Nutri Adrenal Extra contains hormone-free glandular extracts of both the
adrenal gland and the pituitary gland. These are combined with a foundation
of supportive nutrients including vitamin C, bioflavonoids, specific B vitamins
and selected minerals. Nutri Adrenal Extra is a more potent alternative
to Nutri Adrenal, and may be ideal for those needing higher-level support.
The adrenal glands are largely responsible for the body’s hormonal
response to the stresses of life. They produce a number of crucially important
hormones, and because of this, our optimal health depends on optimal adrenal
The adrenal and pituitary glandular concentrates contain amino acids,
enzymes, vitamins and minerals that are naturally present in these glands.
In studies glandulars have been shown to be stable in the gut, survive
the conditions of the gut, and an amount of the extract will pass intact
into the bloodstream. In this way, they may support the healthy function
of the adrenal and pituitary glands.
Glandular therapy uses animal tissue concentrates to support the function
of the corresponding human gland. Bovine glands are used in Nutri Adrenal
Extra as they are very similar to human glands. Up until relatively recently
organ meats were an important part of human nutrition.
The glandular extracts in Nutri Adrenal Extra are sourced from grass-fed
New Zealand cattle, raised without the use of antibiotics or hormonal
growth stimulants. This source meets the United Nation’s Food and
Agricultural Organisation standards of organic. New Zealand is a certified
BSE-free country and has never had any reported cases of BSE.
The adrenal and pituitary glands are freeze dried which ensures that
all essential active nutrients, including enzymes, amino acids, vitamins,
minerals, are retained. There is no heat or solvents used in the process.
Each tablet provides 200mg of adrenal glandular concentrate and 15mg of
pituitary glandular concentrate.
Vitamin C and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) are found in high concentrations
in healthy adrenal glands. Vitamin C and pantothenic acid both contribute
to energy-yielding metabolism, as do vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6. Vitamins
C, B2, B3, B5 and B6 all help to reduce tiredness and fatigue. Pantothenic
acid (B5) contributes to the normal synthesis and metabolism of steroid
hormones. The corticosteroid hormones are produced in the adrenal glands.
Vitamin B6 contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity. In foods,
vitamin C and bioflavonoids are naturally found together. Bioflavonoids
enhance the antioxidant activity of vitamin C. Chromium plays an important
role in the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels, and balanced blood
sugar levels are very important for our health and wellbeing.