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Cortisol
Monday, August 9th, 2021

Cortisol is the most important human glucocorticoid (a class of steroid hormones) produced in the cortex of the adrenal glands. In times of stressful situations, the adrenal glands secrete the “stress hormone” cortisol as part of your coping mechanism. This hormone is also released when your blood sugar levels fall below normal in order to … Continue reading "Cortisol" ...READ MORE


Estrogen Balance in Men
Monday, May 24th, 2021

What is Estrogen? Men and women have dominant levels of specific hormones in their body that play a role in a wide array of metabolic functions – testosterone for men and estrogen for women. Although each hormone is identified with a specific sex, both of them are found in men and women. The estrogen family … Continue reading "Estrogen Balance in Men" ...READ MORE


Melatonin
Friday, March 19th, 2021

Melatonin is a hormone that is naturally produced by the pineal gland. It is mainly secreted at night during sleep. This hormone plays a significant role in the sleep-wake cycle of animals and humans. As a dietary supplement, melatonin is often used for the treatment of sleep problems such as insomnia caused by shift work or … Continue reading "Melatonin" ...READ MORE


Vitamin D
Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Vitamin D, also known as cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), ergocalciferol (Vitamin D2), or the sunshine vitamin, is one of the 24 micronutrients critical for human survival. In spite of the name, vitamin D is often referred to as a pro-hormone because the body is capable of producing its own vitamin D through mild sun exposure, while … Continue reading "Vitamin D" ...READ MORE


Estrogen
Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Estrogen or oestrogen, is the primary female sex hormone that plays a key role in the regulation and development of the female reproductive system as well as secondary sex characteristics. In men, estrogen is also present but in smaller amounts. During puberty, the ovaries start to release estrogen hormones and its levels rise significantly halfway … Continue reading "Estrogen" ...READ MORE


Pregnenolone
Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Pregnenolone is a steroid hormone produced primarily in the adrenal glands. Smaller amounts of pregnenolone are also produced in other organs such as the brain, skin, gonads, liver, and eyes. In the body, all hormones work in harmony to create a healthy balance. If you picture steroid hormones as a cascade, where one hormone has … Continue reading "Pregnenolone" ...READ MORE


DHEA
Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), also known as androstenolone, is one of the most abundant circulating steroids in humans. Once secreted into the blood stream, the body converts DHEA into several other hormones such as testosterone and estrogen. Because of this vital function, DHEA is sometimes referred to as the “mother of all hormones” or “parent hormone”. DHEA … Continue reading "DHEA" ...READ MORE


Progesterone
Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Progesterone is a natural steroid found in much higher concentrations in women. This hormone belongs to the family of hormones known as progestogens and is involved in several bodily functions such as menstrual cycle, formation of the embryo, and pregnancy. Progesterone is produced and released by the ovaries and it works harmoniously with the hormone … Continue reading "Progesterone" ...READ MORE


Thyroid
Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

The thyroid gland is one of the largest endocrine glands in the body located in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormones which play a major role in energy and metabolism. The thyroid does this by controlling the speed of energy usage, protein production, and sensitivity of all hormones in the body. … Continue reading "Thyroid" ...READ MORE


Human Growth Hormone/IGF-1
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Growth hormone (GH), also known as somatotropin or human growth hormone (hGH or HGH), is a peptide hormone (substances made of amino acids) that stimulates muscle and bone growth, cell reproduction, and cell regeneration in humans and other animals. [1] GH also plays a major role in increasing muscle mass and bone density, sugar and … Continue reading "Human Growth Hormone/IGF-1" ...READ MORE


Testosterone
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group and is present in both men and women as well as in other vertebrates. Testosterone is responsible for physical changes in men during the puberty period such as deepening of the voice, growth of the penis, testes, muscles, facial, pubic and body hair, getting taller and … Continue reading "Testosterone" ...READ MORE


Testosterone in Women
Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

In women, testosterone is present in smaller amounts. It functions to maintain sex drive, keep bones healthy, manage pain levels, and preserve cognitive health. It also gives women a sense of motivation, assertiveness, and a feeling of well-being. Testosterone is produced in various locations in a woman’s body. One quarter of testosterone is produced in … Continue reading "Testosterone in Women" ...READ MORE

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