Do you know the difference between Phytoestrogens and Estrogen?

Most people have heard of phytoestrogens but do not really understand what it is, why they are beneficial to your health and what the difference is between phytoestrogen and estrogen.

Not all estrogen is created equal so what exactly is the difference between phytoestrogen and estrogen? Phytoestrogens and Estrogen work completely differently in the human body and come from different sources.

Estrogen is produced in the female ovaries and is abundant in females throughout their reproductive years. Estrogen primarily keeps a woman’s reproduction system running smoothly and efficiently throughout her life. When Estrogen production begins its decline that becomes the trigger for peri-menopausal symptoms and ultimately full-blown menopause.

Phytoestrogens, are a plant-based hormone and are consumed by many in their diet around the world.  Many studies indicate eating plant-based phytoestrogens can be beneficial for cardiovascular health and can actually have a protective effect for certain cancers. Phytoestrogens in general are considered to be beneficial in overall health for both men and women.

Phytoestrogens do not replace or help balance estrogen. The reality is hormone imbalance at any age can lead to variety of conditions Keeping estrogen, progesterone and testosterone hormones in balance throughout life is important for overall health and wellness throughout adulthood.

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