Your adrenal glands are small walnut-sized glands that sit on top of each kidney. Though they only weigh three to five grams, they’re responsible for producing hormones to provide your body with sufficient energy, balance blood sugar, fight inflammation, regulate electrolytes, maintain libido, sustain blood pressure, and provide your body with a host of other vital hormonal functions. They’re also vital for any athlete who wants to perform his or her best.
Unfortunately, many people suffer from some type of adrenal gland dysfunction which can and will result in a variety of health issues especially those related to daily energy requirements – both mental and physical. Adrenal gland dysfunction will also result in an athlete experiencing poor performance, the inability to improve (strength or speed), nagging aches and pains, and even become chronically injured.
Over at my other site, drgangemi.com, I wrote a four-part series where you can learn about how important, yet undervalued, the adrenal glands are. You’ll learn common signs and symptoms of adrenal gland problems, their interaction with other systems of the body, and how to recover from any adrenal gland dysfunction to restore your overall health and fitness and ultimately become a better athlete!