Compounding and Adrenal Fatigue

Compounding and Adrenal Fatigue


Adrenal fatigue, also known as the 21st Century Stress Syndrome, is one of the most pervasive and undiagnosed health conditions affecting people today. Our bodies are equipped with adrenal glands, located right above our kidneys, to respond to normal stressors in life. Adrenal glands release hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol, to respond and cope to mental, physical and emotional stressors.

Prolonged and intense levels of stress lead to adrenal insufficiency or adrenal fatigue, whereby the adrenal glands fail to produce sufficient amounts of hormones that help us cope with stress.   

When your adrenal glands are not functioning correctly, it can quickly lead to hormonal discrepancies, since producing hormones is one of the adrenal glands’ primary functions.

Signs of Adrenal Fatigue

Problems with your hormonal levels as a result of adrenal fatigue can impede many parts of your life.  Common symptoms of adrenal fatigue include:

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Feelings of stress
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Joint pain
  • Low sex drive
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Problems with digestion
  • Weight gain
  • Heart problems

How Compounding Can Help

With proper treatment, patients can often regain a normal quality of life.  Effective treatment for adrenal fatigue requires a personalized and holistic approach by one of our Compounding Pharmacists at ORIGINS Pharmacy.

Nutritional supplements including adaptogens, fish oil, and vitamin D3, as well as proper diet, exercise, relaxation, sleep and stress relief can be combined with prescription preparations customized by ORIGINS Pharmacy & Compounding Lab.

Since all bodies are unique, compounding allows for a customized dose of hormones in a range of suitable preparations including capsules, suspensions, sublingual drops or a transdermal cream.  When the one-size-fits-all approach cannot meet your needs, we are here to help.  ORIGINS Pharmacy has the equipment, experience, and knowledge to compound custom medications your body needs.  Compounded medication can be tailored to your specific requirements and your specific body type, in addition to eliminating the likelihood of side effects caused by inactive ingredients in commercial medication.