The word hormone comes from the Greek word Hormaein – meaning to excite. Hormones are potent chemicals produced from endocrine glands which secrete the hormones into your bloodstream. The hormones serve as messengers from your brain, telling your internal organs how to function.
Hormones are a liquid chemical that are produced by glands, and, much like sweat secreting from our pores, the hormones secrete from the glands. They drip, if you will, into the bloodstream, where they travel to the distant tissues and organs, where they then bind to the tissues’ and organs’ specific cell sites called receptors.
Women have three different sex hormones in their body, Progesterone, Testosterone and three types of Estrogen: Estrone (E1), Estradiol (E2), and Estriol (E3). All of these hormones are important to female’s well-being.