I've been reading a lot about all the great effects of green tea (and thus green tea extract). It's an antioxidant, it promotes fat loss, and makes you have that healthy glow. All of that sounds good, right? Then I ran across an abstract that suggested that green tea might actually REDUCE TESTOSTERONE levels!
Has anybody else heard about this? How significant is the impact? I don't know enough about SHBG to really make heads or tails of it. Should I stop drinking green tea if I want to be an ultimate T-Man? Or does this help by reducing free estrogen levels too??? Obviously some MAG-10 would probably overwhelm any inhibition from green tea, but I would still love to maximize my gains!
Here's a quote about the MOA that I found via Google: "For example, high intake of green tea has been associated with higher levels of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) and lowered levels of serum estradiol (estrogen) concentration in women. Increased SHBG may be of help in reducing the effects of androgenetic alopecia. SHBG is a molecule that binds with high affinity to testosterone. Testosterone bound to SHBG is not bioactive and cannot bind to androgen receptors or be converted into dihydrotestosterone. An increase in SHBG concentration effectively reduces free testosterone."
Thanks a lot!!!