The trouble with most men as they get older is that they have too much estrogen in their tissues.
Excess estrogen gets into the tissues in two ways.
First, the body produces estrogen because it’s used in bodily processes, but the body can create too much of it.
And second, you get it from the environment — from soaps, detergents, deodorants, foods, plastic containers, and more.
In this newsletter, I want to look at estrogen that is produced in the body.
We’ll also look at how DHT supplementation is good for you.
The basic mechanism that produces the estrogen is called aromatisation.
There is an enzyme called aromatase that turns testosterone and a few other hormones into estrogen.
There are some male hormones that can be administered to a man that do not become estrogen.
The most well-known is dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
DHT is only available by prescription in the form of a skin cream called Andractim.
The sale of testosterone is a multibillion-dollar business now.
In fact, it’s at least an $8 billion business when you look at it from start to finish.
First, you pay for the doctor’s visit, or your insurance does (and you pay the insurance).
Then the drug companies charge huge fees for very inexpensive ingredients such as testosterone.
It’s a profitable enterprise, so why would they recommend alternatives?
But there are other ways of getting it, of course, you just have to look.
And you’ll want to look.
It turns out that DHT in men may be a better way to supplement for low testosterone and high estrogen.
Our first stop in today’s newsletter is going to be a study showing how men with low testosterone have high levels of aromatase.
And by extension, these men also have high estrogen levels.
All the men in this study were between 40 and 70 years old.
Each had testosterone of less than 300.
Normal testosterone levels would be at least 450 to 1100.
These men had higher than average bone density, so that was a positive.
But they had much more fat and much less lean muscle in their upper body.
This doesn’t include any other issues they may have had.
Some had gynecomastia, low motivation, and poor sexual performance.
So now, these men are being supplemented with testosterone from the big drug companies.
The trouble is that the testosterone turns into estrogen.
And from there it creates a host of other problems.
It is possible to supplement with DHT.
And it would be a better option since DHT does not turn into estrogen in the body.
In this study, they supplemented DHT for 24 months.
These men maintained good sexual function and did it without side effects of testosterone.
The men taking DHT encountered a bit lower libido.
I think this is because they were given too much DHT.
I have been experimenting with DHT myself.
I’ve found that a little too much can cause a lower libido.
I think it’s because DHT suppresses other hormones such as estrogen to such a great extent.
Estrogen can actually become too low, which results in a bit lower libido.
This is only speculation as I don’t really know yet.
Other promising hormones can be supplemented instead of testosterone.
These can produce effects of raising sexual performance, lowering belly fat, and increasing motivation.
These are also non-aromatising hormones naturally found in a man’s body.
Some of these are legal, or legal in most places, and do not require a prescription.
I believe there are huge benefits to taking them with a little bit of DHT and pregnenolone.
Be careful to increase DHT enough, but without going overboard.
Together, these hormones can all be highly beneficial as a man ages, even rolling back the clock.
Male Sexual Function Can Be Maintained Without Aromatization:
Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in Healthy, Older Men for 24 Months