Hormones are substances-signals that are produced by the endocrine system and transmitted with a blood current (humoral) to the organs and cells for their subsequent activation and deactivation.
Hormone molecules can be considered as regulators of almost all metabolic processes in the human body, including those directly related to the quality of life in general and sports performance in particular. The endocrine system of men contains a set of specific steroid hormones, which are called androgens.
The brightest representative of this group is testosterone – the main male sex hormone. Note that androgens are present in the female body, but in smaller amounts. Such hormonal system in males is adapted to the biological functional purpose of a man – a strong warrior, who is agile, fast and enduring. In ancient times such qualities allowed to hunt successfully on animals (to get food), and also to effectively carry out security functions (to fight).