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Estrogen Blocker Gnc
No: Do not mess with mother nature and the blockers will cause you harm ...Read more
I am a transgender male. I need an estrogen blocker but are there anything I should be careful of when im buy them?
Do not self prescrib: Internet medications are NOT safe. Please speak with a doctor for transition medications. Blockers alone could have unpredictable, unwanted, and unsafe effects. Planned parenthood offers transition care in many areas. Please be safe. ...Read more
Are there any negative health effects associated with taking red ginseng and dim (diindolylmethane) which is a natural estrogen blocker?
Rare side effects: These are safe to take together as they have no known interactions. While both are safe, ginseng can cause anxiety and insomnia is some and rarely high blood pressure, low blood sugar, diarrhea etc.- see http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/asian-ginseng for details. DIM is not an estrogen blocker but improves estrogen metabolism, helping it to be metabolized to safer substances. ...Read more
Possibly: Selective estrogenic receptor modulators (serms) such as Clomiphene citrate or tamoxifen should increase lh (luteinizing hormone) and testosterone in men. Aromatase inhibitors (anastrazole) will also increase testosterone. The goal is to have testosterone to Estradiol ratio greater than 10. Certain clinical issues such as narcotic or obesity related low t are helped with these medications. ...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
No: This will actually probably make them worse. ...Read more
On new testosterone med. This one is compounded with a built in estrogen blocker. Is this a safe and effective strategy for upping levels?
None: There are no testosterone "boosters", no matter what the internet and tv and your friends may tell you. The only way to "boost" your testosterone is through a healthy life style, proper nutrition, exercise, and avoidance of toxins like alcohol and tobacco. Save your money, and your health. Stay away from anabolics as well. ...Read more
I am 18 and going on pro anabolic sups with an estrogen blocker, do I need liver support to start. It is non liver toxic the pills Sam?
Nonsense: Don't do it, by fda accounts, no supplements are healthy unless deficient and food is best, there always is liver risk with these unmonitored pills that fda has not approved or tested, a company can be fraudulent in their claims, don't believe them. Just get labs tested for normal levels of testosterone, if try to go over you risk liver cancer like the football player Lyle Alzado ...Read more
Can a man take an estrogen blocker to increase slightly low t levels, or is testosterone the only true way to raise levels? Do some men take only that?
Yes, no, yes: There are many ways to increase testosterone if it's proven necessary. It's our job to understand your specific needs and thus develop a regimen that works for you. Testosterone supplementation can render you infertile so if you want more kids, I wouldn't recommend it. In someone w/higher estrogens, an aromatase inhibitor is a consideration but only after you review risk vs benefit w/your provider. ...Read more
When a male uses a DHT blocker does that mean that instead of excess testosterone converting to DHT it will convert to estrogen? Is blocking DHT safe?
Yes (maybe): As you noted, 5ARIs (alpha reductase inhibitors) block conversion of Testosterone into Dihydrotestosterone. However, as a consequence, you might convert T into Estradiol (estrogen). This is real concern w/potential side effects such as gynecomastia, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction listed in small print for drug. There have also been reports of infertility. Only u can decide if benefit > risk ...Read more
I plan on doing a cycle of prohormone steroids soon. I'd rather use a "serm" rather than an over-the-counter test booster/estrogen blocker. Help?
Don't do prohormones: Prohormones are not studied enough to know what the long term side effects are. The most potent form of an androgenic hormone is dihydrotestosterone! the best way to become more androgenic you need more testosterone because everything else is considered less potent. If you can naturally raise your testosterone without going beyond the normal reference range then I see it as safe. ...Read more
If I am concerned with estrogen levels after starting testosterone therapy, are doctors willing to prescribe an estrogen blocker?
Why the concern?: Testosterone replacement is supposed to restore normal levels, not higher than normal. As such, with normal levels, estrogen production should not be excessive. If you have cirrhosis of the liver, you may have elevated estrogen. If you notice breast enlargement on therapy, have your physician check an Estradiol level, and if elevated, consider Letrozole or arimidex (anastrozole). ...Read more
Depending: Depends on the type of estrogen. Most synthetic oc's are ok to use for short periods of time to plan or space pregnancy but then I suggest getting off of them long term. We are exposed to so many estrogen like chemicals and other hormones in our polluted environment that minimizing synthetic hormone exposure is best way to avoid increase in cancer risk in later life. ...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