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Why Women Need Testosterone

Why Women Need Testosterone

by Natalie (SU)
Although most people think that testosterone is just for men, it also plays an important role in women’s wellness. Women need testosterone for health, in the same way that men need a small amount of progesterone. In the case of males, progesterone is a precursor, or necessary building component, in the creation of testosterone. Testosterone is an androgen, meaning it is a sex related hormone (sex hormones give us our male and female characteristics). As men grow older, their levels of testosterone begin to naturally decline, and their estrogen levels begin to rise. Among women, the reverse is true; as they age, estrogen levels decline and there is a correlating bump in testosterone levels related to menopause.

Can Certain Foods Lower Testosterone?

Can Certain Foods Lower Testosterone?

by Stephanie Meadows
Testosterone and estrogen play an important role in both men and women, so if there is an imbalance, things can go haywire. There has been a lot of science and research behind testosterone, and how what we put in our bodies can affect the levels of hormone going through our bloodstream.

Men Aren't the Only Ones Producing Testosterone - Should You Have Yours Checked?

Men Aren't the Only Ones Producing Testosterone - Should You Have Yours Checked?

by Shearly (SU)
Most people hear “testosterone” and their first and only thought relates to men. After all, it is the most important male sex hormone. Although, what may surprise you, is that women produce testosterone as well. Women produce increased amounts of testosterone during puberty, in the ovaries and adrenal glands, while men produce testosterone in the testes.

 

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