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Does DHT convert back to testosterone?

SOMO

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I read that DHT is superior as a neurosteroid for brain function and gonadal function, but Testosterone is much better for muscle building - which has been my experience.

There is a slight mood lift and increased energy levels wiht testosterone but it could just be placebo.

But DHT feels a lot like progesterone in its calming, focusing effects.

Can DHT convert back to testosterone?
 

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Everyone here talks about hormones as if they were an Endocrinologist but I can’t get a simple answer to a simple question.
 

Rasaari

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No. Neither can estradiol convert back to testosterone nor progesterone to pregnenolone.
 

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No, the T to DHT conversion Is irreversible. The calming effects you noticed could be from DHT's metabolism into other steroids that affect GABA ( note that these conversions are reversible AFAIK )
 

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How much DHT did you take? are you taking it by itself or with testosterone?

I'm thinking of trying it.
 

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I read that DHT is superior as a neurosteroid for brain function and gonadal function, but Testosterone is much better for muscle building - which has been my experience.

There is a slight mood lift and increased energy levels wiht testosterone but it could just be placebo.

But DHT feels a lot like progesterone in its calming, focusing effects.

Can DHT convert back to testosterone?

I think DHT is a paracrine hormone (as opposed to endocrine) and is synthesized from testosterone, DHEA and other androgens in target tissues under the influence of specific physiological conditions. I would think it's the end point.
 

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The Wikipedia page on the 5ar enzyme says that the conversion of testosterone to DHT catalyzed by the 5 alpha reductase type 2 is a revisable reaction but probably leans towards DHT.
 

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I'm not aware of it being able to convert back to testosterone but it can be converted to androstanediol, androstanedione and androsterone. Those 4 steroids (including DHT) interconvert readily. Generally speaking, DHT stays as DHT until it's metabolized, though, because the body likes to accumulate it.
 

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