So, you think you know where your sexual hormones are produced? If you think it’s your ovaries and testicles doing all of the work, you’re wrong. Your adrenal glands are doing a lot of the work. That’s right; those glands that help give you your energy are also the ones responsible for sex drive. And that’s not all they are responsible for.
When most people think of hormones they think of the things that drive you crazy in your teens and for many their entire lives. But that’s really giving these guys a bad rap and doesn’t really tell you what they are all about. These little guys are the messengers. Different hormones carry different messages all over the body.
The endocrine system consists of different glands. Glands produce and release things, both inside and outside the body. Each gland in the endocrine system has a different job. The “master” is the pituitary gland. It is the size of a pea and has several key jobs. It helps to control nervous function, controls the rest of the endocrine system and controls a few things directly having to do with childbirth and milk production. It’s definitely the boss.