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How To Lower Prolactin Levels Naturally

By Jayton Miller

Suffering from low libido, infertility or the dreaded "man boobs"? Well, Prolactin might be to blame, here are 5 ways to naturally lower your prolactin levels.

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What Is Prolactin:

Prolactin is a hormone that is primarily produced by the pituitary gland. Prolactin is said to be primarily responsible for initiating lactation in women after giving birth, however, it can have a wide array of effects in both males and females. Currently prolactin is known to have an effect on: 

  • Lactation
  • Gonadal Function
  • Immune Function
  • Behavior 
  • Osmoregulation

Prolactin is not an inherently “bad” hormone, but when it is in excess in the human body (also known as hyperprolactinemia) it can cause a myriad of things to happen such as:

  • Infertility (for both men and women)
  • Irregular periods
  • Loss of libido (for both men and women)
  • Pain in breasts
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Abnormal breast growth (gynecomastia) 
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Headaches 
  • Vision changes

One of the most common issues that is experienced with high prolactin levels, specifically in men, is lack of libido and gynecomastia or “man boobs.” Both of these can be extremely frustrating and shouldn’t be something that men should have to go through. In this article we are going to go over 5 ways to effectively lower Prolactin levels and get your hormones back on track. Let’s dive in....

5 Prolactin Lowering Supplements:

1. Supplement With Dopa Mucuna

Dopa Mucuna

Prolactin works in an inverse relationship with dopamine. This means that as prolactin increases, dopamine levels will go down and vice versa. So, if you can increase your dopamine levels you can effectively lower your prolactin levels. Supplementing with dopamine precursors can do just that. Dopa mucuna is an adaptogen that contains high amount of L-dopa, a precursor to dopamine. 

Studies have shown that Dopa Mucuna can effectively lower prolactin levels, while simultaneously increasing dopamine and testosterone levels

If you want a convenient way to lower your prolactin and increase your dopamine levels, look no further than our Mucuna Pruriens supplement! Our Mucuna Supplement contains 600mg of 20% Mucuna Pruriens seed extract and will have you feeling great all-day and sleeping like a log all night.

Mucuna Pruiens

2. Supplement With Vitamin B6

B Vitamins

Vitamin B6 is a water soluble vitamin that can be found in a variety of foods, however, when looking to use it for its prolactin lowering effects it is best to supplement with it as getting enough from food would be rather difficult. 

Studies have shown that vitamin B6 is an effective, safe, and cheap way to lower prolactin due to its hypothalamic dopaminergic effects

3. Balance Your Blood Sugar

Balancing your blood sugar is a crucial part to improving any area of your health. When blood sugar becomes too low it triggers stress hormones to be released in order to free up fatty acids to be used as an energy source. This is why most people become shaky, irritable, and anxious when their blood sugar gets too low. 

Excessively high blood sugar is also a problem as it can cause dehydration, damage blood vessels, and (in severe cases) cause you to go into a diabetic coma. 

Insulin resistance or “glucose intolerance” has been shown to cause high prolactin levels as a result of increased free fatty acids in the bloodstream

Read More: 10 Ways To Naturally Lower Blood Sugar

4. Supplement With Ashwagandha 

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is an ancient herb that has been used in ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years for its myriad of health effects. Also known as withania somnifera or winter cherry, this adaptogenic herb has been shown in studies to lower stress markers, increase testosterone, and even lower prolactin levels by as much as 15%. 

Getting a good KSM-66 Ashwagandha is going to be ideal as this is the best form of the supplement on the market today. 

5.Get Enough Sleep

Sleep 

Getting enough high quality sleep is another area that will make a massive impact not only on your prolactin levels, but will help every area of your health. Sleep is the most regenerative thing we can take part in as humans. From the benefits it has on the brain, to muscular recovery, and the almost endless benefits it has for the endocrine system.

Speaking of the benefits sleep has on the endocrine system, this study showed that when men’s sleep quality improved their serum prolactin levels significantly decreased. Showing the importance high quality sleep has for lowering high prolactin levels as well as high stress hormones in general. 

Read More: The Last Guide You'll Ever Need For Sleep

Conclusion

Overall, prolactin is a necessary hormone, but when in excess can cause a wide array of things to go wrong inside the body for both males and females. Getting your prolactin levels in check will help you feel better in many areas of your life. 

Just as a bonus for making it this far in the article I also want to mention that supplementing with vitamin E has also been shown to help lower prolactin levels (which is just one of many benefits that vitamin E has in the body). 

That’s all for this article, till next time friends….