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  • Progesterone. Used in miconized form for absorbtion. Metabolized to allopregnanolone and Hydroxyprenanolone, when taken orally, with useful sedative and anti anxiety effects for Sleep.
  • Pregnenolone. Can be metabolized to all other steroid hormones but is unpredictable in effects.
  • Estrogens
    • Estrone (E1)
    • Estradiol (E2) aka 17-beta estradiol (the most potent estrogen; 10x vs. E1 and 25x vs. E3)
    • Estriol (E3)
  • Testosterone (T). Metabolized to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and then Androstenidione.
  • Dihydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). An adrenal androgen, both important for men and women.
  • Cortisol. From the Adrenal gland. Rx is called hydrocortisone or Cortef (brand name).
  • Thyroid Hormones. T4 is converted to T3, the active hormone, once released from the thyroid.
    • Thyroxine (T4)
    • Tri-iodothyronine (T3)
  • Human growth hormone (HGH). Injectable only. Measured as Insulin Growth Factor (IGF-1)
  • Vitamin D3
    • Vitamin D3 is a pro-hormone (cholecalciferol) and is metabolized to calcitriol, the active hormone. Vit.D2 (ergocalciferol) is vegetable derived and D3 comes from lanolin. Both D2 and D3 are metabolized first to 25-hydroxyvitaminD: 25(OH)D in the liver and then to the active hormone 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D: 1,25(OH)2D in the kidneys, aka calcitriol.
  • Melatonin. From the brain pineal gland.
  • Insulin.From the Pancreases.
  • Oxytocin. From the brain pituitary gland.


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