- Get enough sleep! – Lack of sleep makes the body believe there is constant stress which will lead to release of cortisol in the blood stream. Cortisol is also noted to be at its lowest during slow wave sleep (this is when your body’s growth hormone levels are at its highest).
- Intake of Vitamin C – A study was conducted comparing testosterone levels to cortisol levels with the intake of vitamin C. The end resulted showed the individuals consuming vitamin C daily, improved their testosterone to cortisol ratio. Also has immunostimulatory effects as well.
- Stress reducers – Vitamin B, Ginger, Cayenne, chamomile, Tarragon, Rosemary, Sage, St John's Wort, turmeric, rhodiola rosea, green tea, ashwagandha, blueberries, dried apricots, and even turkey (contains L-Tryptophan).
- Supplement with L-Glutamine – Over trained athletes show a direct correlation with excess cortisol and the depletion of L-Glutamine. Glutamine is great for recovery and also possesses many immunostimulatory effects as well.
- Chromium – this mineral stabilizes blood sugar which will help reduce cortisol spikes.
Stressing Over Cortisol
- by Vincent Russo
- Sun, Nov 04, 18
- 3 min read