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Does Coconut Oil Lower Or Raise DHT?

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Does Coconut Oil Lower Or Raise DHT?

Post  hairisthickening on Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:52 am

Hi,

just curious. I have been oil pulling with coconut oil and have read coconut oil lowers dht. But then I came across an article or two claiming it raises dht. Even an article from doctor Oz here says it raises dht:

http://www.realage.com/check-your-health/mens-health/top-foods-for-younger-looking-hair

I am using extra virgin coconut oil. Now im scared it could be raising dht? How can I be sure which is happening? Thanks and also if it lowers dht that wont do anything like give me a girly voice will it? Thanks

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Re: Does Coconut Oil Lower Or Raise DHT?

Post  DepthInValor on Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:49 am

It definitely lowers DHT while improving thyroid function. I'm curious to know if anyone has seen sides similar to fin when supplementing/eating coconut oil? Thinking about adding 2tbsps to my regimen on a consistent basis.

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Re: Does Coconut Oil Lower Or Raise DHT?

Post  Nuuu_Dx on Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:09 am

You would probably have to eat a shit load to get anything like fin side effects.

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Re: Does Coconut Oil Lower Or Raise DHT?

Post  hairisthickening on Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:27 am

Are we sure it lowers? I have noticed positive sexual sides if anything. I am just oil pulling with coconut oil but I'm sure I'm absorbing some each day. That's why I got worried about it raising dht. How do we know it lowers it?

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Re: Does Coconut Oil Lower Or Raise DHT?

Post  Satan on Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:38 am

It's beneficial because it boosts metabolic rate, thus increasing nutrient requirements. I'd imagine if those aren't met, inflammation and therefore DHT would increase. Coconut oil really is a perfect fat though, it doesn't even require bile to digest.

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Re: Does Coconut Oil Lower Or Raise DHT?

Post  hairisthickening on Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:17 am

Satan so are you saying the oil lowers dht? Thanks

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Re: Does Coconut Oil Lower Or Raise DHT?

Post  Nuuu_Dx on Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:55 am

I eat a table spoon every morning, all it does is make me poo lol.

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Re: Does Coconut Oil Lower Or Raise DHT?

Post  DepthInValor on Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:57 am

Coconut Oil also down regulates the production of DHT, which is a major player in MPB and acne. As you likely already know, Testosterone is converted into DHT by the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. DHT increases sebum emission, creating a conducive environment for propionbacterium, thus inflammation, to proliferate. It is established that the activity of the 5-alpha reductase enzyme is significantly more elevated in areas prone to acne and Androgenetic Alopecia.

Several studies have conclusively shown that lauric acid reduces 5-alpha reductase activity, and inhibits the conversion of testosterone into DHT. Another concluded that lauric acid inhibited the activity of 5-alpha reductase by 50%. One study in particular found that consumption of Coconut Oil in rats, like finasteride and saw palmetto, reduced enlarged prostate glands that had been experimentally enlarged with androgen administration.

As an inhibitor of 5 alpha reductase vis a vis its lauric acid content, Coconut Oil both internally and topically applied makes a plausible intervention for both hair loss and acne.


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Post  Biffy on Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:39 pm

Kinda off topic: Is coconut oil safe to use as penis moisturizer?

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Post  Complexx on Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:22 pm

DepthInValor wrote:It definitely lowers DHT while improving thyroid function. I'm curious to know if anyone has seen sides similar to fin when supplementing/eating coconut oil? Thinking about adding 2tbsps to my regimen on a consistent basis.
I've read about this one guy saying he did experience sexual sides like the ones you get with fin but he was overdoing it though.

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Post  Complexx on Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:34 pm

DepthInValor wrote:Coconut Oil also down regulates the production of DHT, which is a major player in MPB and acne. As you likely already know, Testosterone is converted into DHT by the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. DHT increases sebum emission, creating a conducive environment for propionbacterium, thus inflammation, to proliferate. It is established that the activity of the 5-alpha reductase enzyme is significantly more elevated in areas prone to acne and Androgenetic Alopecia.

Several studies have conclusively shown that lauric acid reduces 5-alpha reductase activity, and inhibits the conversion of testosterone into DHT. Another concluded that lauric acid inhibited the activity of 5-alpha reductase by 50%. One study in particular found that consumption of Coconut Oil in rats, like finasteride and saw palmetto, reduced enlarged prostate glands that had been experimentally enlarged with androgen administration.

As an inhibitor of 5 alpha reductase vis a vis its lauric acid content, Coconut Oil both internally and topically applied makes a plausible intervention for both hair loss and acne.


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How many tablespoons of coconut oil did the test subjects in these studies consume to obtain successful results?

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Re: Does Coconut Oil Lower Or Raise DHT?

Post  Grub on Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:01 am

The only thing I have found against coconut oil is from Dr Wilson who describes us as all being to Yin in terms of Yin/Yang balance.

This quote is from his website http://www.drlwilson.com/

"Avoid most tropical fats include coconut oil, palm oil and avocado. They are too yin. Some health authorities believe these are healthful. However, they are all extremely yin, so they are best avoided or eaten in small amounts only"


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