You may be eating your way to an abundance of estrogen, or worse, estrogen dominance . The truth is that many common foods that we eat every day can contribute to this female hormone imbalance and it affects both sexes. Commercially produced cattle products such as beef and dairy can contain synthetic versions of estrogen and when combined with naturally occurring forms of this hormone from plant sources such as soy, seeds and apples, you might potentially have a hormone party that is full of too many ladies. There are many products on the market to balance out hormones and you will find everything from androgen blockers to testosterone enhancers to correct an out of whack hormone balance; but, you may be striving for achieving this equilibrium naturally. Luckily for you there are natural estrogen blockers available as products and pills, and you can also benefit from many common foods and herbs that act as estrogen blockers as well. We will explore some of these options on our list of the top 10 best natural estrogen blockers and no matter how you are trying to achieve your goals, you’re sure to find something on our list that will work for you!
Synthetic estrogens: Dairy, beef. These food sources contain man-made estrogens that have been mixed into the feed that cows eat. It stores in their fat and muscle fibers and is passed into the milk. The FDA claims it does not permit the use of added hormones in pork or poultry (chicken, eggs, turkey), so these foods should be estrogen-free. However, I recommend eating only grass-fed beef and organic free-range poultry, and organically fed pork. Read labels. You may also get synthetic estrogens in the form of xenoestrogens – environmental sources of estrogen. Mostly these are Bisphenol A, or BPA, an estrogen that can get into your food from heated plastics. BPA is released into your food when you microwave frozen foods, or if your plastic water bottles become heated and you then drink the water. Be sure to empty frozen foods into a glass or ceramic bowl before heating also removing the plastic wrap. Don’t use plastic food wraps over hot foods – use wax paper or place in a glass container. Keep water bottles in a cool, dry, dark place, or filter your own with reverse osmosis filters. Atrazine and dieldrin are estrogen-like herbicides that can be present in non-organic produce. Triclosan, another synthetic estrogen, is present in antibacterial soaps. Triclosan disrupts hormones in bullfrogs.
Myokem Alphadex is an elite hormone modulator that was designed to manipulate estrogen from two pathways, which are aromatase inhibitors (AI’s) and selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERM’s). The three unique compounds that this formula uses are brassaiopsis glomerulata extract, garcinia mangostana extract, and acacetin. Brassaiopsis glomerulata extract has received a lot of attention recently due to its potent aromatase inhibition. Garcinia mangostana extract is also a potent aromatase inhibitor. Acacetin has been shown to reduce aromatase activity by up to 63% while having no estrogenic activity.