Does ketosis adversely(ie. decrease) free testosterone levels in the circulation? I stumbled upon a blurb from 'heretical health' re: this causal chain and am curious to know if anyone else knows anything else? toxic testes sounds pretty 'heretical' in the weird-scientific sense.
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on June 09, 2011
at 01:20 AM
depends....hard to say without context. If you feel bad that is pretty big tell to me.
on April 28, 2011
at 12:08 AM
From personal experience, keto shouldn't decrease free testosterone. This site talks about the possible competition between ketone bodies and testosterone for reabsorption in the kidneys, leading to more testosterone being lost in the urine than normal. Make sure you're getting plenty of sat fats and cholesterol rich foods, and you shouldn't have any problems with testosterone production.
Also, see this thread.