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Follicle-Stimulating Hormone

Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) is a pituitary hormone similar to luteinizing hormone that positively regulates fertility and spermatogenesis.

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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 supplements affect follicle-stimulating hormone.
Grade Level of Evidence
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
Level of Evidence
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Supplement Magnitude of effect
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Consistency of research results
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Notes
grade-b - Very High See all 8 studies
While a small reduction for postmenopausal women has been found in some studies, this isn't reliable and more research is needed to determine its effects.
grade-b - Very High See all 6 studies
No significant influence on FSH seen with oral supplementation of red clover to postmenopausal women
grade-c Minor Very High See 2 studies
Not overly notable, but a decrease has reached statistical significance

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