Frequently asked questions
How is AdrenaFem different from any other stress supplement?
AdrenaFem is the only scientifically backed nutritional supplement uniquely formulated to support and maintain healthy female stress hormone AND sex hormone levels during periods of chronic stress. Scientific research has shown that women are more vulnerable to the physical and mental effects of stress than men. In addition, chronic stress leads to imbalances in estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA levels which can create a variety of ‘female hormone problems’. AdrenaFem helps to minimize these problems and prevent the need for unnecessary hormone replacement.
What does AdrenaFem contain?
The adaptogenic herbs found in AdrenaFem have been scientifically shown to support a healthy stress response system, immune system, musculoskeletal system, and neurological system, even if chronic stress is not present. Women taking AdrenaFem will notice an improvement in their focus, memory, mood, immune system function, endurance, and physical performance.
AdrenaFem also contains Black Cohosh and Wild Yam Extract which naturally balance and support female hormone levels, especially estrogen and progesterone. Diindolylmethane (DIM) assists the body in properly detoxifying potentially harmful estrogen by-products. This helps to reduce the likelihood of female cancers and other chronic diseases.
The nutrients found in AdrenaFem have been shown to be depleted during periods of chronic stress. Vitamins C, B3, B5, and B6 and activated Folic Acid (5-MTHF) are important cofactors in many metabolic pathways of the stress response system. Vitamin C is critical for cortisol production by the adrenal glands. Magnesium is a natural stress response system stabilizer and pain reliever. It is an important cofactor in over 300 bodily functions. It also improves colon motility and helps to improve stress induced GI dysfunction.
Is AdrenaFem right for me?
Adrenafem can be taken be any female 18 (eighteen) years of age or older who:
Is NOT pregnant
Is experiencing female hormone imbalances due to chronic stress
Is having stress induced menstrual cycle irregularity
Is experiencing stress induced infertility
Suffers from Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Suffers from Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD)
Suffers from endometriosis
Has a history of breast or endometrial cancer and cannot is not a candidate for hormone replacement therapy
How long will it take to notice a change?
In general, patients can expect to notice symptom improvement within 2 to 4 weeks. In women with menstrual irregularities, PMS, endometriosis, and PCOD, regulation of menstrual cycles may take at least 6 to 8 weeks.
Does my menstrual status affect how I take AdrenaFem?
Yes. Women who are still having their period may require a lower dose and different dosing schedule than women who are not. Please refer to the dosing guidelines below.
How should I Take AdrenaFem?
The dosing for healthy women over the age of 18 is one capsule in the morning and one additional capsule mid-day if needed. The second dose should be taken BEFORE 5:00 pm to prevent insomnia. If other conditions are present, the following dosing guidelines apply:
PMS: 1 capsule in the morning days 14-26 of menstrual cycle
PCOD & Endometriosis:
If having regular menstrual cycles: 1 capsule in the morning days 5 through 13 of cycle and 1 capsule twice daily on days 14-26 of cycle
If NOT having regular menstrual cycles: 1 capsule in AM and 1 capsule mid-day
Perimenopause: 1 capsule in AM and 1 capsule mid-day if needed days 14 through 25 if still having periods. 1 capsule in AM and 1 capsule mid-day if needed daily if not having periods.
Menopause: 1 capsule in the morning and 1 capsule mid-day if needed
Should I take AdrenaFem with food?
AdrenaFem can be taken either with food OR on an empty stomach
Can I continue my other nutritional supplements?
Yes. The ingredients contained in AdrenaFem are safe and there are no interactions with other nutrients, vitamins, or minerals. Any supplement containing iron should be taken at least 2 hours before or after taking AdrenaFem. Iron will bind to the vitamins and minerals and prevent their proper absorption and function.
If you are taking other ‘adrenal supplements’, you may no longer need to continue taking them if you begin taking AdrenaFem. Consult with your doctor for guidance.
Can I take AdrenaFem if I am taking oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy?
Yes. AdrenaFem will not counteract the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. In fact, it may actually improve other conditions for which oral contraceptives are prescribed, such as acne, PMS, and PCOD.
Older women on hormone replacement therapy can also safely take AdrenaFem. However, a reduction in their hormone doses may be required. In perimenopausal women who are ages 35 to 50, the use of AdrenaFem may improve female hormone imbalance so that hormone replacement therapy may not be required.
Does AdrenaFem interact with any prescription medications?
Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian ginseng)can increase Digoxin levels. Gingko biloba can increase bleeding in those taking Warfarin (also known as Coumadin).
What are the potential side effects of AdrenaFem?
Since all of the ingredients contained in AdrenaFem are natural and derived from plants, side effects are minimal. Possible side effects may include GI upset, rash, and headaches. Withania somnifera may increase thyroid hormone levels.
Women on hormone replacement therapy may experience mild breast tenderness or vaginal spotting if their hormone doses are not properly adjusted.