Originally Posted by BaldinLikeBaldwin
how about this study?
"The serum levels of sex hormone-binding globulin significantly increased, and the serum levels of free testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) decreased significantly after 3-month supplementation.
That snippet doesnt tell the full story. First of, 18 of the 28 people were equol producers, 10 were not. Also, im not sure what a significant decrease is. Here are the figures from that study...
Estradiol (pg ml−1) Baseline: 25.0±5.6 3 months later: 25.2±6.5
SHBG (nmol l−1) Baseline: 52.2±19.8 3 months later: 61.2±19.9
DHT (ng ml−1) Baseline: 0.96±0.27 3 months later: 0.79±0.23
Free testosterone (pg ml−1) Baseline: 74.9±3.5 3 Months: 70.9±11.2
Total testosterone (pg ml−1) Baseline: 541.0±125.0 3 Months: 576.0±135.0
Heres a more detailed results table of levels for both non equol and equol producers in that study...