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Can Tribulus Terrestris Convert To Estrogen
Who knows?: There have been only 2 decent studies and that was not addressed. Don't take it. Who knows what it could do? See the previous post I answered about it. Here is a reliable summary: http://www. Med. Nyu. Edu/content? ChunkIID=21872 ...Read more
Some studies suggest benefit but most do not. Probably safe as a supplement for a short time if you're healthy but it has risks including possible prostate problems in men. It may interact with some meds (beta-blockers, digoxin, calcium channel blockers)
and may cause blood sugar to go too low in diabetics. The spiny plant (also known as puncture plant) is unsafe to eat. ...Read more
See details: Studies have failed to show any health or medicinal benefit to this substance. ...Read more
It depends...: This depends on what form as tribulus comes as standardized extracts of various strengths. The whole root powder is taken in doses of up to 6 grams a day while extracts are taken in doses up to 750 mg/day. As for maximum safe dose no one really knows as this has not been researched, but some recommend taking breaks every few weeks. See http://tinyurl. Com/zbab2jc and http://tinyurl. Com/zwuakne ...Read more
A Thorn In My Side: No evidence either way. Not much evidence for anything. Someone else asked a question implying they wanted to know if it improved 'boner' growth or function. Maybe, if you area rabbit or a rat, but not a human. And even in the rats the studies sucked. Lots of herbal or other plant-based substances come in and out of fashion. The constant battle between the allopaths and naturopaths. Will never end ...Read more
No: Tribulus terrestris may naturally increase testosterone levels within normal limits. Exogenous (injections or topical) testosterone, if taken in supraphysiologic amounts, may accelerate closure of growth plates, and impede bone growth. However, at 21, I presume maximal axial bone growth has been attained. ...Read more
Devil's weed: Why take it? It causes "staggers" in sheep and no reproducable studies show it has much benefit in man. ...Read more
Can gynecomastia be cured by some natural sources like tribulus terrestris, turmeric, flaxseeds with some exercises or not?
Find out why: You need to know why you have gynecomastia. I do not think that tumeric, flaxseed can get rid of gynecomastia. If that is caused by medication, you should then stop taking the medication. Exercise on the upper body may help you develop /build up more pectoralis muscles on the chest and perhaps can make the gynecomastia less noticeable -but will not make it go away. Discuss with your MD further. ...Read more
I had hydrocelectomy two years ago and now feeling some pain around testicle. I took herbal supplement tribulus terrestris. Is that cause?
Any surgery can: Leave nerve pain and scar tissue in its wake. This is more likely the cause of your discomfort. Please see your doc to rule out other things. Please avoid over the counter T boosters and ask doc about hormone lab testing and possible hormone replacement therapy. Peace and good health. ...Read more
As men gain weight - mainly fat - the testosterone level is markedly decreased with an increase in estrogen. Once testosterone replacement is begun -least expensive with injections compared to creams etc. - your energy should increase and you fat decrease. The estrogen will also decrease.
After 6 months you would probably need a smaller pair of trousers with 4-6 inches decrease in your waist size. ...Read more
Yes: Dhea is a male-type (androgenic) hormone from the adrenal glands which can be enzymatically converted to other androgens in your body, which can be converted to Estrogens by the hormone aromatase. Beware of marketing excesses that imply benefits from supplements which are unproven. ...Read more
Ovarian progesterone: Progesterone (ovarian) and dhea are the precursors for more specialized steroid hormones, including cortisol, aldosterone, estrogen and testosterone. Taking synthetic progesterone, progestin, will not increase the level of these hormones. In fact, Progesterone opposes their toxic effects. ...Read more
I heard your body converts tesosterone to estrogen when you have high levels. For this reason would a teenager benefit from an estrogen blocker?
No: Don't listen to nonsense you see on the internet. All men have low amounts of estrogen in addition to high amounts of testosterone, just like women have high levels of estrogn and low amounts of testosterone. You don't want to fool with mother nature. Having more testosterone or less estrogen will not make you any stronger, sexier, agile, or in any way better. ...Read more
Yes: Beer has estrogen if it contains hops, as most beers do. Hops are very estrogenic, and young girls picking hops have been reported to have early puberty. It is not surprising then that male breast enlargement and impotence are also associated with heavy beer consumption. A little research reveals to me that budlight does indeed contain hops, so the answer is an unequivocal yes. ...Read more
Don't: Estrogen levels should not be lowered. They are critical in a womans fertility, regular cyclicity and have many beneficial effects. If there is a specific condition that warrants suppression then there are many treatments, including lupron, (leuprolide) birth control pills and other methods. The question should be why do the estrogen levels need to be decreased? ...Read more
Unlikely: In a women with monthly cycles who ovulates, estrogen levels normally fluctuate from 40-400 pg/ml. Levels above this are unusual unless a hormone producing ovarian tumor. You may be referring to a lack of ovulation with low Progesterone making estrogen dominate. Your gyn can evaluate. ...Read more