Does Luteolin Increase Testosterone?
by Benjamin Bunting BA(Hons) PGCert
Written by Ben Bunting: BA, PGCert. (Sport & Exercise Nutrition) // British Army Physical Training Instructor // S&C Coach.
The question: Does luteolin increase testosterone? This article will explore whether it can boost testosterone production, inhibit estrogen biosynthesis, and improve nutrient absorption.
Let's start by examining the steroidogenic acute regulatory protein, commonly referred to as StAR (STARD1) protein. This protein is highly regulated and decreases with aging. It is a crucial enzyme in the production of testosterone and progesterone. This article will also discuss other potential benefits of luteolin.
Luteolin increases testosterone
Luteolin is an antioxidant that boosts testosterone levels and is known to delay the onset of andropause, which is the process that leads to a decline in male hormones. By inhibiting the enzyme known as aromatase, luteolin helps to keep testosterone levels in a healthy range. This flavonoid is found in foods like citrus fruits, leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, and spices. It has also been shown to protect the brain, reduce inflammation, and reduce allergies, while promoting healthy testosterone levels.
The beneficial effect of honey is attributed to the fact that luteolin increases testosterone levels. It is believed that the increased production of luteinizing hormone by honey acts as a modulator of the positive effects of this substance on testosterone levels. This compound has been shown to enhance the production of testosterone by up to ten times. Its other benefits are not well known at this time, but it has shown positive effects in laboratory tests.
Research has shown that luteolin inhibits estrogen biosynthesis by inhibiting the enzyme that produces estrogens. Some dietary flavonoids have this activity, although the exact tissue-specificity is unclear. The compound inhibited estrogen biosynthesis in Human granulosa-like tumor cell line (KGN) cells, which are derived from the ovarian granulosa of premenopausal women. In addition, it promoted aromatase protein degradation, and had no effect on recombinant expression of aromatase.
Luteolin inhibits estrogen biosynthesis
Using a supplement which includes luteolin may help men combat the negative effects of estrogen by inhibiting its biosynthesis. Specifically, the supplement blocks the enzyme called aromatase, which converts testosterone into estrogen. Luteolin is a naturally occurring flavonoid found in a number of fruits and Traditional Chinese herbs. Researchers in China first discovered luteolin as a hormone-decreasing substance and found that it was the most effective among 1431 natural compounds.
While the research is still in its early stages, luteolin is showing promise as an effective natural testosterone booster. By inhibiting the enzyme responsible for estrogen biosynthesis, luteolin could help men balance their testosterone levels and delay the onset of andropause, which occurs as men age. Further, it may also slow the decline in male testosterone levels caused by lifestyle factors. In addition, luteolin may indirectly boost testosterone levels by maintaining a healthy testosterone-to-estrogen ratio.
While phytoestrogens are widely used in the food and herbal medicines industry, their benefits for human health are still up for debate. Recent studies have found that phytoestrogens can inhibit the enzyme responsible for estrogen biosynthesis. They have potential for anticancer applications as anti-cancer agents and treatments for various diseases. Larger studies are needed to confirm whether phytoestrogens are universally effective,
Luteolin has ther benefits
Luteolin has a number of beneficial effects on men's health, from improved blood pressure to improved nutrient absorption. In addition to being a powerful antioxidant, luteolin also suppresses the transcription factor HNF-4a, which regulates the expression of genes involved in lipoprotein metabolism.
Luteolin is a citrus flavonoid that is reported to have cognitive benefits due to its anti-inflammatory actions. It can improve memory and protect against Alzheimer's disease by enhancing brain insulin resistance and neuroinflammation.
A study published in 2015 demonstarted that luteolin has a positive impact on children who are suffering from brain fog which can be a symptom of various conditions such as autism spectrum dissorders (ASD's), celiac disease or fibromyalgia amongst others. A review found that luteolin improved attention and could provide an effective treatment option.
Further evidence shows that luteolin has antihystemine effects and can reduce the impact of asthma and the potential for mortality when combined with COVID-19.
Cardiovascular diseases are responsible for many deaths in the Western world. Research has shown that luteolin can help reduce cardiovascular dysfunction for people suffering from obesity.