How to Increase Estrogen

If you’re a woman of reproductive age, making sufficient estrogen is important for mood, bones, muscles, and metabolism.

Signs you’re making enough estrogen include the presence of cervical fluid and regular ovulation. 

Signs you’re not making enough estrogen include a lack of periods and vaginal dryness.


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How Phytoestrogens Can Lower Estrogen and Lighten Periods

Phytoestrogens are a special group of phytonutrients that occur naturally in most 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 categorized as anti-estrogen.

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The 7 Best Natural Anti-Androgen Supplements for Women

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Natural anti-androgen supplements reduce testosterone or block its effects. In women, androgen blockers can improve androgen or testosterone symptoms, such as hirsutism, acne, and weight gain. In other words, they can treat PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) and other types of androgen excess.

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