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Table 2 Plasma hormone levels in users and controls

From: Consumption and biochemical impact of commercially available plant-derived nutritional supplements. An observational pilot-study on recreational athletes

  USERS CONTROLS REFERENCE RANGE P VALUE
LH (mlU/ml) 4,3 ± 3,3 4,9 ± 5,5 0 - 25 NS
FSH (mlU/ml) 3,7 ± 2,3 3,9 ± 3,9 0 - 25 NS
PROGESTERON (ng/ml) 0,8 ± 0,5 0,2 ± 0,9 0,1 - 0,4 0.006
TESTOSTERON (ng/dl) 539 ± 391 383,8 ± 187,6 250 - 850 NS
ESTROGENS (pg/ml) 363 ± 508,7 21,8 ± 33,5 15 - 35 0.000
DHEA (ng/ml) 2,8 ± 1,9 5,3 ± 2,4 1 - 7,5 0.000
FT3 (pg/ml) 3,2 ± 0,5 3,4 ± 0,5 1,5 - 4,5 NS
FT4 (ng/ml) 1,4 ± 0,5 1 ± 0,1 0,75 - 1,95 NS
TSH (micrU/ml) 1,5 ± 0,6 1,32 ± 0,8 0,5 - 4 NS
CORTISOL (mcg/dl) 14 ± 3,6 13,3 ± 5 4 - 20 NS