thyroid supplements

Thyroid Boosters: 6 Supplements to Increase T3 & T4

By Ali Kuoppala | 26/01/2017
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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Thryoid is a ~30 gram butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just below the Adam’s apple. Its main function is to secrete the thyroid hormones; triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) in response to signals sent from the hypothalamus via thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) which…

caffeine and testosterone

Caffeine and Testosterone: Coffee for AR Activation and cAMP?

By Ali Kuoppala | 22/01/2017
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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD If you’ve been reading my older posts here, you already know that I’ve been somewhat of an anti-coffee guy in the past. That’s because research has shown time after time that caffeine consumption leads to dose-dependent increases in cortisol…

fish oil and testosterone levels

Fish Oil and Testosterone: Omega-3’s & Androgenic Hormones

By Ali Kuoppala | 10/01/2017
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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD When you read articles about increasing testosterone levels naturally from the internet, a lot of them state that one should eat “healthy fats”. Then they follow with a nice little list, somewhat like this; “Eat more nuts, more fish,…

dietary iron and testosterone levels

Iron and Testosterone: Essential or just Harmful Heavy-Metal?

By Ali Kuoppala | 29/12/2016
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Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Dietary iron is considered to be an essential micronutrient and nowadays many foods are fortified with it. How iron affects testosterone levels and overall health is still a bit of a mystery to many people, and since it’s considered essential, many just shrug it off as “healthy”. Iron is commonly associated…

evidence of vitamin e and testosterone levels

Vitamin E and Testosterone: Tocopherols & Androgens

By Ali Kuoppala | 27/12/2016
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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD vitamin E is a blanket term for a group of compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols. These compounds occur naturally in various foods and are stored within the human body. Most notably, the fat-soluble vitamin E is known for its…

sugar intake and testosterone levels

Sugar and Testosterone: Fructose, Glucose, & Hormones

By Ali Kuoppala | 13/12/2016
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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Sugar – after saturated fat – is likely the most demonized foodstuff there is. Ask almost anyone and they will gladly tell you with high level of confidence that sugar is bad for us, that it’s unhealthy, and that…

do vegan diets lower testosterone levels

Vegan Diet and Testosterone: Make Plant-Based Work for You

By Ali Kuoppala | 12/12/2016
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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD There’s this common notion related to plant-based diets that they would lower testosterone levels in men and make them less masculine. In fact, one recent study examined the popular view about men who are vegans and vegetarians, and came to…