Cortisol – everything you need to know

Cortisol is a natural steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex. It has a very big impact on the human body. It is also commonly called a stress hormone on an equal footing with adrenaline. It is very important for people, especially for athletes, because it has a wide impact on carbohydrate-protein metabolism.   Cortisol…

Why sleep is so important?

You do not need to be a great expert on the subject to know that sleep plays an extremely important role in our lives. We can easily notice that its lack translates into our worse well-being, tiredness or lack of concentration. However, not everyone knows that sleep deprivation has much more impact on us. It…

Cortisol – friend or foe?

 We usually associate cortisol as a bad hormone, which slows down slowly, builds muscle tissue, and regenerates. However, it is necessary for the proper functioning of our body. Cortisol is a steroid hormone that prepares the body to fight stress associated with illness, trauma, and fear – it raises sugar in these situations, increases the…