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Hormones play a significant role in your metabolism and energy levels, key elements that can affect not only your endurance and strength but also your ability to recover after a tough workout.
Free testosterone refers to the testosterone that is not attached to proteins. While it’s often regarded as the primary male sex hormone, testosterone is essential for bone density, body fat distribution, libido, and muscle mass support across all sexes. Low testosterone levels are associated with increased fat and reduced muscle mass.
DHEA, or dehydroepiandrosterone, is an androgen hormone primarily produced by the adrenal glands. It’s a precursor hormone, meaning it has a little biological effect on its own. However, when it’s converted into other hormones like testosterone and estrogen, it has powerful effects. Some research shows that it may play a role in weight management. DHEA peaks in early adulthood and gradually decreases with age.
Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced in the adrenal glands and released in response to stressors like illness and exercise. While it’s often referred to as the “stress hormone,” cortisol also regulates various vital processes throughout the body. Additionally, it helps control the body’s blood sugar levels and regulates energy metabolism. Levels of cortisol vary throughout the day, but for most people, it peaks in the morning and is the lowest in the middle of the night.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
Thyroid stimulating hormone, or TSH, is produced by the pituitary gland. It’s responsible for regulating hormones, T3 and T4, produced by the thyroid gland. TSH is considered the most sensitive marker for screening for thyroid-related diseases and conditions. Too much thyroid hormone can lead to weight loss, while too little can cause weight gain.
C-reactive protein (CRP) increases in response to inflammation. A high-sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) is more sensitive than a standard CRP test when measuring baseline concentrations and enables a measure of chronic inflammation. Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease, and hs-CRP is a biomarker of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk.
Vitamin D (25-OH D)
Vitamin D plays a role in various bodily processes, including bone formation and maintenance, as well as immune function. It forms in the body when your skin absorbs sunlight and is found in natural and fortified foods. Low vitamin D intake over time may lead to a vitamin D deficiency. Low vitamin D levels have been linked to obesity and a higher body fat percentage, particularly in the belly.
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