Part 2: Where do Hormones Come From?
Getting the body you deserve is not impossible. It’s actually very simple. Use your hormones!
When specific hormones are activated, you can gain muscle, lose fat, run faster, jump higher, grow bones, etc. In the first part of the series, we uncovered the truth about hormones. Hormones are just signalers. They tell your body what to do. And the best part? When they are activated, you don’t have to do ANYTHING for your body to change! Don’t believe me? Did you have to think to grow taller when you were a kid? Were you able to eat anything you wanted, in any amount (high calorie or low calorie) and STILL make the BEST gains of your life when you were in your late Teens and early 20s?? Besides putting in a little bit of work (the body still operates on the principle of use it or lose it), 4-5 days a week, you could make MASSIVE changes in your body in a SHORT amount of time. Not to sound redundant, but the reason you were able to make those amazing changes, and the reason you still think back to that magical time in your life and wonder why you STILL can’t attain those kind of results, is because of the effects of HORMONES!!!
The Endocrine System
The human body secretes and circulates over 50 different hormones. These hormones are made by the body’s endocrine cells. Most of the endocrine cells are in the endocrine glands found throughout the body. The endocrine system is tightly linked to the nervous system. Your nervous system tells the endocrine cells when and what number of hormones should be released. Your Endocrine system controls the following:
- Contraction of cardiac and smooth muscle tissues
- Sexual Activity
The Endocrine Glands
The Endocrine system is made of nine glands and a several organs that release hormones for specific purposes. Here are your Endocrine Glands, and other organs that produce hormones:
- 4 x Parathyroids
- 2 x Adrenals
- Hypothalamus (Nerve Center, not a gland)
Control Centers of the Endocrine System
Your Pituitary Gland acts as the master endocrine gland. It releases 10 different hormones, some of which activate other endocrine glands. The substances produced by the Pituitary gland flow easily through the blood system, and as a result act faster within the body than other substances.
The Pituitary Gland may be the master endocrine gland, but without the proper instructions, it can’t do its numerous jobs. Enter the Hypothalamus. The Hypothalamus is located underneath the Thalamus, and controls the autonomic (automatic, without having to think) nervous system. It regulates thirst, hunger, sleep, body temperature, sexual behavior, and controls emotions like fear and anger (fight or flight).
Can Hormones give you the body you have always deserved?
Yes! Hormones can give you the body you have always deserved! One factor more than any other will affect they way your body looks. Your hormone levels. Luckily for you, there are specific supplements that you can use that will make your hormones work better, faster, and stronger!
Stay tuned as we expand our understanding of hormones, and how they can be used to manipulate specific systems to give you the body that you have always deserved!