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In a preliminary study done in the 1930s, eight women suffering from nausea and vomiting during the first trimester (13 weeks) of pregnancy received large amounts of oral adrenal cortex extract. In most cases, vomiting stopped after three to four days.1 In a follow-up study, women with nausea and vomiting of pregnancy received adrenal cortex extract, usually by injection at first, followed by oral administration. More than 85% of the women were completely relieved of the problem or showed definite improvement.2 Since no safety data exist for use during pregnancy, adrenal extract should not be used in these situations unless supervised by a doctor.
Adrenal extracts are derived from the adrenal glands of bovine (beef) sources. Commercially available adrenal extracts are made using the whole gland (whole or total adrenal extracts) or just the cortex or outer portion of the gland (adrenal cortex extracts). The adrenal glands are a pair of small glands that lie just above the kidneys.
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|Supplement Facts |
Serving Size: 2 capsules
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Vitamin C (ascorbic acid and from rose hips)||150 mg||250%|
|Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl)||50 mg||2500%|
|Pantothenic Acid (as calcium D-pantothenate)||100 mg||1000%|
|Adrenal Polypeptide Fractions†||400 mg||*|
|Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) Root and Rhizome Extract standardized to contain 5% glycyrrhizic acid||100 mg||*|
|Adrenal Cortex Extract||33 mg||*|
|*Daily Value (DV) not established.|
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