How to reduce cortisol?

Cortisol, also known as the stress hormone, is a steroid produced by our body. It is a corticosteroid produced in the adrenal cortex. Corticosteroids change the functions of many organs and affect the course of immune reactions. It is a defense mechanism of the body, increases the level of sugar in the blood and increases the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. The immune system is suppressed. Read more

What is cortisol and what is its function?

Cortisol is a steroid hormone that is secreted by the adrenal gland. It is commonly associated with allergies, skin problems or joint pain. In a synthetic form, as a hydrocortisone, it can be given by the doctor intravenously to reduce the allergic reaction or as an ointment for skin rash. Cortisol is often associated with the body’s stress response, but in reality its task is more complicated. Read more