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What is Cortisol?

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You can think of cortisol as your body’s built-in alarm system. Cortisol is known as the stress hormone and it travels through the body as a messenger that sets all the organs in the body into action. Cortisol sends energy to important muscles and increases heart rate and breathing, for example. Cortisol is the superpower that regulates your body. So, what if you are under constant stress and that alarm button stays on? This is when it can derail your body’s most important functions and lead to significant mental and health problems like memory and concentration issues, anxiety, and depression.

What is Cortisol?