What Is Cortisone?
Written by: Matias Malkamaki, OMS II
Medically reviewed by: Dr. Nicholas Cheney
Around 1949, cortisone was synthesized for medical use for the first time. It is a lab-made drug that is similar in structure and action to the natural hormone cortisol. Cortisol is made in our adrenal glands and is transported throughout one’s body through the bloodstream.
Cortisol has many regulatory functions, including but not limited to energy regulation, modulating the immune system, and combating inflammation. The anti-inflammatory role of cortisone is where we get the primary benefit as a medication.