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About Estrogens

Estrogens Predominately female sex hormones

About Estrogens

 

 

      Estrogens are a subclass of the sex steroid hormones – which also includes androgens and progestagens

 

Hormones 101 – “Feel Good, Look Good”

Sex Steroid Hormones

 

-       Renowned as the hormones that makes a woman female - Estrogens  are responsible for breasts, hips, menstrual periods, soft skin, and a higher-pitched voice

 

-       Estrogens also regulate the development, growth, pubertal maturation, and reproductive processes in both females and males.

                         

Health Effects in Body

 

      The 3 most significant estrogens are produced from androgens through the action of enzymes: 

 

-       ESTRADIOL (E2, 17ß-ESTRADIOL) – the predominant form in non-pregnant females from menarche to menopause; the most powerful and most carcinogenic.

 

-       ESTRONE (E3) – produced and more predominant during menopause; 70% less biologically active than ESTRADIOL;

 

-       ESTRIOL (E1) - primary estrogen of pregnancy; least powerful and most beneficial;

 

 

      Estrogen production – the female ovaries are not the only source of estrogen which is also produced by the metabolic activity of certain enzymes in adrenal glands, fat, skin, and many other peripheral sites :

 

Estrogen Production in Reproductive-age Women

Estrogen Production in Men and Post-menopausal women

Estrogen Production Site Chart

Estrogens - Links

 

Estrogens

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ABOUT Estrogens

Estrogens

“Predominantly Female Sex Hormones”

Production in Reproductive-age Women

Production in Men / Post-menopausal Women

Estrogen Production Site Chart

Estrogen Metabolism

Activity / Concentration in Tissues

Circulating Estrogen Levels

Estrogen Elimination

Estrogen Receptors  (ER-α; ER-β)

       ERs and Cancer

Transport and Availability

Symptoms of High or Low Estrogen

Estrogens and PROGESTERONE in Lifestage Events

SPECIFIC Estrogens

-  ESTRONE (E1)

-  ESTRADIOL(E2)

ESTRIOL (E3) – Weak / Protective

Health Benefits of Topical ESTRIOL

ESTRIOL Supplementation

Comparative Strengths

HEALTH BENEFITS

Health Effects in Body

Estrogen HRT is NOT necessary

-  Estrogen’s Role in Fat burning and storage

Estrogen DOMINANCE

Estrogen DOMINANCE (ED)

In Women

In Men

Estrogen and Progesterone - Yin/Yang

Health Problems

Why has ED become so prevalent?

Xenoestrogens – ”Endocrine Disruptors”

Xenoestrogen Chart

Solutions to overcome ED

REDUCE Estrogen

REDUCE Estrogen levels

DIM - Estrogen blocker with Anti-Cancer Benefits

DIM Supplementation

Magnesium /B-Vits Aid Liver's E clearance

 

Hormones Links

 

HORMONES- Related Links:

HORMONES

Hormones 101 – “Feel Good, Look Good”

Chart of Human Hormones

Testing Hormone Levels

 > Take Hormone Test

 Synthetic Hormones

        – “Frankenstein Version of Natural Hormones”

Balance Adrenal "Stress Managment" Glands  

(1) AMINES:

5-HTP – “SSRI Alternative”

SEROTONIN – “Mood Hormone”

MELATONIN – “Darkness Hormone”

 > The Biological Clock

T3 and T4  - “Thyroid Hormones (Triiodothyronine and Thyroxine)”

HISTAMINE – “Inflammatory Response Hormone”

Fight or Flight Catecholamines:

EPINEPHRINE. NOREPINEPHRINE 

DOPAMINE –  “Go Get it! /Reward Hormone” 

(2) POLYPEPTIDES:

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)  - “For auto immune disease, cancer, AIDS, COPD and the common cold”

FSH, LH and GnRH

PROLACTIN – “Cool Down Hormone”

INSULIN – “Blood Sugar Uptake”,  GLUCAGON, IGF

LEPTIN – “Curb appetite / Burn Fat”

GHRELIN – “Hunger Hormone”

(3) STEROID HORMONES:

Steroid Hormones

Steroid enzymes affecting Steroid Production /Activity 

Glucocorticoids

 CORTISOL – “Stress Hormone”

MIneralocorticoids

ALDOSTERONE – “Water Retentive Hormone”

Sex Steroid Hormones

Sex Steroid Hormones

Sex hormone-binding carriers

Estrogens – “Predominantly Female Sex Hormones”

Progestagens

PREGNENOLONE

PROGESTERONE – “Precursor to Androgens, Estrogens and Corticoids”

Estrogens and PROGESTERONE in Lifestage Events

Androgens -"Predominately Males Sex Hormone"

Sterols

Vitamin D - The Sunshine Vitamin

  CALCITRIOL (active form)

  CALCIDIOL (circulating form)