Thyroid and testosterone production

How does your thyroid status affect your androgen levels? The thyroid produces two hormones, namely T4 and T3. T4 is converted to T3 via the deiodinases enzyme and T4 levels are … Continue reading Thyroid and testosterone production

Manganese – lowers ammonia, is pro-collagen, pro-steroidogenesis and boosts immunity

Manganese (Mn), named after the Greek word for “magic,” is one of 14 essential elements. Mn is found in all tissues in the body where it is required for normal … Continue reading Manganese – lowers ammonia, is pro-collagen, pro-steroidogenesis and boosts immunity

Vitamin D for building muscle, enhancing exercise performance and losing fat

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 … Continue reading Vitamin D for building muscle, enhancing exercise performance and losing fat

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 … Continue reading Vitamin D, the steroid vitamin

Vitamin A for building muscle and losing fat

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that directly affects muscle growth. The process on hypertrophy, muscle protein synthesis, the multiplication of new cells, requires vitamin A. Vitamin A deficiency affects iron … Continue reading Vitamin A for building muscle and losing fat

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 … Continue reading Vitamin A: steroidogenesis, anti-estrogen and prolactin