Produced by the pancreas, insulin regulates blood sugar levels by facilitating the uptake of glucose into cells for energy.
Known as the "stress hormone," cortisol is released by the adrenal glands in response to stress.
Produced by the thyroid gland, thyroid hormones regulate metabolism, energy production, and body temperature.
Primarily known as the male sex hormone, testosterone also plays important roles in women's health.
Mainly considered a female sex hormone, estrogen is involved in reproductive health, bone density, mood regulation, and cardiovascular health.
Another hormone involved in the female reproductive system, progesterone helps regulate the menstrual cycle and prepare the uterus for pregnancy.
Produced by the pituitary gland, growth hormone is essential for growth, development, and repair of tissues throughout life.
Known as the "sleep hormone," melatonin is produced by the pineal gland and helps regulate the sleep-wake cycle.
Produced by fat cells, leptin helps regulate appetite and energy balance by signaling to the brain when the body has enough fat stores.
Known as the "hunger hormone," ghrelin stimulates appetite and food intake. It is produced in the stomach and acts on the brain to increase hunger signals.