Exposure to DHT and Testosterone INCREASES Androgen Receptor Density

Hello bothers,

For anyone thinking about taking TRT or DHT to downregulate androgen receptors, please watch this.

This guy goes over study by study showing that increasing androgens actually UPREGULATES receptors.

The Q&A at the end of the video are also interesting. He also keeps talking about the body’s ability to self regulate AR’s and that there’s no “upper limit” of AR upregulation.

Isnt that the opposite of the theory of this forum?

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I’m not sure. I believe the theory on the forum is that persistent upregulation is the issue but the cause of this persistent upregulation may be from reintroducing DHT or from inhibiting it.

Genuine question here, but why do you think it’d be the opposite?

If androgens upregulate the AR, it would make sense that since our problem is speculated to be AR overexpression (which can be responsible for all sorts of problems), it can cause a worsening of our symptoms, which would explain why some users get worse after increasing androgens.

I dont have an opinion on it. I am just asking if the theory that increasing DHT increases androgen receptor density goes against the theory of the moderators of this forum or not? I thought that part of the theory was that lowering DHT caused an increase in AR density as a compensation (i.e. opposite mechanism of OPs post)?