This important herbal remedy found in the Amazon rainforest is an effective natural dietary tool for adrenal support. The adrenal glands produce hormones that help control the heart rate, blood pressure, the way the body uses food, and other vital functions. The adrenal gland is part of the endocrine system that produces essential hormones including adrenaline (epinephrine) and cortisol. The adrenal medulla makes epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine (noradrenaline). Epinephrine is secreted in response to low blood levels of glucose as well as exercise and stress; it causes the breakdown of the storage product glycogen to the sugar glucose in the liver, facilitates the release of fatty acids from fat tissue.
Chuchuhuasi stimulates the adrenal glands to produce enzymes that treats adrenal fatigue which many dieters experience. This includes symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, fuzzy thinking, depression, cravings and mood swings. Once the adrenals become depleted, it can lead to adrenal exhaustion and increased cortisol level which creates hunger and increased caloric consumption.
Additional benefits include its use as a muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain-reliever), menstrual stimulant, tonic (tones, balances, strengthens overall body functions).