PSA: Astaxanthin is a dht blocker

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it blocks the 5 alpha reductase enzyme, which converts T to DHT. It has effects similar to Fin. I do not recommend taking it.

20 dollars wasted :rage:
 

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MogTime said:
I have some in the mail. Hopefully the talk about it giving you a reddish undertone is legit.

Also how is blocking DHT a bad thing? Hair = life.
lower libido, more bloat, decreased muscle mass and athletic ability, etc, basically all the side effects people obsess about when getting on fin
 

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carl said:
MogTime said:
I have some in the mail. Hopefully the talk about it giving you a reddish undertone is legit.

Also how is blocking DHT a bad thing? Hair = life.
lower libido, more bloat, decreased muscle mass and athletic ability, etc, basically all the side effects people obsess about when getting on fin
Lower libido yes. Decreased muscle mass? I think not, T gives you muscles, blocking reductase will increase your overall T because it will not convert into DHT
 

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You try and looksmax to get sex and then you can't have sex  :lol:
 

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just rub apple cider vinegar on your skull and drink magnetized water, that will fix balding inside as well as out
 

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I've been taking this shit for 2 weeks and i noticed my erection has been sub par lately wtf. 

Source?
 

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Yul Brynner said:
I've been taking this shit for 2 weeks and i noticed my erection has been sub par lately wtf. 

Source?
This is the study

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18700016

there is only one, as far as I can tell, and this is a study which combined astaxanthin with saw palmetto (whatever that is). however the study concluded that most of the 5AR enzyme inhibition was from astaxanthin
 

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carl said:
Yul Brynner said:
I've been taking this shit for 2 weeks and i noticed my erection has been sub par lately wtf. 

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This is the study

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18700016

there is only one, as far as I can tell, and this is a study which combined astaxanthin with saw palmetto (whatever that is). however the study concluded that most of the 5AR enzyme inhibition was from astaxanthin
note that its a study on a supplement containing both astaxanthin and saw palmeto, so it' in noway relevant to conclude that astaxanthin by itself reduce dht
 

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frenchy91 said:
carl said:
This is the study

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18700016

there is only one, as far as I can tell, and this is a study which combined astaxanthin with saw palmetto (whatever that is). however the study concluded that most of the 5AR enzyme inhibition was from astaxanthin
note that its a study on a supplement containing both astaxanthin and saw palmeto, so it' in noway relevant to conclude that astaxanthin by itself reduce dht
true there's also an invitro study here about the issue

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16093232

though i would say the evidence is weak. Lycopene is also a 5AR inhibitor, so it may be that the entire family of carotenoids including beta-carotine do the same shit.
 
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