The Growth Hormone

Human Growth Hormone

  Why is the Growth hormone important? Growth is one of the most fascinating phenomena in nature, and the growth hormone plays a vital role in it. This is also known as somatropin, and it is produced by the pituitary gland found in the brain. The growth hormone is responsible for increasing muscles and height, reducing […]

Digestion | Our Body and How It Happens

digestion

What is Digestion? As a general idea, digestion is the breakdown of food molecules into small molecules so that they can be absorbed into the blood plasma. When looking at this function more in detail, we see that large insoluble food molecules are broken down into small water-soluble molecules to be absorbed by the watery […]

Cinnamon | Information and Uses of this Flavourful Bark

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Cinnamon is obtained from the inner part of the bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum and is considered a spice. It is very aromatic and is often used as an additional flavoring to both savory and sweet dishes, such as breakfast cereals, curries, cakes, and teas. It is used in a large […]

Ghrelin | a.k.a. The Hunger Hormone

hunger-hormone

Ghrelin is a hormone that is produced by the enteroendocrine cells of the gastrointestinal tract, especially the stomach; the enteroendocrine cells respond to stimuli by producing hormones, such as ghrelin, and release them in the bloodstream. Ghrelin is often called the hunger hormone because it increases food intake, in fact, its levels in the blood […]

Turmeric | Information and Uses

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Turmeric is a flowering plant, part of the ginger family, the roots of which are used for medicinal purposes and cooking. It is a perennial plant, meaning it grows all year round. This yellow root is native to the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia; it is therefore not surprising that to grow and thrive it […]