Adrenal Fatigue Quiz

Your adrenal glands are like batteries of your body. They help you utilize carbohydrates, fats and proteins, cope with stressful situations and regulate sodium. When your adrenal glands are stressed, they do not carry out their functions effectively. This is called adrenal fatigue.

Adrenal fatigue can lead to a host of issues including:

  • Weight gain
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Cravings for unhealthy foods
  • Low energy
  • And more

Needless to say, healthy adrenal glands are key for everyday happiness and prosperity. Take the Adrenal Quiz below to see how many of the common adrenal fatigue symptoms you have. It is 22 questions and should take less than 2 minutes. Ready, go!

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  1. steve anderson says:

    I tried the remedy for some time, but it didn’t seem to help.

    I’m taking a lot of different herbs and supplements for my adrenals and they seem to be helping, I don’t want to leave any stone unturned. Are there some people for which this just doesn’t work?

  2. Lala says:

    I am diabetic is there something besides OJ that I can use? Not sure that much sugar before bed would be good for me.

  3. Lala says:

    Is there something else besides orange juice I can use? I am diabetic and am not sure that much sugar before he would be good for me?

  4. Jennifer says:

    Thank you

  5. Emma says:

    Hi, for over the years i keep on waking up in the night and only just recently I notice it as it affects my sleeping and make me couldnt think very well so I read about it and it made me realised that i have a weak pelvic muscle and every now i cant switch off and back to sleep. Im just wondering if this Adrenal Recipe would help me. Thanks

    • Emma says:

      Just forget to add, my result says that i have moderate Adrenal Stress. I hope you can address and help my problem. Thanks a lot

  6. Khali says:

    I have been taking Cortex, a supplement, to treat the adrenal fatigue, i had the first three values on the saliva test very low and normal in the last one at night, i also wake up at odd hours at night, i go to be at 10 pm every night and sometimes wake up at 11:30 or 3, 4, 5, am it is horrible because i don’t rest plus i wake up very hyper with adrenaline and inner tremors. I will try the cocktail now since i read that it is three times a day but rather try it early in case i have any reaction to it. Anyone take it during the day?

  7. Lynn says:

    I am a thyroid cancer survivor, was healed of a brain tumor and now am the care giver of my quadriplegic husband… Though I don’t have to do much for him. My stress level is high due to low income, and taking care of older parents as well as dealing with a daughter who has been diagnosed with personality disorder and severe depression. I have gained a lot of weight with the cancer. I am in need if back surgery but it is not an option at this time, so I am not as mobile as I need to be. I had the saliva test done through an alternative dr, which showed sever adrenal fatigue with spikes of the opposite.. I get hot fast! I also have much inflammation and my lymph nodes are very swollen or get like knots. My family doctor doesn’t believe the results, so I am stuck feeling bad. Any suggestion to get to the bottom of this…. This has been ongoing since 2008.

  8. Jacquie says:

    I have just discovered from the questionnaire that I have severe adrenal stress. Haven’t sleep well for decades.
    My questions are about the cocktail..I have some lowered kidney function and am concerned about the potassium, salts and minerals mentioned..
    Can anyone with some medical training tell me if it is safe for me to take the cocktail? I know I have to avoid certain minerals etc.

    • Hi Jacquie,

      We would love to help you here, but unfortunately, this is something you will need to address with your doctor. They know more about your current situation and can give you more direct advice around this. While this method has gotten great feedback, there are other ways to work on adrenal stress and sleep issues. Feel free to contact us directly at if you would like to explore this further. Thanks!

  9. Dave says:

    First I did whey protein with a 10 oz cup of almond milk
    Then about a hour later tried the cocktail but use regular salt.
    First time in years I’ve stayed asleep past 4 .
    Woke up at 5:30 ,still half asleep fix alittle cereal and was good to go.
    Still would like to sleep in alittle more, but I’ m very please with this. This was definitely worth a try. Thanks

  10. Yogita says:


    This cocktail is a preventive measure. What is the corrective measure?
    I just woke up .. once again.. at 3.00 am — and I don’t feel so well. Is there anything I can take now , to feel better?


  11. keisha noel says:

    Hi..I was last year DX hypothyroid..most likely hashimoto thyroiditis…I strongly believe I also suffer adrenal fatigue…I have many symptoms..I live in Trinidad&Tobago in the Caribbean..we only have blood testing for cortisol levels…I will as cash permits order the saliva kit online…but I need something in the mean time..would this cocktail help me?? And are there any substitute for the cream of tartar and orange juice??? Thnxxc

  12. Lisa says:

    Is it possible that a small child could be suffering from adrenal stress like this? I have an adopted daughter who was 4th born to a drug addicted mother, and she acts like this a lot, especially with the poor sleeping from about 3:30 on and lethargy/ weakness in muscles. Is it possible?

  13. Fred says:

    I have been under incredible emotional stress for years and know that I MUST have adrenal stress. My results of your test show severe adrenal stress. However, I had testing done at the hospital where they took blood, injected something, then checked every 30 min after for 2 hours and the results were negative. Can you explain that?

    • That’s a good question Fred. It makes sense to aggregate for all of the data you can and view it as a whole. If you have many of these symptoms, but tests are coming back negative, you may have a level of fatigue that is negatively affecting your life, but not considered “significant” in medical terms. We frequently see this in the people we work with.

      • Angelina says:

        Good answer – the medical field testing is poor. Prevention does not seem to be their aim. Instead, it’s often when there is excessive damage that results from blood work raise a red flag. Functional Medicine is the way to go!

  14. jan says:

    Thank you for this info. Been struggling the past 2 1/2 months with sleep disruption. I’m feeling hopeless.

  15. Robert says:

    Wow! I am stunned to see others are having this same issue. It all makes sense now! I’m going to try this as well and see if it works- hope it does! No matter when I get to sleep, I’m always awake between 2:45 and 3:15.
    Thank you guys for making this available!

  16. Mike Xavier says:

    I have suffered with this for over 10 years! I keep on teeling my doctor that getting to sleep isn’t the issue; it is the constant awakening everynight between 2:45 and 3:15 A.m wondering what the heck!. This makes so much sense, I am also in a high stress job and suspect there is something to be said for low glycogen at night. I have experienced the adrenaline rush and also wondered why my pulse raced at 3:00 A.M. I have been taking sleep aids with moderate success for the last two months, but I would rather not use those if I can. They tried a sleep study to rule out Apnea as the culprit; no sleep apnea. So I struggled on. On Christmas day I ran across this post, I will be trying it tonight (I had no cream of tarter and stores were closed on Christmas) so I am headed of today 12/26 to get my cream of tarter etc.I will post the results once I try the ‘brew’. Thanks so much.


    • Mike X says:

      So the results have been mixed, some of it due to my fault. I had been taking 0.5mg of Xanax for about 6 weeks (for sleep) and didn’t like the side effects, memory affected, ED etc, so I decided to stop taking the Xanax which while it did help a little with sleeping, it wasn’t the deep refreshing sleep I needed. Problem is you can’t just stop taking Xanax cold turkey even if I had been taking it for just 6 weeks, I had some withdrawal symptoms which may have made my sleep worse in the short term. So it is hard to judge the effectiveness of the cocktail. By the time I found this site, I was already of the Xanax for 6 days and didn’t want to go back.

      I will keep taking the cocktail to see what happens over the next few weeks as the withdrawals symptoms are almost gone. Either way, I believe the issue I am experiencing is related to my adrenals and blood sugar levels at night. I promise to keep you all updated on any progress made.

      • Mike X says:

        Another update; the results are still mixed, but improving. I still wake up, but the adrenaline effect is much less. My pulse isn’t pounding as much and I am able to get back to sleep rather quickly. Someone mentioned doubling the salt and cream of tarter which worked for them, I am a bit scared to do that because of the salt levels, bu I might give it a try for one night to see how that goes. Either way I have not taken any sleep medication in the last two weeks and I am getting an average of 6 hours per night up from about 4.

  17. April says:

    I strongly believe I have adrenalin fatigue but I don’t think any of my doctors believe it. I took a saliva test and they said they don’t understand that even though it shows low cortisol during the day and high at night. -_-‘

    I also have almost all the symptoms. I have gained so much weight, I am constantly waking up in the middle of the night, it’s hard for me to fall asleep, when I get up I am still tired. UGH!!! I’ll just find supplements on my own and fix myself if they won’t.

  18. Taylor says:

    Can’t wait to see results..

  19. ali leNoir says:

    Thank you :)

  20. Tania says:

    Interested to see if this works. My Dr prescribed melatonin which is assisting in getting to sleep now but still waking between 3 & 4am every night, then struggle to get up in the morning & way too tired to do anything during the weekend.
    I’ve been on steroids & immunosuppressants for years & have also started menopause.

    • Tracy says:

      Hi Tania

      Hope you don’t mind me replying to your post. I have had SLE and Fibromyalgia with a host of other problems. Now I am starting menopause. I was wondering if you have had any results with the formula? or any recommendations? Thank You and all the best

  21. Rhonda says:

    I am trying the cocktail. I have awakened at 3 for years and
    Have wondered why.

  22. Col hickman says:



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