Androgel can be used to initiate or maintain the development of male secondary sex characteristics, as well as virilization (clitoral enlargement) and cessation of menstrual periods. Though testosterone levels return to baseline 48-72 hours after last dose, most changes (such as cessation of the menstrual period and muscle/fat redistribution) reverse if Androgel treatment is stopped; … Continue reading
How Does Saw Palmetto Decrease Baldness?
Normally, hair follicles remain active for up to a decade, producing a long strand of 10 year old hair. In alopecia, however, follicles stop producing hair before the hair is long enough to even emerge from the skin. Male pattern baldness, or Androgenic Alopecia, is both genetically determined and influenced by hormones. Genetics cause some … Continue reading
Can Vitamins Treat Hormonal Acne?
Vitamin B5 supplementation can reduce acne caused by testosterone! B5, also known as pantothenic acid, limits oil production in the sebaceous glands of the skin, a common cause of acne. Testosterone causes these glands to produce more oil, so vitamin B5 reverses this process, without counteracting any of the other desirable effects of T. Doses … Continue reading
Herbs for Transitioning: The Basics
This is a follow-up post to "The Basics." Also see the transmasculine post here, and the feminizing herbs post here. For information on estrogen and progesterone supportive herbs, check out my follow-up article on Feminizing Herbs For gender affirming transition, herbs can be used alone to create very mild 'energetic' effects or to support the body to … Continue reading