrenal support supplement designed to target all 3Rs of adrenal health in one complete formula.*

Formulated with researched-backed, functional ingredients, Vegan Adrenal Support+ provides support for your adrenal glands, immune system, metabolic system, HPA axis, endocannabinoid system, and your entire nervous system. Balance between these systems is critical for effective stress support, and foundational for achieving and maintaining adrenal function and wellness.*

  • Adaptogens are herbs that have been relied on for thousands of years because they encourage flexibility in how the body responds to challenges. Rhodiola Rosea and Ashwagandha root are adaptogenic herbs that have been well-studied and are regarded for their ability to soothe the body’s stress responsiveness. (10, 11)*
  • B vitamins like vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 are essential components of the B complex family. Not only are they important nutrients for healthy DNA, but they are foundational for a healthy nervous system and stress response. (12)*
  • Magnesium is an essential mineral. It functions as an electrolyte, supports bone health, nourishes a healthy muscular system, and plays a vital role in more than 300 metabolism reactions in the body, including many that are part of the nervous system, HPA axis, and endocannabinoid communication network. (13, 14)*
  • Eleuthero, also known as Siberian ginseng, is a nutrient staple in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), regarded for its ability to support a healthy nervous system and overall adaptability. (15)*
  • Boswellia and Copaiba Oil offer CBD and hemp-free nutritional support for a healthy endocannabinoid system and adrenal response. (16, 17)*
  • Vegan Omega-3/DHA, derived from algal oil, supports a healthy nervous system, immune system, and inflammatory responses throughout the body.*

Vegan Adrenal Support+ contains all of these clinically-trusted nutrients to support healthy adrenal function and the type of flexible, adaptive stress response you need to succeed in the world today.*

Welcome to the Next Generation of Adrenal Health


The world isn’t getting any calmer. But your adaptive stress response doesn’t have to depend on what everyone else is doing.

Support for your overall health starts with a balanced diet, healthy sleep, and regular physical activity. Dietary supplements like Vegan Adrenal Support+ provide an intentional, whole-body approach to adrenal support that is unlike anything else.*

Get the next-generation of adrenal support here.*


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DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this article is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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