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Adrenal Stress Aldosterone
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Adrenal Stress Aldosterone
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Stress induces a 'fight or flight' reaction, which requires a lot of energy to be produced by the Adrenals. The Adrenal glands respond to stress by secreting Aldosterone which tells the kidneys to retain more Sodium and Copper which are stimulating and provide a quick energy supply to power the sympathetic nervous system "fight or flight" response. At the same time, Aldosterone tells the kidneys to eliminate large amounts of Zinc and Magnesium which are calming to the nervous system. The body doesn't need anything calming in the nervous system if we need to be alert and ready for action, just as our "fight or flight" defense mechanism was designed: to protect us from danger.

As Zinc and Magnesium levels decline, your ability to digest food, assimilate nutrients, and produce energy from food becomes greatly impaired because Zinc is necessary for the production of all proteins in the body, which includes the enzymes in the stomach, pancreas and intestines which are responsible for the breakdown of food into particles which can then be absorbed through the intestinal lining.

Zinc and Magnesium are the main calming minerals in our body, so if their levels decline, due to constant "fight or flight" stress reactions, our ability to handle stress is greatly impaired.
08-27-2012 01:56 PM
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