Men's Libido Support
Proper hormone levels are one of the keys to good health and vitality. As we age many will experience a drop in major hormone levels. Low levels of hormones can have a variety of symptoms which affect us. They include:
While it is true that there are common patterns that respond well to natural therapies, it is sometimes best to run a simple Salivary Hormone test to see what your levels are and where to put your emphasis.
Raising Testosterone Levels Naturally
herbs function by increasing your hormones and testosterone availability, often by affecting testosterone’s interaction with SHBG or by decreasing its aromatization (conversion) into estrogen. Natural supplements can complement hormone replacement therapy. For people who choose not to (or should not) use hormone replacement therapy, herbs can be a vital part of a comprehensive program to reduce the impact of aging on the systems of sex hormone production, regulation, and metabolism. Nutritional therapy also has a role in preventing diseases of the male reproductive tract, such as prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
This can be a complex area but the information below can help you understand what the issues are, how to test and how to treat.
Natural Products that raise Testosterone and Libido
There are a variety of products that can effect testosterone levels. Some work by raising levels, others work by lowering SHBG leading to more free testosterone. Another option, if all else fails is to take testosterone as a gel or patch. This method, while effective, can cause your body to produce less of its own testosterone and will cause your gonads to shrink. This is considered to be a last resort.
Natural Products to Lower Estrogen or DHT Levels
The enzyme aromatase converts testosterone to estradiol thus lowering testosterone levels.
To block this we use aromatase inhibitors. By blocking aromatase the estradiol levels can decline which leads to a decrease in SHBG. The end result is an increase in Free Testosterone.
Our favorite product in this category is DIM Palmetto Prostate Formula.
Not Certain What To Do Next?
If you are uncertain as to which products or programs to use or which tests to take; or, if you would like additional help:
Andro-XY Plus 120 caps by BioSpec Nutritionals - a unique combination of nutrients that helps to naturally increase Testosterone levels while optimizing free Testosterone to Estrogen ratios.*
Chrysin 500 mg 30 caps by MRM - Maximizes testosterone concentration Limits conversion of testosterone into estrogen through aromatase enzyme Maximizes lean body mass composition
Consult With Dr. Steven Forrest
You may arrange an informational educational consultation with Dr. Forrest. He has over 25 years experience in clinical practice. You can consult in office, by phone or by Skype.
DHEA 30 ml by BiioMatrix - One Drop (.03 ml) Contains Dehydroepiandrosterone: Approx. 1.2 mg
DHEA Plus 15 2 oz by AllVia - healthy balance cream with DHEA. The measured pump takes the guesswork out of application: each press of the pump provides about 15 mg of natural DHEA.
Hot Plants for Him 60 caps by Enzymatic Therapy - Natural supplement to support healthy sexual drive, function and pleasure in men
Libido-M 60 Liquid Phyto-Caps Phyto-Caps by Gaia Herbs - Libido- M supports stamina and optimizes performance
LibidoStim-M 60 vcaps by Designs for Health - The combination of Tongkat ali with DIM, and additional botanicals in LibidoStim-M™ provides safe support for testosterone production, erectile function, and desire.
LJ100 Tongkat Ali by HP LifeScience- Helps Boost Sexual Desire & Performance, LJ100 is the highest quality standardized Tongkat Ali extract available.
LJ450 Tongkat Ali by HP LifeScince 15 caps - Natural Testosterone Health. The highest concentration available of LJ100, 450mg per cap.
Maca Capsules 60 vcaps by Herb Pharm - Maca is traditionaly used as an energizing sexual tonic and fertility-enhancing food, well-documented in modern medical studies.
Maca Liquid Extract by Herb Pharm - Maca Liquid Extract by Herb Pharm Certified Organically Grown at altitude at in the central highlands of Peru