Make this food swap for higher testosterone

Swap out refined and processed foods for unrefined and unprocessed foods. Seem simple enough right? Research has shown that the average diet consists of about 50-70% refined foods. According to this study, from 1999 to 2018, the average teen increased their total calorie intake of ultra-processed foods from 61.4% to 67.0% (R). “Ultra-processed foods account for … Read more

The best fat for healthy testes (and high testosterone)

The testes, like any other organ, contain a lot of fats (lipids) that influence the effectiveness and health of the organ. Dietary fats are effective at modifying the fatty acids in specific organs. There are 3 main kinds of fatty acid groups, namely saturated, monounsaturated (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fats (PUFA). In those groups, you have … Read more

Androstenedione for maximizing testosterone; good or no?

Androstenedione is a prohormone that’s been used to increase testosterone to improve muscle mass, sports performance, sexual performance, increase energy and reduce body fat. But how effective is it as a testosterone booster? And can it actually be dangerous? Androstenedione as a precursor to testosterone Androstenedione is a naturally produced hormone and a direct precursor … Read more

Increase Sunlight-induced testosterone boost by avoiding this

Sunlight can boost testosterone in a variety of ways. Top 3: Vitamin D and testosterone People have long thought that the main benefit of sunlight was via the increase in vitamin D. However, studies have shown that vitamin D supplementation doesn’t increase testosterone even though it was positively associated with testosterone. This is because sunlight … Read more

Juice up your testosterone with potassium

Potassium is a macrominerals (we consume gram amounts of it daily) which is crucial for testosterone synthesis. Potassium is often a mineral that’s taken for granted. It’s really important for blood pressure, insulin sensitivity, muscle contraction, pH buffering, testosterone optimization, etc. Potassium and testosterone Low potassium intake has been shown to lower testosterone (at least … Read more

All you need to know about LH and the LH to testosterone ratio

How it works Kisspeptin and NPY promote the release of GnRH in the hypothalamus. GnRH stimulates the pituitary to release luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone FSH. LH stimulates the Leydig cells in the testes to produce testosterone (enhance uptake of cholesterol and conversion in pregnenolone, etc.) and FSH stimulates the Sertoli cells to produce … Read more