Can an herbal glandular or adrenal supplement be useful for your health? How do herbal glandular or adrenal supplements work? Remedy's Gland-Ja herbal glandular supplement is formulated to maintain glandular health in the body by providing a natural form of iodine for the thyroid (Black Walnut), blood sugar support for the pancreas (Lemon Balm and Chamomile), helping the adrenals produce important hormones (Licorice)and supporting growth hormone release (Astragalus). Additional herbs in Remedy's glandular herb supplement provide support for the body's glandular system. For more detailed information, see the clinical study references below and the single-herb descriptions in this website. Remedy's additional glandular support products include Remedy's Adrenal Support and Thyroid Support. If you suspect that you suffer from thyroid disease, please contact a healthcare professional to rule out life-threatening conditions.
For those who wish a detailed understanding of how the adrenals work and what adrenal insufficiency and Addison's Disease are, please see the National Institute of Health (NIH) website at http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/endocrine/adrenal-insufficiency-addisons-disease/Pages/fact-sheet.aspx. If you suspect you or a loved one are suffering from adrenal crisis, please see a healthcare practitioner immediately, as this is a life-threatening disease. You may find more information on adrenal crisis in the web article listed above. Remedy's adrenal and glandular herb supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
Our minds were in the islands, 'mon', when we named this glandular support formula but, despite the funny name, there's real science behind the formulation. Our adrenal, thyroid and other glands are critical to our body's health. Gland-Ja New is good for supporting the body's glandular systems even when there are no specific concerns. For specific Adrenal and Thyroid support, see Remedy's formulas.
Gland-Ja New features Astragalus, Eleuthero, Black Walnut Hulls, Chamomile, Licorice and other herbs with glandular benefits. For more detailed information on the individual herbs, see the herb descriptions.
A clinical study on the effect of Astragalus on the pituitary gland: 'Induction of growth hormone by the roots of Astraglus..' explains how this herb was found to induce growth hormone (Hgh) release in a clinical study (animal model). (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12568355)
A clinical study on Licorice ('Licorice...potentiates gluccocorticoid hormone action.' ) observes that Licorice 'is sometimes used along with the herbs Panax ginseng and Bupleurum falcatum to improve the function of the adrenal glands, especially in people who have taken steroid drugs long-term. Steroids tend to suppress the activity of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands produce important hormones that regulate the body’s response to stress.' - (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8504732)
Black Walnut and Kelp are included in our formula to provide support to the thyroid in the form of iodine.
Lemon Balm, normally used for its calming effects, is included for blood sugar support. See the clinical study 'Lemon Balm extract causes potent antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic effects in insulin-resistant obese mice' stating: '...lemon balm extract (LBE) activates the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs), which have key roles in the regulation of whole body glucose and lipid metabolism.' (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24272914)
Additional blood sugar support is provided by Chamomile. The clinical study Chamomile: 'A herbal medicine of the past with a bright future' observes: 'Studies suggest that chamomile ameliorates hyperglycemia and diabetic complications by suppressing blood sugar levels, increasing liver glycogen storage and inhibition of sorbitol in the human erythrocytes (74). The pharmacological activity of chamomile extract has shown to be independent of insulin secretion (75), and studies further reveal its protective effect on pancreatic beta cells in diminishing hyperglycemia-related oxidative stress.' (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2995283/)
Gland-Ja-New provides support to healthy glandular functions affected daily by stress, lifestyle and the environment.
Persons with a hypothyroid (slow thyroid) condition may wish to use our Thyroid Support formula instead after consulting their healthcare practitioner. Those with adrenal fatigue or blood sugar conditions may wish to use our Adrenal Support or Diabe Cap formulas after consulting a healthcare practitioner as well.