dht

  1. Hans

    Why DHT doesn’t cause hair loss - My response to Kevin Mann

    Kevin Mann attacked me in one of his vids a while ago, saying that DHT is a trash hormone and that I don't know what I'm talking about. He clearly believes that DHT is harmful and that finasteride is awesome, despite a ton of scientific papers and anecdotes showing that DHT is very much needed...
  2. Drareg

    5α-reductase type 2 (SRD5α2)

    Im hoping this thread can be a place to discuss this enzyme, it seems we haven’t discussed it much on here, most of the research is about inhibition, I’m curious as to how we can increase it more specifically. It converts testosterone to DHT, we have always focused on 5AR in general, we have 3...
  3. cupofcoffee

    Growth hormone and thyroid hormones stimulate liver 5 alpha-reductase

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2172247/ not sure if this study was posted
  4. haidut

    Stress ups cortisol/estrogen/prolactin, drops DHT, causes male infertility and prostate issues

    If you try to discuss infertility with a fertility/reproductive specialist or an endocrinologist, and mention that chronic stress may be a factor in infertility, you will probably get laughed out of the room. This is not just speculation. This exact same thing happened to several friends and...
  5. haidut

    DHT, not T, likely the "active" androgen in heart and brain

    Interesting study, done on baboons (so should have good relevance for humans), demonstrating that the cardiovascular system (CVS) exclusively accumulates and recognizes (at the receptor level) DHT, instead of testosterone (T). In fact, the androgen receptor in CVS is so structurally different it...
  6. haidut

    Estrogens cause obesity / PCOS in women, DHT is protective

    Female obesity and the closely related condition PCOS are perhaps the female equivalent of the so-called "androgen hypothesis" for balding and prostate cancer in men, as the female version of this hypothesis not only blames androgens for these conditions but specifically singles out DHT as the...
  7. haidut

    Low DHT can cause hypogonadism symptoms even in eugonadal men

    Seemingly contradictory title, but the study findings are pretty clear. Namely, even in males with normal testosterone levels there is a direct inverse relationship between DHT levels and symptoms of hypogonadism such as sexual dysfunction and "aging male" syndrome. For every 10% increase in DHT...
  8. B

    £14 shampoo is used to treat hair loss associated with COVID‐19

    Dr Fisherman might want to consider that the DHT theory is bogus. 'They are sulphate free, no dangerous chemicals to harm people's hair and they are very rich in lots of good stuff such as biotin, caffeine, rosemary, niacinamide, argan oil and, more importantly, they possess DHT blocking...
  9. haidut

    Androgens (T, DHT) highly protective against the flu

    A gem of a study that throws a wrench in one of medicine's core dogmas - i.e. androgens have detrimental effects on the immune system and males have evolved to live with a trade-off between high androgen levels (and as such high fertility) and higher risk of severe viral episodes that can be...
  10. haidut

    DHT better (and safer) than testosterone for improving blood pressure, insulin levels

    A great human study on the beneficial effects of androgens for a variety of metabolic biomarkers associated with insulin resistance and diabetes II. The only gripe I have with this study is that they claim it was conducted with "healthy" men when in reality all men had low plasma total...
  11. haidut

    DHT / Progesterone / aspirin treat, cortisol ineffective, PUFA promotes prostate cancer

    A great study, albeit in-vitro, that once again throws into doubt the entire hypothesis behind prostate cancer. First, it proves the key role of PUFA in the genesis and progression of prostate cancer by demonstrating that inhibitors of the COX enzyme (responsible for synthesizing prostaglandins...
  12. cupofcoffee

    Serum concentrations of dihydrotestosterone are associated with symptoms of hypogonadism in biochemically eugonadal men

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40618-021-01561-0
  13. haidut

    Topical DHT therapy promotes hair growth

    Despite mentioning it in another post on testosterone (T) treatment for hair loss, I thought that this study deserves its own post, just because its findings are so contradictory to the perennial dogma of "androgenic alopecia" - i.e. that androgens, and especially DHT, cause the male-pattern...
  14. haidut

    DHT restores anabolism / vitality / sexuality even in 90+ y.o. males

    A great study, a true blast from the (better) past, when androgenic steroids and especially DHT were not considered the devil reincarnate, but were commonly used for all types of ailments, including the broad physiological and psychological symptoms of aging such as sarcopenia (muscle loss)...
  15. haidut

    Androgens (e.g. DHT) curative even for treatment-resistant breast cancer

    As many of my readers know, back in the "good ol' days" (when medicine was slightly less evil and berserk) breast cancer in women was treated with androgens, and the results were so impressive that a synthetic DHT-derivative known as Drostanolone / Masteron (2α-Methyl-DHT) was approved by the...
  16. Lokzo

    💎Penis Growth Hacks: DHT Is The Core Driver.

  17. Charger

    "DHT is a Trash Hormone" | Kevin Mann addresses Hans & Men-Elite

    Mann made two videos on the negatives and 'unimportance' of DHT as a hormone, in the second, he mostly focuses on Hans and his site www.Men-Elite.com Never thought I'd see @Hans mentioned in a Kevin Mann video, but figured I'd post this and see if he has anything to say about it. Personally...
  18. N

    Why testosterone, dht makes me more fatigue?

    My testosterone is on low side, DHT is just little below border. I tried in past 10 years many things. What I don't understand is this: When I tried 7 years ago testosterone gel I felt a nice boost in libido instantly in hour or before, no doubt. Also got morning woods. Now if I try...
  19. cupofcoffee

    Cordyceps militaris Fruit Body Extract increases testosterone and DHT secretion

    https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/1/50 I personally haven't tried cordyceps but their pro-libido and pro-energy effects are well know in the nootropic community, in fact they are often combined with lion's mane, which is known to lower libido and dht, to counteract its side effects.
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