4 essential functions of Iodine. #4 is boosting testosterone synthesis

Iodine is used by the thyroid to produce thyroid hormones and is actually used by other tissue as well. Only 80% of iodine is found in the thyroid, whereas the other 20% are found in other tissue such as salivary glands, gastric mucosa, the choroid plexus (brain), ciliary body of the eye, lacrimal gland, thymus, … Read more

7 amazing benefits of Niacinamide. #4 is boosting brain capacity

There are various forms of niacin out there, a few are nicotinic acid (NA), nicotinamide/niacinamide (NAM), nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) and nicotinamide riboside (NR). Nicotinic acid has a few side effects, such as flushing, nausea, fainting and can even cause insulin resistance and liver toxicity and exacerbate peptic ulcer disease, which NAM doesn’t have. (1, 2) B3 … Read more

Magnesium – a top dog mineral

Magnesium is a macromineral, which we require quite a large amount of daily. Everyone seems to know the importance of this mineral, yet so many people are deficient. Mg is involved in numerous processes in the body, which includes: heart rhythm vascular tone nerve function muscle contraction and relaxation bone formation energy metabolism – adenosine … Read more

Top 7 vitamin B6 benefits. #7 is increased dopamine synthesis

Vitamin B6 is found in plant and animal sources. Plants contain mostly pyridoxine and animals contain mostly pyridoxal. These two forms need to be converted to its active form, pyridoxal 5 phosphate (PLP), by the enzyme, pyridoxal kinase, for it to perform its many important functions. The recommended intake for B6 is 1.7mg daily. However in … Read more

Thyroid and testosterone production

How does your thyroid status affect your androgen levels? The thyroid produces two hormones, namely T4 and T3.┬áT4 is converted to T3 via the deiodinases enzyme and T4 levels are always higher than T3 levels. T4 is just considered as a pro-hormone, as it’s converted to T3, which is the active hormone. T3 binds with … Read more

Ornithine – anti-cortisol, anti-anxiety, growth hormone and sleep

L-ornithine is a non-essential amino acid, which your body can make from arginine. It’s found in very low concentrations in food and the highest natural source is freshwater clams. L-ornithine administration increases ketone bodies and free fatty acids and promotes lipid metabolism (fat oxidation), as well as lowers blood ammonia levels by activating the urea … Read more

Vitamin D, the steroid vitamin

Vitamin D is actually a hormone (steroid) and not a vitamin, as our bodies can synthesize vitamin D from UVB rays from the sun and convert it into its active form which then acts as a hormone in the body. It’s very difficult to get all our vitamin D from food sources alone, and we … Read more

Carbs – what is best for healthy living and optimal testosterone

Carbohydrates are one of the macro-nutrients which are very beneficial for overall health & testosterone. However when we say “carbs”, it’s from a natural complex source, such as fruit, vegetables, organic raw dairy and raw honey.   The good thing about natural high complex carbohydrates is that it contains minerals and vitamins that your body … Read more

17 tips for better Sleep

As sleeping is very important for testosterone production, you might want to improve your sleep quality or the duration thereof if that is lacking. You need at least 8 hours of sleep to prevent neuro-behavioral deficits, as only 6 hours of sleep will cause sleep deprivation. (R) Studies show that over eight hours of sleep (up … Read more

Macro-nutrients: 3 types of foods you should be eating for testosterone

Eating the correct macro nutrients is a must do if you want to optimize your androgen hormones and your physique… It’s a terrible idea to omit any kind of macro nutrient for any kind of goal you might have. Let’s get to the meat and potatoes of this post… Protein Protein is actually more important for … Read more