HPA Axis Supplements To Support Optimization


HPA Axis Supplements To Support Optimization

Reports suggest that 60–80% of visits to primary care are stress-related. 44% of Americans report an increase in psychological stress over the past five years according to one publication by the American Psychological Association. 1

It should come as no surprise that supporting HPA axis homeostasis and addressing stress response is a significant clinical goal and one which requires differing HPA axis optimization supplement recommendations for different stages and to meet individual need.

Stages of HPA Axis Optimization

The foundational strategy of HPA axis optimization involves effective detection of axis activation and attendant impact on cortisol, followed by an appropriately-designed lifestyle and dietary supplement regimen.

Nutritional supplements used for HPA axis optimization should support the health and well-being of individuals in various stress response stages, and should be flexible and individualized.*

Chart of the Three Stages of Stress Response and HPA Axis Supplements to Support Optimization

The ability to respond to stress has the potential to interfere with the enjoyment of life and even the ability to perform ordinary daily activities. A regimen that incorporates lifestyle, dietary, and behavioral recommendations alongside nutritional supplementation is ideal in supporting healthy HPA axis function and reaching the ultimate goal of improving an individual’s ability to respond and adapt to stressful stimuli, while promoting energy recovery and restorative sleep.* A useful tool to assist with adhering to individualized treatment plans is this Action Plan Worksheet.

HPA Axis Optimization Program

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