They are the female sex hormones, which are produced in the ovaries, in the placenta during pregnancy and in the adrenal glands. They are in charge of giving the feminine sexual characteristics, form the breasts and intervene in the menstrual cycle; increasing the level of estrogen in the ovaries, maturing the vagina, the uterus, the uterine tubes, it also influences the woman’s sexual desire and the growth and activation of the mammary ducts.

Estrogen is maintained until the age of 25 in adult women, continuously decreasing, the body seeks a solution fighting against this decrease, through two hormones: FSH, which stimulates the ovum and LH, the leutizing hormone. These hormones increase in the female body and are responsible for the discomforts of menopause such as hot flashes and night sweats. It stabilizes the body by maintaining the tension of the skin, lubricates the joints between the bones and strengthens them, reducing the risk of suffering from arteriosclerosis and keeps the blood vessels in optimal conditions. By decreasing estrogen levels in the woman’s body, the menopause process begins, increasing the risk of osteoporosis, in these conditions estrogen replacement therapies are used, such as HRT, which is better known as the wonder drug, Being created to improve the quality of life during menopause, there are also isoflavone supplements that do not have side effects.

The function of estrogen in the female body is important, such as helping to metabolize fats and cholesterol in the blood, helping to form the female figure, preventing the loss of calcium in the bones, as well as improving mood such as depression, thus stimulating libido and facilitating female sexual life, increases collagen and forms the main components of connective tissue, improving skin elasticity, gives color and pigmentation to the nipples, areolas and genitals.