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2018/08/31 10:38:15 (permalink)
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Plant sterols and DHEA production

Has anybody heard anything about the relationship with plant sterols and DHEA production?
 
I first came across it in a Charles Poliquin interview (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtWoU3bHrvg&t=727s at about 9 minutes in), but after researching further, the evidence seems to suggest at it but there is no direct research available...
 

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    MikeGov
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    Re: Plant sterols and DHEA production 2018/08/31 16:55:57 (permalink)
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    I seem to remember a connection with wild yams but I may be wrong.

    I assume you are looking to increase DHEA production naturally?
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    Re: Plant sterols and DHEA production 2018/09/03 09:00:29 (permalink)
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    Yes.
     
    Some of the things he mentioned around natural hormone production made a lot of sense to me.
     
    I have naturally low testosterone, but it has never seemed to hinder me in strength training, whereas I know people who have typical signs of high test (baldness, body hair, high sex drive, etc) who really struggle
     
    In the interview, Poliquin mentions this and claims that he has trained many athletes in both camps and says that DHEA is of a high importance than test levels.
     
    I've started using margarine with added sterols (tastes amazing in my smoothie!) as an initial test, but not sure whether the sterols are the same kind.  You can buy it in supplement form, but it's pretty expensive.

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    Re: Plant sterols and DHEA production 2018/09/03 11:17:20 (permalink)
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    stinking_dylan

    I have naturally low testosterone, but it has never seemed to hinder me in strength training


    Do you think is due to the endurance training you do? low testosterone in endurance athletes, called exercise-hypogonadal male condition (EHMC)

    I’d say it might not feel like you’ve been hindered especialy if you can continue to progress but you probably have. Your strength gains would be higher or in a shorter time frame or both with higher test levels.

    Will you ever go TRT?
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    Re: Plant sterols and DHEA production 2018/09/03 11:33:47 (permalink)
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    The endurance training has a lot to do with it, but that's decreased over the last couple of years.
     
    I think I would definitely make better progress with higher T, but I doubt I would ever go down the TRT route unless absolutely required for health reasons. Competing for me is about enjoyment and personal fulfilment.

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