Boron for free testosterone and DHT

Boron is one of the go-to supplements for increasing free testosterone.

In this article, I’m going to share with you the additional hormonal (DHT, estradiol, etc.) benefits of boron.

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Why do we want to be an alpha energy male?

Being an alpha energy male is synonymous with possessing both high testosterone levels and abundant energy. Consequently, the question arises: what exactly is the significance of having elevated testosterone and energy levels?

Because high T and energy make us feel incredible and powerups our motivation, drive, confidence, and sexual function.

A life without high T and energy isn’t a life worth living.

Boron on free testosterone

Boron is most frequently used to boost free T and rightfully so. 10mg boron for 7 days nearly doubled free T in this study (R). However, the “healthy” men used in this study had very low T to begin with (260ng/dl).

Boron on DHT

Roughly 10% of free testosterone converts to DHT, so the more free T you have, the more can convert to DHT.

Since boron increases NADPH as well (which is the cofactor for 5AR), it should stimulate DHT production as well.

10mg boron was able to boost DHT from 66 to 79ng/dL. It’s very interesting that their DHT was that high despite testosterone being very low at 260ng/dl before and 332ng/dl after the study (R).

Boron on total testosterone

Most people use boron to increase free testosterone, but it can actually increase total testosterone a little bit too. This study found that 10mg boron (as sodium tetraborate) increased testosterone by an average of 60ng/dl (R).

Not everyone got a boost in T, but 62.5% of the participants did get a boost.

Not too bad if you ask me.

Boron increased serum levels of testosterone (T) significantly (P < 0.05) when compared with CNT group (R) boron as boric acid at 400 mg/kg diet in rams improved testicular functions

Boron on estradiol

Some people have heard that boron might be a problem since some studies have shown boron can increase estradiol.

But boron has an estrogen-balancing effect. Check this out.

10mg boron for 4 weeks increased estradiol from 51.9±21.4 (14.1pg/ml) to 73.9±22.2 pmol/L (20.1pg/ml). That’s just a 6-point increase and estradiol is still at the lower end of the reference range (R).

Another study found that 10mg boron for 7 days lowered estradiol from 35 to 25pg/ml (R).

It would seem that boron moves estradiol into the 20-25pg/ml range, right where I like to see it.

Plus, in the last study, they had a horrible testosterone-to-estradiol ratio starting with 7.26 (260ng/dl T to 35pg/ml E2), which then improved to 13.28 (332ng/dl T and 25pg/ml E2). Nearly doubling.

Other benefits


  • Is essential for the growth and maintenance of bone as it helps with calcium and magnesium retention (R)
  • greatly improves wound healing
  • Beneficially impacts the body’s use of estrogen, testosterone, and vitamin D
  • Boosts magnesium absorption
  • Reduces levels of inflammatory biomarkers, such as high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and tumor necrosis factor μ (TNF-μ)
  • Raises levels of antioxidant enzymes, such as superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, and glutathione peroxidase
  • Protects against pesticide-induced oxidative stress and heavy-metal toxicity
  • Improves the brain’s electrical activity, cognitive performance, and short-term memory for elders
  • Influences the formation and activity of key biomolecules, such as S-adenosyl methionine (SAM-e) and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+)
  • Has demonstrated preventive and therapeutic effects in a number of cancers, such as prostate, cervical, and lung cancers, and multiple and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • May help ameliorate the adverse effects of traditional chemotherapeutic agents
  • Improve joint discomfort (as calcium fructoborate) (R)
  • Might increase free T3 (R)

Best sources


You don’t need to supplement boron to be an Alpha Energy Male, but if your SHBG and estradiol are a bit high and your free T and DHT a bit low, then boron might help.

If you’re preparing for a sex marathon, then perhaps oysters and caviar should be on the menu.

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6 thoughts on “Boron for free testosterone and DHT”

  1. thank you for this – my boron supplement says Boron (from Bororganic Glycine) 3mg per serving. based on the above I should probably have 3 capsules per day? should I take it divided through the day for example breakfast/lunch/dinner? I also take magnesium by biooptimizers (full spectrum) the same way split in two doses. thank you


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