how can I boost my LH levels?
- 01-09-2011, 11:57 PM
- 01-17-2011, 01:17 PM
01-17-2011, 01:24 PM
Toco-8 sensitizes the testes to the effects of Lutelizing Hormone and Follicle Stimulating Hormone, which can help with increasing Testosterone.
However, you need to INcrease your Lutelizing Hormone as well - Lutelizing Hormone releasers include:
* Forskolin at 50 mg/day of 100% extract (or equivalent lower dosage with lower extract) increases cAMP better than anything else available, thereby increasing lutelizing hormone secretion.
* Resveratrol is a decent choice at 750 mg/day of the 100% extract for increasing cAMP, which in turn increases Lutelizing Hormone secretion
Studies over Tribulus are conflicted and the research points more towards it having little effect on Lutelizing Hormone and Testosterone levels, so I would go with something else.
01-17-2011, 01:43 PM
01-17-2011, 02:21 PM
01-17-2011, 02:30 PM
01-17-2011, 09:09 PM
thans alot rosie....i see u all over these boards always giving out great advice i appreciate it, thanks alot ....reps
im just worried cuz they wanna put me on TRT cuz my LH levels are so low which is making my T almost nonexistent and i jsut dont wanna do it i dont want to become infirtile and i just want to do it naturally if i can...i mean, im only 20
01-18-2011, 12:13 AM
Re the TRT, that is something you and your medical professionals will have to discuss (everyone knows that I am the last person likely to take the advice of a doctor and are of the opinion that more often than not they have no idea what they're talking about, regardless of their so called degrees and status) to make sure you know ALL about it, the ins and outs, pros and cons. If you don't have to do it, then for sure, I say no, and you can always try natural methods first before resorting to such drastic measures as TRT. Sounds like you need to do a lot more research and try a few things.
01-18-2011, 12:14 AM
01-18-2011, 12:16 AM
01-18-2011, 12:29 AM
what woudl be a natural AI.........i have novadex xt, but ive heard bad things coming from that, what about inhibit E i also have that layin around
01-18-2011, 12:48 AM
A product that contains both Forskolin and resveratrol and covers all your bases re increasing cAMP levels, Lutelizing Hormone levels, total and free Testosterone is FREE TEST - this is actually the product I would recommend if you were going to just just ONE.
Some information on FREE TEST:
free and total testosterone output:
* Contains a natural suicide inhibitor of aromatase, and will improve the Testosterone : Estrogen (T:E) profile while concurrently increasing testosterone levels
* Increases NO/cGMP levels, which leads to increases in lutenizing hormone (LH) and greater endogenous testosterone production.
* Increases testicular Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALCAR) levels. High testicular ALCAR levels are conducive to heightened spermatogenesis.
* Lowers levels of cytokines IL-6, IL-1, and TNF-alpha- cytokines, which inhibit endogenous testosterone production by reducing levels of LH.
* Lowers cortisol levels and heightens Testosterone : Cortisol (T:C) ratio via competitive inhibition processes.
* Increases cAMP levels, which also increase LH levels.
* Influences/Increases androgen receptor (AR) binding via altering receptor electro-negativity.
* Icariin at 250 mg/day of 100% extract (or equivalent lower dosage with lower extract) is a strong flavone that acts as both a SERM and a selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM) and antagonizes estrogen receptor, so in this case 500 mg of the 50%, 1,250/day of the 20%, etc. Icariin also inhibits PDE-5 and increases cGMP and therefore NOS and nitric oxide, allowing for increased lutelizing hormone secretion as well.
* ALCAR or L-Carnitine at 2-4 grams per day will work wonders to get things up and running.
01-18-2011, 11:47 AM
01-18-2011, 11:55 AM
01-18-2011, 11:56 AM
01-18-2011, 12:08 PM
01-18-2011, 01:21 PM
Hey, I had a similar situation....I am 24 and had LH levels of 2.3 with total T of 360 and my urologist wanted to put me on TRT....I refused and he was a cool guy so we talked about options - long story short I went on hCG for 2 months, have been off it currently for 6 months and my LH is now 5...and that is after 3.5 years of struggling with low T. Now I will also add that I was adamant that my low T was caused by supplement use and I do not mean steroids, I was overusing energy powders. They do not know why this works for some people (hCG actually suppresses LH further while you are on it) but there are some people who can be "restarted" from using a drug like this. However, I will add that it is likely important that I was young (like you) and that I was convinced that my T problems stemmed from supplement use. I do not know your specific situation but I agree, if there is a natural way, try to find it.
One more thing to add - eventually you will figure this out, if this ends up being a long journey for you, that going on TRT is by far the lesser of two evils (if there is no other option)...using TRT to help you feel happy and horny (haha) will leave you sleeping better at the end of the day rather than live with yourself if you can't naturally produce enough T.
01-18-2011, 02:22 PM
These guys all have great suggestions, but if this isn't an isolated incidient due to toxicity, late-puberty, diet, or something like that, these things will increase your LH some, even to the point it is noticeable (at least in the libido department), but none of these things are something you would take forever. If you have some kind of pituitary pathology (which makes the most sense to me) once you discontinue any of these products your luetinizing hormone will drop back down. And if you truly have nearly non-existent Testosterone, none of these products will put you back into normal range consistently and long-term. I would highly, highly suggest continuing to consider and research TRT as it is really the only long-term solution. It sounds scary now, but you will feel infinitely better than you do having low T. I know it's a b*tch, but testosterone is an incredibly important hormone in the body and central nervous system and hey, there are guys creaming to get on TRT when they are older, I know that doesn't mean much now, but you'll be glad you corrected the problem in the future.
01-18-2011, 02:27 PM
I've heard of people trying both Clomid and/or HCG therapy before taking the plunge to TRT. Both things should be discussed with your doc, and if you don't have a good one, make sure you find one. Also, just noticing you were talking about inhibit-e. If you dont' have adequate levels of Testosterone, you could be estrogen dominant, but since testosterone is converted to estrogen via aromatase, taking an AI isn't going to just pump you back up to regular testosterone levels. Now if you do try a product like DAA or something, you will most likely experience a noticeable increase in estrogen (bloat, possibly gyno, etc.) so taking an AI with that would be advised.
01-18-2011, 10:59 PM
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01-19-2011, 03:27 PM
01-20-2011, 12:08 AM
hmmm......well i knwo my vi D is good, i brought up HCG to the doc and he jstu said thats too expensive....... and i am only 21 i dont relaly ahve any money as is it, so he gave me androgel i do 5 g a day what u thinka bout that?
02-01-2011, 04:27 AM
wow, some amazing information in this thread!
yeah, I love toco 8 and resveratrol! the transdermal delivery sysem used by SA really does the trick with resveratrol though!
02-01-2011, 10:51 AM
02-01-2011, 05:00 PM
i brought up HCG to my doc and he jsut shrugged it off, not srue y, maybe cuz its expaensive, but he put me on 5g daily of androgel...... been doin that for bout a week and a half now, nothing to speak of yet, i jsut hope this wasnt a bad choice.
Are there any ways to maximize the benefits of androgel and/or reduce negative effects that anyone knows of. Thanks
02-01-2011, 06:43 PM
Is this a specialist doc or a GP? If this is a GP, I feel like you need out of that, although idk now that you have already started androgel. My GP was gonna give me androgel before trying ANYTHING else, so I told him to f*** off and I went to a urologist who came recommended bc he had dealt with hormones before. And yes, I called the GP back after my LH levels reset and pretty much told him he had no business dealing with anybody's hormones. If this is a good doctor, they would care about the fact that you want to do it the natural way. Sounds bad to me, but in my situation I was doing anything in my power to stay natural.
02-02-2011, 12:10 AM
he is an endocrinologist..............s o can u tell me exactly what u did to get ur LH levels up.... cuz i woudl rather do it naturally as well because i jsut dont want the side effects
02-02-2011, 08:58 AM
Mostly already mentioned above...but here is literally everything I did step by step
400 iU hCG E3D for 3 weeks
500 iU hCG E3D for 3 weeks
250 iU hCG EOD for 2 weeks
Went off hCG and had two months until I needed to test my blood levels
Began taking the following:
Fish Oil 3g a day
50g of zinc at night before bed (I was taking this during the hCG as well to fight estrogen)
Continued my workouts, which were mostly cardio based for the first month
The last month before my blood tests, I decided to get into lifting again due to advice I had seen on here regarding an anabolic state.
Only did about 4-5 strength training workouts before the blood tests, my first real weight workouts in like a year or two....sure enough, when my blood tests came back, LH had gone from 2.3 pre hCG to 5.0.
Things aren't perfect, but much better, I have a natural amount of energy and don't feel tired much, I am actually making some strength gains in the gym, my erections are not 100% back to normal but quality is good, libido is still down a little, however, which is why the erections aren't 100%...sometimes I just don't have the desire but do it anyway for my girl....In my case, I also have the fortune (or misfortune depending on what way you look at it) of having some extra weight...so I am losing the weight now and I am assuming things will improve even more once I get down to my "perfect" weight
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