Free Testosterone

As Measured by Free Testosterone

What is Testosterone?

Testosterone is primarily a male sex hormone that helps male features develop. Testosterone is predominantly made in the testes (males) and the ovaries (females). 

What is Free Testosterone?

Most testosterone attaches to 2 proteins in the blood, albumin & SHBG. However, some testosterone does not and is called free testosterone. Free testosterone is bioavailable testosterone that is not bound to a protein and can be used up by the body. Free testosterone can bind to any cell in the body and helps regulate metabolism, and execute a variety of other cellular functions in both sexes. 

What Are The Effects Of Low or Elevated Levels of Free Testosterone?

Men with low levels can suffer from low labido, low energy levels and infertility.

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a big problem in females with high levels of Free Testosterone, leading to infertility, lack of menstruation, blood sugar problems and more..

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