Evening Primrose Oil for Men?
Posted 27 February 2010 - 10:16 AM
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Posted 28 February 2010 - 11:04 PM
I'd be cautious taking that stuff orally. Yeah it may help acne by reducing the effects of DHT, but I think it'll leave more testosterone around to be converted by aromatase to estrogen. Estradiol, the most potent form of estrogen, is what eventually fuses your epiphyseal plates in your long bones, preventing them from growing further. I wouldn't want to give up height for acne.
I personally feel bad after eating fennel seeds, which contain beta-stitosterol, which works in the same way as GLA does, IIRC (AR inhibitor). That stuff makes my nipples really sore, and I can tell the stuff that's in the seeds is potent because I'm a freakin' guy; shouldn't really happen. It also makes me feel like I store more fat when I eat them, or perhaps retain more water.
If you still want to use EPO I suggest using it topically, pretty sure it can inhibit the AR in your skin directly without harming systemically. This is the way some dandruff shampoos work, too, which I know people have cleared up on. There's side effects listed on the bottles though that suggest that it can be absorbed systemically from skin.
Anyways, I'm just starting to scratch the surface of how the endocrine system affects the body. Remember to DYODD.
Edited by nowash, 28 February 2010 - 11:06 PM.
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