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The Hormone Trifecta
Estradiol, the most potent of the three female estrogens can be measured in both blood and urine. Sexual development and function, reproduction, bone health, brain functions, blood vessel health, and menopause are all affected by estradiol levels. Although chiefly produced in the ovaries, at least during reproductive years, it is interesting that estradiol is a derivative of testosterone, the principle male hormone. Male levels of estradiol are roughly one third of the levels found in menopausal females. Testosterone is primarily produced in the testes. And what is the root source, the basic molecule necessary for the production of testosterone? You’ve probably guessed it by now—cholesterol! Hence, the hormone trifecta: cholesterol to testosterone to estradiol.
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