High estrogen levels in men is the cause of so many health issues like cardiovascular diseases, low sperm count, gynecomastia, and many more.

To learn more, check out the effects and symptoms of high estrogen levels in males

High estradiol levels in men also cause low sex drive which affects sexual performance. If you want to last longer during sex you must reduce your estrogen levels if it is too high

In this guide, we will look at simple steps on how to lower high estrogen levels in men

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Let’s dive in

Adjust your Diet

The root cause of hormonal imbalance in both men and women is high acidic foods, yes men also produce estrogens but in the right quantity needed because it is essential for some functions like optimizing bone density

The foods we eat today are full of synthetic estrogens which causes estrogen dominance in men. Man originally was created to live on a vegetarian diet.

Ironically, the 800-pound gorilla eats nothing but plant leaves, no meat and whatsoever but yet, it grows that big. The human digestive system is not designed to break down most of the foods we eat these days, that’s why there is so much disease today compared to the time of our forefathers

How to fix this

a. Apply the 80/20 rule, eat 80% alkaline foods (good foods like fruits, vegetables, grains, lean meat, fish, and fermented foods like kefir, tofu, etc)

b. Reduce or avoid processed foods like white flour, trans fat oils, canned foods

c. Incorporate herbs and spices into your daily diet

d. Add bone broth to your diet whether through cooking or simply taking as soup, it will help alkaline your body and your digestive system will be grateful

Do an Estrogen Detox

You are literally filled with estrogens that’s why you are reading this, so a detox is important.

Ideally, we should all detox at least once or twice a month due to the type of environment we live in and our hectic lifestyle choices plus the variety or overly processed and GMO foods we eat.

There are herbs that can detox the different organs of your body to keep them working well and there are some that specifically help balance your hormonal levels by flushing out excess estrogens.

So I will give you the herbs in two parts

Herbs to Detox the Body System

  • Dandelion leaf & root (Kidney & liver)
  • Burdock root (Blood & skin)
  • Red clover (Blood & lymphatic system)
  • Sarsparilla (Blood & lymphatic system)
  • Cleavers ( Diuretic & lymphatic system)
  • Plantain (Digestive system & lymphatic system)
  • Cascara sagrada (Digestive system)
  • Milk thistle (Liver)
  • Juniper berry (Kidney)
  • Celandine (Liver)
  • Poke root (Whole body)

A simple deep cleansing formula

  • Dandelion root
  • Burdock root
  • Red clover
  • Poke root

Estrogen Detox Herbs

  • Vitex chasteberry
  • Damiana leaf
  • He shou wu
  • Parsely root
  • Saw palmetto
  • Prickly ash bark
  • Schizandra berry
  • Wild yam
  • Nettle root
  • Pine pollen

Simple Estrogen Detox Formula

  • Vitex
  • Damiana leaf
  • Saw palmetto
  • Wild yam


  • Pine pollen
  • Nettle root

Reduce or Stop the Conversion of Testosterone to Estrogen

To lower high estrogen levels in men is to limit the process of aromatase which is an action by which estrogen is generated. Aromatase is a process which converts testostone to estradiol and androstenedione to estrone

There is also the conversion of other steroids to estrogen which is not part of the process of aromatase but can still stimulate the estrogen receptors

How to stop the conversion of testosterone to estrogens

There are natural supplements or herbs that can help block estrogens, by taking these supplements, you can regulate the production of your hormones

The two most important estrogen blockers you can invest in if you are serious about stopping the conversion of testosterone to estrogen are

  • Pine Pollen
  • Nettle root

Pine Pollen supplements the body with phytoestrogens (Androstenedione, Testosterone, Dehydroepiandrosterone, and Androsterone ) while nettle root helps regulate the testosterone to estrogen ratio to ensure balanced hormones

By combining pine pollen and nettle root, you get the release of free testosterone, nettle root being a natural aromatase inhibitor stops the conversion of testosterone to estrogen

In conclusion, the nettle root in pine pollen formula binds with the sex hormone-binding protein (SHBG) which gives free testosterone instead of estrogen


DIM 3X is a clinically proven supplement formulated using bioactive ingredients from cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, kale, cabbage, and more.

It will help you reduce the conversion of testosterone to estrogen and flush out excess estrogens as well. FIND OUT MORE

Build and Improve Muscle Mass

Weight lifting and resistance training is a surefire way to boost testosterone levels and improve insulin sensitivity. You would also need a diet regime to help with this training routine for great success

Diet plan

a. Try eating 1g of protein per your bodyweight kg. Don’t go overboard with excess protein because it can be converted into glucose. (A process known as gluconeogenesis)

b. Use pre-work supplements to boost amino acid levels for muscle growth

c. Make sure you take good saturated fats and not trans fat

d. You can also take testosterone boosting supplements or herbs to aid lean muscle mass growth

Ensure Your Liver is Working Well

Estrogen is broken down by the liver and eliminated through the bowels, if your liver isn’t processing estrogens optimally it would lead to you having high levels of bad estrogens or re-entering of estrogen that is supposed to be excreted back into your body

The proper way to lower estrogen levels is to ensure that you lower the toxin burden on your liver by

  • Eating cruciferous vegetables and non-GMO clean foods
  • Lowering the consumption of alcohol and processed foods

You can read more on liver health

Improve Insulin Sensitivity

Insulin sensitivity plays an important part in you achieving a healthy fit body that does not give room for excess or toxic estrogen. Insulin is released to clear out glucose so that your body can go back to burning clean fat for fuel

Click here to learn more about insulin sensitivity

Simple ways to improve your insulin sensitivity

  • Consume fewer carbs because low carb diets according to studies increase insulin sensitivity
  • Restrict your carn intake to post-workout only throughout the day to reduce your total insulin spikes
  • Do more physical activities like moving more, eat high-quality foods, and have deep sleeps to fix your insulin sensitivity

Improve Leptin Sensitivity

Leptin is a hormone in your body that regulates your hunger levels and feelings of fullness. Leptin is only released when you eat and an increase in leptin will reduce your appetite.

After a meal, letpin levels drops and another hormone called ghrelin kicks in and makes you hungry again. How is any of this useful you may ask!

Long term overeating leads to high levels of leptin a symptom known as hyperleptinemia which makes leptin less effective in controlling your appetite, this is bad because you can eat all you can but you would never feel satisfied

You eat more and more, it’s a vicious cycle. You should also note that taking a low-calorie diet over time may also lead to leptin resistance so you should avoid low-calorie diets

Simple ways to improve leptin sensitivity

  • Eat as early as possible in the morning, best when you wake up
  • Eat high-quality food that is nutrient-dense
  • Avoid taking snacks in between meals
  • Don’t go on an excessive calorie binge
  • Try eating regular consistent meals at the same time every day

These are just a few simple tips you start doing right away to get results, which of these steps have you tried before or you do have any other interesting tips to share based on your experience?

Please share in the comment below. Would be helpful to most


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