>read that white button mushrooms are great for testosterone
>they "inhibit aromatization", or something like that, preventing T from turning into estrogens.
>see countless articles, videos and other media claiming the miraculous effects of them on T levels
>decide to look deeper into it instead of just trusting it
>find the studies those claims are based on
>Study #1: it was made on isolated cells on a petri dish (meaningless)
>Study #2: an actual study on living human beings. They fed them an EXTRACT, not just plain mushrooms.
>still no significant decrease in aromatase or estrogen levels AFTER THREE MONTHS... OF FEEDING THEM AN EXTRACT DAILY
>Study #3: made on hamster cells and live mice. Using an EXTRACT, again, not just plain mushrooms.
>Concluded it MAY have some effect on estrogen & in reducing cancer cells, (still inconclusive)
>See countless supplements including white button mushroom powder based on this weak evidence.
>See countless people on the Internet recommending them for no real reason.
And this is just one example. There are dozens of myths and overblown beliefs that people have because of studies with no real value.
Sometimes there even are extremely obvious conflicts of interest or they are biased to confirm the beliefs that institutions & society consider correct.
When did you grow out of trusting studies and just went with what works?