We got this amazing testimonial in the other day, along with a question that will surely help some other people. Just following up to share great results from adding several of your products to my daily life. 6 months ago I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, non alcoholic fatty liver … [Read more...] about Why did my Testosterone Go Down?
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?)
For whatever reason, SARS-CoV-2 seems to be killing more men than women. Some have implicated testosterone in this! Seeing as increasing testosterone levels is something we’re very focused on here at Lost Empire Herbs I felt this was worth exploring further. Does COVID19 Affect Hormones? ACE2 … [Read more...] about COVID19 and Testosterone
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
Part of the idea of performance herbalism is for you to be able to feel what the herbs do for you right away. Knowing that they’re doing something in the background, below conscious perception, is fine but isn’t it best to have things work so great you can feel it instantly? Many of the herbs … [Read more...] about The Feelable Effects of Our Herbs
Ever since noticing the effect ourselves and hearing reports from customers we’ve known that Pine Pollen helps with morning wood. It may seem like a silly or juvenile thing to be concerned about, but it turns out that this is a great indicator of men’s health. How exactly we don’t know since the … [Read more...] about Pine Pollen and Morning Wood (How well does it really work?)
Finally, the part you’ve been waiting for, how to decrease or increase your DHT (dihydrotestosterone). As a quick recap, in the first article, we detailed some of the basics of DHT and why it is important. Click here to read part one. Then in the second part, we covered how and why DHT has … [Read more...] about How to Decrease or Increase DHT: Part III
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
Read Part 2 Read Part 3 Everyone has heard of testosterone. But few are familiar with dihydrotestosterone. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is an endogenous androgen sex steroid and hormone. The enzyme 5α-reductase catalyzes the formation of DHT from testosterone in certain tissues including … [Read more...] about The Basics and Benefits of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT): Part I
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
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin - Part 2 In my previous article, I detailed what Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) is, the old theory about it being strictly a bad thing, and how new science shows that this is not the case. If you missed that you can find it here. In this article, we’ll dive … [Read more...] about How to Raise or Lower Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
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?
Both men and women need estrogen and testosterone. While the ratios are different between the genders, both of these are absolutely critical for overall health and wellness. In this article, we’ll be diving deep into the important role of estrogen for men. When men begin testosterone replacement … [Read more...] about Estrogen for Men’s Health
Deer antler velvet…just what is this stuff and why is it so popular? And which is the best way to use it? Does deer antler spray work? Deer antlers are pretty amazing. (Note that Elk antlers are also used too. For the most part I’ll be using the term deer antlers, but later on, I’ll address the … [Read more...] about Deer Antler Velvet Extract: Benefits of Spray, Tincture, Powder Supplements For Men
Why be concerned about herbs that increase testosterone? Men from all over the world are worried about their level of testosterone. What man hasn't asked "how can I get more free testosterone?" This male hormone is responsible for our masculinity, virility, libido, muscle growth. Therefore if … [Read more...] about Herbs, Foods, and Spices That Increase Testosterone (Top 11)
We keep getting asked for InsideTracker reviews and test results so thought we'd finally get this posted. We talk about health a lot over here. Unfortunately, there are many people that preach health...but may not be the healthiest people themselves. There's one good way to know for … [Read more...] about My Inside Tracker Results and Review
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
This is the largest article we’ve ever posted. Its aim is to cover pretty much everything you could ever want to know about Pine Pollen, especially as relates to human health. As this is our best-selling herb and a large part of why Lost Empire Herbs started in the first place, we felt it was worthy … [Read more...] about Pine Pollen – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
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
Here is my list of the top 5 tips to increase testosterone naturally. While testosterone replacement has it's place, it really should not be explored until all natural methods have been exhausted. As mentioned, these are some of the tips that helped me to get 992 ng/dL total … [Read more...] about Top 5 Tips for Boosting Testosterone Naturally
I recall the sound of my mother’s voice slicing through the air, “Don’t slouch. Stand up straight boy and elevate your chest.” Males of all ages struggle with this basic, instinctual practice. Living in a time of instant gratification, antagonistic environmental exposure, dizzying distractions … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Naturally Maintain Stronger Erections