The main role of vitamin D is to help regulate the absorption of calcium, phosphate and magnesium. Vitamin D is vital for the growth and health of bone; without it, bones would be soft, malformed and unable to repair themselves normally. For most people, the majority of vitamin D is formed following the action of sunlight upon the skin but is also found in a small amount of foods.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland found in the throat, wrapped around the windpipe just below the Adam’s apple. It produces thyroid hormones which influence essentially every organ, every tissue and every cell in the body. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is produced in the pituitary gland and stimulates the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). TSH that is too high or too low indicates that your thyroid gland is not functioning correctly.
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is synthesised and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and regulates the development, growth maturation and reproductive processes of the body.
Luteinising Hormone (LH) is produced and released in the anterior pituitary gland and is an important part of a woman’s menstrual cycle.
Oestradiol is a steroid hormone and the strongest of the three naturally-produced oestrogens. It has many functions but primarily acts to mature and maintain the female reproductive system.
Prolactin is a protein known for its role in enabling mammals, namely females, to produce milk.