Estrogen builds bone, strengthens muscle, slows aging, strengthens libido, enhances insulin sensitivity, and boosts serotonin. And those are just a few of its many benefits. Estrogen regulates over a thousand genes, so it’s one of our most influential and important hormones.
No wonder it feels so bad to have estrogen deficiency. (It also feels bad to have estrogen excess. Read Part 2: Estrogen Excess.)