There are several hormones that can help build metabolism, Thyroid, Glucagon and Progesterone. Thyroid which is our main metabolic hormone, directly increasing the burning of calories. It does so by increasing both body temperature and overall energy. Thyroid hormone helps us burn our fuel more efficiently and improves cholesterol metabolism. Thyroid sensitizes other hormone receptors so they operate better. Optimizing thyroid is similar to turning up the furnace or tuning an engine – the body simply operates better.
Glucagon, a hormone formed in the pancreas, works with other hormones to control glucose levels in the blood. This hormone works opposite of insulin and facilitated the release of fat and glucose from storage to be used as fuel. Diets high in protein may actually increase glucagon production while high blood sugar and insulin levels turn down production.
Estrogen dominance caused by low balancing progesterone can cause heavy, frequent menstrual cycles coupled with PMS. There are a lot of women that experience estrogen dominance weight gain. Progesterone is needed to support thyroid and also increases body temperature and metabolism.
As you can see hormone optimization is important for balancing weight and increasing metabolism. At Hormone Therapy of Orlando we can also compliment your hormone regimen with a customized nutrition and exercise plan to help you achieve your weight loss goals.