Saliva Hormone Upgrade Estradiol
What We Test and What It Tells You
This profile assesses the estradiol, one of the four critical male hormones that include testosterone, DHEA and cortisol.
Estradiol, an estrogen with more proliferative properties. It is formed partially in the testes, but mostly by aromatase enzyme action in peripheral tissues from both testicular and adrenal androgens. Estradiol is an important marker to include with testosterone in order to assess your T:E ratio.
Your Masculine Ratio: The Testosterone to Estradiol (T/E ratio)
Your ratio of testosterone to estradiol (T/E ratio) is a critical factor influencing your male health and vitality. So in addition to determining your baseline testosterone level, it is equally important to know your estradiol levels. Both levels should be jointly and continually assessed. As your testosterone level decreases and estradiol level increases, your T/E ratio will decline. A high estradiol level can be a serious road block on your path toward optimal health—even if your testosterone level is high.
If you want to look, feel, and perform your very best, it is important to take action—restore and re-balance your hormonal system by achieving and maintaining a salivary testosterone to estradiol (T/E) ratio of greater than 40:1.
Click here for a short two page summary on the importance of testosterone and male hormonal balance.
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