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Adrenal Extract


Adrenal extract is found in the glands of cows, pigs, and sheep. It has been used to treat fatigue and stress. It can be taken as a pill, placed under the tongue, or injected by a healthcare provider.


There are no advised doses for adrenal extract.

What Research Shows

Not Enough Data to Assess

There is not enough data to support that adrenal extract is helpful in treating health problems. We will review future studies as they are published.

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Safety Notes

Not enough studies have been done to say whether it is safe to take adrenal extract by mouth. There is a high risk of infection with injection of adrenal extract.


Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse.




Last reviewed March 2019 by EBSCO NAT Review Board Eric Hurwitz, DC  Last Updated: 3/2/2019