- Estrogen refers to a group of similar hormones produced in the body.
- The main three are estrone, estradiol, and estriol.
- Estradiol is produced mainly by the ovaries and, of the three; it is most stimulating to the breast tissue.
- Estrone is most prevalent after menopause, and is produced by conversion of adrenal DHEA in fat cells. It is also formed from the conversion from
- Estriol is produced in large quantities in pregnancy and is also the main circulating estrogen in young women according to research by Dr. Jonathan
- Estriol is made from estrone and estradiol and is less stimulating.
- Estrogens are helpful in relieving hot flashes as well as helping the urinary tract, breasts, skin, blood vessels, and keeping the uterus toned and
- Estrogens may slow the development of osteoporosis by slowing down the rate of bone loss.
- Replacement with natural estrogen protects against heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and osteoporosis in women.
- Estrogen prevents symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, temperature disregulation, mood swings, urogenital atrophy, decreased libido and depression.
- Estrogen lowers LDL cholesterol and raises HDL (the good cholesterol).