Tongkat Ali has been shown to affect hormones in both men and women, but what are the effects of Tongkat Ali on estrogen in men and women?
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Does Tongkat Ali Lower Estrogen(Estradiol)?
No, Tongkat Ali does not lower estrogen, in fact, studies have actually shown that Tongkat Ali increased estradiol, or estrogen, levels in men. While in women, studies have shown that both testosterone and estrogen levels increased as well after consuming Tongkat Ali daily.
From what the studies have shown, it seems that Tongkat Ali will reduce the amount of sexual hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) in those with higher than normal amounts. Sexual hormone-binding globulin are what takes androgens like testosterone and estrogen from the blood stream and moves them around the body for use in appropriate tissues. By reducing the amount of SHBG in the body, the total amount of testosterone and estrogen that is allowed to remain in the blood stream will increase.