Might sorghum be the reason why native Africans have bigger dongs?
Sorghum has been shown to stimulate 5-alpha reductase (5AR), which leads to higher DHT.
DHT is involved in sexual development as well as sexual function (and much more).
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Being an alpha energy male is synonymous with possessing both high testosterone levels and abundant energy. Consequently, the question arises: what exactly is the significance of having elevated testosterone and energy levels?
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Why you want high DHT
DHT during puberty is involved in secondary male development such as beard growth, pubic hair growth, penis and testicular growth.
During adulthood, DHT:
- Enhances libido
- Improves erections
- Shortens refractory period
- Helps against depression and anxiety
- Gives you a harder, leaner look
- And more
Sorghum on DHT
According to this in vitro study (using human prostate cancer cells), sorghum crude extract increased DHT by 54.71% (whereas rice bran inhibited it by 92.73%) (R).
Rice bran seems to be a very potent 5AR inhibit that can lower DHT.— Hans Amato (@HansAmato) July 23, 2023
Sorghum on the other hand boosts DHT.
The main reason for the inhibitory effect is likely due to the high linoleic acid content. pic.twitter.com/vDBbdTRLCi
As I mentioned in the tweet above, the inhibitory effect of the tested substances was due to linoleic acid content (an 18-carbon chain polyunsaturated fat).
The more linoleic acid 5AR was exposed to, the stronger the inhibitory effect.
Linoleic acid (an omega 6) dose-dependently inhibits 5AR type 1. pic.twitter.com/mRVY5s03BE— Hans Amato (@HansAmato) July 20, 2023
- Sorghum stimulates 5AR type 1, which can lead to higher DHT.
- Linoleic-rich foods likely inhibit 5AR
Top 7 ways how to consume sorghum
#1 Sorghum bread
Regular bread made from wheat can actually lower some people’s testosterone DHT and cause androgen resistance.
The average DHT levels decline from 98ng/dl to 54ng/dl with age (R). Men with Celiac disease have the same level of DHT as an 80-year-old man even without villous atrophy. DHT declines further as the villous atrophy.
Gluten sensitivity leads to low DHT (lower than an 80-year-old man).— Hans Amato (@HansAmato) July 23, 2023
DHT drops with age (left columns).
DHT is lower in Celiacs disease (right columns) and correlates negatively with villous atrophy. pic.twitter.com/3iEuCjH5rW
If you really MUST have bread in your diet, try out sorghum bread. It contains no gluten and can actually help boost DHT.
#2 Sorghum porridge
In the same way, you would enjoy warm oats or Pronutro, you can enjoy warm sorghum porridge. For extra flavor, you can add honey/maple syrup/sorghum syrup, cinnamon or fruit.
You can buy sorghum flour here.
#3 Sorghum syrup
Sorghum syrup is produced in the same way molasses is produced from sugar cane. Therefore it contains all the DHT-boosting benefits.
Instead of using honey, sugar or maple syrup, use sorghum syrup in or on your food.
#4 Sorghum pancakes
Some people like a nice treat in the morning/over the weekends and what better way to treat yourself than with sorghum pancakes/waffles?
Use the same recipe you’d use to make pancakes/waffles and just use sorghum instead.
To double whammy this, throw some sorghum syrup over it instead of maple syrup.
#5 Sorghum popcorn
Yep, you can pop sorghum into popcorn just as you would corn. Cool heh?
- Place whole sorghum grain in a paper bag and fold the top down.
- Lay the bag flat in the microwave with the fold face down.
- Heat on high for 2-3 minutes (depending on microwave) or until there are more than 10 seconds between pops.
- Remove from microwave and sprinkle lightly with salt or toppings of choice.
You can buy whole sorghum grain here.
As a nice treat, you can also do sorghum cookies
#6 Sorghum extract
Life Extension offers a blood sugar control supplement with sorghum extract (providing 270 mg proanthocyanidins) that you can buy here.
#7 Sorghum beer
Beer is made from grain and they use sorghum grain and syrup to make sorghum beer. There are many places you can buy from online, so I’m not going to list them here.
So next time, instead of having a gluten-enriched estrogenic beer, have an androgenic sorghum beer instead!
#8 Sorghum maccheroni
Like regular maccheroni, but with sorghum.
“Tastes is nice! And warming up after eating it, I like it!” – Mufasa
It’s easy to add sorghum to your DHT boosting protocol. The easiest (laziest) way is likely just by adding sorghum syrup. If you have a little more time and like baking, try making bread, waffles or porridge.
You can also add 1 tbsp of sorghum flour to your smoothies, but the quantity will likely be too low to have a significant impact. Aim for 1 cup of flour daily or 2-4 tbsp of syrup.
Check out the following articles and video about the importance of DHT:
- The complete guide on how to maximize DHT
- The truth about DHT: what the research shows
- Why DHT doesn’t cause hair loss
Why DHT and 5-alpha reductase is so important
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