#1 Synthetic Estrogens 101 What you should know about the synthetic form of estrogen.
Wikström-Frisén attributes hormone variations to the more effective results from training early in a menstrual cycle. Other scientists before her have reached the same conclusion. Oestrogen seems to help improve muscle strength and women have more of it in their bodies in the two weeks before ovulation……..-> http://sciencenordic.com/your-period-makes-you-train-more-effectively
Most women can relate to the above. Our hormones change how we feel physically and mentally. I have to be honest though, after all the research and using a phone app to follow my cycle (best thing I ever did), the effects of my period still surprise me : https://triathlonmagazine.ca/feature/how-to-train-during-your-menstrual-cycle/
Strength Training and the Menstrual Cycle Effects of menstrual cycle based-training on muscle strength, muscle volume and muscle cell parameters in women with and without oral contraceptionDissertation
Meaning that there are actually certain species of bacteria in our gut, known as the estrobolome, that helps to clear excess and used estrogen out of our system.
These specific, estrogen-metabolizing, bacteria produce an enzyme called beta-glucuronidase. This enzyme is specific for breaking down estrogens. And when those beta-glucuronidase producing gut bugs are not as prevalent, as can happen with hormonal birth control use, estrogen won’t get metabolized as effeciently in your gut.So, it’s possible that the bacteria shifts in our gut as a result of hormonal birth control use can actually affect how well we’re able to get rid of excess estrogens. https://www.theguthealingninja.com/blog/hormonal-birth-control-gut-health
The Effects of Hormonal Birth Control on Your Body
Most believe that hormonal birth control serves one purpose: to prevent pregnancy. While it’s very effective compared to other forms of birth control, the effects aren’t just limited to pregnancy prevention. In fact, they can even be used to help treat other health concerns such as menstrual relief, skin changes, and more.
However, hormonal birth control isn’t without side effects. As with all drugs, there are beneficial effects and potential risks that affect everyone differently.