Cortisol – catabolic or anabolic?

Cortisol – catabolic or anabolic?

By Sławomir Ambroziak

Keywords: cortisol, testosterone, catabolism, anabolism, receptors, transcription factors, coregulators, coactivators, corepressors, selective steroid receptor modulators, SERMs, SARMs, SVDRM, SGRM.

If testosterone is probably the most popular hormone amongst athletes, then cortisol – the most hated.

We all know that testosterone is an anabolic hormone that is one that stimulates muscle protein accumulation processes and thus contributes to muscle strength development and weight gain. On the contrary, cortisol is called a catabolic hormone that acts contrary to testosterone, interfering any positive effect of the latter on our muscles. więcej…


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