5 important male hormones – interesting facts

Our bodies are complex and many of the functions we take for granted are controlled by hormones. Some of these influential substances differ between the sexes: there are hormones that are more prevalent in women and those that are mainly found in men. Typical male hormones are also called androgens. In this blog post, we focus on five important male hormones and explain how they can affect your life. Whether it’s your physique, mood or sex life, hormones play an important role, including in your life.

Man looks in the mirror

5 important androgens

There is a whole range of hormones that play a major role in men. They are called androgens. These 5 are among the most important androgens:

1. testosterone

The best known and most important male sex hormone is testosterone. It is mainly produced in the testicles, but also to a lesser extent in the adrenal glands. Women also have testosterone in their bodies, albeit in small amounts. Testosterone ensures sperm production, determines growth and muscle development as well as beard growth in men. Psychological effects are also due to testosterone. The hormone can stimulate the sex drive, for example, but can also make you more aggressive and selfish.

Interesting fact: Testosterone levels change throughout the day and are highest in the morning

2. dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)

DHEA is a steroid hormone that occurs in both men and women, but behaves differently depending on the hormonal situation. In the male body, it forms the precursor to testosterone. DHEA is mainly produced in the adrenal glands.

Interesting fact: DHEA preparations are available in the USA as dietary supplements for anti-ageing. However, this effect has not been well studied, so its use is not recommended.

3. androstenedione (ASD)

This hormone already has the Greek term “andro” for “man” in its name. It is a sex hormone that is chemically very similar to testosterone. The functions of ASD in the body have not yet been conclusively researched. The steroid hormone is sadly famous because it was used for forced doping in competitive sport in the GDR.

4. androsterone

Androsterone is a by-product of the breakdown of male hormones. However, it also has a masculinizing influence, i.e. it has an effect on typically male appearances and behaviour.

5. dihydrotestosterone (DHT)

DHT is also a steroid. The hormone is produced in the body from testosterone and has a strong effect on the prostate, body hair and beard growth, among other things. However, DHT is also responsible for genetic hair loss in men. In this widespread form of hair loss, the hair roots on the head are sensitive to the hormone DHT.

When the male hormones get out of balance

The hormone system is highly complex and has many different physical and psychological effects. Not all the necessary hormones are always in the right balance. Hormonal imbalances occur in men in every age group. This often has a negative effect on potency or the prostate. Unfortunately, this is precisely why hormonal imbalances are often not treated: Many affected men are embarrassed by their difficulties, so they delay seeking advice.

If you want to support the balance of male hormones, you should take a closer look at our category on men’s health. There you will find proven, high-quality herbal supplements that can provide targeted support for men. Regardless of whether you already have health problems or want to protect yourself from them: You are sure to find the right product to support you here. If you are not sure which dietary supplement is best for you, we will be happy to advise you. We will work with you to find the right power product for you. Just get in touch with us!

medpro naturally healthy Logo

Further contributions

The 5 most important nutrients for men’s health

At the latest since gender medicine became established, we know that health care is also different for men and women. For example, men have different nutritional requirements than women. Here are 5 nutrients that are particularly important for men. Which…...

Peter Weger

The best detox tips

Ayurveda, juice cures, alkaline fasting or intermittent fasting - there are many detox cures. Detox simply means to purify and detoxify. But how can you effectively purify and detoxify your body at home and what basics should you bear in…...

Peter Weger