Energy & Hormones

The Menstrual Cycle

If you menstruate, you know just how aggravating this particular set of bodily functions can be. Every month you go through the same cycle of shifting hormones that lead to fatigue, mood swings and all sorts of physical changes on top of the ever-uncomfortable bleeding. For people measuring their hormones and trying to improve their …

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Exercise

There’s a strange thing that happens when you exercise. You may have noticed it yourself, but it can still be pretty hard to believe. If you’re not someone who exercises at all, you might think it’s complete nonsense. We’re talking about the fact that exercise can actually give you more energy than you had when …

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Creatine And ATP

You might think of creatine as a strength-building supplement. After all, it seems to be the preferred choice of those muscle-bound, gym-going types. Creatine certainly has its uses when you’re exercising, but it’s a lot more complicated than just increasing your muscle. One of its most important roles is as stored energy. There’s a compound …

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Feeling Good

Hormones are about more than their physical effect on the body. They have cognitive and emotional impacts, which, in turn, can loop back around and change your physical health. No one is at their most energetic when they’re feeling depressed. Luckily, there are four “feel good” hormones that can help you feel a bit brighter. …

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The Thyroid

There are hormones involved in every part of our body’s functioning, and one way in which they have an impact is on our energy levels. There are a few ways in which this is the case, but one is because of the gland known as the thyroid. In particular, if you’re experiencing powerful fatigue for …

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Acne

Acne. It’s the great dread of many teenagers and more than a few adults. Hundreds of millions of people all across the world have acne at this precise moment, but that’s probably not a comforting thought to most people. It doesn’t matter how common it is or how minimal the damage, we’d all like it …

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Tropic Hormones

You might think of hormones as acting on the parts of the body that aren’t hormones, and it’s true that a lot of them do that. What you also have, however, are tropic hormones. These influence the very same glands that produce hormones in the first place. The endocrine system really is all interconnected. Take …

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