Lower prolactin: a 10 quick tip guide

Men shouldn’t have high prolactin and let me show you how to lower it.

High prolactin can be embarrassing as it manifests in a few physical symptoms, such as poofy nipples and/or gyno, low libido, erectile dysfunction and mood disorders.

A few other symptoms include:

  • Low testosterone
  • Low DHT – thus low confidence and reduce “manly” feeling.
  • Mood disorders – such as aggression, mood swings, irritation, depression, etc.
  • Reduced dopamine, which leads to anhedonia, lack of motivation, drive and enjoyment
  • Low libido
  • Elevated serum calcium
  • Digestive issues
  • Skin issues
  • Balding
  • Poofy nipples
  • Elevated serotonin and the related mood disorders that come with it

Prolactin is a brake on your life, so let’s lower it.

Let’s dive in!

#1 Keep estrogen in check.

Estrogen promotes the release of prolactin. Lower estrogen, by doing the following:

#2 Keep parathyroid hormone (PTH) in check

PTH increases prolactin and prolactin, in turn, increases PTH. Make sure you’re consuming enough of the following to keep PTH in check:

  • Vitamin D – sunlight is best, but supplements are a great help if you don’t get lots of sun exposure.
  • Calcium
  • Zinc (AmiH)
  • Magnesium (AmiH)

#3 Lower stress

Stress lowers testosterone production and increases prolactin. A few tips to manage stress:

  • Breathe deep and slow. My favorite method is 4 seconds in, 7 second hold, 8 second exhale.
  • Listen to relaxing and/or upbeat music muscle
  • Take a stroll in nature
  • Have some carbs, such as fruit, dried fruit, milk, honey, etc.
  • Think of something funny or try to see the funny in the situation. If it seems impossible, try harder. Something you can do in a negative situation is to think: “Let’s just laugh at that.” and then laugh out loud at it.
  • Spend time with good people, but don’t use it as a scapegoat.
  • Earth/grounding
  • Stop what you’re thinking of at the moment that is stressing you out and focus on nature or the environment around you.
  • Use adaptogens such as aspirin and Tribulus Terrestris, both of which can reduce the stress-induced increase in prolactin (R, R)
  • Balance your cortisol with adaptogens

#4 Boost dopamine

Dopamine is the main prolactin antagonist. Here are a few tips to boost it:

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#5 Avoid and remove cellular/mitochondrial disruptors

Poor cellular health leads to an increase in prolactin. Avoid the following:

  • EMF – EMF increases intracellular calcium and this disrupts cellular function.
  • Stress
  • Polyunsaturated fats found in canola, help, soy, peanut, almond, sunflower, safflower, mayonnaise, fried food, etc.
  • Toxic heavy metals – most common sources found in water pipes, paint, industrial dust, large fish, air pollution if near a factory or mine, etc.

#6 Increase DHT

DHT, the most androgenic, manly hormone, is really protective against excess prolactin and is able to lower prolactin. Increase DHT, by doing or using the following:

#7 Increase carbon dioxide production

Carbon dioxide is a direct antagonist of serotonin and once CO2 production drops, serotonin increases. To increase CO2, use:

  • Half to full tablespoon sodium bicarbonate daily
  • 500mg vitamin B1 in the morning (Am, iH)
  • Eat a high carb diet. Carbs create more CO2 than fats
  • Nose breathe only. If stressed, do the 4-7-8 breathing.
  • The guide on how to increase carbon dioxide

#8 Avoid opioids

Opioid drugs are the worse offenders at increasing prolactin, but some foods can also be problematic (as they contain compounds that can potently activate the opioid receptors), such as:

  • A1 cows milk
  • Wheat

#9 Lower inflammation

Inflammation promotes the release of prolactin. Promoters of inflammation include:

  • Polyunsaturated fat
  • Excess iron and other heavy metals
  • Lectins
  • Gluten
  • Gut irritating foods
  • Poor sleep
  • Stress
  • Low intake of vitamins and minerals, such as zinc, selenium, copper, magnesium, calcium, vitamin E, D, C, B-vitamins, etc.
  • Bacterial overgrowth in the gut (SIBO, candida, etc.)
  • Mold in the blood

#10 Keep serotonin in check

Serotonin potently increases prolactin and there is a very good correlation between prolactin and serotonin (R, R). So if prolactin is high, you could wager a strong guess that serotonin is elevated as well. To lower it, use:


Now you know what is most important to keep prolactin in check. Remember, being healthy and having the right hormones high and the less desirable ones low, is accomplished through the right diet and lifestyle. It needs to be enforced daily.

Most men want to lower prolactin because of gyno or poofy nipples, and if that is you, I have a special treat for you. I’ve put together a PDF of the supplements I would use to reduce prolactin and resolve the poofy nipples.

If you need help with anything, such as have a question or require coaching, reach out and we’ll discuss the best course of action.

As always, thanks so much for reading my article. Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions. And if you found this article to be insightful and helpful please like and share so this information can help others as well.

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