The adrenal gland sits above your kidneys. It consistse of two parts: the inner medulla and the cortex, both of which create hormones that your body requires. The medulla secretes adrenaline, whereas the cortex creates the hormones cortisone and aldosterone.
Adrenal extract is a chemical made from the adrenal glands of cows, pigs and sheep. This can be used medicinally, usually consumed orally or taken sublingually by placing under the tongue. Though it can also be administered intravenously.
When taken orally, adrenal extract can help conditions of low adrenal function, fatigue, stress, lowered resistance to illness, severe allergies, asthma, certain skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis. When used sublingually, the extract is thought to help conditions of physical or emotional stress, general fatigue, allergies, autoimmune disorders, depression, pain, inflammation, low blood pressure, low blood sugar, and drug and alcohol withdrawal. People sometimes take adrenal extract intravenously to improve low adrenal function, high levels of potassium in the blood, and ulcerative colitis.