Hormones in Action
During puberty in males, testosterone helps build muscles, deepens the voice, and boosts the size of the penis and testes. In adulthood, it keeps a man's muscles and bones strong and maintains his interest in sex. In short, it's what makes a man a man, at least physically.
Both men and women produce testosterone in their bodies, but men produce about 10 times more than women. It is an anabolic hormone that orients sex, muscle mass and its structure, fat distribution, bone density, hair growth patterns and also the production of red blood cells and sperm.
Men produce most of their testosterone from the testicles and a small amount is made in the adrenal glands. Women produce it from their ovaries and also a small amount from the adrenals.
Testosterone is the driver for libido in both women and men so when it is low there is less desire for intimacy. Even if in one is desirous in thought, adequate testosterone will be needed to fuel the fire for a satisfactory experience. The sex organs require full engorgement through blood flow and the endocrine system needs to organize the body in various ways so the experience is the most enjoyable and productive possible. Productive refers to reproduction.
It is testosterone that gives men masculine traits, affecting the entire body; men typically have larger internal organs than women. The fetal brain goes through a masculinization during early stages of development - this is brought about by testosterone converting to estradiol for this purpose. This is facinating considering that estradiol is a feminine hormone.
On an ongoing basis a small amount of free testosterone is converted to the small amount of estradiol men need. Estradiol is a form of estrogen. As men age they make less testosterone which means estradiol conversion drops as well. Notice the importance of the testosterone to estradol conversion.
Studies have been done on the effects of testosterone and estradiol on muscle mass and strength, health status, vitality, and sexual function. Although the markers moved in opposite directions regarding levels of fat, muscle strength and mass, along with emotional and cognitive factors, both testosterone and estradiol levels were associated with libido and erectile function.
The many changes often attributed to testosterone deficiency might actually or entirely be caused by the corresponding decline in estradiol. So the studies have shown what a complex issue hormone production and regulation is for the body. This explains the often disappointing results obtained from direct testosterone injections, patches, pills and gels.
Our body has the wisdom to produce and regulate its own hormones as long as it receives the proper set of instructions to do so. As we age and are exposed to stress, environmental estrogens, and the wrong foods, our bodies can lose their way for proper hormonal production and functioning. Read more here Estrogenic Foods to Avoid.
The safest and often most effective way to boost testosterone and the other relevant hormones is through proper diet, exercise and a reduction in the toxic load we accumulate through daily exposure.
In addition, T-FUEL is a very effective natural way to retrain the body to produce and regulate hormones according to its own wisdom.