Human Hormone Pathway

pathway_titleThis chart shows the pathway of natural human hormones in the body. The body creates cholesterol out of triglycerides in our diet, and by manipulating functional groups, creates the hormones that it needs. A deficiency or metabolism problem anywhere in the chain can affect the availability of hormones further down the chain. It is important to note that these hormones are present in both men & women, but the quantities vary (men with more testosterone, women with more estrogen & progesterone).