🔥cut the cortisol 🔥
Cortisol is a vital hormone that's key to regulating blood sugar and inflammation… and standing up to acute stresses such as fear, injury, and extreme exertion.
Chronically low cortisol levels—a condition known as Addison's disease—were fatal before this hormone was discovered.
But chronically high cortisol levels—which can result from continual stress—is the more common problem, and produces several undesirable outcomes:
Thinning of the skin.
Decreased muscle mass.
Weakened immunity to infections.
Reduced bone formation, increased risk of osteoporosis.
Damage to the brain's hippocampus and losses to learning and memory.
Chronically high cortisol levels kill brain cells (neurons)… which is the chief reason for the brain shrinkage seen in patients suffering from Alzheimer's and other forms of senility.
Omega 3 fish oil is one of the single most potent anti-inflammatory substances on the planet. Supplementing with it lowers inflammation which, in return, lowers cortisol. In fact, studies show that Omega 3 fatty acids blunt cortisol response. This doesn’t mean that it stops it, it just lowers the peaks. Sort-of like a calming effect on cortisol secretion.
One key thing to remember when searching for a quality fish oil supplement is to make sure it lists the amounts of DHA and EPA on the label. These are the two primary fatty acids that make up omega 3s.