(09-06-2014, 10:34 PM)bobie Wrote: What would you suggest lotus for someone in their peak (t wise) for keeping t and dht at bay?
Think in terms of how much we T produce in a day, the graph below shows peak serum Testoserone levels. Now, would it make better sense to attack it at its peak?, or influence at its lowest level?.
Here's some basic T facts:
Men produce 3mg to 10mg of T per day, and of that 4% gets converted to DHT and .02% gets converted to estrogen, (estradiol)
The prostate converts 95% of T to DHT by 5 alpha reductase, ( 5ar).
That small .02% of E is converted by the enzyme aromatase, this small percentage can be misleading, estradiol is 100 more potent at the receptor sites then T, that means T needs to balance at the same level to have the same affinity.
Diet also has to be a factor in reducing DHT, remember total Testosterone is not bio-active. It's that 2-5% free T that's the issue. I'd concentrate on DHT, it's the main culprit in preventing NBE.
Here's an article from live strong (they provide excellent info, source material is listed too).
Can Foods and Vitamins Stop DHT?