The word “hormone” finds its root origin within the ancient Greek work “horman” meaning to impel or set in motion, or to excite and stimulate. Hormones are chemical substances secreted into the blood stream by special glands located throughout our body, and comprise the complex endocrine system. Hormones are essential for every activity or life. They help with digestion, metabolism, growth, reproduction, and even influence sleep, behaviors and mood.

Adrenal Glands

Adrenal glands for example, regulate salt, blood sugar, water, muscle strength and blood pressure. The pituitary gland, located in our brain, affects water retention in our kidneys as well as blood pressure and is often referred to as the body’s master gland, because it controls and monitors the activity of most other hormone-secreting glands.

Pituitary Functions

The hormones secreted by the pituitary are not produced continually, but rather in bursts every one to three hours, depending on activity. Some hormones follow a circadian rhythm, rising and falling during the day. They usually peak just before awakeneing and then drop to their lowest levels just before sleep. Thyroid-stimulating hormone regulates the body’s metabolism, energy balance, growth and nervous system.

Hormones influence nearly every aspect of life, and can easily affect your mood, eating habits, stress, anxiety, and even depression.

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