Nettle Root Extract
There are many names for this particular plant: stinging nettle root, Urtica radix, Urtica dioica radix. It is important to buy an extract that is made from the root, and not from the stem, leaves or seeds. Only root extract has a healing effect!
Approximately half of the testosterone circulating in the blood is considered a “hostage”, it is under protection and surveillance. This testosterone is strongly bonded to chaperone proteins (satellites) and is not capable of producing a biological effect.
This protein chaperone is called SHBG (SHBG globulin that binds sex hormones ). Testosterone, which is held as a hostage, is called bound testosterone, it is inactive and only circulating in the blood. It looks as if your body would not trust you and all free circulating testosterone, ready to function and increase the speed of the cells at any time.
Nettle root extract saves testosterone from binding to protein chaperone. In fact, the extract acts as a bait and takes the place of a testosterone hostage. Thus, a large amount of testosterone is released from the association with SHBG, circulates freely in the bloodstream and again becomes biologically active, or bioavailable.
Dosage. If your weight is within ideal, take 250 mg of nettle root extract twice a day.
Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) is recommended for overweight men who feel that other dietary supplements are not effective enough.
Indole-3-carbinol - phytochemical - found naturally in vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, radish, turnips. They are known as cruciferous vegetables.
I3C is a moderate antiestrogen. It turns out that there are at least 3 mechanisms by which I3C counteracts estrogen.
First, it is a mild aromatase inhibitor . Aromatase is an enzyme found in the abdominal fat of a person that turns testosterone into estrogen. I3C interferes with this formation. This mechanism also explains why I3C is especially useful for overweight men. Men with excess abdominal fat have more aromatase enzyme, and I3C acts directly against this “thief” of testosterone.
Secondly, I3C helps to lower the level of estrogen , reducing testosterone competition and thus freeing up space for testosterone activity.
Third, I3C helps slow down, reduce, or protect against estrogen-sensitive cancers.
Doctors began to notice the value of I3C in its effectiveness against cancer. It is being studied for use in additional therapy for cervical cancer and estrogen-sensory breast cancer in women, as well as prostate cancer in men.
Men of Chinese nationality consume a lot of broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower, much less meat than Westerners, and the meat they consume is not exposed to the ecological hormone-destroyer, xenoestrogen. As a result, they are less susceptible to prostate cancer.
Dosage. If you are overweight, take indole-3-carbinol (I3C): if the excess weight is less than 23 kg, take 200 mg I3C 1 time a day, if more than 23 kg, 200 mg I3C 2 times a day.
Please note: it is advisable to apply I3C in the following mode: the course of treatment is 3 weeks, 1 week is a break. This chart helps to normalize the hormonal balance, giving the body a break from hormonal manipulation. The proposed program “three weeks of admission - one week of rest” is applied regardless of whether you take dietary supplements 1 time or twice a day.
Final word on homeopathic food supplements
Studies have shown that every man responds differently to herbal extracts. No doubt, it depends in part on the metabolism of every man, but it also depends on the quality and reliability of the manufacturers. Even two identical packages from the same manufacturer can have significant differences in the amount of active substances.
You may even have to try several varieties of the same nutritional supplement from different manufacturers, find your preferred supplier and get real benefits from homeopathic medicines.
Shafiq Kaadri "Testosterone Factor", 2007.