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5 Ways To Increase DHT Levels




Did you know there’s a male hormone inside your body right now that’s more powerful than testosterone and can take your alpha status to the next level? 

It’s called DHT (dihydrotestosterone). 

Think of it like testosterone’s big brother. A study from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas found that DHT has 2-3 times more magnetism to androgen receptors (testosterone binding sites) and it’s known to remain active at those sites 5x longer than testosterone. (1)

Plus, unlike testosterone, DHT cannot be converted into estrogen in the body. (2) That’s huge new if you’ve seen my article called 8 Ways To Reduce Estrogen. 

On top of these benefits, DHT has a bunch of perks for guys like you and me: 

  • Improves beard growth and body hair growth… 
  • Boosts mood, energy and confidence… 
  • Stimulates greater fat burning… 
  • Improves thyroid function… 
  • Increases muscle growth by strengthening the nervous system… 
  • Gives you a chiseled jaw, broad shoulders and other masculine features… 
  • Skyrockets libido and erection quality… 

Pretty good stuff, right? Here’s how to produce more of it naturally in your body:

(By the way, I saved the best for last… just a few sips and your DHT levels will soar.)

  1. Drop Fat

I’ve said it many times that having too much fat on your body will ruin your testosterone levels. The reason is because fat causes an increase in estrogen, which then causes a reduction in testosterone, which then causes an even greater increase in estrogen… and around and around it goes. 

Studies have also shown that an increase in body fat breaks DHT down into a weaker shell of itself, and ultimately suppresses DHT from doing what you want it to do for you. (3)

So here’s what you need to do: First, you want to make it your goal to get your body fat percentage down somewhere between 8-14%. This sweet spot maximizes testosterone production and keeps your DHT and testosterone from breaking down and converting into estrogen. 

Here’s the youtube version about the same topic:

  1. Lift Weights

Lifting weights is one of the best ways you can increase testosterone levels… and also DHT. 

Not only will lifting weights and building muscle help reduce body fat (which is the first thing you should do to improve DHT), but it a 2014 study found that resistance training also actively increases DHT in men. (4)

Pro Tip: Fasted resistance training has been shown to increase the amount of androgen receptors in the upper body. So when you walk into the gym on an empty stomach and perform upper body movements (upper chest, shoulders, upper back) you’ll increase the amount of binding sites for DHT an amp up your testosterone levels and overall alpha presence because of it.

And guess what… there’s a special ingredient you can check out called forskolin that’ll boost your androgen receptors even more. Take a look HERE. 

  1. Eat More Fat Calories

Healthy fats are the golden ticket to more DHT. 

Multiple studies have shown the more dietary fat you eat (from saturated and monounsaturated fat sources) the higher your overall testosterone levels will be and the higher your DHT levels will be as well. (5) (6)

With that said, it’s important that you avoid all polyunsaturated fats because they’ve been shown to decrease testosterone and DHT. (7)

As I wrote in my book, The Man Diet (get your FREE copy here), every man’s diet should consist of 30-40% fats on a daily basis. This will keep your testosterone levels high, and as a result, you’ll have more DHT, too. So when you’re making food choices, try to get at least one of the following foods in every meal:

  • Cage-free whole eggs
  • Grass-fed butter
  • Red meat
  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Avocado

Do that and you’ll be in good shape.

  1. Take Creatine

Creatine is one of the most well-researched natural performance-enhancing supplements on the planet… and because of that, we know a lot about how it affects testosterone and DHT. 

First of all, it’s been shown to increase strength and muscle mass (8). Which will pay off in dividends towards you anabolic hormone health. 

Plus, it’s been shown to boost testosterone levels—and specifically DHT in men. One study, for example gave a group of college rugby players a creatine regimen and found that after a 7-day creatine loading phase, followed by a 14-day creatine maintenance phase, the players had a 56% increase in DHT levels during the first 7-days and a 40% increase over the following two weeks. (9)

So what should you do? Well, I recommend grabbing a cheap creatine monohydrate supplement. It doesn’t need to be anything fancy or expensive. Just take 5 grams before and after you train and watch your DHT levels take flight. 

  1. Take MAN GREENS

I told you I saved the best for last. Because the supplement I’m about to give you access to will give you a 540% increase in testosterone, which will boost your DHT levels big time… 

It’s called MAN GREENS, and I’ve personally developed this supplement to help guys like you lower estrogen, increase testosterone and boost DHT so you can get a ripped physique, improve your strength, burn fat, skyrocket libido and so much more that’ll make you a better man. 

The combination of ingredients inside MAN GREENS has been scientifically formulated to give you incredible anabolic hormone power so you can perform better everywhere you go… the weight room, the office, the bedroom and everywhere in between.  

Trust me man, you don’t want to miss this. Check out MAN GREENS HERE.

Scientific References: 

(1) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2298157 

(2) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10332569 

(3) http://joe.endocrinology-journals.org/content/191/3/637.full 

(4) http://www.fasebj.org/content/28/4/1891.short 

(5) http://www.cancerletters.info/article/S0304-3835(79)80054-3/abstract 

(6) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0022473189904597 

(7) http://jap.physiology.org/content/82/1/49 

(8) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21744011 

(9) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19741313 


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Chad Howse

Chad’s mission is to get you in the arena, ‘marred by the dust and sweat and blood’, to help you set and achieve audacious goals in the face of fear, and not only build your ideal body, but the life you were meant to live.

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