The adrenal glands

In the previous blog, we discussed several vital glands, including the pituitary gland, the hypothalamus, the thyroid gland and the parathyroid gland.

They all secrete hormones, which are supposed to stimulate specific organs. Sometimes these organs are themselves glands, creating an incredibly complex control system.

Their range of activity is also extensive: growth, plumage (including colour), moulting, the migratory instinct based on orientation, sexual drives, territoriality as a male impulse versus the breeding instinct, nest-building, crop-milk production, as typically female impulses.

To complete this fascinating topic, we should also highlight the adrenal gland ...

There exists a random nervous system that provides "manual control" of the muscles (flying, eating, etc...) and an autonomous nervous system that controls itself, in other words, "an auto-pilot" (Heart rhythm, blood pressure, etc...).
This autonomous nervous system consists of two parts.

The parasympathetic first refers to everything that relates to resting and digesting (rest and digest). The second - the orthosympathetic - refers to everything that involves flight or fight (flight or fight). An essential part of the latter system is the adrenal gland. It is tiny and lies on top of the kidney. It can overdevelop and become forced due to vitamin A and B1 deficiencies, stress, cold and excessive exertion.

In turn, this adrenal gland consists of two parts: the outer cortex and inner marrow.

- The adrenal cortex produces cortisone and aldosterone.


This endocrine production follows a day-night rhythm with a high cortisone output during the night in the dark.

Remarkably, supplementary lighting does not affect cortisone production.
Cortisone is responsible for replenishing fat deposits (the primary energy source for flying) and producing red blood cells, which are responsible for transporting oxygen-rich blood to the muscles.It creates a sense of well-being to overconfidence (good mood). Youngsters who receive it in even shallow doses seem tireless.


It has a significant role in water management, vital not only during races, especially in the heat, but also in the case of flat manure.

- The (inner) marrow produces adrenaline and noradrenaline.


Short-term stress (causing an "adrenaline rush") primes the body for significant exertion (fighting or fleeing).

Prolonged stress causes actual depletion with the exhaustion of reserves and the weakening of several vital functions (e.g. the immune system).


This is present in slightly higher concentrations than adrenaline, both in the brain and the nervous system, but in its role as a signal transmitter of the nerve impulses to the muscles. Both hormones increase sugar levels and blood pressure.

The role of essential oils on the glandular system

Many aromatics benefit the proper functioning of the glands in general and the adrenal gland in particular. The selection of these special plant oils is significant expertise of Comed. They are subtly dosed in our preparations.

Thus, various spare extracts contribute to balancing the fragile and complex system of the adrenal cortex...

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