Ashwagandha and Tongkat Ali are two of our most popular herbal supplements here at Lost Empire Herbs and two very important hormone-supporting herbs! Before we go further, I need you to understand that half of what I'm talking about here applies to any Ashwagandha or Tongkat Ali out there on the … [Read more...] about Ashwagandha vs. Tongkat Ali (Which Is Best For You?)
Pine Pollen is said to contain testosterone as well as a number of other human hormones including: Epitestosterone Androstenedione Androsterone DHEA Progesterone Is this true? The answer is unclear. Prior research says yes. However, our own independent lab results said … [Read more...] about Does Pine Pollen Contain Testosterone?
Recently, I recorded a bunch of new videos on specific topics about our most popular herb, Pine Pollen. You’ll find these shown in a variety of places around our website but also figured it was worth putting them all in one place here on the blog. (We did something similar with Ashwagandha … [Read more...] about Six(6) Pine Pollen Videos
For a long time, Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) has been given a bad rap because of its role in acne, hair loss, and prostate issues. This article examines previous theories about DHT, and the latest studies to see what science now reveals about this endogenous androgen sex steroid and hormone. … [Read more...] about DHT’s Role in Prostate Issues, Hair Loss and Acne: Part II
Ashwagandha is an amazing plant. It is probably one of the most well-known and popular herbs in Ayurvedic medicine and for good reason. It offers many helpful benefits to the majority of people who use it, and with minimal side effects. Recently, I recorded a number of videos on different … [Read more...] about 7 Videos on Ashwagandha – Benefits, Side Effects & MORE
What is the real story on SHBG? As the name implies sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) is a globulin (a protein made up of about 400 amino acids) that binds to sex hormones which include testosterone, estrogen and more. It is the main component that is the difference between Total … [Read more...] about Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG): Good or Bad?
You may have heard of herbal adaptogens, which is a class of substances that work with the body to help it adapt and to promote balance (homeostasis). Adaptogens are well regarded for helping people to handle and manage stress and fatigue. Adaptogens do so in a way that regulates … [Read more...] about Stress Management: How Medicinal Mushrooms Can Help
Ashwagandha supplement benefits many different areas and functions of the body. When someone asked “what does it do?” it’s a bit of a silly question as it can’t be answered easily. Jeff, our Ashwagandha farmer, and spagyric tincture preparer shares some of the benefits in the following … [Read more...] about Ashwagandha Benefits for Thyroid, Hormones, Sleep and More
Testosterone, touted as the “manly” hormone, is the most powerful androgen. Androgens are a group of steroid hormones whose name fittingly is derived from the Greek word for “man-maker.” The Role of Testosterone Testosterone is well-known for its role in muscle growth, male pattern hair growth, … [Read more...] about Natural Alternatives to Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone, “T”, is a male’s best friend. Responsible for what we consider to be all the “manly” characteristics, testosterone is behind the sexy deep voice, muscular build, and that ever-growing facial hair. Widely known as the male sex hormone, it is no wonder that testosterone is produced … [Read more...] about Testosterone & Men: The Correlation between Healthy Testosterone Levels and Overall Well-Being
When it comes to weight loss, we all know the drill. You finally decide to take it seriously and set a strict diet for yourself. Maybe initially, you even see some results, but over time most people fall off the wagon and end up right back where they started… and are left with the feelings of … [Read more...] about How to Lose Weight Naturally: Does Dieting Work?
Men aren't the only ones who have to worry about having too much estrogen. The human body has a very particular set of uses for its sex hormones. These hormones are supposed to be balanced in a certain way, and if they aren't balanced properly, drastic problems can emerge. The symptoms of a sex … [Read more...] about Estrogen Dominance: Lose the Fat and Ignite Your Sex Life
Understanding Testosterone and the Hormonal Ecosystem Testosterone—it’s in all of us! This hormone is important for male sexual function increased muscle mass, and has also been known to stoke male aggression. You may also know that it has many interesting health implications for people of both … [Read more...] about Yin Within the Yang: The Importance of Testosterone in Women’s Health
Many folks avoid eating bitter foods. Why? Well, some scientists think it may be because of evolution, or maybe modern day has us used to being comfortable with fancy and "good" tasting foods, and so we may have forgotten that not everything good for us.... tastes great! Since back in the … [Read more...] about Bitter is Better: What Bitter Means in the Herb World
Your energy level can be a major indicator of the state of your health and well-being. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the concept of chi, or energy, is synonymous with life itself; hence, it is also referred to as our life force—the body’s vital energy. While chi is invisible there is a … [Read more...] about Fight Fatigue and Increase Your Energy
To the best of my knowledge, cycling was largely created bodybuilders for the use of drugs. When taking exogenous hormones you would cycle off them for a time so that you didn't shut down your own production. As many things in the bodybuilding world do, this idea of cycling spread out from its … [Read more...] about 7 Day 7 Herb Cycling Method
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland, below the larynx in your throat, that plays a major role in the metabolism of the human body. Its effects are felt by every single cell within your body. Sadly, issues with the thyroid producing either too much hormone or too little are rampant in … [Read more...] about Why is the Thyroid Important for Good Health?
The following article on the benefits of sunlight is a chapter from the newest book I'm working on tentatively called "Powered by Nature". In this book will be all the ways and methods in which nature is good for our health, happiness and even peak performance. It covers why it is in our best … [Read more...] about The Dangers and Benefits of the… SUN
Herbs are a powerful tools. You can use them to boost erections, enhance sex drive and increase life motivation so you can go out and dominate the world. But many men who use these herbal gifts fail to dominate anything - let alone planet earth. Because they haven’t figured out that the enemy is … [Read more...] about Herbs For Testicular Atrophy
Danielle Brooks is a Nutritional Therapist, Clinical Herbalist, Professional Speaker, and founder of Redmond Nutritional Therapy, Lake Washington Massage Therapy, and Good Decisions Inc. She is also the author of bestseller Good Decisions…Most of the Time, Danielle’s approach to diet combines … [Read more...] about Ep52: Herbs for the Zombie Apocalypse with Dani Brooks
This article is going to be dealing with a hormone by the name of prolactin, a subject most men do not spend a lot of time in quiet contemplation on. Prolactin is exactly the type of hormone it sounds like: ‘pro’ meaning before + lactation Because of this, it makes sense that females would … [Read more...] about Prolactin
Ganoderma lucidum, better known as reishi, is one of the very top herbs in Chinese medicine. It has earned the reputation as the mushroom of immortality and is well known for its healthful effects across a broad spectrum of areas. Yet, some men are steering clear of it for one reason...that it … [Read more...] about Anti-Androgenic Effects of Reishi