How to Lower Prolactin Levels Naturally (and why it’s beneficial)

Prolactin is a hormone that triggers the milk production in pregnant women, but believe it or not, most guys have high prolactin levels too. In this post I’m going to teach you how to lower prolactin levels naturally.

By now you might already guess what a hormone that induces breast milk production in women does to men?

Answer: High prolactin levels will lower libido and testosterone levels. Prolactin is also highly linked to gynecomastia (man breasts).

Why should you learn how to lower prolactin levels?

Because I believe that no man should have high levels of a hormone that’s notorious for triggering breast milk production and causing low T along with diminished libido in their body.

So that’s why today, we’re talking about how to lower prolactin levels and get rid of it:

Supplement with Ashwagandha

ashwagandha lowers prolactinAshwagandha is a herb that’s mostly used as an “adaptogen” meaning that it lowers stress levels.

But that’s not all there is to Ashwagandha for sure…

This human study found out that 5 grams of Ashwagandha for 3 months increased testosterone levels by 40% in healthy male participants.

Furthermore the same human study also found out that Ashwagandha lowered prolactin levels by a nice 15%.

I personally like experiment with different Ashwagandha tinctures and dry roots from time to time, but if you wan’t to leave the guessing work out of your supplementation try KSM-66 ashwagandha, it’s a scientifically proven water extract with high potency.

NOTE: a decrease of 15% is a modest reduction, but when accompanied with the 40% increase in T along with the fact that Ashwagandha is extremely nutritious “superfood”. It becomes quite obvious that this herb is totally worth supplementing with.

Get some Vitamin E

Lower prolactin levels by using vitamin eVitamin E is greatly linked to increased sperm production, and there’s also some evidence that it may boost testosterone levels…

Vitamin E has also many other benefits, such as the fact that it’s a powerful antioxidant in the body…

…And in this study, 300 mg’s of vitamin E for 8 weeks, decreased prolactin levels by a staggering 69% when compared to placebo in healthy human subjects.

That’s a massive decrease. One that is hard to obtain with strong medications for such purposes.

The best way to get natural vitamin E trough supplementation is without a doubt a combination of natural tocopherols.

NOTE: Never ever get synthetic vitamin E, it’s derived from petrochemicals. Also never get “natural” vitamin E that’s derived from soy products.

Get your Dopamine Levels Up

Increase dopamine to lower prolactin levels naturallyHigh dopamine levels are extremely beneficial for men.

Firstly, it stimulates testosterone production

…Secondly it stimulates growth hormone secretion

…And thirdly if you have high dopamine levels you’re most likely having low prolactin levels.

So without a doubt, dopamine is something that you might want to increase if you’re a male. Best supplement for this is L-Dopa, found in Mucuna pruriens.

NOTE: Recent studies have shown that after a guy has an orgasm, prolactin levels will skyrocket and dopamine levels will plummet. This greatly increases the refractory period between ejaculations, and makes you want to go to sleep. However, if a guy has high dopamine along with low prolactin, then the reduction in dopamine is far less significant, and the time between “mating sessions” is decreased. (this is a fancy way to say that low prolactin levels increase your sexual powers).

Supplement with Vitamin B6

Decrease prolactin naturally by using vitamin b6Vitamin B6 is essential part of the B vitamin complex.

It has multiple functions in the human body, the best one probably being the fact that it’s essential for testosterone production.

However B6 is not only beneficial for testosterone…

This study found out that a single dose of 300 mg’s vitamin B6 pyridioxine increased serum growth hormone levels significantly while also causing a sharp decline in prolactin levels in human subjects.

If you decide to supplement with B6, here’s a quality bulk B6 pyridioxine (affiliate link).

Supplement with Macuna Pruriens

Reduce prolactin by supplementing with macuna pruriensMucuna is one of my all time favorite testosterone boosters, mainly because it has human studies that prove its effects…

…However that’s not the only benefit. Macuna Pruriens also decreased prolactin levels by a very nice 33% in this study.

It’s not for certain what causes this decrease in the first place, but most likely it’s caused the fact that Macuna Pruriens is filled with L-Dopa.

And L-Dopa is a precursor of dopamine (as explained above, high dopamine inhibits prolactin).

Macuna Pruriens would probably be my number #1 choice for lowering prolactin, mainly because it’s so beneficial in other areas too.

Here’s my currently most recommended brand (affiliate link).

Sleep Like a Pro

Lower prolactin levels naturally by sleeping moreSleeping well will without a doubt decrease your prolactin levels naturally.

There’s multiple reasons for that, as sleeping more and with better quality is beneficial in many areas that correlate with lowered prolactin.

Such as: it increases testosterone levels, increases dopamine levels, decreases estrogen levels, increases growth hormone levels, and so on…

So it’s quite obvious that quality sleep has a prolactin reducing effect.

NOTE: The above is not only a theory, as this study proves that better sleep quality truly does decrease prolactin levels in men.

Get adequate Amounts of Zinc

Reduce prolactin by using zincZinc is one of the main nutrients behind healthy testosterone production, and it’s also not a super big secret that zinc deficiency completely destroys testosterone levels.

What most people don’t know is that zinc also reduces prolactin levels.

In this study 50 mg’s of daily zinc supplementation, more than halved prolactin levels of the male participants.

If you decide to get zinc as a supplement, I highly recommend this zinc combo (affiliate link).

Conclusion on How to Lower Prolactin

Prolactin is a nasty hormone for you if you’re a man, as it decreases testosterone levels and is highly linked to gynecomastia (man boobs).

It’s not uncommon for men to have high prolactin levels these days, as the “normal” diet is what it is, along with multiple other factors…

Fortunately it’s quite easy to learn how to lower prolactin levels naturally. Certain supplements, vitamins, herbs and minerals along with adequate sleep will do the trick, as explained above.

NOTE: Unnaturally high prolactin levels can also be a sign of pituitary gland tumor. So if your levels are extremely high and you have other hormonal problems, make sure that you get your brain scanned as quickly as possible.

If you are looking for a natural supplement to boost your testosterone, I would recommend TESTRO-X. 

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How to Lower Prolactin Levels Naturally (and why it’s beneficial) was last modified: July 13th, 2017 by Ali Kuoppala

Ali Kuoppala

Ali Kuoppala is the founder of Anabolic Men, and an Independent Researcher that has been credited with organizing the findings that have helped thousands of men reach hormonal balance.


  1. Thom on 03/06/2014 at 23:36

    The mucuna from sunpotion still exists. Just the label is different. Thanks for showing me it to begin with!

    • Ali Kuoppala on 07/06/2014 at 20:42

      Cool I though they had gone forever, really liked their product.

  2. Chris Perilli on 25/10/2014 at 04:18

    Maybe it was me but when I took L-Dopa I got sooooo warm and sleepy. I passed out on the couch for an hour.

  3. Man of the Morning Star on 19/02/2015 at 22:31

    Ali Kuoppala just said that THAT can be avoided…Without avoiding intercourse (not sure about masturbation, but I bet that’s true as well)

    You don’t read or he actually recently edited this article?

  4. The Real Mr J. on 11/11/2015 at 11:34

    I’ve read a few studies which suggest low prolactin levels can also be detrimental to testosterone

  5. Imran Bro on 04/08/2017 at 06:14

    thanks a million for your research based information

  6. Halosramsfan on 25/08/2017 at 11:59

    Fabulous website!

    Quick question…I am reading that Ashwagandha is high in iron. If you take a massive quantity of it ie 5 grams a day, do you run the risk of too much iron in your system? I guess if you do that, you want to do it for 90 days and then stop using it for a period of time.

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