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What are ways to decrease testosterone?

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I know this is something most people may not want to do, but what are ways to decrease testosterone? Or decrease androgens in general?

Androgen is the generic term for any natural or synthetic compound, usually a steroid hormone, that stimulates or controls the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics in vertebrates by binding to androgen receptors. This includes the activity of the accessory male sex organs and development of male secondary sex characteristics. Androgens, which were first discovered in 1936, are also called androgenic hormones or testoids. Androgens are also the original anabolic steroids. They are also the precursor of all estrogens, the female sex hormones. The primary and most well-known androgen is testosterone.

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People always think the key to fighting acne is to avoid foods, but in actually it's usually what they're NOT eating that's causing it to happen. It made no sense to start with omitting the small things that MAY cause acne for SOME people. Start with the basics of nutrition. You're a human, not an accumulation of minor problems from every person! Not everyone reacts to the same foods. Not everyone has issues with wheat and such foods. Start with the basics of good nutrition and THEN see what happens, omit foods once you feel something is not working, but don't base a diet off of what to avoid, that will make you malnourished and very depressed when you have nothing left to eat! It is true that some people have issues with some foods, but remember, try it for yourself first :)

Get to the root of the problem, because acne has a relentless and endless arsenal on the surface and it is sadistic.

Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. Omega 3 fatty acids can also help to keep the production of androgens under control. Androgens are hormones that influence sebum production and are particularly active during adolescence, which is possibly why many teenagers suffer from acne. Androgen excess may provoke or aggravate acne by inducing seborrhea (sebum). In women, androgen disorders are frequently suspected when acne is accompanied by hirsutism or irregularities of the menstrual cycle. In men, however, acne may be the only sign of androgen excess.

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This is gonna sound crazy. But me and my girl stopped having sex so much.

We just cut back a little.

My acne is pretty much gone. The key for me was going from washing twice a day to once. And just one other time using tepid water during the day.

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Ok first off you're a guy, so there is noreason why you'd want to decrease your testosterone. With that said, gaining weight and not exercising will lower it. Eating a lot of soy might have an effect on it too.

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decreasing testosterone is not the answer

decreasing DHT is


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People always think the key to fighting acne is to avoid foods, but in actually it's usually what they're NOT eating that's causing it to happen. It made no sense to start with omitting the small things that MAY cause acne for SOME people. Start with the basics of nutrition. You're a human, not an accumulation of minor problems from every person! Not everyone reacts to the same foods. Not everyone has issues with wheat and such foods. Start with the basics of good nutrition and THEN see what happens, omit foods once you feel something is not working, but don't base a diet off of what to avoid, that will make you malnourished and very depressed when you have nothing left to eat! It is true that some people have issues with some foods, but remember, try it for yourself first :)

Get to the root of the problem, because acne has a relentless and endless arsenal on the surface and it is sadistic.

Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. Omega 3 fatty acids can also help to keep the production of androgens under control. Androgens are hormones that influence sebum production and are particularly active during adolescence, which is possibly why many teenagers suffer from acne. Androgen excess may provoke or aggravate acne by inducing seborrhea (sebum). In women, androgen disorders are frequently suspected when acne is accompanied by hirsutism or irregularities of the menstrual cycle. In men, however, acne may be the only sign of androgen excess.

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I know this is something most people may not want to do, but what are ways to decrease testosterone? Or decrease androgens in general?

Androgen is the generic term for any natural or synthetic compound, usually a steroid hormone, that stimulates or controls the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics in vertebrates by binding to androgen receptors. This includes the activity of the accessory male sex organs and development of male secondary sex characteristics. Androgens, which were first discovered in 1936, are also called androgenic hormones or testoids. Androgens are also the original anabolic steroids. They are also the precursor of all estrogens, the female sex hormones. The primary and most well-known androgen is testosterone.

I've been taking green tea extract which has helped a lot. It has anti-androgen effects

What decreasing androgren's help with is excess oil production. It cuts down on it A LOT.

Cardio has this effect too. But is there anything else?

I know that most people will not like to decrease testosterone because they bodybuild etc, but this may be a good way to help prevent acne from cutting down on it to stop excess oil production.

Somewhat how stress is related to acne. Since stress increases testosterone, it increases oil production which causes acne.

So if you have any other ideas, please list them

And most of this stuff just regulates it to normal levels anyway, so don't worry, it won't go below normal.


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I know this is something most people may not want to do, but what are ways to decrease testosterone? Or decrease androgens in general?

Androgen is the generic term for any natural or synthetic compound, usually a steroid hormone, that stimulates or controls the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics in vertebrates by binding to androgen receptors. This includes the activity of the accessory male sex organs and development of male secondary sex characteristics. Androgens, which were first discovered in 1936, are also called androgenic hormones or testoids. Androgens are also the original anabolic steroids. They are also the precursor of all estrogens, the female sex hormones. The primary and most well-known androgen is testosterone.

I've been taking green tea extract which has helped a lot. It has anti-androgen effects

What decreasing androgren's help with is excess oil production. It cuts down on it A LOT.

Cardio has this effect too. But is there anything else?

I know that most people will not like to decrease testosterone because they bodybuild etc, but this may be a good way to help prevent acne from cutting down on it to stop excess oil production.

Somewhat how stress is related to acne. Since stress increases testosterone, it increases oil production which causes acne.

So if you have any other ideas, please list them

And most of this stuff just regulates it to normal levels anyway, so don't worry, it won't go below normal.


Gone out of the country July 5th to August 5th

Finally Clear! < Click link for regimen

People always think the key to fighting acne is to avoid foods, but in actually it's usually what they're NOT eating that's causing it to happen. It made no sense to start with omitting the small things that MAY cause acne for SOME people. Start with the basics of nutrition. You're a human, not an accumulation of minor problems from every person! Not everyone reacts to the same foods. Not everyone has issues with wheat and such foods. Start with the basics of good nutrition and THEN see what happens, omit foods once you feel something is not working, but don't base a diet off of what to avoid, that will make you malnourished and very depressed when you have nothing left to eat! It is true that some people have issues with some foods, but remember, try it for yourself first :)

Get to the root of the problem, because acne has a relentless and endless arsenal on the surface and it is sadistic.

Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. Omega 3 fatty acids can also help to keep the production of androgens under control. Androgens are hormones that influence sebum production and are particularly active during adolescence, which is possibly why many teenagers suffer from acne. Androgen excess may provoke or aggravate acne by inducing seborrhea (sebum). In women, androgen disorders are frequently suspected when acne is accompanied by hirsutism or irregularities of the menstrual cycle. In men, however, acne may be the only sign of androgen excess.

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I don't really know if this has anything to do with what you're talking about, but I thought it might, so I figured I'd post...

It's about avocados:

Not only are avocados a rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids including oleic acid, which has recently been shown to offer significant protection against breast cancer, but it is also a very concentrated dietary source of the carotenoid lutein; it also contains measurable amounts of related carotenoids (zeaxanthin, alpha-carotene and beta-carotene) plus significant quantities of tocopherols (vitamin E).

In a laboratory study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, an extract of avocado containing these carotenoids and tocopherols inhibited the growth of both androgen-dependent and androgen-independent prostate cancer cells.

But when researchers tried exposing the prostate cancer cells to lutein alone, the single carotenoid did not prevent cancer cell growth and replication. Not only was the whole matrix of carotenoids and tocopherols in avocado necessary for its ability to kill prostate cancer cells, but the researchers also noted that the significant amount of monounsaturated fat in avocado plays an important role. Carotenoids are lipid (fat)-soluble, which means fat must be present to ensure that these bioactive carotenoids will be absorbed into the bloodstream. Just as Nature intends, avocado delivers the whole heath-promoting package.



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Alcohol, pain killers, marijuana. I'm not sure why you'd want to do this however.

Cardio has this effect too. But is there anything else?

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Alcohol, pain killers, marijuana. I'm not sure why you'd want to do this however.

Cardio has this effect too. But is there anything else?

Where did you hear this?

I've heard that weight training causes an increase in testosterone (during training) followed by a decrease (during recovery).

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Alcohol, pain killers, marijuana. I'm not sure why you'd want to do this however.

Cardio has this effect too. But is there anything else?

Where did you hear this?

I've heard that weight training causes an increase in testosterone (during training) followed by a decrease (during recovery).

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decreasing testosterone is not the answer

decreasing DHT is

any ways to do that effectively?


#1.critical nutritional issues- b12(three forms exist), Calcium(yogurt, cheese or calcium phosphate supps) and vitamin d(sun or supps not to exceed 1000 iu). heme iron-most absorbable from meat only, clams are high. these are the most difficult vitamins to get and absorb. All others or about the same in difficulty in absorption. MAgnesium in our food supply is generally low as well, try natural calm supps.

#2 Fats- monounsaturated should dominate(olives), followed by polyunsaturated plant sources(nuts) but not if you have acne. the health benefits of fish oil and fish are controversial and i dont consume them due to mercury contamination and immune supression avoid processed fats if possible.

#3 Protein/amino acids- dairy and eggs best sources for tryptophan and methionine which convert to powerful antioxidants melatonin and glutathione.

#4 Carotenoids- alpha- beta carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, lutein zeaxanthin, astaxanthin. these are vital to human nutrition, carrots, butternut squash, pumpkin, chili pepper and cayenne pepper are the best sources.

#5 Regularity-BM at least once a day, Moist, large stools, 1 piece ideal, no maldigestion, no floating stools indicative of maldigested fat. HOW- insoluble fiber- wheat and cooked vegetables. soluble fiber-oats/ good bacteria ferment soluble fiber making short chain fatty acids that inhibit pathogens.

#6 Circadian cycles-Light, get up with the sun, and expose your entire body to it. darkness-melatonin is released upon the sensing of absolute darkness. sleep in a pitch black room, try to ensure 10 hours total darkness, wear sunglasses before bed. do not eat too late at night.

#7 Desirable physiological states(positive moods/emotions) do precisely what you like and what feels good to you, but not regardless of consequences, just from a perspective that, you own your life, and can determine precisely what you do with it and need not answer or ask of permission from anyone,achieving maximum autonomy and self government.


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decreasing testosterone is not the answer

decreasing DHT is

any ways to do that effectively?


#1.critical nutritional issues- b12(three forms exist), Calcium(yogurt, cheese or calcium phosphate supps) and vitamin d(sun or supps not to exceed 1000 iu). heme iron-most absorbable from meat only, clams are high. these are the most difficult vitamins to get and absorb. All others or about the same in difficulty in absorption. MAgnesium in our food supply is generally low as well, try natural calm supps.

#2 Fats- monounsaturated should dominate(olives), followed by polyunsaturated plant sources(nuts) but not if you have acne. the health benefits of fish oil and fish are controversial and i dont consume them due to mercury contamination and immune supression avoid processed fats if possible.

#3 Protein/amino acids- dairy and eggs best sources for tryptophan and methionine which convert to powerful antioxidants melatonin and glutathione.

#4 Carotenoids- alpha- beta carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, lutein zeaxanthin, astaxanthin. these are vital to human nutrition, carrots, butternut squash, pumpkin, chili pepper and cayenne pepper are the best sources.

#5 Regularity-BM at least once a day, Moist, large stools, 1 piece ideal, no maldigestion, no floating stools indicative of maldigested fat. HOW- insoluble fiber- wheat and cooked vegetables. soluble fiber-oats/ good bacteria ferment soluble fiber making short chain fatty acids that inhibit pathogens.

#6 Circadian cycles-Light, get up with the sun, and expose your entire body to it. darkness-melatonin is released upon the sensing of absolute darkness. sleep in a pitch black room, try to ensure 10 hours total darkness, wear sunglasses before bed. do not eat too late at night.

#7 Desirable physiological states(positive moods/emotions) do precisely what you like and what feels good to you, but not regardless of consequences, just from a perspective that, you own your life, and can determine precisely what you do with it and need not answer or ask of permission from anyone,achieving maximum autonomy and self government.


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Somewhat how stress is related to acne. Since stress increases testosterone, it increases oil production which causes acne.

It's doubtful that increases in testosterone cause increases in oil production. In an early study, Kligman and his colleagues gave as much as 300 mg/day of methyl testosterone to normal males, and there was no effect on sebum production.

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decreasing testosterone is not the answer

decreasing DHT is

I think you'll find the following study quite interesting. Sharply reducing DHT within sebaceous glands had no effect on the course of acne:

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2004 Mar;50(3):443-7.

"A systemic type I 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor is ineffective in the treatment of acne vulgaris." Leyden J, Bergfeld W, Drake L, Dunlap F, Goldman MP, Gottlieb AB, Heffernan MP, Hickman JG, Hordinsky M, Jarrett M, Kang S, Lucky A, Peck G, Phillips T, Rapaport M, Roberts J, Savin R, Sawaya ME, Shalita A, Shavin J, Shaw JC, Stein L, Stewart D, Strauss J, Swinehart J, Swinyer L, Thiboutot D, Washenik K, Weinstein G, Whiting D, Pappas F, Sanchez M, Terranella L, Waldstreicher J.

University of Pennsylvania Hospital, 36th and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

Excessive sebum production is a central aspect of the pathophysiology of acne vulgaris. Sebaceous gland function is under androgen control and it is hypothesized that dihydrotestosterone is formed by the action of 5 alpha-reductase. Type I is the controlling isoenzyme. This study describes a 3-month, multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial with a potent, selective inhibitor of type I 5 alpha-reductase used alone and in combination with systemic minocycline. Inhibition of type I 5 alpha-reductase was not associated with clinical improvement of acne when used alone and did not enhance the clinical benefit of systemic minocycline. These results indicate the need for further work at the molecular level to better understand the action of androgens on sebaceous gland function.

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Or you could go to a doctor and pretend to be balding and ask for Finasteride. That would be by far the most effective way to decrease DHT.

Finasteride doesn't reduce DHT in sebaceous glands, and it doesn't reduce sebum production or help acne. Finasteride is a specific 5a-reductase type 2 inhibitor, whereas sebaceous glands have the type 1 form of the enzyme.

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okay so im going to piss you off i think here.... but When i started an extreme no carb diet i started taking coconut oil for extra saturated fat in place of butter since i am allergic to dairy...Well it is a well known fat that saturated fat raises testosterone. when my doc checked my hormonal profile my testosterone was high- much higher than before...and i was SO clear. Im talking upclose and no blackheads even. just beautiful. I dont believe reducing testoserone is the answer...and also if you do pursue that...you might want to see what else you will do to yourself... you will gain weight (as fat), have a low sex drive, possibly develop e.d., have more mood swings etc. there is a lot of negative side effects for low testoserone, even for us ladies. be very careful what you wish for.

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smoking

lol Only joking. But smoking cigarettes does lower the testosterone level.

My acne seem to be hormonal so I'm taking isoflavone supplements and it's working. :whistle:

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Cut out refined sugar, it can really mess with your hormones.

Increase your intake of vegetables...carrots, sugar snap peas, cabbage, sweet potatoes, etc. I prefer those in particular because they tend to be sweeter (except for the cabbage, but that's a good one to take as well) Also, tomatoes, broccolli, spinach, etc etc

Give it a few months, your skin should improve.

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