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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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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.
Supplement 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 8 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 in men has been detected with ashwagandha supplementation. It's unclear if this is the case for women.

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Also Known As

LH