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Learn About the Different Types of Hormones

LEARN ABOUT THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF HORMONES

DHEA

  • Beneficial effect on immune response, sex drive, metabolism and emotional stability
  • Supports cognitive function, helps body cope with stress
  • Protects against heart disease through its effects on lipids and body fat distribution

Thyroid

  • Regulates temperature and metabolism
  • Insufficient thyroid levels cause low energy, loss of motivation, fatigue, increased cholesterol levels, increased risk of coronary disease, and the thinning of the hair, skin and nails

Estrogen & Progesterone

  • Studies such as the Women’s Health Initiative (2002) have left women scared to utilize estrogen replacement therapy. This study focused only on synthetic hormones, not bio-identical hormones. These synthetic versions are best known as Premarin® and Provera®. Provera® was implicated in the Women’s Health Initiative to increase the risk of breast cancer.
  • Bio-identical estrogen mimics what the body naturally produces, and is essential for muscle tone, skin smoothness, hair texture, sex drive; controls hot flashes and vaginal dryness; and helps prevent atrophy of genital and urinary organs, and urinary infection. It can also help deter Alzheimer’s and heart diseases, improve sleep, and protect against colon cancer.
  • Bio-identical progesterone is the partner to estrogen. Progesterone helps stimulate bone growth, healthy heart function, and boosts mood and well-being.
  • Progesterone is essential for females, even women who have undergone a hysterectomy. In contrast to synthetic progesterone, bio-identical progesterone actually protects against breast cancer.

Testosterone

  • Although it is primarily a male hormone, women also benefit from its supplementation
  • At optimal levels, testosterone increases bone density and bone formation, enhances sex drive, decreases body fat, increases muscle strength, lowers blood pressure, and modulates cholesterol levels
  • It can also help to prevent the loss of collagen (which causes wrinkles)

Melatonin

  • Regulates circadian rhythm and deep stage of sleep; also improves immune system function
  • New England Journal of Medicine (1997) praised melatonin as powerful antioxidant, potential anti-cancer agent

Human Growth Hormone (HGH)

  • The most abundant hormone produced by the pituitary gland
  • After age 30, HGH declines on average 14% per decade
  • Supplementation of HGH increases bone mass, increases positive changes in body composition, improves cardiac function and exercise ability, enhances skin texture, and improves wound healing
  • Early reports of HGH usage showed some serious adverse side effects. Further studies narrowed it down to the issue of dosage. Currently the recommended doses are 10 times lower than originally studied.