Hormones are the chemical messengers that travel around our body to provide instructions that control and regulate various bodily functions.Our endocrine system is...
Our endocrine system is responsible for the secretion of vital hormones around the body which is achieved with the help of various glands and organs.
Hormones travel around the body and are picked up by certain receptors that are built to match specific hormones. These receptors are located either on the surface of a cell or inside a cellular wall.
If a matching hormone reaches a receptor, it will bind to the receptor and cause a change in the cell which then spurs on another change in cellular function. However, hormones do have an expiration date and that means the body needs to routinely release them in order to maintain a balance.
Growth hormone (GH), sometimes known as human growth hormone (HGH) is a peptide that’s released by the pituitary gland. Its role is to stimulate the growth and repair of almost every tissue around the body and regulate other body functions.GH is...
GH is a vital part of physically growing as a child, with levels rising during puberty and then peaking during what is known as an adolescent growth spurt.
But, when we age, our natural levels of GH begin to subside and this can cause issues for adults, including longer physical recovery times, hastened ageing, weight gain, and sleep issues, among other symptoms.