So, what if your cortisol levels aren’t high enough? How can you naturally increase them to return to optimal levels?

(Optimal levels in an average adult for cortisol in the morning are between 6-23 micrograms per 100ml of blood)

Here are some natural methods to increase you cortisol levels back to there optimal range:-

  1. Managing stress- methods of this include, meditation, acupuncture, breathing exercises and spending time outdoors
  2. Maintain a regular sleep schedule- 6 to 8 hours per night should be enough
  3. Eat a balanced diet. Eat plenty of wholegrain, fruits and vegetables
  4. Increase your iron intake- This can help to increase energy if you are facing fatigue.