Introduction to Female Hormones

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Estrogen in Women

Estrogen is the feel-good hormone for women. Estrogen is produced in the ovaries and adrenal glands. There are three types of estrogen in a woman’s body, estrone, estradiol, and estriol. 
Cardiovascular disease, stroke, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s are only increased in the absence of estrogen. 
You simply won’t feel your best without an adequate supply in your system.

Progesterone in Women

Bioidentical progesterone is the can-do-no-wrong hormone for women. Aside from its unique benefits, it polices estrogen’s activities and keeps it safe. These two hormones, estrogen and progesterone, work together to form a hormonal balance within your body. If either of the two hormones is off it will cause an imbalance to occur and symptoms to surface.

Testosterone in Women

Testosterone is often thought as the male only hormone but it does wonderful things for a woman’s body. In particular, it fuels sex drive, improves the ability to build lean muscle mass, and stabilizes mood.

DHEA

Healthy levels of DHEA are a “strong predictor” for longevity and a lower incidence of disease. It’s also the most plentiful sex hormone in the body.

Thyroid

The thyroid gland and its many associated hormones regulates metabolism, and can be thought of as the “traffic center” for your endocrine system. There are two types of thyroid hormones, T3 and T4. T4 is an inactive hormone that is stored and converted to T3 when needed. T3 is the active hormone and helps to regulate the bodies metabolism.

Cortisol

Cortisol is the hormone responsible for releasing adrenaline when you’re under stress. In small doses, this is a good—but too much cortisol is toxic.

Growth Hormone

GH is responsible for cell growth and repair throughout the body. Every cell, organ, and system within your body is impacted by this important hormone.

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