Wired but tired? Or simply exhausted.. What's happening with your adrenals?

December 04, 2018

Wired but tired? Or simply exhausted.. What's happening with your adrenals?

Wired but Tired?  Or simply exhausted? 

"How do I know if my adrenals are functioning?"

Adrenal fatigue is a condition that affects a lot of people at this time of year.  It can be frustrating as your body not longer is functioning how it use to. I often see patient who are burnout and develop signs of depression and anxiety because they are functioning at a suboptimal level.  Simply - they do not feel like themselves anymore.

Signs that you may be experiencing adrenal fatigue

    • Waking up and not having the energy to get out of bed

    • General exhaustion.

    • Irregular sleep patterns

    • Experiencing a surge of energy at bedtime

    • Exercising without results

    • Nervousness

    • Weight gain in your abdomen

    • Inflammation

    • Sugar and salt cravings!

Symptoms of adrenal fatigue mirror quite a few conditions ranging from thyroid problems, hormones imbalances, anemia and even poor digestion!  For this reason, I strongly suggest that a full review of your life history be conducted. This will enable your practitioner to identify the root of your symptoms.

Suggested Laboratory Testing

- Thyroid Panel:  TSH, T4 and T3

- Iron Level:  Ferritin/TIBC

- Hormone Panel:  FSH, Estrone, Estradiiol, Progesteron, Testosterone, DHEA.

- CBC with differential

- Serum Cortisol

Gold Standard Adrenal Panel

- Salivary Cortisol Test:  This test provides accurate information how your adrenals are performing throughout the day.

How can IV Therapy improve my adrenals?

Most people are aware that IV Therapy is an effective treatment that provides high doses of vitamins directly into your blood stream as it by-passes the digestive tract.  But did you know that I am able to administer much higher dose in a solution that will help drive minerals, vitamins and amino acids into your cells? This means that we are able to increase your nutritional status quickly - leaving you with a more resilient body!

What are your favourite ingredients in an Adrenal IV Bag?


Not only can selenium support your adrenals, but it is also used to increase your immune function (which is typically low with adrenal fatigue).

Vitamin C

The stress buster!  Did you know that you body burns through Vitamin C during stressful times?  Most people will experience loose stools with high dose oral supplementation.  IV gives me the opportunity to administer up to 50g at one time!


High stress and cortisol levels often lead to low B12 in the body.  It also helps to improve mood and decrease anxiety


Supports the production of GABA and can improve your sleep and help to regulate overstimulation.


Your body requires pantothenic acid to produce Coenzyme A which can support the healthy production of cortisol.

Amino Acids

Amino acids are derived from protein and are the building blocks of your body.  They will help to increase your energy, muscle tone and leave your feeling re-built.

Dr. Yousuf Siddiqui, ND

Naturopathic Doctor and IV Therapist

Dr. Yousuf believes that the foundation of health is digestion.  Healing the microbiome, decreasing inflammation, eliminating parasites, and improving nutritional absorption can have a profound effect on the rest of the body.  His clinical focus extends to Men and Women’s Sexual Health and hormone regulation with treatments including bio-identical hormones and desiccated thyroid.

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Blog

Canada Food Guide 2019 | hear what NutriChem's RHN's have to say
Canada Food Guide 2019 | hear what NutriChem's RHN's have to say

February 11, 2019

It seems as though we’ve been patiently waiting for years for Canada Food Guide to catch up to the mainstream world of nutrition. They finally released the newest update, so our nutritionists are here to weigh in and give you the NutriChem take on the new recommendations. 

View full article →

Is Celery Juice the Key to Your Health?
Is Celery Juice the Key to Your Health?

February 05, 2019

If you pay any attention at all to health trends, you will have noticed that juicing celery has now climbed it’s way to the top of the ladder! And, if you’ve read our NutriChem top predicted 2019 health trends, celery juice did not make the cut. Why, you ask?

View full article →

Healthy Living for the Family
Healthy Living for the Family

January 31, 2019

When it comes to nutritious food, it needs to be a family affair!

View full article →