When you come, you you immediately do not want to come again. For men, as well as many women, this is a common response after sex.
What causes this is thought to be some very very rapid and extreme hormonal responses following the old.
Your oxytocin levels drop, your dopamine levels plummet, and your prolactin levels skyrocket.
This is why men aren’t ready for sex after they’ve just had sex, and why women as well as men lose interest in a partner after sex.
In the human body, each hormone has many duties, roles, and responsibilities. Prolactin is no different.
Prolactin is a stress hormone.
It’s related to the secretion of cortisol, so if you’re high in cortisol stress hormone, you are probably high in prolactin.
Prolactin is often elevated in men who have a low libido, or men who are diabetic or prediabetic.
Prolactin can also be elevated from liver problems. Including nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which affects most men of middle-age these days.
And prolactin naturally goes up when we exercise. In this study, male athletes were exercising while they had their prolactin levels measured. As the exercise longer, prolactin rose.
Prolactin is a stress hormone and exercise is a major stress on the body (not all stress is bad, of course.)
It’s natural that prolactin is elevated when the body is stressed out. But there’s another time when prolactin levels rise, and that is after you come.
How you can lower your prolactin levels by not coming
One way you can do that, is not to come.
In this study, a man who had trained himself to have multiple oaths was measured for prolactin, and had no rise in prolactin following each O.
I try to avoid having an O, and most the time succeed. It’s much much better to have sex this way. But it takes a little bit of practice.
And not having an orgasm will not lower your prolactin if you have some health issues. But think might help you lower prolactin, in any event.
Using zinc to lower prolactin
Even 50 mg of zinc in the study drastically lowered prolactin levels. It’s easy to take zinc that don’t overdo zinc. You might want to take 50 mg every other day, rather than every day.
Also, zinc requires copper in the body, so if you take too much zinc, you will be low in copper. You can eat some oysters every week, to make sure that your high in both copper and zinc. 12 oysters each week should provide you with enough copper.
Vitamin E is a potent reducer of prolactin
One of the most interesting studies on prolactin lowered prolactin levels dramatically. It was a hospital setting, but the results would seem to apply.
This studied sexual function, so it’s of great interest to all of us.
After the vitamin E treatment serum prolactin levels were significantly decreased (50.8 vs 15.4 ng/ml…)
Sexual function improved a great deal.
I have seen people reduce the prolactin levels and not have greater sexual function.
But it always seems wise if you can lower your prolactin levels regardless.
And the best way of lowering prolactin levels besides health, is to have a lot of sex, and not many orgasms.
Prolactin is the name of the hormone which is secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and many a time, the overproduction can cause infertility and erectile dysfunction in men. This is usually an endocrine system disorder. The effects of a high prolactin level in men may induce breast enlargement among men also called Gynecomastia. Individuals can also suffer from recurrent headaches and vision problems. There may be a loss of body mass and may also lose body hair in the process.Other than any diseases that can affect the pituitary gland, factors like hyperthyroidism and chronic liver or kidney disease are also known to cause an increase in the prolactin levels. Eating a diet which is rich in iodine usually helps to balance the iodine levels and include foods which are rich in B vitamins, Vitamins C, E & A, and mineral traces of Zinc, copper and selenium.When it comes to foods, a diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables is the best way to lower high prolactin levels. Eating foods that are rich in Vitamin B6 is the best way to lower prolactin. These include consumption of potatoes, chicken, wild salmon, spinach and bananas. Also, foods that are high in zinc plays a beneficial role in lowering prolactin levels such as beef, turkey, shellfish and beans. Stress can be a big booster of prolactin, so following alternative practices like meditation and yoga can do wonders for the health.Medical options for curing high prolactin levels include the surgical removal of a pituitary tumour or the use of prescription medicines like Bromocriptine and Cabergoline. Some natural healing agents which can lower high prolactin levels are Fo-Ti (Polygonum multiflorum), Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza spp.), American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) and Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus).
2. Are lower prolactin levels risky?
As much as high prolactin levels can cause specific health conditions, low prolactin levels can also cause damage to the normal health of an individual. Usually, in men, low prolactin levels are associated with low sperm count, reduced sperm motility, a fall in the function of the seminal vesicles and premature ejaculation.Low prolactin levels are usually caused by loss of sleep for long periods, overproduction of the pituitary gland or Hypopituitarism and high dopamine levels in the blood. Also, prolactin is a hormone that can modulate many aspects of the immune system, so where there are lower prolactin levels, it can be risky for the body processes. Lower levels of physical activity can cause the lowering of the prolactin levels too. This has also been found to cause depression among men with high blood sugar levels. Lower prolactin levels in men also lowered their ability to enjoy orgasms and enjoy sexual fulfilment.It has also been found that prolactin improves the release of insulin into the blood and boosts the growth of pancreatic islets, which decreases the risk for diabetes. So any lowering of the prolactin levels can cause an increase in the risk of diabetes or prediabetes. Lower prolactin levels can also be caused due to zinc deficiency, so it is a good idea to consult a doctor, get checked for any kind of deficiencies and look for supplementation as needed. Too often the causes of low prolactin levels are due to a pituitary gland disorder or side effects from any medications that can affect the prolactin levels in the body.
3. How to lower prolactin in males?
Prolactin is a hormone which is secreted by the pituitary gland, a small gland in the middle of the head, just below the brain. Prolactin is the core hormone that is responsible for the production of breast milk in pregnant women. Though prolactin is also found naturally in males, its composition is far lower than that found in women. But sometimes cell mutation can lead to production of too much prolactin and can affect the secretion of the hormone testosterone and cause a decrease in sex drive and muscle mass in men. High prolactin levels in men can also be caused by a spike in the natural estrogen levels, hypothyroidism, stress and even because of sleeping problems.One way to lower prolactin levels naturally is to start the intake of Vitamin B6. Many studies have found that Vitamin B6 can suppress Prolactin levels. The best way to consume Vitamin B6 is to pay strict attention to the dosage levels and consume it in the natural Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (P-5-P) form. The herb Mucuna pruriens, which is found in Asia has also been found beneficial in improving testosterone levels while bringing down the prolactin levels. It has also been found to improve the sperm quality and lower the cortisol levels. One another herb to have is the Indian Ashwagandha, which helps to reduce stress and increase the testosterone levels naturally.Vitamin E has also been found to lower Prolactin levels in men and has been found to lower the androgen levels in elderly men. The best foods that are rich in Vitamin E are sunflower seeds, almonds, avocados, spinach and egg yolks. Zinc is also known as a good booster of the hormone testosterone and its supplementation has been found to lower prolactin levels too.