Tag Archives: Hormones

Thyroid Hormones: Mastering the Importance of the Thyroid.

Thyroid hormones are chemical substances, made in and secreted by the thyroid gland. They are essential for normal metabolism and development. There are three types of thyroid hormones—thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3), and calcitonin. What Is the Thyroid? The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the front of your neck, just above your collarbone. It’s a crucial part of your

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What Is DHEA – {dehydroepiandrosterone}?

The compound dehydroepiandrosterone – DHEA is often called the “mother of hormones,” this chemical is required by the body as a chemical precursor during the biosynthesis of all types of human hormones, that includes the female hormone estrogen and the male hormone testosterone, for example. The endocrine organs known as the adrenal glands that are found on top of the

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