Vit. E Lowers Testosterone?
- 11-04-2008, 06:15 PM
Vit. E Lowers Testosterone?
Anyone know why in this study alpha-toc was shown to reduce testosterone levels? I thought the premise behind Toco-8 was that tocopherols and tocotrienols raise testosterone?
Wiley InterScience :: Session Cookies
- 11-05-2008, 02:56 PM
- 11-06-2008, 05:05 PM
11-06-2008, 05:11 PM
maybe this is what he saw
Alpha-tocopherol affects androgen metabolism in male rat.
Barella L, Rota C, Stöcklin E, Rimbach G.
DSM Nutritional Products, Research and Development, Human Nutrition and Health, CH-4303 Kaiseraugst, Switzerland. email@example.com
The Alpha-Tocopherol Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention Study has provided the first evidence implicating vitamin E in hormone synthesis. The effect of vitamin E on stereoidogenesis in testes and adrenal glands was assessed in growing rats using Affymetrix gene-chip technology. Dietary supplementation of rats with vitamin E (60 mg/kg feed) for a period of 429 days caused a significant repression of genes encoding for proteins centrally involved in the uptake (low-density lipoprotein receptor) and de novo synthesis (for example, 7-dehydrocholesterol reductase, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A synthase, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase, isopentenyl-diphosphate delta-isomerase, and farnesyl pyrophosphate synthetase) of cholesterol, the precursor of all steroid hormones. The present investigation indicates that dietary vitamin E may induce changes in stereoidogenesis by affecting cholesterol homeostasis.
11-06-2008, 05:32 PM
11-06-2008, 05:38 PM
11-06-2008, 09:14 PM
These are normal human males that had a testosterone boost from vitamin e and increased sensitivity to hCG.
Effect of Vitamin E on Function of Pituitary-Gonadal Axis in Male Rats and Human Subject
Fumio et al
Endocrinology, Japan. 29(3) 287-292 (1982)
11-08-2008, 02:36 PM
Sorry about that link expiring. Now of course its hard to find, however the tocopherols are different from tocotrienols anyhow right? And it seems the guys at PP have labs to show Toco 8 works as intended right?
11-09-2008, 09:29 AM
11-09-2008, 03:13 PM
i dont know how signifigant it is, its used in older men
they testicular function is declined as it is
Vit E seems to be protective to the leydig cells,
11-09-2008, 03:52 PM
11-09-2008, 11:23 PM
11-10-2008, 01:27 PM
11-19-2008, 04:43 PM
I just have to say that I have gone through about 2/3s a tub of Toco-8 (old version) at 2x/day and same with EndoAMP and I feel like I am one of the best T-boosters. My drive is up, mood is up, sexy dreams are more frequent, libido and function seem to be up as well. All signs my body is producing T more efficiently. I am impressed.
The only other thing I am taking other than that is ALCAR at about 3.5g/day. Though I've used it before, I feel a difference above and beyond what I have had with ALCAR in the past as far as the above factors go.
I still have another tub of each left and look forward to the next month on them. If my budget allows I may get some more and just keep going another 2 or more months since they are working so well for me.
11-19-2008, 04:46 PM
11-20-2008, 09:44 AM
11-28-2008, 06:01 PM
Just ordered 2 more of Toco and Endo each with the 20% holiday cupon from the PP site. You guys are awsome, PP.
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