Using Cortisol & Adrenaline to Boost Our Energy & Immune System

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In this episode, Dr. Huberman describes the biology of two essential hormones we all make: cortisol and adrenaline (also called epinephrine). Cortisol and adrenaline powerfully regulate our levels of energy, focus and immune system function. He describes various science-supported tools and practices to increase or decrease cortisol and/or adrenaline, depending on one’s specific needs and goals. Dr. Huberman also describes the biology of nootropics and how cortisol and adrenaline can improve or degrade learning. Finally, he reviews the scientific data and tools for timing the release of these hormones to improve memory, energy and immune system function.