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Caloric deficit lowers testosterone levels – and what to do about it

Caloric deficit...Is that option lingering in the back of your mind? You want to get lean, look good in swimming trunks. But what is it going to do to your testosterone levels? Is it going to lower your already low levels, or bring down your levels that you have worked so hard to increase? Is … Continue reading Caloric deficit lowers testosterone levels – and what to do about it

Bile acid digests not only dietary fat but also body fat

Bile acid for fat loss? Bile acid, that green or yellowish brown fluid secreted by your gall bladder can actually improve your health and speed up fat loss. Bile is produced by the liver from cholesterol. Humans make around 500mg of bile daily, which consists of about 97% water, 0.7% bile salts, 0.2% bilirubin, 0.51% fats (cholesterol, fatty acids, and lecithin), amino … Continue reading Bile acid digests not only dietary fat but also body fat

Nitric oxide: more than just a vasodilator

Nitric oxide (NO) is a chemical messenger that possesses an ability to freely diffuse across the cell membranes, and unlike other classical neurotransmitters, this molecule is neither stored in the synaptic vesicles nor released by the process of exocytosis (R). It's synthesized from the amino acid L-arginine by the enzyme NO synthase (NOS) in the body. … Continue reading Nitric oxide: more than just a vasodilator

Increase estrogen detoxification through the liver

Estrogen is the opposite of the manly hormones, namely DHEA, testosterone and DHT. Men are thought to have way less estrogen that woman, but in reality, some men have equal amounts and even higher than some women. This increase in estrogen can be seen as a result of reduced mitochondrial function, liver problems, sluggish thyroid, … Continue reading Increase estrogen detoxification through the liver

PUFA dangers part 5: Androgens, estrogen, prolactin & cortisol

PUFAs, when incorporated into cell membranes, cause the cells to become more fluid, are chaotropic, disorderly and reduce their function (1). Steroids are made in the mitochondria and require lots of ATP (energy molecule of the cells) to synthesize steroid optimally. Low ATP = low steroidogenesis. Steroidogenesis requires cholesterol, vitamin A, thyroid hormones, NAD+, magnesium … Continue reading PUFA dangers part 5: Androgens, estrogen, prolactin & cortisol

Theanine – anti-anxiety, anti-glutamate, anti-cortisol and pro-GABA

Theanine is a non-protein amino acid and is similar in structure to glutamate, the most important excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain, which allows the compound to interact with glutamate receptors such as AMPA, kainate, and NMDA (at the glycine site). Which provides neuroprotection against glutamate toxicity. It's mainly found in tea in small concentrations. Black … Continue reading Theanine – anti-anxiety, anti-glutamate, anti-cortisol and pro-GABA

The High Serotonin Personality

Serotonin is a complicated neurotransmitter that, contrary to other neurotransmitters, has an influence on everything in the body. It's currently believed to aid in anxiety, depression, impatience, impulsiveness, anger, etc. One of the main reasons for this is that the metabolite of serotonin, 5-HIAA, is low in people with these symptoms. The research is thus … Continue reading The High Serotonin Personality

14 Ways to Decrease and Inactivate Estrogen Receptors

Lowering estrogen can be done via a variety of methods, such as inhibiting the aromatase, increasing estrogen detoxification, and inhibiting/decreasing estrogen receptors. If lowering estrogen seems like "mission impossible", try lowering its receptors. High Estrogen symptoms include: Pelvic painNight wakings and sweats (can’t sleep through the night)Hot flashesEdema, puffiness, water retentionIncreased risk of a migraineLow body temp … Continue reading 14 Ways to Decrease and Inactivate Estrogen Receptors

Signs/symptoms of low cortisol and the top 5 supplements to increase it

Cortisol is released by the adrenal glands and it's very natural and much needed, as it increases the release fatty acid from the adipose tissue between meals, wakes you up in the morning, supports the immune system, reduces inflammation, is involved in memory formation and learning, etc... Cortisol keeps you alive, so what should you … Continue reading Signs/symptoms of low cortisol and the top 5 supplements to increase it