Category Archives: Cortisol

Herbs: How Do They Modulate Cortisol?

Cortisol is one of the hormones released by humans following exposure to environmental conditions that are perceived as a threat to survival. Cortisol is therefore a stress hormone, and it plays an important role in adaptation to external threats. Chronic … Continue reading

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Chamomile and Cortisol

Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) belongs to the Asteraceae or daily family of plants. Chamomile is a plant that is used in traditional medicine as a calmative agent. Chamomile is able to affect the central nervous system and may improve mood and … Continue reading

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Fish Oils as Anti-Stress Nutrients

Evidence suggests that fish oil may have particular anti-stress effects in humans and animals. For example, in one study researcher administered 7.2 grams of fish oils per day to humans for 3 weeks. The subjects were then exposed to mental … Continue reading

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Fish Oils May Reduce Cortisol Levels

Fish oils have a number of health effects in humans and animals. This relates to the ability of fish to deliver long chain marine fats including eicosapentaenoic acid ((EPA, C20:4m (n-3)) and docosahexaenoic acid ((DHA, C22:6 (n-3)). These long chain … Continue reading

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Phosphatidylserine Reduces Cortisol

Phosphatidylserine is a normal component of phospholipids in cell membranes. Nutritionally a good source of phosphatidylserine is soya, and many phosphatidylserine supplements are derived from soya. Evidence suggests that phosphatidylserine is able to reduce serum cortisol levels in humans and … Continue reading

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Vitamin C Suppresses Cortisol

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Zinc as a Cortisol Blocker

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Tea As An Anti-Stress Drink

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Panax Ginseng: Effects in Humans

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How Important Are Hormones to Body Composition?

The mainstream solution to weight gain and obesity is diet and exercise. In particular we are told that limiting the energy intake through an energy restricted diet, in combination with a further deficit of energy created through exercise is the … Continue reading

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