Overlooked Importance of Testosterone (in women)

Testosterone in Woman Sex desire

Although usually associated and stereotyped as the alpha male hormone, testosterone is one of the body’s main sex hormones –  for everyone. And it can have major health implications (good and bad). 

In this blog, our founder, Ana G. Herrera, will discuss testosterone – what it is, and its effects on women’s health. 

What role does Testosterone play?

Testosterone is one of the most well-known sex hormones in the body, along with estrogen and progesterone.  It is crucial for the development of the penis and testes, sperm, and even muscles and bones. While women have much lower levels of testosterone overall than men, the sex hormones all work together, if one is out of balance, it will affect the levels of the others. 

Testosterone is important for female sex drive and desire!

Too little, and someone might have a harder time feeling aroused or in the mood (no worries). The medical community has known for a long time that low testosterone is connected to diminished sexual desire in both men and women – while the reason for the connection isn’t clear, what doctors do know is that when testosterone levels dip, so can sex drive. WIld Yam root’s extract diosgenin is known to be a precursor of testosterone, so we’ve got you covered.

Because the sex hormones work so closely together, the adrenal glands (which are important for regulating metabolism, stress, and blood pressure) get stressed when testosterone levels dip too low. This could lead to trouble sleeping, which in turn could lead to irritability…! 

Also important for bone density and muscle mass, cognitive function, mood, and energy

Fascinating, right? We need the right levels of testosterone for the maintenance of musculoskeletal health and possibly vascular and brain function. 

It’s normal for both testosterone and progesterone to decline during perimenopause and menopause

Once the ovaries begin reducing the production of estrogen, testosterone begins to drop. This is one reason why menopausal women may struggle more with weight management than they had at a younger age. It might make fat glue to your body so you don’t see sufficient effects despite regular strength building workouts; it’s harder to build muscle I am afraid…

More about testosterone (and stress impact) next week. Do you have a particular subject you would like me to cover? Do not hesitate to email me

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