Balance Your Hormones & Boost Libido
Nettle Root is a powerful hormone balancing superfood rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It is an aromatase inhibitor which helps prevent the conversion of sex hormones into bad estrogens in the body. Nettle root is known to support the prostate, muscles, joints, and improve vitality and libido.
Benefits of Nettle Root:
Many already know of the remarkable benefits of the Stinging Nettle plant (Urtica dioica). Every part of the plant is beneficial for human health. It is a highly nutritious and common superfood that has been used for many centuries to alleviate a variety of conditions. It is loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and has shown great potential to relieve allergies, nourish the hair and skin, support the joints, bones, and kidneys.
The root of the nettle plant is a powerful hormone balancing herb for men and women. It is an essential herb for anyone entering middle age or lacking vitality, energy, and libido. It’s beneficial for men with waning levels of free testosterone and for women with increased levels of harmful estrogen metabolites.
Nettle root is a powerful ally for optimizing and regulating reproductive health and suitable for anyone with symptoms of estrogen toxicity.
Nettle root doesn’t necessarily make our hormones stronger, but rather, as our hormones best friend and supporter, it can help multiply their effectiveness by preventing the processes in the body that can render our hormones useless, like aromatization.
Nettle root is a natural aromatase inhibitor.
The sex hormones undergo a process of aromatization where the enzyme aromatase converts testosterone and estrogen into harmful estrogen metabolites.
Both men and women require estrogen in different amounts, but too much can be a bad thing and can lead to estrogen dominance, especially if it’s the bad kinds of estrogen, like estradiol. These “bad” estrogen metabolites are responsible for some of the prostate issues we see in men and some of the cervical and breast issues we see in women. Nettle root blocks the aromatization process by binding to the glycoprotein, Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG). The problem with SHBG is that it binds free (active) estrogen, testosterone and its metabolites DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), which renders it unusable by the body. Free testosterone and free estrogen is the type that is active in the body. We want to keep as much of it free as possible. Certain sterol compounds found in Nettle root, like beta-sitosterol, bind to SHBG and help boost and free up locked estrogen and testosterone. This increases the availability of free testosterone and free estrogen and improves vitality and sexual function.
Nettle root limits DHT.
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a super-charged form of testosterone. Too much DHT can lead to prostate problems and hair loss in men. Nettle root blocks the conversion of free testosterone to DHT and helps regulate DHT levels in the body by inhibiting the main enzyme, 5-alpha-reductase that causes this conversion. This makes Nettle root a great hair tonic. It is known for helping to prevent and reverse the effects of male pattern baldness by preventing the build-up of excess DHT in the scalp. It does this by blocking DHT from binding to the receptor sites of the hair follicles.