Hormonal Reactions Triggered by Cold Showers
Booom, the cold water hits your body, what happens next?
After the cold water makes contact with our body we start to produce hormones to cope with the situation.
Some examples are:
ACTH stimulates the production and release of cortisol.
Cortisol helps to control blood sugar levels, regulate metabolism, help reduce inflammation and assist with memory formulation.
Corticosterone is responsible for regulation of energy, immune reactions, and stress responses.
Adrenaline: It makes you ready to fight or flight.
TSH - Thyroid Stimulating Hormone regulates the body’s metabolic activities and it stimulates brown adipose tissue.
Beta-Endorphin modulates pain perception.
Also to face the “threat”
- Liver and pancreas start making more glucose.
- Muscles increase their uptake of glucose in order to have more energy.