There are several problems that manifest themselves in people, on a regular basis, in the twenty-first century. These problems are:

All these problems have a common origin: the adrenal glands. Some of these problems originated in childhood. We may be able to overcome many of these problems with a simple food supplement, powdered bovine adrenal gland.

Let’s take a look at a few basic facts and an occasional experiment.

First, let’s consider how many adults were abused as children, who need emotional nourishment as well as actual food for healthy growth.

Second, let’s consider what the adrenal glands actually do for the body.

If you are a bodybuilder, you have probably heard of androgens.

We may have something better than the synthetic sources. One of the hormones produced by the adrenal glands is cortisol (also called hydrocortisone), which helps control carbohydrate, protein, and lipid metabolism. For example, cortisol increases glucose levels in the blood by stimulating gluconeogenesis in the liver and promotes the formation of glycogen (i.e., a molecule that serves as the storage form of glucose) in the liver. Cortisol also reduces glucose uptake into muscle and adipose tissue, thereby opposing the effects of insulin. Furthermore, in various tissues, cortisol promotes protein and lipid breakdown into products (i.e., amino acids and glycerol, respectively) that can be used for gluconeogenesis.

When there is an insufficient level of cortisol circulating in the bloodstream, it’s known as Adrenal Insufficiency.

Common symptoms of adrenal insufficiency are lethargy, weakness, weight loss and muscle wasting, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, dehydration and irritability, possible confusion or even coma. Signs include cardiac arrhythmias due to hypernatraemia and hypokalaemia, hypotension, low blood sugar.

The solution to a lot of these problems may be as simple as taking small doses of powdered adrenal. We don’t have a lot of information on this at the present time, but we do have a couple of observations that we’ve made so far.

A sixty-year-old man took two teaspoons of powdered adrenal on a Thursday night. He noticed extra energy on Friday as he drove three hours away from home to conduct a seminar. He woke up at 7 AM on Saturday and worked on his feet until 1 AM Sunday. He was able to get up Sunday morning and arrived home by 10:30 AM with no ill effects from the grueling weekend schedule.

A thirty-four-year-old man worked on his feet from 2 AM to 6 PM in a machine shop (concrete floor) for an entire week, taking a spoonful of powdered adrenal each day.

These are, of course, not conclusive results nor does the above qualify as any type of scientific test. However, it does indicate that there might be some benefit to this supplement.

Here are what some other sources have to say about adrenal supplementation.

If you would like to experiment, four ounces (4 oz.) of bovine powdered adrenal gland from Argentina $30.00 postpaid (a limit of 4 ounces a month will be imposed). If it does something for you, let us know.


You can overdose on anything. For example, if you drink a gallon of water a day, you can literally wash all the vitamins and minerals you should be receiving in your food right out of your system.

At one point we didn’t think anyone could overdose on desiccated liver. Apparently we were mistaken. One lady told us that, after two heaping spoonfuls every day for 18 months, she was starting to get acid reflux. Once she cut down to two days on and two days off, she no longer had the problem.

Some glandulars can be downright dangerous. For example, consuming powdered thyroid from an animal source (as opposed to synthetic) can be so inconsistent that the same dosage by weight can vary from ineffective to perilous. A potent batch of bovine thyroid can speed up your heart rate to the point it will feel like your heart is going to jump out of your chest. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you experiment with ANY type of powdered thyroid for bodybuilding purposes. Whether from an animal source or synthetic, the stuff is dangerous. Leave it in the hands of the licensed physicians.

Our recommendation on powdered adrenal is that you take one spoonful, see what it does for you, and then wait a week. Be sure to avoid any dairy product within two hours, before or after, of consuming the powdered adrenal to assure maximum absorption.

In order to insure that no one abuses the powdered adrenal and in an abundance of caution, sales of powdered adrenal will be limited to one 4-ounce package to any individual every 30 days.

In the meantime, we would appreciate your feedback.

The above is for information only. Powdered adrenal is to supplement the diet and not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


[ Footnote 1]:

The study group consisted of two endocrinologists, two urologists, and one biochemist, psychologist and sexologist.

--Male menopause, Vol. 34, Medical Post, 02-10-1998, pp Q1-Q8.

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This page was updated on 2 April 2007

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