Sunday, November 10, 2013

Using DIM-XT and Other Methods to Reduce Estrogen Production

Most people naturally associate estrogen with females and testosterone with males; however, the truth is that both species produce both hormones. Women predominantly produces estrogen while men predominately produce testosterone. If you were to consult any fitness expert the general consensus would be that it is easier for men to lose weight than it is for woman. There are a number of reasons why this is true, such as muscle mass, gender disparities and hormonal differences.

How VH Nutrition's DIM-XT Complex Supplement Can Help Reduce Estrogen

VH Nutrition has developed DIM-XT which is a Diindolylmethane Complex. What DIM does is fill up your bodies estrogen receptors causing your body to not be able to absorb as much estrogen. You then expel it and get to have the benefits of increased testosterone levels and greater hormonal balance.

The Dangers of Low Testosterone

When people are struggling to lose weight, very rarely do they consider the possibility that hormonal imbalances could be in play. One of the reasons that men are able to lose weight easier than women is because of their ability to produce the hormone testosterone. Unfortunately, after a man turns 30, his ability to produce testosterone decreases each year and his testosterone levels decrease in correspondence to his inability to produce the hormone at normal levels. One of the side effects of low testosterone levels is a rise in estrogen levels, and that is never good for a man. Can you say man-boobs?

Higher Risks of Cancer

Actually man boobs are not the biggest problem for men when rising levels of estrogen. As estrogen levels begin to rise in men their risk for prostate cancer increases. Even the chances of breast cancer increases. Yes, men can get breast cancer.
Testosterone naturally combats the rise of estrogen, so maintaining a healthy testosterone level goes a long way.

Following are 6 natural methods of lowering your estrogen levels which will help minimize fat:

  1. Cruciferous Vegetables – Eat plenty of cruciferous vegetables. Vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, spinach and kale can help you manage your estrogen and rid your body of bad estrogens. Broccoli should be given special attention because it contains what are known as indoles which have been found to improve liver function and fight cancer. All cruciferous vegetable have certain levels of DIM.
  2. Properly digest your food – You must understand that you are not simply what you eat. Eating is only a third of the equation. You are what you eat, effectively digest and assimilate into your system. If the nutrients that you are eating are not being properly absorbed then you will suffer from vitamin and nutrient deficiencies that can lead to unhealthy estrogen levels. Many foods that are cooked or overcooked are robbed of important enzymes that aid in the digestive process. Steam your vegetables instead of boiling them – for starters.
  3. Filter Your Water – Your water supply can be one of the main culprits in increasing the estrogen levels in your body. By filtering your water you will be able to lower your exposure to estrogen through your drinking water.
  4. Include Wasabi in your diet – Wasabi contains Diidolymethane (DIM). Dim is the active form of indoles found in cruciferous vegetables. DIM helps fight the conversion of testosterone into the type of estrogen that stores fat. You can always supplement with DIM Complex
  5. Decrease your alcohol intake – Alcohol consumption reduces testosterone while increases estrogen levels. If you must drink, drink moderately
  6. Hit the weights – Intense weight bearing exercises help to increase your testosterone levels. Since testosterone naturally fights the production of estrogen, increasing testosterone will effectively decrease estrogen.
Well beyond having man-boobs, elevated estrogen levels are simply not good for men. Studies have shown that male health declines with the decrease in testosterone levels and the rise in estrogen levels, using these steps will be a start on getting your hormone levels back in balance.

Dr. Rick Wallace Ph.D. is a theologian, published author, public speaker and entrepreneur. He has degrees in Theology, Biomechanics & Kinesiology, Psychology and Textual Criticism. He has over 20 years in the Health & Fitness Industry.

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