4. Through a complex process that I’m not even going to attempt to describe, our testicles’ Leydig cells convert cholesterol into testosterone. That’s right, cholesterol is the building block of testosterone. Leydig cells get most of what they need to produce T by simply absorbing the cholesterol floating around in our blood from the bacon and eggs we ate in the morning. If there’s not enough cholesterol in our blood, our testicles can produce a bit of it so that the Leydig cells can convert it to testosterone. But relying too much on cholesterol produced by our nuts (of the non-almond variety) can actually inhibit our Leydig cells from producing T . You gotta eat those eggs!
5. Improving Your Omega-3/Omega-6 Ratio . Many of you know that some of our standard plant-based oils, such as sunflower, are high in omega-6's and can lead to inflammation. Flaxseed is completely different, however, as it is packed with alpha-linolenic acid, which your body converts into the all-important omega-3's DHA and EPA. Many guys feel noticably better when consuming flaxseed and this is probably the reason why. Our bodies were meant to consume a very low omega-6 to omega-3 ratio - Dr. Greger says 4:1 is probably the safe maximum - and flaxseed can help you greatly improve this ratio.
CAUTION: Don't take any supplement without talking to your doctor first, especially if you are on medications.Â Also, Icariin has occasionally been associated with some of the same symptoms as the PDE5 Inhibitors so long term safety is not really known. In addition, Consumer Lab recently tested four Horny Goat Weed products and found that one of them was contaminated with lead. (The other three did not pass either for a variety of reasons, including poor labelling and low quantity.)