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Summary of Chrysin
Primary information, health benefits, side effects, usage, and other important details
Chrysin is a bioflavonoid compound found in high levels in propolis and in honey.
Chrysin is most well known for being a testosterone boosting plant compound, although this seems to be a misleading claim. While it has very good mechanisms of action that would lead to the conclusion that it could boost testosterone (as in, it sensitizes the testicles to produce more testosterone and inhibits the conversion of testosterone to estrogen) these both occur at significantly higher oral doses than are seen with oral supplementation. Chrysin appears to be poorly absorbed, and even then it is readily metabolized resulting in insufficient levels in the blood and testes to exert these beneficial effects.
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How to TakeMedical Disclaimer
Recommended dosage, active amounts, other details
Due to the poor bioavailability, the standard supplemental doses of chrysin (400-3,000mg) appear to be pretty much ineffective. Although enhancing absorption can theoretically aid in chryin's effects, this has not yet been demonstrated and thus supplementation of chrysin cannot be recommended for systemic purposes.
A supplemental dose of 400mg chrysin should be sufficient for intestinal related issues.
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Human Effect Matrix
The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what effects chrysin has on your body, and how strong these effects are.
|Grade||Level of Evidence [show legend]|
|Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials|
|Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled|
|Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies|
|Uncontrolled or observational studies only|
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