Posts Tagged ‘SHBG’

Stinging Nettle Root and Testosterone: Natural SHBG Blocker

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD  Stinging nettle root (Urtica dioica) is a common plant most should already be familiar with. It’s added into many testosterone booster supplements, and generally, stinging nettle is labeled by some as a testosterone raising herbal supplement that works by inhibiting…

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5 Supplements that Lower SHBG & Boost Free-T

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) is a glycoprotein produced by the liver to regulate steroid hormones like testosterone (T) and dihydrotestosterone (DHT). SHBG works by binding into the active free-testosterone molecules, rendering them inactive and unable to bind the…

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Nuts and Testosterone: Surprising Effects on Androgens

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Oh nuts. The tasty nutrient rich fat bombs. Are they good or bad for testosterone production though? That’s the flaming question we (for some reason) get asked a lot. The answer is yes, and then also no. Whether nuts…

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Boron Foods: 5 Nutritionally Rich Sources of the Trace Mineral

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Boron might not be one of the 24 essential micronutrients for human survival, but it still has some interesting benefits in terms of testosterone production. More specifically, boron at 10mg for 7-days was able to; increase free testosterone levels…

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Magnesium and Testosterone: Less SHBG and More Free-T

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Magnesium is the 11th most-abundant mineral in the human body, and it controls more than 300 bodily functions, along with hundreds of enzyme functions. Most people associate the mineral only with bone and heart health, but it’s so much…

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Dietary Fiber and Testosterone: How Important is Fibre?

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Dietary fiber is a generic term to refer to all plant-based dietary compounds that can’t be metabolized by the intestines. In short, it’s the ‘roughage’ that travels through your system intact. Looking pretty much the same as it enters…

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Boron and Testosterone: Androgenic Trace-Mineral

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD There are multiple micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) that contribute to testosterone synthesis, such as: vitamins A, C, D, K2, zinc, magnesium, iodine, calcium, etc… …But what is often left unmentioned is the trace mineral boron. When in fact it’s…

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Tongkat Ali; a Potential Testosterone Booster and Estrogen Blocker

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By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD Eurycoma Longifolia (Tongkat Ali, Pasak Bumi). The name gets thrown around when people start talking about testosterone boosters or aphrodisiac herbs… However, in my opinion, Tongkat Ali is not exactly the best testosterone booster out there. …It might be…

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