Adrenal & Cortisol Support

if cortisol is an anti-inflammatory hormone, why do high levels of cortisol in our body lead to inflammation?

When you have high level of stress, you get high level of cortisol. It's a normal anti-inflammatory. But chronic stress is not healthy. And cortisol in high amounts is also not healthy if it's prolonged because it's unnatural. And our bodies were designed for short bursts of high stress not chronic stress. So as a protective mechanism, the body starts to downgrade the receptors and creates this condition called cortisol resistance, which means that the receptors are not receiving cortisol like they were. When you have high levels of stress, you end up believe it or not, with a deficiency of cortisol. If you just take a look at all the different symptoms that too much cortisol can create, and that's because you got this resistance going on. Why? Because you're going through too much stress. So this is why when you fix stress the receptor becomes more receptive. Cortisol now works and now your inflammation can be a lot less.

Last updated: Mar 27, 2024 14:26 PM