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Fadogia Agrestis and Testosterone: Popular & Perilous?

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD  One of the common ingredients in many popular multi-ingredient testosterone supplements is a herb by the name of Fadogia Agrestis. It’s among the primary ingredients in some of the Amazon.com’s most popular test boosters like HCGenerate and Sheer Testosterone (don’t…

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Pomegranates and Testosterone: Nitric Oxide & More

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Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD The pomegranate (Punica grantum) is an antioxidant-rich fruit with small red edible seeds. It originates from the Mediterranean region, but nowadays, the use of this delicious fruit has spread around the globe. Due to the many claims made about the possible health benefits, pomegranate is in high demand in the…

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Thyroid Boosters: 6 Supplements to Increase T3 & T4

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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…

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Caffeine and Testosterone: Coffee for AR Activation and cAMP?

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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…

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Vitamin E and Testosterone: Tocopherols & Androgens

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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…

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Sugar and Testosterone: Fructose, Glucose, & Hormones

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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…

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

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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…

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3 Ways on How Intermittent Fasting Boosts Cognitive Functions

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD There are some impressive benefits that can be achieved with short-term (intermittent) fasting. Such as; improved insulin sensitivity, increased androgen sensitivity, better food control, and significantly increased 24-hour growth hormone levels. One of the less discussed benefits of IF…

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