The Endocrine System

endocrine system thyroidYou may have heard us talking about the Endocrine system or heard of our Endocrine Boost supplement . However, many of you, like me, when you first heard it thought; “what is it”. The Endocrine system is a system of glands that produce and secrete hormones. Hormones are the messengers of the body and glands are a group of cells that produce and secrete chemicals. The hormones of the Endocrine system influence almost every cell, organ, and function in the body, including; the growth of the body, metabolism, tissue function, sexual development and function.  The main glands of the system are the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals, pineal body, and the reproductive organs, as well as the pancreas.

The main part of this system is the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis, or HPA axis. The HPA axis is a set of interactions and feedback between the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and the adrenal gland. It regulates digestion, immune system, emotions/mood, sexuality and energy levels.

Many things can affect the Endocrine system such as; aging, stress, environment, genetics and certain diseases. The most common disorder that affects the system is diabetes. However, Cushing’s disease, hyper- and hypo-thyroidism, etc. can also affect it. These will cause hormone imbalances in the body. Our Endocrine Boost supplement  can help the system function more smoothly.

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