Testosterone and estrogen for weight loss are very important. I am sure you are familiar with these basic hormones. Because testosterone is known primarily as the male hormone, and estrogen as the female hormone, many are surprised to find that each is found in both sexes. While most people are familiar with the masculinizing or feminizing effects of these hormones, very few are aware of the extremely powerful effects they can have whether you are male or female-on fat burning and fat storage.
Testosterone is the primary sex hormone and anabolic steroid in males. In male humans, testosterone plays a key role in the development of male reproductive tissues such as the testes and prostate, as well as promoting secondary sexual characteristics such as increased muscle and bone mass, and the growth of body hair. In addition, testosterone in both sexes is involved in health and well-being, including moods, behavior, and in the prevention of osteoporosis. Insufficient levels of testosterone in men may lead to abnormalities including frailty and bone loss.
Estrogen, for example, has potent effects on fat storage. The fact that women have a level of estrogen higher than that in men is one key reason women naturally have more body fat. Estrogen not only promotes fat storage, but it can also make losing weight and fat much more difficult. In fact, farmers often fatten up their livestock by injecting them with estrogen. Synthetic estrogens commonly used in hormone replacement therapies and birth control pills are often fat-promoting as well. Women prescribed any form of estrogen, especially synthetic forms, should be aware that these drugs can actually be counterproductive to women’s health by promoting weight gain. Testosterone, on the other hand, has powerful effects that stimulate fat burning, giving younger men a natural advantage over women when it comes to losing fat.
You’ve probably noticed that men under thirty can shed pounds quickly and without much effort. Teenage boys, in particular, who have very high levels of testosterone promote muscle growth and preservation, which result in increases in the number of calories burned even while resting. The same hormone that gives young men their strong sex drive also helps them stay lean.