How to Decrease Estrogen Levels in Men
Low testosterone may be caused by excessive estrogen levels in men
Elevated estrogen levels usually affect two groups of men. Those are headed into male menopause, and users of anabolic steroids. Excessive levels of estrogen relative to testosterone in men will decrease sexuality, increases the chance of heart disease, decrease testosterone anabolic effects, and inhibits the hypothalamic/pituitary system. In order to test your estrogen levels you will have to have a blood tested. In most men, anything above the estrogen level of 30 ng/dl will lead to problems.
Here are some tips to help restore the correct testosterone to estrogen balance in men.
Zinc inhibits the enzyme aromatase. This is the enzyme responsible for converting testosterone into estrogen. Many men can restore proper testosterone levels through zinc alone. You should take approximately 50 mg of zinc twice daily until you see improvements. Once improvements have been noticed you can drop your dosage down to 50 mg daily. With this level of zinc intake you will want to add 2 mg’s of copper by supplementation. Most good multi vitamins will be adequate for your copper intake.
In both men and women, fat cells breed aromatase. Fat cells also store excessive levels of estrogen. As you loose weight your ability to convert testosterone to estrogen will diminish, so should the systems of male menopause. Vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower help stimulate the burning off extra estrogen.
If you are a heavy drinker, more than two drinks daily, you will disturb your natural hormonal levels. Alcohol significantly inhibits the clearance of estrogen from the bloodstream and it also decreases zinc levels.
Soy protein is high in isoflavones, which has a very similar chemical structure to human estrogen. High levels of soy protein compete with the estrogen for receptor sites in your body. You should really moderate or eliminate your soy protein intake.
The grapefruit is a wonderful fruit. It may be an enemy to men who have high estrogen levels. It tends to inhibit the livers ability to break down estrogen. If you are man with high estrogen levels eliminate grapefruit from your diet.
HCG – Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin
Chorionic gonadotrophin is very similar in molecular structure and function to LH and FSH. These are substances which send message to the gonads to produce testosterone. HCG can be used to stimulate testicular activity which in turn boosts natural testosterone production. You will generally see a rise in natural testosterone levels a month after HCG is first administered. You will need a doctor’s prescription to obtain HCG legally.
Conquering low testosterone levels may be as easy as decreasing estrogen levels. Good luck in increasing your testosterone levels naturally.