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Increasing DHT = Hairgrowth

Post  john3333 on Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:27 am

Finasteride works by blocking the conversion of the hormone testosterone to the more potent hormone dihydrotestosterone.
But many people on this site say that DHT is not the problem.
From the side effects we know about Finasteride, it seems like blocking DHT is not a good method .
Is it possible that DHT is actually beneficial for hairloss?

It is said that after orgasm DHT spikes, but it also feels good. Could DHT be a feel-good chemical?

How would one go about increasing DHT?

I think that DHT could cure my chronic insomnia, the cause of my hairloss.
https://examine.com/nutrition/how-important-is-sleep/

Another (similarly small) controlled study noted that despite weird fluctuations in FSH between persons, that sleep deprivation in young men noted a 30.4% decrease in testosterone that was accompanied by a decrease in DHT (26.4%) and Androstenedione (32.6%).
Maybe if I were to increase DHT I would be able to fall asleep. Maybe DHT is some sort of antioxidant in certain circumstances.

I think I need to find a way to stimulate my appetite too. If I don't eat enough, it's nearly impossible to fall asleep. I've been trying to supplement my diet with one sandwich before I go to sleep.
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Post  john3333 on Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:49 am


http://www.healthline.com/health/depression/statistics#2

Women are twice as likely to have depression, and symptoms of depression, as men of the same age.

It appears that DHT might be an antidepressant. Women have lower levels of DHT.
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Post  RefreshedPerspective on Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:47 am

This is something I have actually pondered about myself. I mean for the rest of the body hair DHT is required, so why not for the head. How does the checmical DHT really understand where it is in the body to behave contrary elsewhere. Just doesn't make sense to me.

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Post  shaftless on Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:29 am

Maybe the rest of our body hair isn't affected by DHT in a negative way because of different genetics compared to scalp hair follicles. There seems to be differences in our different body hairs. Pubic hair and underarm hair seems to be of a different texture and strength...tougher and more wiry. Too bad those hairs weren't affected by dht instead of our more obviously-seen, and apparently weaker, scalp hair.

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Post  Guitarfan32 on Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:12 am

Ironically I was looking up stuff on DHT. I have recently been taking a lot of stuff that reduces it or 5-alpha-reductase. I have noticed that erections aren't quite what they used to be, although it appears some of my scalp hair is remaining. Astaxanthin, ecklonia cava, GLA/Borage oil. I am worried I have to sacrifice testosterone/libido/etc for maintaining some strands of hair. For example ecklonia cava is supposed to boost nitric oxide, and yet astaxanthin is known as a potent inhibitor of it, and yet has other benefits. Very frustrating. Especially when reading stuff like this: https://www.anabolicmen.com/dihydrotestosterone/

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Post  CausticSymmetry on Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:47 pm

Guitarfan32 wrote:Ironically I was looking up stuff on DHT. I have recently been taking a lot of stuff that reduces it or 5-alpha-reductase. I have noticed that erections aren't quite what they used to be, although it appears some of my scalp hair is remaining. Astaxanthin, ecklonia cava, GLA/Borage oil. I am worried I have to sacrifice testosterone/libido/etc for maintaining some strands of hair. For example ecklonia cava is supposed to boost nitric oxide, and yet astaxanthin is known as a potent inhibitor of it, and yet has other benefits. Very frustrating. Especially when reading stuff like this: https://www.anabolicmen.com/dihydrotestosterone/

It's not about DHT (you want plenty of it in the serum).

It's more about 5-AR - You make more as you age (not desirable).

Yes NO is hurt by pharmacologically reducing 5-AR, however NO metabolism is not straight forward.

There's a lot more of the entire picture.

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