Human Growth Hormone

Human Growth Hormone

Human growth hormone (HGH), also known as somatotropin, is an important hormone secreted in pulsatile fashion by the pituitary gland after adequate melatonin production has been sensed. Although not all the effects are understood, we know HGH has many critical...
Cortisol

Cortisol

Cortisol is one of the few hormones that generally increases with age, and that is not a good thing. The pituitary gland (in the brain) produces adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), which stimulates the adrenal glands to produce cortisol. The actions of cortisol...
Thyroid Hormone

Thyroid Hormone

A critically important and often overlooked hormone for wound healing is thyroid hormone. The pituitary gland (in your brain) produces thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), which acts upon the thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped gland that sits astride the trachea (in your...
Vitamin D

Vitamin D

Vitamin D’s name can be misleading. It is actually a hormone, not a vitamin. Vitamins are necessary cofactors in enzymatic biochemical reactions in your body, and they cannot be synthesized in your body—that is, we must get them from food. Vitamin D (also known as...
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