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

Manganese – lowers ammonia, is pro-collagen, pro-steroidogenesis and boosts immunity

Manganese (Mn), named after the Greek word for “magic,” is one of 14 essential elements. Mn is found in all tissues in the body where it is required for normal amino acid, lipid, protein, carbohydrate metabolism and ATP generation. Mn also participates in blood clotting (assisting in keeping the blood the right viscosity), sugar homeostasis (stable … Continue reading Manganese – lowers ammonia, is pro-collagen, pro-steroidogenesis and boosts immunity

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

Spinach the natural steroid vegetable

One anabolic vegetable I surely don't mind eating is spinach... It's high in: vitamin A (59% of DV)vitamin K (460% of DV)magnesium (20% of DV) (increases testosterone and IFG-1, growth factor)folate (49% of DV) (increases feeling of well-being by elevating serotonin levels)iron (21% of DV) (increases red blood cell production and transports oxygen)anti oxidants (get rid of free … Continue reading Spinach the natural steroid vegetable