Cortisol is a life sustaining adrenal hormone essential to the maintenance of homeostasis. Called “the stress hormone,” cortisol influences, regulates or modulates many of the changes that occur in the body during it’s response to stress including; and not limited to:

Blood Sugar

Fat, Protein, and Carbohydrate metabolism to maintain blood glucose

Anti-inflammatory actions

Heart and Blood Vessel tone and contraction

Central Nervous System activation

Cortisol levels fluctuate throughout the day and night in a circadian rhythm that peaks at 8 am and reaches its lowest levels at 4 a.m. So staying low stress keeps your rhythm in balance and is best for your weight loss or muscle gain transformation. Lower cortisol levels also can keep you from experiencing fatigue.

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