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 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
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
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.  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 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
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