Testosterone helps build muscle mass, helps maintain healthy vaginal tissue, provides energy, drive and motivation and influences libido in women. Too much testosterone can contribute to hair loss, acne, irregular periods and excess facial hair. So you want some testosterone, just not too much.
According to our lab, less than 2.0 nmol/L is normal for an adult female. Many of the patients that we test for testosterone come back either too high or too low. Being close to either end of the normal range can cause problems. Ideally, a woman’s testosterone level should be around 1.0 – 1.6 nmol/L, neither to close to the low or the high end.