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Always seek the advice of your qualified health care provider regarding any medical questions. Autumn Subreddit Survey Results. Other Subreddits of Interest. A question and an awesome achievement! Spend the money on a membership to a serious gym. Lift heavy, eat protein. There's a couple of things you can do. I can't speak as to how effective or safe they are but this is what I know other pre-T guys do and to some extent what I do.
Weight lifting exercise is known to heighten T levels. The more intense the better. If you need cardio, do sprints instead of jogging. Eating lots of red meat and protein also helps. An easy way to get extra protein in your diet is by taking bodybuilding meal powders and other supps such as creatine, whey protein etc. Don't take that stuff if you don't exercise though or else you'll put on weight. There are MANY other sups that I'm not going to list here because I either haven't researched them myself or don't have personal experience with them.
If you really want to get into this in a serious way then you can google 'FTM Natural Transition' and get access to a lot more info than what I've provided here. Bottom line though, exercise remains THE most effective way to masculinize your body and none of the above supps and things are worth shit if you DON'T.
You're not going to see any results unless you exercise regularly and intensively. Besides, exercise is good for you. I've yet to see any evidence that it "converts to testosterone" in people with ovaries. If you can link me DHEA is a naturally occurring, necessary precursor to both testosterone and estrogen. The body naturally produces the enzymes that are responsible for converting DHEA to testosterone, and then further converting it to estrogen.
So in theory, if you take a DHEA supplement, your body is already equipped to convert it to testosterone. In males with testes this would all occur in the testes. In those with ovaries, it can still occur in the ovaries and the adrenal cortex. Even if you're not taking any supplements, the ovaries and adrenals are making testosterone via DHEA in small amounts.
So all the necessary enzymes are there. When the supplement is taken, I believe the issue is that the ovaries and adrenal may be unable to sustain enough enzyme activity to process that extra amount of DHEA. So it would be wasted and not turned into testosterone. That is why the effect is not as strong as the effect of taking testosterone directly.
I do not personally recommend it, just listing it since I know it's very popular with FTM's trying to transition without T. I have no personal experience with it and would highly recommend anyone interested in it go and do their research beforehand. To make a long story short, if someone is using a supplement to boost their t, they are taking T.
Pharma T would most likely be much safer not only because the products are much more monitored and tested but also because it's important to get regular blood work when boosting your t. I understand not everyone can access pharma T, but I feel "natural transitioning" is both a misnomer and dangerous. Pharma T becomes bio identical in the body. I personally find the term 'natural transition' not only distasteful but also extremely misleading.
That said, nothing that I've listed apart from DHEA, plentiful warnings of which I've already supplied are introducing T or any other hormone directly into someone's system. Tribulus supposedly works by stimulating the pituitary gland to enhance your own natural production of T, and is in no way shape or form a precursor to the hormone. On top of that, studies report its effects is negligible at best or even entirely non-existent, depending. I'm mentioning it because myself and other ftm's have reported some minor results on this supp despite these reports and it is therefore an option worth considering, particularly because it is generally considered entirely innocuous on the recommended dosages.
I would strongly advise anyone against trying to transition fully with so called 'natural' transition. The vast number of supps and other things you'll need to pump into your body to achieve this can not possibly be safe or healthy in any way.
There ARE people who do this, but for reasons already given by Javatimes it is generally considered a pretty bad idea.
That said, for many of us for whom pharma T is years away on the horizon, a minor boost in natural T-levels can really make a difference. Perhaps little more than a placebo, true, but even a little something goes a long way.
At least it did for me. The effects I've received on Trib could be considered barely noticeable and when compared to actual transition wouldn't even warrant so much as a footnote. But because this is all I've got at the moment, that tiny little bit seems all the greater. You might not believe it, but that can have a big impact on the mental state.
Just bear that in mind. I guess to me I just don't see the difference besides accessibility, which is huge of course between ingesting a substance that causes your body to make more bioidentical T if such a substance exists and introducing a substance that your body turns into bioidentical T.
Both would theoretically equal more bioidentical T. I want to stress I am not leaving this comment to prolong this discussion string with you. I just really don't understand.
As I understand it, anything that stimulates for example your pituitary gland [substances that stimulate the testes ovaries in us tends to be bad for increasing T for obvious reasons] can only work within the limitations of your own body.
In men T is largely produced by the testes in conjunction with the adrenal glands. We just don't have the structures to produce anywhere near that amount of T regardless of how much we might try to stimulate what we do have. When it comes to introducing pre-hormone into the body however you're directly adding hormone that wasn't there before on top of whatever you're already producing.
You can add more hormones into your body than what it can naturally produce, stimulated or not. To put it another way, a person with high-level PCOS will likely see absolutely no effect on a supp like Tribulus studies on healthy adult males who already produce good amounts of T show absolutely no increase in T where women and older men can show very minor increase in T on Trib. It ought to be clear why taking a hormone supp like DHEA then is considered far more risky whilst almost no risk is associated with a stimulating supp like Trib.
The one is almost guaranteed to affect your liver due to exceeding the amounts your body can deal with whilst the other, because it can't exceed the 'natural' levels your body is set up to maintain, is unlikely to have harmful effects. I feel like this should be master posted somewhere. If I feel courageous and ready to take precautions rather than quick routes someday I should try some of it out.
I basically started this exploration through trying to take a quick route. Decided to seriously start exercising for once I always used to flake and bought Tribulus on a whim after happening on a quick ftm vid where someone mentioned it for a little extra help building muscle.
And then I saw results! Which came as a complete and total surprise to me. That was about a month ago. I've now added a muscle meal mainly for snacking rather than my usual bad habit of going after whatever unhealthy stuff I have hoarded in the cupboard , grape seed extract and nettle root to my regiment and am curious to see if it'll make a difference. If you're big into soy, cut back. That's about all I know for keeping the big E low: I love me some asian food and soy so I enjoy both still, but I'm also not God's gift to masculinity.