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Testosterone - The King Hormone

Posted on November 23 2018

Testosterone - The King Hormone


Testosterone is the naturally occurring male hormone, it is known to be the most important human body hormone to grow, repair and build muscle. It is often associated with physical attributes like stamina, endurance, and strength. Historically, it was in 1935 that the hormone was christened with its name. In the same year, Leopold Ruzicka and Adolf Butenandt first extracted the hormone and made it commercially viable.They were later jointly awarded the Nobel Prize (chemistry) for this revolutionary feat.

The king hormone:

Naturally,an androgenic male sex hormone, it is majorly a prescription hormone. Even though it is known to be primarily a male hormone, men and women both produce it. Typically a grown male can produce 5 to 10 milligrams of testosterone a day, whereas females have been known to produce around 1 milligram or lesser per day. Both men and women produce more than 95% of the hormone through their sex organs, the testis and ovaries respectively. The adrenaline producing glands are also responsible for synthesizing the leftover percentage of the king hormone.

Irrespective of the process of production in both the genders, cholesterol is the main derivative component that is responsible for the production of testosterone. Hence, it is important to maintain the right balance of cholesterol and testosterone in the body.

Testosterone and It’s functionality:

Testosterone can enter cells inactively—like an apparition going through a divider—and attach to androgen receptors that act upon the core of a cell. It can likewise fill in as a prohormone in sex organs and tissues, for example,  skin, hair follicles, and fat. For instance, when the catalyst 5-alpha-reductase is available, for example, in the prostate or skin, testosterone is changed over to the more intense androgen, dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

In fat tissue, the aromatase catalyst changes testosterone to the estrogen. At the end of the day, the more the volume of fat, the more will be the volume of estrogen, hence they’re directly proportional.


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