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Let’s now talk about a hormone which is more and more used, especially in the USA, in anti-aging therapy. It is the human growth hormone (hGH, or simply GH). As for its chemical structure, basically it is a protein (that is, a chain of amino acids). Therefore, it has nothing to do with steroids. GH […]


Estrogens are steroid hormones which derive from cholesterol. Together with progesterone, they are the main female hormones. They promote women’s secondary sex characteristics. Actually, they are also present in man, even if in a much reduced amount, since the biochemical process leading to the synthesis of estrogens goes through transitional stages represented by masculine hormones […]


New Parma / may-june 2010 We all know that a healthy diet slows down the ageing process, above all if it includes healthy food rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins, essential fatty acids, fibres and food which is relatively low in calories coming from saturated fats and simple sugars. Yet, not everybody knows that food […]

DHEA – The mother of all hormones

Accademia del Fitness – Wellness – Antiaging / july 2012 Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is the steroid contained in the highest percentage in the human body. It is involved in the production of testosterone, estrogens, progesterone and corticosterone. The levels of DHEA increase until the age of 25, when its production starts decreasing. The decrease in DHEA […]


NEW PARMA – october/november 2008 On the eve of summer holidays, some of you who are about to take a trip overseas may think of using melatonin to mitigate the effects of Jet Lag. In fact, probably it is this extraordinary substance’s specific use. But what is melatonin, first of all? Melatonin is a hormone […]


Accademia del Fitness – Wellness – Antiaging / april 2013 Testosterone is the main sexual hormone in men – even if it is also produced in small amounts by women – and it is synthesised by the testicles in the endocrine cells of Leying starting from cholesterol. The biological effects of testosterone become visible at […]