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

Prolactin hinders fat loss and top 5 ways to lower it

Prolactin is a pretty bad hormone to have elevated at any time. It’s shown to be involved in all kinds of diseases and also (very) negatively affects your body physique wise. Prolactin can be detrimental to your physique through a few mechanisms as I’ll discuss below. #1 Prolactin suppresses steroidogenesis Prolactin inhibits the release of … 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

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

Top 7 vitamin B6 benefits. #7 is increased dopamine synthesis

Vitamin B6 is found in plant and animal sources. Plants contain mostly pyridoxine and animals contain mostly pyridoxal. These two forms need to be converted to its active form, pyridoxal 5 phosphate (PLP), by the enzyme, pyridoxal kinase, for it to perform its many important functions. The recommended intake for B6 is 1.7mg daily. However in … Read more

Zinc: anti-estrogen, -prolactin, steroidogenesis, pro-dopamine

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 … Read more

Vitamin K2, pro-testosterone, anti-estrogen, joint repair

Vitamin K, the last fat soluble vitamin discovered, exerts unique and extremely important functions in the body. Vitamin K works in synergy with the other fat soluble vitamins, A, D and E. Although it’s a fat soluble vitamin, the body cannot store large amounts of it, and it gets used up quite quickly. Hence, frequent … Read more

Vitamin A: steroidogenesis, anti-estrogen and prolactin

Another fat-soluble vitamin that directly affects steroidogenesis and muscle building, and the decrease of estrogen and prolactin while boosting your well-being and mood is vitamin A (retinol). It also helps with eyesight (clear sight), night blindness and is anti-dry eyes. It is also very important for brain function such as maintaining neuronal plasticity and cognitive … Read more