Aromatase

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Aromatase is an enzyme which is present in most body tissues. It transforms androgens (testosterone) into estrogen (estradiol, estrone, and estriol) through catalysis. Situated in the endoplasmic reticulum of the cell, it catalyzes testosterone, a masculine hormone, to estradiol, which is a form of estrogen, a feminine hormone. But this catalyzing activity of aromatase is activated or accelerated under certain biological circumstances, such zinc deficiency and the presence of alcohol and excessive adrenaline in the blood stream. This enzyme can be inhibited or delayed naturally, consuming food that contains zinc and vitamins E and B2 and B3.