Posts Tagged ‘SHBG’

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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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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Magnesium Foods: 5 Nutritional Sources of Magnesium to Boost Free-T

Magnesium is one of the essential micronutrients for human survival. It regulates more than 300 bodily enzymes and can increase free-testosterone levels by lowering the amount of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) in blood. However, many magnesium rich foods are actually not that great for testosterone levels. Things like soybeans, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, peppermint, and…

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