Testosterone is the holy grail of bodybuilding because it helps build muscle mass and strength. However, increasing your testosterone levels can also increase your estrogen levels because some testosterone will convert into estrogen.
Many men and women have imbalances in their testosterone and estrogen levels. When there is too much estrogen, there will be a loss of muscle mass, which is the exact opposite of what you want. Excess estrogen will also increase body fat, water retention, and headaches. It will also reduce sexual performance.
There are several substances which can reduce estrogen levels and reduce the negative effects of estrogen. Three of the most effective substances are chrysin, trifolium pretense, and diindolymethane.
Chrysin is a flavonoid that is found in the passion flower herb and in honey. It is considered an aromatase (estrogen creator) inhibitor. If the aromatase is inhibited, your testosterone won’t convert into estrogen.
Trifolium pretense is the scientific name for red clover. Red clover contains isoflavons, which act like estrogens. By acting like estrogens, the red clover binds to the estrogen receptor sites in the body, preventing the estrogen from binding there. Thus, the red clover reduces the amount of estrogen in the body.
Diindolylmethane, often called DIM, is another popular estrogen blocker. It inhibits the aromatase enzyme from doing its job of converting testosterone into estrogen. It can prevent conversion of testosterone. It can also reduce the potency of highly potent forms of estrogen. This has the effect of reducing the overall amount of estrogen in the blood stream. In natural its form, it is found in broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and kale.
It is not possible to get enough of each of these estrogen-inhibiting substances in natural form from food to control and balance your estrogen levels. So supplementation is necessary.
These three estrogen inhibitors, used in combination, will work to properly balance your testosterone and estrogen levels. They can be especially beneficial right after your workout when estrogen levels start to increase.
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