If you have already looked at our testosterone boosting foods page, you will realise that nearly all the foods listed are full of vitamins, minerals and essential oils. Micro-nutrients are essential to maintaining hormone health, immune system and a strong metabolism.
All calories are not equal. The food industry wants you to believe that if your calorific intake is less than your calories burned, you will lose weight. So they push low fat foods (that are high in sugar) and pack low quality ingredients into prepared meals and snacks for mass consumption. Gyms throughout the world want your monthly memberships knowing full well that burning off a few calories without changes in lifestyle is pointless.
Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA)
Most micro-nutrients have a recommended daily allowance which is as adequate to meet the average daily nutritional needs of most healthy persons according to age group and sex. You have 2 choices to hit the RDA for a particular nutrient:-
- Meet the RDA by eating nutritious foods. This is the best choice because a sensible selection of common foods can meet the RDA of most micro-nutrients.
- Meet the RDA by supplementation. Most people know that they should get a vitamin and mineral rich diet, but they tend to eat "healthy" processed foods that pretend to meet micro-nutrient needs and buy plastic containers filled with supplements.
Micronutrients for testosterone production
The simplest ways to increase natural testosterone production, is just to correct all of your underlying vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
- Vitamin A (stored in our testes. A lack of Vitamin A will cause conversion to estrogen to rocket)
- B Vitamins (Water soluble vitamin B. A lack will promote estrogen)
- Vitamin C (Has a protective effect on testosterone)
- Vitamin D (particularly D3)
- Vitamin E (Effects brain LH levels)
- Magnesium (increase free testosterone levels)
- Calcium (important for neuro transmission)
- Selenium (stimulates glutathione production and testosterone production)
- Zinc (increases free testosterone. Zinc deficiency cause estrogen promotion)
- Boron (Big boost for Testosterone production)
- Choline (a great estrogen methylator. Related to the B vitamins, such as folate and B12, choline plays many essential roles in the body. Notably, it is needed for the synthesis of acetylcholine, a key neurotransmitter, as well as lecithin, which helps maintain cell membranes, transmit nerve impulses, process fat and cholesterol, and perform other tasks.)