Cortisol, or hydrocortisone, is a glucocorticosteroid hormone produced in the adrenal glands, specifically through the striatal layer of the adrenal cortex. The synthesis and secretion of cortisol are under the control of corticotropin or adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), produced by the pituitary gland. In turn, the generation of ACTH is dependent […]
Cortisol and diet
This day’s, people seem to be more interested with cortisol, which is an adrenal steroid hormone. That means that like testosterone and estrogen, as well as activated vitamin D, it’s produced from a base of cholesterol. Cortisol’s primary function is to combat stress imposed on the body, whether physical or […]
Sleep – do it right! [part – 1]
Buying a new car is for many days, weeks, and even months of thinking and searching for the model best suited to your needs. After the purchase, we take care that our means of transport served us the best – we submit it to regular technical inspections, invest in various […]
Cortisol – enemy or friend?
Popular “stress hormone” is considered in the fitness world as the number one enemy. It’s attributed to him all the evils related to the work on the silhouette – muscle protein breakdown, testosterone lowering, fat gain, etc. However, it turns out that these claims are not always correct. So how […]
How to lower cortisol levels
The current way of living in these often doesn’t give you a moment to rest. We live in a constant rush: work, home, shopping, family, workouts. There is no time to relax and sleep. Such a lifestyle can stimulate the production of cortisol. Cortisol it self is not a bad […]
Pregnenolon part 3 – Supplement and information summary
In addition to the main functions, such as increasing steroid hormone production and improving the condition of the nervous system, pregnenolone also has several minor advantages regarding sleep quality, immune system activity and addiction to certain drugs. Before starting supplementation, it’s important to get acquainted with all aspects of the […]
Vitamin C lowers the level of cortisol – the stress hormone
As early as in the year 1999, during the meeting of the American Chemical Society it was said that vitamin C lowers the level of cortisol, while discussing the research carried out on rats and speculating that a similar influence may also be visible on humans. Vitamin C and cortisol […]
Prophylaxis at steroid cycle
If you were to conduct anonymous surveys among the most frequented gyms, most likely the number of people who have ever had contact with anabolic agents would be impressive. As we all know, the use of anabolics is associated with numerous consequences. These are particularly intense when the right approach […]
Ashwagandha – stress and cortisol are no longer scary!
Regular acceptance of the Ashwagandha supplement favors those prone to stress, improving their quality of life and functioning in society! This is information that is particularly conducive to people living in very difficult conditions. 64 people in good health participated in the study, ignoring the high level of stress in […]
PQQ helps regulate the circadian rhythm!
A large amount of stress in life and the progress of technology, and in particular the ability to use light at any time of the day often results in disturbances of the circadian rhythm. This is manifested by problems with falling asleep, inability to achieve satisfaction from sleep, lack of […]
20 ways to burn calories without exercises
When it comes to fat loss, sport offers optimal conditions. A homogenous rule all over the World says that one needs to practice sports three times a week. However, many people for various reasons cannot always stick to this principle. If you also belong to this group, you need to […]
TOP PRODUCTS: Rhodiola Rosea
In response to such huge interest in our comparison of products containing Ashwagandha, we have decided to continue this thread and compare the products containing the extract from Rhodiola Rosea (rose root). What is Rhodiola Rosea?Active ingredients are contained in rhodiola roseaBiological properties and functionsAdaptogen What is Rhodiola Rosea? Rose […]
Life Extension – premium products
Life Extension is a manufacturer of supplements, that offers the highest quality preparations. As the name suggests, the producer focuses on studies raising the quality of life. Life Extension is located in Fort Lauderdale and it’s been in business since over 35 years. At that time, the company has invested […]
What to take to lower cortisol?
The increase in cortisol level is most often associated with frequent staying in a stressful environment. Demanding work, tense situation at home or on a road in a busy city – those are things that often make us stressed, what is the higher level of this hormone. Cortisol – what […]