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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: igf 1 and diet.
« on: December 16, 2018, 01:53:36 am »
High carb leads to higher insulin, and insulin activates mTOR just like IGF-1. Try fasting and/or LCHF.

Why some patients who aren't diabetic or etc have low SHBG?

Polymorphism of the SHBG gene.

Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: SHGB levels
« on: March 04, 2018, 12:37:31 pm »
With low SHBG total testosterone you'll obviously have lower total testosterone. Free testosterone is normal without TRT... in the mornings. By the evening you are lucky to have any testosterone left. In my experience the most common complaint with low SHBG guys is little to none sex drive. And that TRT barely ever works as expected.

Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / How to increase SHBG
« on: March 04, 2018, 04:37:44 am »
So here is what I've been able to gather throughout my research. I think most of them are based on some kind of research, but I haven't kept the sources. (Probably found easily through Google Scholar). Most of them have something to do with lowering inflammation.

1. olive oil
2. ‎exercise
3. ‎monounsaturated fatty acids
4. ‎(prolonged) fasting
5. ‎calorie restriction
6. ‎walnuts
7. ‎almonds
8. ‎omega-3
9. ‎fiber
10. ‎berberin
11. ‎proper sleep
12. ‎Vitamin D
13. ‎red wine
14. ‎coffee

Avoid these:

1. (animal) protein (especially milk)
2. body fat
3. carbohydrates
4. saturated fatty acids
5. ‎zinc (shame, since you need this)

It could be possible if you draw the bloods in the middle of the night.  ;D Low SHBG guys metabolize testosterone so fast, that it might have dropped significantly by the time you have your blood work done. My SHBG is 10 and the best total testosterone I've gotten was about 350.

Absolutely! And that's just because older men tend to have higher SHBG, so they can use longer esters like Nebido and take shots infrequently.

Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: Best Breakfast?
« on: December 29, 2017, 04:03:39 pm »

Breakfast #5... Nothing

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day - you just don't have to have it in the morning.

So I have this weird problem.  ::) My libido is pretty much non-existent. Sometimes i might be a tiny bit horny, but when you compare that to this, it's nothing. Occasionally, maybe a few times a year, I wake up to ripping the clothes off my wife, talking dirty and being horny as hell. I can never feel anything like that when I'm awake. What is that part of my brain that blocks me from having these emotions? I've been thinking that maybe something like hypnosis or therapeutic LSD could help me free my "true self".

IF your lifestyle allows it, applying a TD twice per day is always better.

Especially if you have low SHBG? What do you think about low SHBG and testosterone gels? What kind of dosages would you usually recommend?

Fasting and low-carb/ketogenic diet to the rescue!

And SHBG goes up and down several points throughout the day.

BTW, how is SHBG supposed to fluctuate throughout the day? Doesn't it have a pretty long half-life? Can the liver just produce massive amounts of it suddenly? And can it somehow be eliminated fast? Am I missing something?

I have seen the same blood sample run twice, at the same lab, at the same time, and report back 10 points from each other. SHBG appears to be a difficult assay to run consistently.

Huh, it's weird then that many low SHBG guys report that their SHBG tends to not fluctuate much at all (like in my case)..

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