Stress and Adrenal Depletion

Stress and Adrenal Depletion: A 21st Century Epidemic

Stress is the new epidemic and leads to 70 to 90% of doctor visits.  You can experience stress from work, family, school, finances and so on.

But while stress is normal for a person to experience and adapt to, abnormal or prolonged stress can lead to distress or maladaptation.  Adrenaline and cortisol hormones are released during stress in order to mobilize blood sugar while at the same time diverting energy from low priority activities, such as immune response, bone formation and digestion.  This provides fuel and energy for the brain and muscles to survive immediate threats.

Stress is the new epidemic and leads to 70 to 90% of doctor visits.

Prolonged adrenaline and cortisol release can lead to acceleration of heart and lung actions, inhibition of digestion, constriction of blood vessels, dilation of pupils, poor bladder control, loss of hearing, loss of peripheral vision and shaking.  Over time, stress maladaptation can lead to fatigue, weight gain, inflammation, infections, headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain and sleep problems.

The adrenal glands use a great deal of B-vitamins (especially Pantothenic acid or Vitamin B5), and Vitamin C during the stress response.  In my naturopathic practice I use plant sourced nutrients rather than synthetic products. By doing so I take advantage of the synergistic effects of naturally occurring cofactors and coenzymes that coexist in the same food sources.  Coenzymes are the key to nutrient absorption that cannot be reproduced synthetically. These are enzymes that are bound to nutrients that act as postal codes that deliver nutrients to cells, 200 to 1500% better than synthetic nutrients.

80% of my patients with stress related conditions feel better in just 30 days using plant-based nutrients

In my practice I focus on nutrition as our adrenal glands cannot function properly without the right nutrients.  80% of my patients with stress related conditions feel better in just 30 days using plant-based nutrients that I developed for my practice and patients. Patients experience more energy, better mood, less inflammation, less pain and fewer infections; often accompanied by weight-loss. Unlike synthetic nutrients that are manufactured using ammonia, formaldehyde and coal tar derivatives, plant based nutrients are bioidentical to those in food because they are food. I call my products Pranin or “Life”. My trio of adrenal products, Pranin A to Z, B and C when taken together have proven extremely effective in my practice when dealing with stress related conditions. I invite you to try these unique products and feel the difference.

Pranin products are certified organic, vegan, raw (except for the Vitamin D) and are free of wheat, soy, corn, yeast, maltodextrin, magnesium stearate, fillers and preservatives. Pranin products available in our dispensary include Pranin A to Z, B, C, D, E and Iron.


By Dr. David Wang ND

Dr. David Wang ND is one of Canada’s leading naturopathic physicians with over 20 years clinical experience. Dr. Wang is a strong advocate for the role of prevention in healthcare. He is the founder of the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (New Westminster, B.C.) and past President of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association. Dr. Wang maintains a practice in Vancouver, B.C., specializing in nutrition, ozone and chelation therapy, and anti-aging medicine.

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