Hormones are substances secreted by specialized cells, located in endocrine glands or by epithelial and interstitial cells whose purpose is to influence the function of other cells in the body.

Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers that control numerous functions and circulate through the blood to the organs and tissues. These chemical components are involved in processes such as:

  • Metabolism
  • Growth and development
  • Reproduction
  • Mood and sexual appetite