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Does insulin decrease testosterone?

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Created October 01, 2012 at 1:50 AM

Does insulin supress testosterone production in men? Why is it only okay after a workout?

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on October 01, 2012
at 04:15 AM

-Why do you ask questions #1? Insulin and IGF-1 are potent hormones for growth.

-IRT question #2. Insulin is a potent "storage" hormone. Post-workout we want to shuttle as many nutrients as possible into our cells (the window post workout is highly debatable). With elevated insulin we can replenish our glycogen stores AND shuttle protein into the cells.

Matt
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on October 01, 2012
at 02:11 AM

Insulin is ok all the time. It's TOO much insulin you need to worry about.

Anyway, it actually increases DHT (dihydrotestosterone. The bad kind of testosterone that gives you prostate issues and a bald head, but DHT is VERY anabolic so it's awesome for packing on muscle. )

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

Large transient spike are fine from time to time. Spike =/=hyperinsulinism.

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on March 25, 2013
at 09:25 PM

DHT does not increase muscle mass at all. In fact, all it does is help with sexual arousal and activity. It does not pack on one iota of muscle.

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on October 01, 2012
at 10:31 AM

I'd worry more about your sugar levels if you're worried about what insulin does to testosterone, than the actual insulin itself, since it's there to prevent the damage that high blood sugar causes.

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