Let us back track. Andres, did you not see the link I posted from google scholar on the side effects of andro? Over 17k articles/journals, not just FDA. I would also appreciate it if you didn't put words in my mouth. "Since you believe the FDA has the best interests of the people, look up some of the BS they've done in the past years." Pointing out a contradiction from my stance on the FDA should reveal to you that I do not believe everything they say.
Inhibiting DHT does not always lead to the pathway of estrogen production, however if one experiences higher levels of estrogen you can take aromatase inhibitors, such as: chrysin, genistein, and quercetin. Coupling saw palmetto with anti-aromatase tabs will keep a level balance if one experiences higher estrogen production, which isn't always the case.
I do my research, do not start "pissing matches", however, if that is the way you see things that is fine. "He's helped some I'm sure, but not everyone can completely comprehend the data that is out there. That's one of the great things about message boards, places to have arguments and discussions to get the facts straight. That loses it's use, however, when people ignore common sense, can't comprehend data properly, or flat out take everything as insult and start a pissing match." I sense anger in this comment, be mad if you would like. Comprehension of data? What is there that I do not comprehend? Please tell us all. As for your levels of DHT/estrogen, like I said before there is no base level, so saying you have higher levels then you ever had just means you are peaking production, like stated before it is like a sinusoidal wave form, do you understand what that is?
I like these conversations as well, this is why the board is here. HOWEVER, please start posting links to some contradiction articles, because at the moment I am debating no data, something I would like to do and found a lack on your end of the matter.
So exercising is actually a bad thing for acne? Because that raises testosteron level and thus leading to acne...
No, there is no evidence that exercise increasaes DHT production. It does in fact produce testosterone, however other pathways are taken other than DHT production.
Here is a good article taking into account T production:
5. Acne and Anabolic Steroids
Anabolic steroids can cause the development of acne. However, the extent to which it is experienced can be due to a number of varying factors, with the particular steroids and exact dosages used being primary. The skin´s sebaceous glands have a particularly high affinity to Dihydrotestosterone, which is an androgen the body naturally produces from testosterone via the enzyme 5-alpha Reductase. Increased sebaceous gland activity promotes oily skin which can combine with bacteria and dead skin (normal wear and tear) eventually causing pores to become clogged more quickly than the body can cleanse them. This of course, is preventable by using only particular steroids, cleansing the skin regularly, and perhaps using a topical anti-androgen.
(1. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2002;3(8):571-8. 2. Clin Dermatol. 2004 Sep-Oct;22(5):419-28. 3. Pol Merkuriusz Lek. 2004 May;16(95):490-2.)
Edited by bobbi364, 29 January 2012 - 08:06 PM.