Quick Navigation

Chrysin

A flavonoid compound found in bee pollen and propolis. Can boost testosterone when injected into testicles; otherwise isn't absorbed at all. Unless better absorption arises, chrysin remains a pretty interesting colon cancer preventative agent that does not boost testosterone.

Our evidence-based analysis on chrysin features 24 unique references to scientific papers.

Research analysis led by .
Reviewed by
www.blogrefugio.com Team
Last Updated:

Summary of Chrysin

Primary information, health benefits, side effects, usage, and other important details

Chrysin is a bioflavonoid compound found in high levels in propolis and in honey.

Chrysin is most well known for being a testosterone boosting plant compound, although this seems to be a misleading claim. While it has very good mechanisms of action that would lead to the conclusion that it could boost testosterone (as in, it sensitizes the testicles to produce more testosterone and inhibits the conversion of testosterone to estrogen) these both occur at significantly higher oral doses than are seen with oral supplementation. Chrysin appears to be poorly absorbed, and even then it is readily metabolized resulting in insufficient levels in the blood and testes to exert these beneficial effects.

Get trusted answers to health questions that matter to you

Getting an www.blogrefugio.com subscription makes it easy for you to stay informed and understand the latest nutrition research.

If you’re overwhelmed by all the possibilities of supplementation and want step-by-step instructions on what supplements to take (how much, when, and in what combinations), then the www.blogrefugio.com Supplement Guides are perfect for you.

Your support keeps us 100% independent, so that we never have a conflict of interest.


How to Take

Medical Disclaimer

Recommended dosage, active amounts, other details

Due to the poor bioavailability, the standard supplemental doses of chrysin (400-3,000mg) appear to be pretty much ineffective. Although enhancing absorption can theoretically aid in chryin's effects, this has not yet been demonstrated and thus supplementation of chrysin cannot be recommended for systemic purposes.

A supplemental dose of 400mg chrysin should be sufficient for intestinal related issues.

?? Don't waste your time on outdated information: Get Examine Personalized for access to the latest research on 400+ supplements and their effects on 600+ health outcomes.

Already a member? Click here to log in.

Human Effect Matrix

Unlocked for Examine members

The Human Effect Matrix summarizes human studies to tell you what effects Chrysin has on your body, how much evidence there is, and how strong these effects are.

Full details are available to Examine members.
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-c - - See study
Has failed to increase testosterone levels in one study.

Become an Examine Personalized member to access the latest nutrition research on over 400 supplements across more than 600 different health goals, outcomes, conditions, and more.

Becoming an Examine subscriber unlocks the Human Effect Matrix for supplements, as well as all health topics on www.blogrefugio.com. We summarize all the latest research so that you can make the best decisions for your health based on accurate and not up-to-date information.

Plus, you get a monthly summary of the latest research on the health topics you care about.

Things to Note

Is a Form Of

Primary Function:

Also Known As

Propolis, Honey extract, Passiflora caerulea Linn

Goes Well With

  • COX2 inhibitors (for the purposes of StAR upregulation)

  • StAR inducers like D-Aspartic Acid (as it potentiates the effects of cAMP induction)

Get our free 5-day course on the essentials of supplementation.

At www.blogrefugio.com, our incentives line up with yours — getting unbiased information. That's why we don’t sell any advertising or supplements.

Join over 250,000 people who have learned about effective versus overrated supplements, tips for buying supplements, and how to combine supplements for safety and efficacy.

Click here to see all 24 references.