About Hormones, and Supporting Hormones with an Integrative, Holistic Approach
Your hormones influence the health of every cell in your body. Your mood, motivation, drive, intellectual capacity, lean body mass, visceral fat, blood sugar, libido, sexual function, orgasmic satiety and social interactions are just a few functions that can be affected by testosterone, estradiol, progesterone, DHEA, cortisol, thyroid hormones, insulin, growth hormone, leptin, prolactin, oxytocin, melatonin, or any of more than 50 hormones that are produced by your body.
Your hormones also affect the health of your bone, muscle and skin, your heart and brain, your liver and digestive system, your immune and lymphatic system, and even your urinary and respiratory systems. In addition, some of your hormones actually influence the function of other hormones.
Your hormones also have a very significant effect on all of your neurotransmitters, estrogens effects serotonin, testosterone effects dopamine and progesterone effects GABA. Simply put; your hormones are really, really important.
Your hormones are primarily secreted by the glands that make up your endocrine system. However, some of your hormones are produced by your stomach, intestines and liver from your gastrointestinal system. The kidneys of your urinary system, skin of your integumentary system, heart of your cardiovascular system and even your adipose tissue (body fat) also make some hormones.
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