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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

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)