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Alcohol's Effect on Testosterone

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 Posted 6/26/2014 4:10:50 PM
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I have been using the Anti Alcohol LEF supplement for 2 months since starting to drink after 2/19 surgery.   On average I have about 2 glasses of wine twice per week and there were two parties where I had maybe 4-5 drinks over 5-6 hours.   Each drink was preceded by consuming a A.A capsule.   I definitely saw the benefits of the A.A. supplement for next morning chirp.   However, given I am taking DHEA 50mg and Super MiraForte x4 per day I was shocked to see my Free T reduced by 8 points to 9.8 since last test in December 2013.  My Total T is 505.   Estradiol is 15.3.   I am also surprised my Estradiol did not go up higher.   I can only assume that for me and my genetics alcohol regularly is very bad for the health of the hormone system.  I am abstaining from all alcohol until I can test my theory with a couple more tests.   Does major surgery tend to lower T in men?

It would be great if LEF could implement a secure database to track test results with graph trending.
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 Posted 6/26/2014 5:43:22 PM
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There is a lot of information out there about alcohol lowering testosterone but this study http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24893607 documented a rise in testosterone in association with increasing alcohol consumption among younger men. This doesn't prove causation--men with higher T might just like to go out drinking more--but the autors suggest it might have to do with changed metabolism of testosterone in the liver.

This abstract http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22414875 states that the decline in testosterone that occurs with age is steeper during critical illnesses.


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I was pleasantly surprised when my libido increased after I started supplementing vitamin D in the Winter and sunbathing in during the Summer...  Turns out upping vitamin D has been associated with increasing testosterone.  

Look Here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21154195

"Mean circulating 25(OH)D concentrations increased significantly by 53.5 nmol/l in the vitamin D group, but remained almost constant in the placebo group"

Cholesterol is also an important ingredient in generating T.  Don't know if your doctor slipped a statin into your mix of meds, but statins can put a damper on T.  
Vitamin E also has improved my sex life...  It seems to increase semen production/volume for me.  

I've cycled off alcohol and noticed a short term boost in T that seems to fall off after a month or so.  I also believe I get a spike in T, again short term when I go back to my evening cocktails.  
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