A number of experts believe that dairy products could negatively affect the synthesis of testosterone in a man’s body.
Most of the hormones found in milk can be transferred by diffusion. The most important of them include:
Studies have found that the hormone estrogen found in milk can have effect on the amount of testosterone produced in males. Testosterone is responsible for making and maintaining an erection.
Today, it is estimated that over three quarters of all commercial milk is obtained from pregnant cows. This was not always the case. Estrogen levels are highest in cows when they’re pregnant.
Cows have also been genetically modified over the years to produce more milk and meat yields. Native cows would produce 3 liters of milk and it would be normal, now cows have been bred to produce 15 litres daily. This is not natural.
Additionally, many farmers make their cows pregnant just days after giving birth, for maximum production. This means the cow is almost always pregnant.
For non-pregnant cows, the whey of their milk has approximately of about 30 pg/mL of estrone sulphate, a natural oestrogen steroid. It rises to 151 pg/mL in early pregnancy and peaks at 1,000 pg/mL during the last stages of pregnancy.
A combination of the above three practices means most of the milk yield is high on estrogen.
One study has linked reduced secretion of testosterone in men to dairy food intake. This is due to reduced secretion of hormones that control the sperm production and development of sex glands in men.
Another study was conducted among Japanese pre-pubertal boys. It found that drinking milk from cows resulted in suppressed production of hormones in the brain that are needed for testosterone production.
It has been noted that, the less milk men consume, the higher the number of sperms the men produced, and the higher the sperm’s activity. More milk consumption reduced both sperm count and activity.
Further, dairy consumption increases the concentrations of blood insulin. This may have a similar adverse effects on erectile function and sperm as chronic diseases like diabetes.
Abnormally high estrogen levels can lead to:
Unlike dairy milk, almond milk doesn’t contain harmful hormones. Instead, it is fortified with minerals and vitamins.
Without sweeteners, its calories and saturated fat content is lower than that of milk. It is therefore a much safer alternative for those seeking to avoid negative effects of dairy products.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends that adults may consume 3 servings of dairy products in a day. For children, the recommendation was around 2 servings per day, and that would vary depending on their age.
This is how typical servings of dairy would look like:
Milk provides numerous nutrients to both babies and adults. It’s also useful to those who are building muscles naturally.
Its high estrogen content and ‘womanizing effects’ are detrimental to men. If you’re seeking to maintain a high erectile function, you may as well avoid.