The Estrogen Flush Protocol: A Three Step Formula For Estrogen Removal
Estrogen as you probably know already, is the principal female hormone in the human body…
…It causes feminizing effects inside the male body and down regulates testosterone production.
In other words: High estrogen often correlates with low testosterone levels.
And while most men think that they don’t have to worry about the female hormone because they’re men, are horribly wrong. That’s because with the modern day diet, sedentary lifestyle, and toxic chemicals, most of the modern day males are walking estrogen powerhouses.
Thus, why few years ago I came up with a protocol that I like to call “The 3 Step Estrogen Flush”. It combines 3 natural compounds in a stack fashion, and their synergistic effect is extremely effective at lowering male estrogen levels.
Without further rambles, let’s take a look at the protocol step-by-step:
Step 1: IC3
The protocol starts with a natural compound called indole-3-carbinol (IC3).
It’s a naturally occurring substance that can be found in cruciferous vegetables such as: broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, kale, etc.
IC3 can also be taken as a supplement (affiliate link), which provides you with a much stronger dose than the one you could potentially get by eating a bunch of crusiferous vegetables.
But why IC3?
And it comes not as a surprise that in this study, DIM supplementation effectively halved estrogen levels in healthy human subjects.
Step 2: Methylator
The protocol continues with betaine and/or choline, which are both strong methylators in the human body.
Basically the step 2 means that you’re either eating a ton of beets (which is a source of betaine) or a ton of raw eggs (which is a source of choline)…
…And just like in the step 1, you can also supplement with choline and/or betaine to get a stronger effect.
Before you ask, here’s why the second step involves a methylator:
By design your estrogen molecules are all missing one methyl group, and this means that your liver can’t chelate them out of the body. In other words they’re stuck inside of you…
…And this is where methylators get involved. Because when you consume a methylator (choline or betaine) you introduce those missing methyl groups into the body. The methyl groups will then “complete” the empty spots in the estrogen molecules, which makes it possible for your liver to chelate them out of the body.
And that’s simply why step 2 means that you’re either eating plenty of raw eggs and beets, or supplementing with either choline or betaine.
My recommended supplement would be the well-absorbing and highly bioavailable CDP choline from Jarrow Formulas (affiliate link).
To keep you on the map, here’s what we’ve done so far:
Firstly you took some IC3, which helped your liver to metabolize estrogen and convert it into less potent forms. Then you consumed a methylator which furthermore improved the detoxification of estrogens due to improved chelation.
Step 3: Calcium-D-Glucarate
Now that you’ve gotten that estrogen moving out, you need to make sure that it gets out of the body quickly, so that it doesn’t get reabsorbed back to the body through the intestinal walls.
And that’s where the compound number three comes into play…
…It’s a naturally occuring fiber called Calcium-D-Glucarate, which can be found in the jelly portion of the skin of dark berries.
In other words: Step 3 means that you’re either going to eat a bunch of dark berries, or you’re going to supplement with some strong Calcium-D-Glucarate (affiliate link).
But why the Calcium-D-Glucarate?
Calcium-D-Glucarate works by binding into those already exiting estrogen molecules. It makes it easier for the molecules to exit the body, so that they won’t get reabsorbed back into the body via the intestines.
And to put you back on the map again, here’s a quick walkthrough:
You started with DIM which metabolized estrogen and converted it into less potent derivates. Then you continued with a methylator which furthermore improved the estrogen chelation process. And to finish off the protocol you took some Calcium-D-Glucarate which helped your body to completely remove the estrogen molecules via your intestines.
So that was the 3 step estrogen flush protocol. A simple three step formula that can be done with either supplements, or with simple everyday foods.
Since I published this protocol few months ago, I’ve also gotten a lot of questions about the timing. And here’s one example on how you could do the 3 step flush:
Take DIM or eat plenty of crusiferous vegetables – Wait 10 minutes – Take choline and/or betaine or eat plenty of raw eggs and/or beets – Wait 10 minutes – Take some Calcium-D-Glucarate or eat plenty of dark berries to finish of the protocol.