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Luteinizing Hormone

Luteinizing hormone (LH) is a hormone that is secreted from the pituitary and is known to regulate fertility and stimulate testosterone production from the testicles. Its increase is thought to promote testosterone (somewhat unreliably).

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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 luteinizing 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
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-b - Very High See all 3 studies
No significant influence on luteinizing hormone noted with maca ingestion
grade-b - Very High See all 3 studies
Luteinizing hormone does not appear to be significantly influenced with oral supplementation of red clover extract in postmenopausal women.
grade-c Minor Very High See all 3 studies
An increase in luteinizing hormone has been detected with ashwagandha supplementation.

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