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Doctor insights on: Hormone Boosting Supplements

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Do testosterone boosting supplements really work?

Do testosterone boosting supplements really work?

No: There are no legitimate studies that show that any of these otc supplements do anything beneficial for you. It is an unregulated multi-billion dollar business based on faith. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Growth hormone effects at muscles growth ??? Taking any gh injection as supplement

Growth hormone effects at muscles growth ???

Taking any gh injection as supplement

Supplrme: Absolutely not! Yes it will take over from your own gonades but if you run out you won't make any more on your own.If you think you have a low testosterone see your doctor. ...Read more

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If anabolic steroids increase estrogen(e) levels, will boosting testosterone naturally(ie taking vit d, lifting weights, abstinence) also increase e?

If anabolic steroids increase estrogen(e) levels, will boosting testosterone naturally(ie taking vit d, lifting weights, abstinence) also increase e?

Your "natural": Methods do not "boost" testosterone. That's determined by endocrine feedback mechanisms and other factors. Any increase in testosterone will lead to minor increases in estrogen due to hormone conversion, but they are insignificant and meaningless except in people who take excessive exogenous testosterone. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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What supplements promote secretion of growth hormone?

What supplements promote secretion of growth hormone?

Several.: L-arginine and l-ornithine do the most in helping raise hgh. They need to be taken with fluids, but no protein before sleep. The effect is modest. ...Read more

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Can any supplements boost immunity?

Can any supplements boost immunity?

MANY proven to help!: Research shows that vitamins a, b complex (esp. B6, B12 & folic acid) c, d, e & k all enhance immune function. Bioflavonoids & minerals like zinc are also important for immune function. Many herbs like astragalus, ashwagandha, andrographis & medicinal mushrooms like coriolus help. Proboost thymus hormone works well. I recommend the book the road to immunity by kenneth bock md for detailed info. ...Read more

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What drugs raise natural testosterone production?

What drugs raise natural testosterone production?

Off-label options: 1st, there are no over-the-counter dietary supplements that can/will increase testosterone production, no matter what miracles they promise. Don't buy into their ads as manufacturers are not required to prove safety or effectiveness prior to marketing. 2nd, (way) off-label use of hcg, Clomiphene & tamoxifen etc have been studied as a means to increase t production in men while retaining fertility. ...Read more

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Can certain foods boost testosterone naturally?

Can certain foods boost testosterone naturally?

Healthy lifestyle: First, lose weight if you are overweight. Sleep 8 hours per/night. Increase exercise aerobic plus strength training. Take control of stress. Researching various medical website, most conclude that you need to optimize your Vitamin D levels. Increase healthy fats eg, nuts, avocados, fish, eggs, olives, olive oil. Increase zinc in diet with Oysters, shellfish and beans. Contact your Dr. about T. ...Read more

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Does ginger root increase protein synthesis?does ginseng increase growth hormone or testosterone?

Does ginger root increase protein synthesis?does ginseng increase growth hormone or testosterone?

No: Neither one does either. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Are dietary supplements regulated?

Are dietary supplements regulated?

Somewhat: While "supplements" are not anywhere nearly as closely regulated as pharmaceutical medications, they do have to meet basic standards for hygiene and manufacturing as food products. You can think of the disclaimer on the package as one example of the requirements on the industry. ...Read more

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Hair and dhea supplements?

Hair and dhea supplements?

Depends: In women, dhea does convert to a small amount of testosterone. This can promote acne as well as possibly more male pattern hair growth. ...Read more

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Are human growth hormone supplements packed with insulin?

Are human growth hormone supplements packed with insulin?

No: Human growth hormone is only available as a purified product mixed in solution for injection under the skin. Its structure and properties are different to insulin. It stimulates the liver to produce insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) with structural similarity to Insulin but it does not lower the blood sugar like Insulin does. IGF-1 mainly stimulates bone growth. ...Read more

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Can dhea boost your energy?

Can dhea boost your energy?

Doubt it: Dhea has been used for many things: increase libido, increase hair and increase energy. The studies are not too convincing. I doubt it. ...Read more

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Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

Likely: There are gh receptors, igf-1 and gh releasing hormone receptors on the leydig cells. Boys born gh deficient have micro penis often. Their testes don't respond normally to lh during gestation. Pubertal development is hampered by gh deficiency until replaced. Men with gh deficiency can have impaired fertility. Replacing gh increases seminal fluid. Not sure if testo levels change +/- gh in adults. ...Read more

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Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

To some extent: Decline in hgh can lower the production of several other hormones to some extent. Aging is accompaned by declining testosterone levels also. Referred to as andropause. The decline is not as swift and dramatic as womens menopause, but it does cause symptoms that are reversed with testostterone replacement. ...Read more

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Does herbal supplementation of milk thistle increase estrogen?

Many unproven claims: There are many unproven claims about the benefits of milk thistle, but very little valid scientific information. Not recommended at this time and doesn't seem to increase estrogen. Don't get your health information from the internet. ...Read more

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Which daily natural vitamin supplements help strengthen the immune system?

Which daily natural vitamin supplements help strengthen the immune system?

Don't waste money: None! it's not possible! eat a balanced diet, get adequate rest and exercise. Your immune system will take care of itself. Don't waste your money. ...Read more

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Odorless garlic supplement vs kyolic supplement as immune system booster, do these work?

Odorless garlic supplement vs kyolic supplement as immune system booster, do these work?

Maybe: Garlic does have some general and very non-specific immune boosting effects, but the exact effect and to what extent is not clear. If you feel your immune system is weak or needs boosting you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are good natural testosterone supplements/stimulants?

What are good natural testosterone supplements/stimulants?

Testosterone is but: one hormone in a chain of hormones. All of them need to be measured in a lab to know what one(s) may be imbalanced. Then your doc can prescribe the proper hormone and dose. Please don't try to do this yourself. Natural approaches to this are available through a nutritional consultant or nutritionally oriented physician. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is thyroid stimulating hormone related to probiotics?

Is thyroid stimulating hormone related to probiotics?

No: Some probiotics, taken at the same time as a thyroid pill might increase TSH by interfering with the pills absorption. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more