Dear Elliespad, Thank you so much for the info on your body's reaction to the compounded cortisol. I would love to hear from others who have tried this -- how deficient they may have been and how much they are taking and what effect they have had. My cortisol levels are really borderline so I am confused. Also I am looking for energy most of all . . .have those of you taking it felt energized by it? Many thanks to all and best wishes.