ask "why is estrogen low" ? How is estrogen made ? Where is it made ? How is it metabolized / destroyed ? One of the answers is that there is no such thing as "estrogen", rather estrogenic hormones estradiol, estriol, 16-a hydroxy estrone and estrone. Saying "your estrogen is low" is a valueless statement without examining individual levels of each of these four. They all come ultimately from pregnenolone by the action of a few enzymes, and therein resides the issue - enzyme activity. Low levels can come from inhibited enzymatic activity but also from receptors that have materials attached to their substrates which fool the body into believing that levels are adequate, which can also cause the body to inhibit its own enzymes. Daidzein, genistein, other flavones are present in soy and other foods more or less. To answer the question is more than to eat Iodine
and borate although these can help but one would have to examine the minutia of the persons dietary habits, history and genetics. Quick conclusions are usually erroneous and a thorough examination must be made of these factors and also including environmental ones, the laundry soap used and all forms of chemical exposure. It gets complicated until you figure it out, then it is easy. Still, some women have facial hair, hirsutism to varying degrees and it is perfectly natural for them, it is in their code and cannot and should not be changed. I've k nown some females with high T levels, they have tremendous libido. There is no one norm for hormone levels, rather a broad spectrum although a large percent of females' hormone levels will reside within two standar deviations of the mean but this does not mean that those outside such limits are "wrong" or "bad". Nature's way is this way for a good reason and should be celebrated. If you got this far in this posting, pat yourself on the back for staying awake. It could also be that the enzymes responsible for metabolism of the four-named molecules above is kicked into high gear by a dietary and/or environmental factor. Sometimes intense sexua| stimulation can "recalibrate" the female hormone levels also.