Thanks to Dr. Nichols at tier1 for sharing this with me earlier.
Below is an article showing that aromatase in the brain is why men have libido. I bet the same holds true for woman. Not free t or dht. Estrogen the most controversial hormone in the man circle.
We’ve been saying it for a long time. There is zero evidence showing the need for AI while on TRT. It is bro science. Every piece of literature out there points to the fact that men need estrogen. Estrogen is very important for our health.
Again, if you ever feel the need to take an ai, modify the dose instead. You never know where your aromate is being blocked. whether the brain, heart, bones and etc.
Otherwise, let the body take care of the aromatase function and dont touch it. give it time and your body will adapt and symptoms will reside.
Another doctor by the name of Grant first mentioned to me that estrogen is produced and stays in and around the target tissue. Meaning It cannot be tested in the blood because it doesn’t go into the bloodstream.
Think about it. You might take an ai, blood levels show good levels, but your brain might have 10% of what it needs. Maybe its your heart that’s low on estrogen. Who wants to take that risk. TRT is supposed to be healthy. Maybe this is why there were so many heart attacks and strokes back in the 90’s when trt doctors were being sued left and right?
A snippet from the article below.
“This is the first key finding to explain how testosterone stimulates sexual desire,” said senior author Dr. Serdar Bulun, chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Medicine. “For the first time, we demonstrated conclusively that the conversion of testosterone to estrogen in the brain is critical to maintain full sexual activity or desire in males. Aromatase drives that.”
Towards the bottom of the article it discussed men with low sex desire and says “A treatment to boost aromatase in this disorder could heighten sexual desire, Bulun said.” …
This is a win for the TRT world. It shows that society needs men with healthy hormone levels to keep society moving.