Thank you for your reply froufox. I must confess I am posting as mum/mom to ukme junior, aged 14. The adrenal supplements are called Nutri Adrenal Extra a 'high potency adrenal concentrate' (bovine source from New Zealand).
24 hour adrenal stress profile saliva tests she has done have shown an increase in cortisol from almost non-existent to near-normal after taking these supps for 5 months. Now continuing to take reduced adrenal supps for support. Of course I am now wondering if it is actually best to keep the cortisol low... oh my I would hate to think I was making the situation worse.