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 … Continue reading 46 ways to increase DHT (2018 update)

Uncoupling: Secret to Fat loss and Health

Uncoupling protein, aka thermogenin, are proteins found in the inner mitochondrial membrane of the cell. Protons generated in the Kreb cycle leave the mitochondria via the electron transport chain, and then re-enter the mitochondria via the ATPase enzyme for the synthesis of ATP. This is called coupled respiration. With uncoupled res piration, protons re-enter the … Continue reading Uncoupling: Secret to Fat loss and Health

Signs of high cortisol and the top 5 supplements to lower it

Cortisol is very much needed in the body as it helps you wake up in the morning, control inflammation, provide fatty acids for energy when you're not eating, etc... But chronically elevated cortisol will lead to inflammation, tiredness, adrenal fatigue, etc. The pituitary gland releases ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone), which signals the adrenal glands to produce … Continue reading Signs of high cortisol and the top 5 supplements to lower it

57 ways to lower Serotonin, the depressing hormone

Serotonin is always thought of being the happy hormone and that by increasing it has an anti-depressant effect. As a matter of a fact, the majority of anti-depressants is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and more than 90% of the people on anti-depressant medication is on SSRI. Before SSRI became so popular, there were studies done … Continue reading 57 ways to lower Serotonin, the depressing hormone

Inhibit Aromatase: 31 Potent Supplements

Blocking the aromatase is crucial for decreasing estrogen, whether you have high testosterone or not. The less aromatase leaves more testosterone to bind with androgen receptors as well as to be converted to DHT via 5-AR (5 alpha reductase). High Estrogen symptoms include: Pelvic pain Night wakings and sweats (can't sleep through the night) Hot flashes … Continue reading Inhibit Aromatase: 31 Potent Supplements

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

26 ways to increase free testosterone & lower SHBG

You want as much free testosterone as you can get so there can be optimal interaction with androgen receptors for optimal anabolic activity. So after testosterone leaves the testes and enters the bloodstream (that's total testosterone), about 44–65% of the circulating plasma T is bound strongly to sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) and 33–54% binds … Continue reading 26 ways to increase free testosterone & lower SHBG

18 tips for better Sleep

As sleeping is very important for testosterone production, one might want to improve one's sleep quality or duration of it if that is lacking. You need at least 8 hours of sleep to prevent neuro-behavioral deficits, as only 6 hours of sleep will cause sleep deprivation. (1) Studies show that over eight hours of sleep (up to … Continue reading 18 tips for better Sleep

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 … Continue reading Minerals that increase androgens