3 Types of Testosterones

Testosterone is males sex hormone. This is what makes a boy a man. When a boy starts to produce more testosterone he starts getting manly features.

Women too produce testosterone. However, the hormone’s function in their body is limited.

Every day a man produces around 4 to 7 mg of testosterone in his body. some of the testosterone are produced in the adrenal glands (glands above the kidney) while the major part of testosterone is produced in the testes.

Now let’s look at the type of Testosterone

There are three types of testosterone in men. They are:

  • Free testosterone
  • SHBG bound Testosterone and
  • Albumin bound Tetosterone

Free Testosterone

This is the testosteroen that is freely available in our blood. It is not bound to any other protein. This type of testosterone is necessary for staying masculine compared to other types of testosterone.

Usually when you have low testosterone sysmptoms then it means you have low levels of free testosterone.

There are around 3% of free testosterone in your body compared to overall testosterone level.

SHBG bound Teststerone

SHBG stands for Sex Hormone Binding Globulin. When some testosterone which are produced by your body bind to SHBG it is called Sex Hormone Binding Globulin Testosterone.

This makes around 50% of total testosterone level in your body.

Albumin bound Testosterone

The testosterone which are bound to albumin (a type of protein) is called Albumin bound testosterone. This type of testosterone makes for 47% of total testosterone levels in the body.

Things to Know About Testosterone

The free testosterone is most crucial of all. This type of testosterone is responsible for all testosterone responsibilities.

For instance, your masculinity, the deep voice after puberty, the growth of your penis and everythin manly is attributed to free testosterone only.

However, the albumin-bound testosterone is of interest too. The bond between albumin and testosterone is weak. Hence, it is easily broken and utilized as free testosterone.

Due to this reason both free testosterone and Albumin bound testosterone is known as bio available testosterone.