- E2 (Oestradiol)
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- Product Code: Hormone1
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- Ex Tax: $74.00
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Testosterone is a steroid hormone that is produced by both men and women but is created in much larger quantities in men and is responsible for stimulating the development of male sexual characteristics. In a male fetus testosterone promotes the development of the penis, scrotum and other parts of a male reproductive system associated with sperm production.
Testosterone is also important for overall good health. It helps the growth of bones and muscles, and it affects mood, libido (sex drive) and certain aspects of mental ability.
Oestradiol (E2) has several functions in the female body. Its main function is to mature and then maintain the reproductive system. During menstruation, increased Oestradiol levels cause the maturation and release of the egg; as well as the thickening of the uterus lining to allow a fertilised egg to implant. The hormone is made primarily in the ovaries, so levels reduce as women age and decrease significantly during menopause.
In men, proper Oestradiol levels help with bone maintenance, nitric oxide production and brain function. While men need lower levels than women, they still require this important hormone to function well. Excess Testosterone in the body can convert to Oestradiol and needs to be monitored in the presence of Testosterone supplements. High E2 in Men may produce Gynecomastia (enlargement of male breast tissue)
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