Marine Phytoplankton and Adrenal Fatigue

For many people suffering from adrenal fatigue, the addition of marine phytoplankton to a supplement regime can be one of the most profound shifts in your healing journey. Plankton works quickly, powerfully, and in as little as 24 hours, people who have been living in a state of hysterical exhaustion for years have found their lives deeply improved. It is important to note that plankton cannot cure the underlying causes of adrenal fatigue but can offer huge support to those suffering its effects. We believe that marine phytoplankton ranks as the most important of the many health supplements that can aid the body in restoring itself to full adrenal health.

What is adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue is a common 21st-century malaise characterised by overwhelming tiredness, blood sugar crashes, swollen lymph glands, body aches and, in serious cases, chronic night sweats. Common in those who are under mental, physical, or emotional stress (i.e. most people in this day and age!) adrenal fatigue is what happens when your body’s fight of flight response becomes overtaxed.

Common Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue

  • Groggy and listless upon waking up. Takes a long time to get going in the morning
  • Overwhelmed by stress
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Frequent Urination
  • May be overusing stimulants like coffee – classic ‘caffeine junkie’
  • Generally poor immune system – always picking up whatever’s going around
  • Joint Pain
  • Diminished libido/low sex drive
  • Weight gain
  • Poor Circulation
  • Pervading sense of exhaustion which sleep doesn’t alleviate
  • Mild to moderate depression

Why phytoplankton is a unique supplement for combatting adrenal fatigue

Phytoplankton is a unique single-celled organism which, in addition to being one of the most nutritionally dense and complete foods on our planet, is able to be delivered to cells without being filtered out by the digestive tract or the liver. This is really the critical factor which separates it from every other supplement.

Plankton and Mitochondrial Dysfunction

The body’s mitochondrial system breaks down food to extract the basic currency of human existence known as ATP.

ATP is what powers the cellular functions of the body, and it is the ability of the body to efficiently cycle ATP, which determines how much energy we have available. One of the things that has been noticed with those experiencing adrenal dysfunction and, even more so with advanced conditions like chronic fatigue, is that these individuals appear to exhibit mitochondrial dysfunction to some degree, meaning their capacity to extract energy from food is reduced.

However, the entire need to utilise the mitochondria is bypassed when taking phytoplankton. Because of its minute size, Plankton delivers ATP (as well as AGB and ADB) directly to the cells.

So, for an adrenal fatigue sufferer, it is as if your failing batteries have been suddenly overridden by direct contact with the mains itself! The power of this most humble of plants to deliver the currency of life into our cells is incredibly exciting, and there are scores of testimonials to be read from people who have found a markedly improved quality of life only days after first reading about marine phytoplankton.

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Cara Hayes is an experienced natural health practitioner with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics from the University of Sydney. She has been writing for Plankton for Health since 2019 and contributes widely to many well-known health publications.