How hypothyroidism affects testosterone, LH, DHT, etc.

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Here is an easy reference guide to see if your steroid panel (LH, testosterone, estrogen, DHT, etc.) is due to low thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism) or not. Thyroid hormones include T4 and T3; the latter being the active hormone. T3 promotes the release of LH and also stimulates the testes directly to produce testosterone. Hypothyroid individuals … Read more

Erectile dysfunction Part 2 – which hormones to optimize and how

Testosterone is not the only hormone needed for proper erections. Welcome to part 2 of our erectile dysfunction article series, where we’ll discuss which hormones are beneficial and necessary and which are bad for your cannon function. Part 1 was about how neurotransmitters affect erectile function, so check that out first if you haven’t already. … Read more

How to interpret your testosterone blood-test results in order to focus on what’s most important

Getting your hormones tested every now and then is a good idea to see where your hormones are at and if your health is regressing or improving. Getting test results can be somewhat confusing, but it gets real easy to understand when you can see the bigger picture and then it’s easy to know what … Read more

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 … Read more

Androsterone review. My unbiased, unpaid for review of androsterone

Before I begin, I just want to say that I am not affiliated with the company that sells this product, or any company that sells androsterone, and I am not getting paid for making this review. I just want to point out how this supplement helped me and to help others making decisions on what … Read more

40 best ways to increase DHT (2023 update)

DHT, the apex male hormone. Testosterone is only thought to be a precursor hormone in the body for the synthesis of DHT, which is the most potent alpha hormone. It’s like cholesterol that’s the precursor to pregnenolone and testosterone. Many of the beneficial effects of testosterone are actually through DHT, and blocking the conversion of … Read more

Signs of high serotonin and the top 5 supplements to lower it

Serotonin is synthesized in both the brain as well as in the gut, but for this article, I’m just going to focus on the serotonin in the brain as it influences how you feel mentally and determines certain behaviors. Whereas gut serotonin doesn’t have the same effect because it cannot cross the blood-brain barrier, meaning … Read more

Coffee, the manliest drink

Coffee is made from roasted coffee beans and can be enjoyed in many different ways, such as with cream or milk, sugar or sweetener, or just plain black. Coffee plants are cultivated in over 70 different countries worldwide. Green (unroasted) coffee beans are one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world. The earliest credible evidence … Read more

Ashwagandha – adaptogenic, androgenic & anabolic

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera, Indian ginseng) is probably the most well-known adaptogen herb there is, which is used in Ayurveda medicine. Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine practiced in India can be traced back to 6000 BC. For most of these 6000 years, Ashwagandha has been used as a Rasayana (nourishes, detoxifies, enhances immunity). The root … Read more