What do high levels of cortisol mean?

Answer Cortisol, also called the "stress hormone," is a cortico-steroid hormone produced by your adrenal gland. High cortisol levels can be produced in response to stress and anxiety; they can also be the... Read More »

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My cortisol levels are very high?

Welcome to Cushing's world. It won't ruin your life.The first thing you need to do is the correct test.Get an endocrinologist who deals with Cushing's. Many don't. I have two endos.You will need a ... Read More »

How to Raise Cortisol Levels?

Cortisol is a hormone that is naturally produced in the adrenal glands. Cortisol helps control metabolism, regulates blood pressure and promotes proper function of the immune system, so it's import... Read More »

Do adaptogens reduce cortisol levels?

On One Hand: A Decrease is PossibleAdaptogens refer to herbs considered as tonics, generally tonifying or balancing a system overall rather than specifically responding to one area. Since cortisol ... Read More »

Can magnolia reduce cortisol levels?

On One Hand: It Has Been Proven EffectiveAccording to a study in "Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine," extracts of magnolia and phellodendron were given to overweight, pre-menopausal wome... Read More »