Is Cortisol Bad? No! Cortisol has a beneficial effect on the body. Your body was designed to react to survival situations, stressful events, by dramatically increasing the levels of this hormone, what some doctors are now calling "The Death Hormone".
In previous centuries, this mechanism enabled people to "bulk-up" on foods that would sustain them during times when food is scarce; however, in modern times and industrialized nations, when food is rarely scarce, this previously adaptive mechanism causes excess weight gain. Particularly around the thighs and Mid-Section.
People want to know; why does it work in the body? Why are people getting such amazing results? These are results that can be within days. People that were depressed are no longer depressed. They sleep better. They have more energy. Their intestines work better. They digest better. Pain is reduced. A Broad Array of Benefits occur. So, in a sense this operates as an Adaptogen.