Tribulus Terrestris: Not So Useless

Tribulus Terrestris (TT) is an androgenic adaptogen that grows as a shrub on the ground ready to puncture anyone’s feet that dares to walk barefoot around. To make the supplement, most companies use the whole plant, thorns and flowers. I wonder how the story went about the first person that used TT? “Ouch, I just…

Thyroid and testosterone production

How does your thyroid status affect your androgen levels? The thyroid produces two hormones, namely T4 and T3.┬áT4 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…

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…