Phytoestrogens Are Not Estrogen

Phytoestrogens are a special group of phytonutrients that occur naturally in almost all plant foods. The two major classes are isoflavones in soy, and lignans in seeds, whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables.

They’re called phytoestrogens because they interact with estrogen receptors but they’re not estrogen. In fact, they bind so weakly to estrogen receptors that they effectively block estradiol and are therefore better classified as ANTI-estrogen.

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The 7 Best Natural Anti-Androgen Supplements for Facial Hair (Hirsutism)

woman with a mustacheNatural anti-androgen supplements reduce testosterone or block its effects. In women, androgen blockers can improve the symptom of unwanted facial hair (hirsutism), usually associated with PCOS.

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The Ups and Downs of Estrogen. Part 1: Estrogen Deficiency

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.)

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