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Which free hand exercises &foods increase testosterone & DHT in adults like 26 year old? If there are something will they increase my penis length ?

Which free hand exercises &foods increase testosterone & DHT in adults like 26 year old? If there are something will they increase my penis length ?

Resistance: Excercise will increase testosterone to some degree. A high protein diet will help build muscle. I'm not sure if there is a device to make the penis lager. The vacuum may help by stretching tissue like in other parts of the body but can't tell u it works. Testosterone though will not make it larger. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does fish oil contain testosterone?

Does fish oil contain testosterone?

No but ...: Fish oils do not contain testosterone but there are a few studies showing that fish oils can decrease sex hormone binding globulin (a molecule that binds to testosterone), thereby increasing the amount of free testosterone (the active form of testosterone) available to use. ...Read more

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I've read interesting info abt benefits of broccoli extract, tart cherry extract, turmeric. Any side effects/harm in taking these as supplements?

I've read interesting info abt benefits of broccoli extract, tart cherry extract, turmeric. Any side effects/harm in taking these as supplements?

Tumeric, tart cherry: and broccoli are all healthy foods, primarily anti-inflammatory. Like everything in life, maintain a balance and don't become neurotic about having to eat enough of them. Peace and good health. Eat the rainbow--lots of brightly colored fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Does hydroxyprogesterone hexanoate have androgenic activity?

Not really: the hydroxyprogesterone family all tend to be anti-androgenic. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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Can running / being physical increase height growth in teens?

Can running / being physical increase height growth in teens?

No: While exercise, especially aerobic, is great, it will not have any effect on height. And, there is nothing you can do to cause an effect on height. ...Read more

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Can calcium that comes from plant sources have any adverse reactions like clogging arteries? I wanna take RAW CALCIUM from garden of life product

Can calcium that comes from plant sources have any adverse reactions like clogging arteries? I wanna take RAW CALCIUM from garden of life product

No: it is a wise idea for most women to supplement calcium and vitamin D. Exercise is very important for bone preservation also. Although it is important to supplement your calcium, the particular calcium supplement that you were asking about appears to be very expensive compared to others with no obvious proven benefit over them though. Calcium supplements do not clog your arteries. Good luck. ...Read more

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Tyrosine supplements. Will it increase my sex drive?

Tyrosine supplements.  Will it increase my sex drive?

No, no and no: Where did you get that idea? Your body makes all the tyrosine it needs from phenylalanine. Any tyrosine that doesn't go into proteins or catecholamine synthesis is burned for energy. The money you spend to buy tyrosine supplements you can literally watch going down the toilet. Remember: You don't need even a high-school diploma to work in a health-food store. ...Read more

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Dht causes mpb. Is it due to increased sensitivity or increase DHT synthesis in the person? And will balding men have more muscle gains for the gym?

Dht causes mpb.
Is it due to increased sensitivity or increase DHT synthesis in the person? And will balding men have more muscle gains for the gym?

DHT IS ANDROGENIC: Dht is a testosterone metabolite that is androgenic. It has not only been associated with male pattern baldness, but enlarged prostate as well. The effects of Dht may be due to increased synthesis and/or sensitivity. Prescription Dht enzyme blockers have side-effects. Instead, use natural Dht inhibitors (incl., saw palmetto, pygeum, etc.) and resveratrol to maximize testosterone for muscle gains. ...Read more

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Does smoking marijuana slow down bone healing?

Does smoking marijuana slow down bone healing?

May accelerate if...: There is no evidence that marijuana slows healing. CBD, a component of marijuana, has many healing benefits, including reducing inflammation-see https://www.projectcbd.org Animal research shows CBD enhances fracture healing- see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25801536 Some strains have high CBD but some have relatively low levels so best to use CBD-rich strains. But medical use illegal in GA. ...Read more

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Will taking zinc and magnesium pills help build my testosterone levels for facial hair growth?

Will taking zinc and magnesium pills help build my testosterone levels for facial hair growth?

No: Facial hair growth is more complex than just testosterone. Growth depends on the genes you inherited. Zinc and magnesium do not increase testosterone. Facial hair does not the person make. Be happy with who you are. ...Read more

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My HDL is 24, trig 97, total 135 i'm a 38yo male in "good health" BP 110/60ish. Are there any long term risks in taking 6g fish oil @60%=4g of omega3?

My HDL is 24, trig 97, total 135 i'm a 38yo male in "good health" BP 110/60ish.

Are there any long term risks in taking 6g fish oil @60%=4g of omega3?

What for?: Why do you feel the need to take so much fish oil? First of all, you are better off getting your fish oil directly from fish like wild alakan salmon or sardines. Second, high concentrations of fish oil can cause anti coagulation that can make you susceptible to bleeding. Good health will not come from a pill. ...Read more

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Why are human endogenous retroviruses (herv's) "activated" in some people, but not in others, when exposed to exogenous viruses? Genetic mutations?

Why are human endogenous retroviruses (herv's) "activated" in some people, but not in others, when exposed to exogenous viruses?  Genetic mutations?

HERV's evolutionary: Endogenous retroviruses have made us evolve. They make up 8% of our dna genome. These aren't of the same class as HIV (lentivirus) or htlv (deltaretrovirus). Few are active & only w/growth & infection. Co-infection w/hiv can turn on herv replication wh/allows our immune system ability recognize & kill HIV viruses w/herv presenting-hiv infected cells leading to new therapies for HIV (vaccines!). ...Read more

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Does The Amount of HGH Human Growth Hormone correlate a Person Jaw Size and Cranial Capacity?

To a limited: extent. After puberty, growth hormone secreting tumors can lead to changes in jaw and head dimensions. This is called acromegaly. Why do you ask? Hopefully you're not taking growth hormone without a medical reason, as this is stupid and dangerous. ...Read more

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Can men who use tribulus terrestris make women pregnant quickly?

Can men who use tribulus terrestris make women pregnant quickly?

No: Studies have shown that this plant-related substance does not increase testosterone levels and therefore will not effect potency. ...Read more

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Tribulus terrestris 650mg what is it? What does it do

See details: Studies have failed to show any health or medicinal benefit to this substance. ...Read more

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Can tribulus terrestris fruit be eaten?

Tribulus terrestris: Young leaves are reported to be edible. But I am unaware if other parts of the plant are. ...Read more

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Does tribulus terrestris stimulate estrogen ?

Does tribulus terrestris stimulate estrogen ?

Tribulus terrestris: There is no proven effect on hormone production, including estrogen. Like most "alternative therapies" truly objective controlled studies have not demonstrated effectiveness. If curious about hormone production, see your healthcare provider for advice and testing. ...Read more

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Is tribulus terrestris effective for male enhancement?

Is tribulus terrestris effective for male enhancement?

Inconclusive: 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

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Does tribulus terrestris stimulate estrogen in males please help ?

Does tribulus terrestris stimulate estrogen in males please help ?

Long time supplement: Unfortunately there is little data to suggest that it does anything hormone wise, in humans, whether you are talking about testosterone or estrogen. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could my tribulus terrestris side effects eventually reside?

Thoughts? Could my tribulus terrestris side effects eventually reside?

Stopping tribulus: Terrestris supplement will cause the side effects to subside. It has not been determined to be safe for long-term use and its benefits are inconclusive. It may be unsafe during pregnancy as it may harm fetal development. ...Read more

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Can tribulus terrestris stunt bone growth ? Please help

Can tribulus terrestris stunt bone growth ? Please help

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

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Can tribulus terrestris stunt bone growth ? Please help !

Can tribulus terrestris stunt bone growth ? Please help !

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

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Is tribulus terrestris safe to use as a bodybuilding supplement?

Devil's weed: Why take it? It causes "staggers" in sheep and no reproducable studies show it has much benefit in man. ...Read more

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Is tribulus terrestris an anabolic steroid ?

Is tribulus terrestris an anabolic steroid ?

No: It is an herbal supplement that has been around for years, claiming to "naturally increase testosterone". However, clinical studies have failed to support this claim. Like most supplements, it has no proven studies that it does anything positive for you. Don't waste your money. ...Read more

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What is the maximum dose of tribulus terrestris one can take on daily basis? Thanks so much.

What is the maximum dose of tribulus terrestris one can take on daily basis? Thanks so much.

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

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Can tribulus terrestris stunt bone growth ? Or increase estrogen ?

Can tribulus terrestris stunt bone growth ? Or increase 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

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Can Tribulus terrestris be used for women with pcos to help ovulate/conceive ?

Can Tribulus terrestris be used for women with pcos to help ovulate/conceive ?

There is no: scientific information that it helps, and there is animal data linking it to defects in fetal development. Try diet, exercise and weight reduction. Discuss metformin with your doctor, as it can treat the basic metabolic defect of PCOS which is insulin resistance, ...Read more

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Can gynecomastia be cured by some natural sources like tribulus terrestris ,turmeric,flaxseeds with some exercises or not?

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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

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I had hydrocelectomy two years ago and now feeling some pain around testicle. I took herbal supplement tribulus terrestris. Is that cause?

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

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What are steroidal saponins ?

What are steroidal saponins ?

Plant based steroids: Steroidal saponins are plant based steroids that can sometimes mimic steroids produced in the body like estrogen, progesterone or testosterone. Just because they are "all natural" doesn't imply that they are good or safe. Remember arsenic is "all natural." Anytime you change the body's chemistry with a foreign substance you can disturb nature's balance. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Do saponins stunt bone growth ?

Possibly!: Saponins are soapy like substances that are now being studied. Studies in Europe are looking at the role in red cell lysis, destruction of red blood cells, for possible treatments in leukemia, lymphoma and other cancers. Others believe that it may cause a leaky gut syndrome which may contribute to heart disease and diabetes. Leaky gut may contribute to decreased bone growth. We need more studies. ...Read more

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Tribulus aquaticus good or bad?

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Tribulus aquaticus good or bad?

Neither: This is a bodybuilding supplement made from water chestnuts, therefore it is unlikely to harm you. However, there is not enough research to validate the claims that it will improve strength and lean body mass. ...Read more

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Will tribulus help me boost my testosterone?

Will tribulus help me boost my testosterone?

Sometimes: Although tribulus reportedly increases testosterone, in our practice the effects are modest at best. For an individual with severe deficiency of testosterone, tribulus alone is rarely satisfactory. I would also expect that there is a wide range in the quality of tribulus since the active ingredient content varies depending on how the plant was grown... ...Read more

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