Posted 27 September 2010
Solal advertises on it’s website, a product called “Burnout“.
The website claims: “Adrenal fatigue occurs when the adrenal glands, situated above the kidneys, become overworked or damaged, usually from long-term exposure to stress. As a result of being over-worked, they secrete reduced amounts of the adrenal hormones, the main ones being cortisol, aldosterone, pregnenolone, DHEA and adrenaline. The most important of these is cortisol, since when this is lowered, the body will no longer be able to deal with stress, a situation which can lead to chronic fatigue syndrome.”
The ingredients of the product are:
Adrenal Chromium Complex™ (a proprietary complex of chromium polynicotinate, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5) Inactive ingredients: Hypromellose (cellulose) vegetarian capsule shell (gelatine free), microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate (vegetarian – flow agent), magnesium silicate, silicon dioxide and colloidal silicon dioxide.
Here is a different point of view:
Hormone Foundation attacks two “fad” diagnoses.
The Hormone Foundation has issued two fact sheets intended to counter two inappropriate diagnoses. The Hormone Foundation is the public education affiliate of The Endocrine Society, the largest international group of professionals that deal with hormone-related problems.
One attacks “adrenal fatigue,” a condition allegedly caused by long-term mental or physical stress.
The other debunks the concept of “Wilson’s temperature syndrome”, an alleged thyroid disorder invented by a Florida physician who stopped practicing after he was disciplined by his state board. http://www.hormone.org/Public/upload/Wilsons-Syndrome-Web.pdf
Both of these alleged diagnoses are claimed to cause dozens of common symptoms for which their advocates provide hormones and/or dietary supplements.