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)

Lysine – top 6 reasons you’ll benefit from it. #1 boost muscle growth

Lysine, an essential amino acid, is an exceptionally important amino acid that's indispensable to building quality muscle fast and it also has quite a variety of benefits. Some of its benefits include anti-bacterial and anti-viral. (1) It plays a role in regulating hormones, enzymes and antibodies that keep the immunity strong. Due to stronger immunity … Continue reading Lysine – top 6 reasons you’ll benefit from it. #1 boost muscle growth

Ornithine α-ketoglutarate – a remarkable anabolic amino acid

Ornithine alpha-ketoglutarate (OKG) is a salt formed of 2 molecules of the amino acid ornithine and 1 alpha-ketoglutarate (intermediate in the kreb cycle). There is evidence that the benefit of OKG is not the simple addition of the effects of ornithine (Orn) and alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG), because the presence of both moieties is required to induce … Continue reading Ornithine α-ketoglutarate – a remarkable anabolic amino acid

Magnesium – a top dog mineral

Magnesium is a macromineral, which we require quite a large amount of daily. Everyone seems to know the importance of this mineral, yet so many people are deficient. Mg is involved in numerous processes in the body, which includes: heart rhythmvascular tonenerve functionmuscle contraction and relaxationbone formationenergy metabolism - adenosine triphosphate (ATP) productionDNA and RNA … Continue reading Magnesium – a top dog mineral

Thyroid and testosterone production

How does your thyroid status affect your androgen levels? The thyroid produces two hormones, namely T4 and T3. T4 is converted to T3 via the deiodinases enzyme and T4 levels are always higher than T3 levels. T4 is just considered as a pro-hormone, as it's converted to T3, which is the active hormone. T3 binds with … Continue reading Thyroid and testosterone production

Ornithine – anti-cortisol, anti-anxiety, growth hormone and sleep

L-ornithine is a non-essential amino acid, which your body can make from arginine. It's found in very low concentrations in food and the highest natural source is freshwater clams. L-ornithine administration increases ketone bodies and free fatty acids and promotes lipid metabolism (fat oxidation), as well as lowers blood ammonia levels by activating the urea … Continue reading Ornithine – anti-cortisol, anti-anxiety, growth hormone and sleep

Vitamin D, the steroid vitamin

Vitamin D is actually a hormone (steroid) and not a vitamin, as our bodies can synthesize vitamin D from UVB rays from the sun and convert it into its active form which then acts as a hormone in the body. It's very difficult to get all our vitamin D from food sources alone, and we … Continue reading Vitamin D, the steroid vitamin

Vitamin A: steroidogenesis, anti-estrogen and prolactin

Another fat-soluble vitamin that directly affects steroidogenesis and muscle building, and the decrease of estrogen and prolactin while boosting your well-being and mood is vitamin A (retinol). It also helps with eyesight (clear sight), night blindness and is anti-dry eyes. It is also very important for brain function such as maintaining neuronal plasticity and cognitive … Continue reading Vitamin A: steroidogenesis, anti-estrogen and prolactin

Minerals that increase androgens

Minerals are micro-nutrients which are very important for tons of different functions in the body. A deficiency in almost any micro nutrient will result in a drop in testosterone as well as influence your health negatively. Calcium Calcium is important for improving bone mineral density, involved in neurotransmitters and muscle contraction. It's also been found … Continue reading Minerals that increase androgens