By David Blyweiss, M.D.
Research shows that as many as 30 million American men experience sexual problems at some time in their lives. That’s a frightening statistic. Sexual problems—from a lack of desire to erectile dysfunction—can be caused by medications like antidepressants, anti-hypertensives, anti-ulcer drugs or cholesterol-lowering medications. The bedroom blues can also be triggered by an underlying disease, including heart disease that impairs blood flow to the penis or diabetes that injures genital nerves as well as decreasing penile bloodflow. But the most common—and the most under-reported—cause of sexual difficulty in men is estrogen dominance.
Yes, I know what you’re thinking—estrogen is a woman’s hormone. But the truth is that men also have small amounts of estrogen circulating throughout their bodies. As men age, their estrogen levels gradually rise. At the same time, their progesterone and testosterone levels gradually fall, changing a man’s hormone balance. These gradual changes lead to a reduction in testosterone and eventually to estrogen dominance.
Chemicals That Increase Estrogen Levels
But age isn’t the only reason your estrogen levels are rising. Most men are also constantly exposed to estrogen on a constant basis. Chemicals that increase estrogen levels in the body can be found in hundreds of the products we use every day. Pesticide- and hormone-laden foods boost the amount of estrogen with every meal. Compounds in the plastics used in food containers and water bottles also expose us to environmental estrogens. As a result, exposure to the thousands of estrogenic chemicals that now flood our environment threaten to turn us into what the governor of California once called “girly men.”
When estrogen levels rise too much, odd things can begin to occur. You may experience vision changes, mood swings, changes in body temperature, changes in your voice, a decreased interest in sex, low sperm levels, skin irritation and acne, reduced body hair, weight gain, stretch marks, reduced muscle mass, prostate enlargement, enlarged nipples, and a change in body odor. You may also develop type II diabetes or enlarged “breasts,” a condition known as gynecomastia. None of these scenarios are very pleasant. Fortunately, you don’t have to resign yourself to any of these problems.
Reverse Estrogen Dominance
Reversing this estrogen dominance is a two step process. First, it’s important to avoid estrogenic compounds whenever possible. Buy organic food, drink water from glass or aluminum containers and switch to all natural personal care products and household cleaners.
The second step is to reduce the estrogen already in your body. To help you achieve this I’ve created Masculon-Forté, a safe and effective supplement packed with anti-estrogenic ingredients proven to restore your hormonal balance. For instance, I’ve included chrysin, a naturally-occurring polyphenol found in passionflower and honey that prevents the conversion of testosterone to estrogen. As a result of this blocking action, estrogen levels are reduced as testosterone levels are raised. I’ve also added phosphatidylcholine to help prevent estrogen-related cancers by promoting healthy estrogen metabolism in the liver. And then there is resveratrol. Studies show that resveratrol—the super antioxidant in wine you’ve heard so much about—blocks the metabolic formation of estrogen.
I’ve also included other nutrients like milk thistle and n-acetyl cysteine that boost the liver’s ability to metabolize estrogen, rendering it harmless.
In all, Masculon-Forté contains nine potent nutrients clinically shown to fight estrogen dominance, boost testosterone levels and support a healthy sex life. As a bonus, you’ll also experience a higher metabolism to help you lose weight and gain lean muscle.
Whether you are already suffering the feminizing side effects of estrogen dominance or want to protect against them, I urge you to try Masculon Forté. This breakthrough anti-estrogenic formula can reign in estrogen levels, and help you rediscover the man you are meant to be.
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