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5 Potent Supplements that Lower SHBG Levels and Increase Free-Testosterone

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 androgen receptor sites in the body. In layman terms, it reduces the activity of bodily androgens.…

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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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Brazil Nuts and Testosterone: A Selenium Packed Super Nut

There’s one nut that is the king of them all, and that’s the Brazil Nut (or the Macadamia, nut depends if you value good fat ratios or minerals). There’s this endangered specie of monkeys, called the Chapuchin monkeys, who actively search these nuts covered with a thick shell. Only the strongest and wisest monkeys are…

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9 Ways on How To Lower SHBG Count Naturally to Raise Free-Testosterone

We have testosterone which is bound to two different proteins, albumin and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). This bound up testosterone is unavailable to be used by our androgen receptors and it’s basically like a “reserve” of our male hormones. Then we have “free testosterone”, which isn’t bound to glycoproteins. It floats around the bloodstream…

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