Posts Tagged ‘5-a Reductase’

Stinging Nettle Root and Testosterone: Can this Common Plant Really Increase Testosterone and Lower SHBG?

 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 SHBG (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin), and thus makes testosterone more bio-available in the body. Confusingly, nettle…

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6 DHT Supplements to Increase 5-a Reductase Naturally

DHT is a male hormone, androgen, similarly to testosterone. They are similar, yet different. Dihydrotestosterone, which is actually made from testosterone via the conversion caused by the enzyme 5-alpha reductase, has 2-3 times higher affinity towards the androgen receptors of the body and is bound for roughly five times longer than testosterone is. And whereas testosterone…

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Dihydrotestosterone: 20 Ways to Increase DHT and 5-a Reductase Levels Naturally

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) optimization is a controversially controversial topic among men. Some say that it’s a “bad hormone” that causes hair loss and prostate enlargement, while others praise it for being the ultimate male hormone, since it’s significantly more potent than its little brother; testosterone. In fact, DHT has 2-3 times higher affinity to the androgen…

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