Category Archives: Testosterone

How Important Are Hormones to Body Composition?

The mainstream solution to weight gain and obesity is diet and exercise. In particular we are told that limiting the energy intake through an energy restricted diet, in combination with a further deficit of energy created through exercise is the … Continue reading

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A Short Body Building Lesson

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Zinc Insufficiency: Does It Cause Low Testosterone?

Zinc is an essential mineral in human nutrition. Zinc is essential because it acts as a cofactor in a large number of enzymes. One of the roles of zinc is that of reproductive physiology and growth, as children with low … Continue reading

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DHEA and Body Composition

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a steroid hormone produced by the zona reticularis of the adrenal cortex. Once produced, DHEA is readily sulphated by steroid sulphatases, and this results in 99 % of DHEA being present in plasma as the sulphated form. … Continue reading

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DHEA And Testosterone

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a steroid hormone naturally present in the plasma of humans. It is also present in a sulphated form DHEA-sulphate (formed by steroid sulphatases), which represents around 99 % of the total DHEA concentration in plasma. In humans, … Continue reading

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DHEA As A Testosterone Booster?

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Does Exercise Cause Fat Loss Because It Builds Muscle?

Many experts and laypersons alike believe that weight gain is caused by eating too much and doing too little. This ‘eat-too-much, do-too-little’ theory of weight gain is so ingrained in the mindset of the general population that it is almost … Continue reading

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Do You Want Free Testosterone? Boron May Be The Answer

Diet can have a strong influence on the synthesis, storage and metabolism of testosterone. Chemically testosterone is a steroid hormone derived from the classic and easily recognisable cyclopentanoperhydrophenanthrene ring, and in this regard is similar to other steroid hormones such … Continue reading

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The Two Best Natural Testosterone Boosters

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Taking The Sting Out of Nettle

When most people think of nettles they think of stinging nettles and the rashes that can develop from contact with the leaves. However, the genus Urtica encompasses a large number of plant species that grow across North America and Europe. … Continue reading

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