Tongkat Ali – inhibit aromatase, increase free testosterone & lower cortisol

Tongkat Ali (TA), Long Jack, or Eurycoma longifolia is a common herbal shrub found along the slopes of hilly terrains in the Malaysian rainforests. The roots of Tongkat Ali, often called “Malaysian ginseng”, are used as an adaptogen and as a traditional “anti-aging” remedy to help older individuals adapt to the reduced energy, mood, and libido … Continue reading Tongkat Ali – inhibit aromatase, increase free testosterone & lower cortisol

Tribulus Terrestris: Not So Useless

Tribulus Terrestris (TT) is an androgenic adaptogen that grows as a shrub on the ground ready to puncture anyone's feet that dares to walk barefoot around. To make the supplement, most companies use the whole plant, thorns and flowers. I wonder how the story went about the first person that used TT? "Ouch, I just … Continue reading Tribulus Terrestris: Not So Useless

43 Ways to Lower Cortisol that work (2019 update)

Cortisol is very much needed in the body. However, too much or too little of it can be very bad for your health. Symptoms of high cortisol include: Inability to fall asleep, poor sleep, frequent awakening, not deep sleep, sleep-disordered breathing, etc (R)Irritability/angerWeight gain around the midsectionMuscle weaknessCognitive dysfunctionInability to detox - liver dysfunctionTiredness after a … Continue reading 43 Ways to Lower Cortisol that work (2019 update)

29 Ways to boost DHEA production

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is one of the most abundant circulating steroids found in humans. 75–90% of DHEA is synthesized in the adrenal gland (the zona reticularis to be specific) with the remainder being produced by the testes, skin and brain. DHEA is made from cholesterol and its production is stimulated by ACTH and cAMP, both of which … Continue reading 29 Ways to boost DHEA production

Intermittent fasting’s effect on testosterone levels

To fast or not to fast?! Again that scary question, "What will it do to my testosterone levels?" Research is inconclusive and people are biased, so what should I do and who should I believe? Here are 3 things to keep in mind: Fact: Fasting lowers testosterone and eating helps to maintain high levels. Application: … Continue reading Intermittent fasting’s effect on testosterone levels

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

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

75 Proven ways to Boost Testosterone production

Testosterone is mainly synthesized in the testes, whereas a small amount of adrenal steroids contributes to the overall testosterone levels. Cholesterol is transported into the testes via the rate-limited enzyme steroid transport regulatory protein (StAR), which is then converted to pregnenolone via the cholesterol side-chain cleavage enzyme (P450scc or CYP11A). Pregnenolone then gets further converted … Continue reading 75 Proven ways to Boost Testosterone production

25 ways to increase androgen receptors and enhance potency (2018 update)

Androgens such as testosterone and DHT exert their beneficial action on the tissue by binding to androgen receptors. Testosterone and DHT are both anabolic to muscle and boosts muscle growth. A recent study found that, although androgens are needed for muscle growth, it is the androgen receptors that are essential for hypertrophy. There is a … Continue reading 25 ways to increase androgen receptors and enhance potency (2018 update)

46 ways to increase DHT (2018 update)

DHT was always thought to be converted from testosterone, however, recent data suggest that instead, it's converted from Δ-androstenedione by 5α-reductase isoenzyme-1 to 5α-androstanedione, followed by subsequent conversion to DHT via the enzyme 17β-hydroxysteroid B3. The 5α-androstanedione pathway to DHT, therefore, bypasses testosterone entirely (1). Androstenedione → 5α-androstanedione → DHT. Also, "DHT formation from 4-dione (androstenedione) increased gradually and was … Continue reading 46 ways to increase DHT (2018 update)