Originally Posted by Jairus
sigh.....so how much can we reduce it by and in conjunction reduce any potential sides?
We have been around this a million times with Fin, surely the fact that equol doesnt affect the reductase means that it has a potentially safer side effect profile no?
It seems we cant win.
Logically yes, equol should have far less side effects (if any).
It has been tested upto 320mg for a short period, no side effects reported. We're looking at around 25mg for a 70% DHT reduction (guessing!). Noones got the info. Only way to know is to try, ensuring you check your hormone levels before, and after one month of equol.
In august 2013 this trial will finish...
around 124 taking varied doses of equol. This trial (focusing on the prostate) should tell us whats happening. If you dont want to take any 'risks', just wait.
Im told that equol can be used as a topical, but there is no info as to how effective it will be.
Equol also has other health benefits. Fin has no other health benefits.