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Hey guys!

I'm going to start drinking green tea to try and decrease my androgen levels (I believe green tea is an anti-androgen) but I'm not sure how strong it actually is... Does anyone know how much green tea (preferably how much tea bags) I would have to consume to notice any changes in sebum production or hair growth? The only way I can consume it is through drinking it so please don't recommend supplements.

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I thought it was peppermint tea that contained anti-androgens? Green tea's really good for your health generally as it has loads of anti-oxidants in it but it did nothing for my skin when I tried drinking it regularly, although to be fair I wasn't drinking particularly high quantities of it.


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i find green tea the best at the moment for topical use. i sometimes drink it but, i think it has caffein so i'll not abuse it.

if you haven't, check wikipedia on anti-androgens, i took many of those herbs/teas. BUT again i don't agree with antiandronges. i agree only with anti-DHT.


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I've been told by a few people that green tea increase the change of prostate cancer. Is that true?


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I thought it was peppermint tea that contained anti-androgens? Green tea's really good for your health generally as it has loads of anti-oxidants in it but it did nothing for my skin when I tried drinking it regularly, although to be fair I wasn't drinking particularly high quantities of it.

Funnily enough I actually have some peppermint! I'm going to drink a full mug at night and a full mug in the morning and bear the taste, but I'm not sure if this will be enough?


be confident guys x


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I've been told by a few people that green tea increase the change of prostate cancer. Is that true?

http://www.nhs.uk/news/2012/06june/Pages/tea-raises-prostate-cancer-risk.aspx

I have read that green tea increases the skin production of DHT and i 've been avoiding it though i love it.. i had occassionally some black tea ("some".. well, 1/2 L of lipton tea tongue.png ) but i saw no effect on my skin, perhaps because of spiro - which is precisely the reason why i won't drink that much tea again when i am outdoors. Had to visit the toilet every 2 hours at most tongue.png


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if you end up drinking green tea, incorporate the green tea leaves in a mask (there are various masks you can find on google).

i've been doing this lately with the leaves, honey and 3 drops of tea tree oil for 20 minutes and I think it calms the redness in my face(:

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