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)

Signs/symptoms of high GABA and the top 12 supplements to lower it

GABA is a major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the body, meaning, it is calming, anti-anxiety and helps you to relax. The feeling of high GABA is best described by you just wanting to sit or lay down and enjoy the day, getting ready to dose off, not having racing thoughts, not being able to be creative … Continue reading Signs/symptoms of high GABA and the top 12 supplements to lower it

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

7 benefits on Zinc and why you need to eat your meat

Zinc, a very important water-soluble trace mineral, is involved in over 300 enzymatic reactions and even more proteins. Zinc regulates neurotransmitters, behavior, learning & memory, neural development, fuel metabolism, RNA/DNA synthesis, muscle protein synthesis (increase mTOR), growth, hormone production, insulin (involved in the synthesis, storage and release of insulin), fatty acid oxidation, improve hypertension (by … Continue reading 7 benefits on Zinc and why you need to eat your meat

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

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