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January 21, 2011, last updated June 20, 2012
By B. Jones and the Editors, Mangoboss
Do you have a low testosterone levels? According to the
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology, as many as 5 to 6 million
American men suffer from low testosterone and they’re
not even aware of it. Symptoms of low testosterone
include low sex drive, mood changes, lowers muscle mass
and depression. Are there any natural remedies for low
testosterone or other natural ways to boost testosterone?
Do any foods or herbs help to boost testosterone?
What Are Normal Testosterone Levels in Men?
Normal testosterone levels are difficult to estimate.
Testosterone levels vary normally throughout life.
However, some studies have arrived at rough guidelines
for what you should consider normal testosterone levels. A
2005 from New England Research Institutes looked at
testosterone levels in men from aged 40 through 79. Here
is what they found are normal testosterone levels for men.
Age Normal Testosterone Level
40 to 49 251 to 914 ng/dl
50 to 59 216 to 876 ng/dl
60 to 69 196 to 859 ng/dl
70 to 79 156 to 818 ng/dl
Causes of Low Testosterone
Your levels of testosterone decrease by about 1% a year
after you reach age 30. By the time you reach age 40, you
have 10% less testosterone than you did at age 30. By the
time you reach age 50, you have 20% less testosterone
than you did at age 30, and so on.
But if your levels fluctuate below normal, many sorts of
health problems can occur. Low sex drive and erectile
dysfunction are common and can even lead to depression.
While aging is something that you cannot avoid, there are
some things that you can do to maintain a normal
testosterone level. Keeping slim and sleeping well is a good
start, while a good amount of exercise will help. Moreover,
there’s something you can try without any big change to
your life style -- change your diet to include certain foods
and herbs to increase testosterone.
Here are 10 such foods and herbs that can boost your
testosterone levels naturally:
1. Zinc Increases Your Testosterone Levels
This mineral will increase your testosterone production
according to a study in the 1981 journal Systems Biology
in Reproductive Medicine. Zinc may even affect the size of
your testicles, according to a 1985 study by Dr. Ananda
Prasad published in the Clinics in Endocrinology and
As Dr. Prasad noted, zinc deficiency adversely affects
testicular growth: "Testicular functions are affected
adversely as a result of zinc deficiency in both humans and
experimental animals. This effect of zinc is at the end
organ level and the hypothalamic-pituitary axis is intact in
zinc-deficient subjects. Inasmuch as zinc is intimately
involved in a cell division, its deficiency may adversely
affect testicular size and thus its function."
Zinc is available in many supplements, but there’s no
reason to use them as there are lots of delicious foods that
contain it. Beef, pork, lamb, chicken and turkey are a few
foods high in zinc to sink your teeth into. If you’re a
vegetarian try dairy products or brown rice instead.
2. Skip the Atkins Fad
Dieting fads are typically considered unmanly and here’s
another reason why: they can lower your sex hormone
levels. A widely cited Penn State study of 12 healthy men
found that low-carbohydrate and high protein diets can
eventually slow down testosterone production.
3. Raw Oysters
They may not look like the most erotic thing in the world,
but raw oysters could boost not only your testosterone
levels but also your libido! Since the Roman Empire,
people have believed in the sexual powers of oysters. this
since the Roman Empire and finally modern science has
proved it with a team at Miami’s Barry University
discovering compounds that prompt the release of sex
4. Cruciferous Vegetables
It’s not surprise that vegetables are good for you, but did
you know that they can help keep your testosterone levels
up? They’re healthy and cheap so try to hit your 5-a-day
vegetable target --- broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage are
favorites. The indole-3-carbinol (IC3) in these vegetables
raises your testosterone and reduces estrogen according
to a study of the Rockefeller University Hospital in New
5. Fatty Acids
Not all fats are bad for you and, according to a study in the
Journal of Applied Physiology, Essential Fatty Acids found
in food sources such as walnuts, sunflower seeds, fish and
shellfish keep your body healthy and promote testosterone
production in the body.
6. Avoid Soy
Accord to a study at Gifu University of Japan in 2000, soy
products can reduce testosterone levels. While diets based
on soy are often lower in fat, it’s best to avoid these foods
if you’re worried about your hormone levels.
7. Eat Plenty of Nuts to Boost Testosterone
We’ve all heard of good fats and bad fats, but did you
know the good ones can help raise your hormone level?
Research from the International Journal of Sports
Medicine tells us that testosterone increases due to the
mono unsaturated fat that is abundant in nuts. They’re
also a great source of protein for that new workout so get
8. Sun Flower Seeds
They’re not just for rabbits! Being packed with vitamin E
means that sun flower seeds help bump up your
testosterone levels according to Journal of Plant Foods for
9. Allicin in Garlic and Onions
These two roots vegetables might not make you the nicest
tasting kisser in the world, but they do contain allicin – a
compound that is strongly believed to increasing
testosterone. As if that wasn’t enough, a 2009 study by St.
Thomas Hospital in the United Kingdom showed that high
garlic consumption would lower cholesterol in such a way
that will combat blood flow problems and reduce male
10. Drinking Alcohol Tanks Testosterone
As fun as it may be, your drinking habit raises the level of
stress hormone cortisol and reduces testosterone. This has
been known for a while and documented in many studied
such as the January 1984 journal Alcohol. It is also
believed to reduce estrogen so count your drinks!
11. Avoid Licorice If You Want Normal Testosterone
Licorice depresses your testosterone levels. Here is a case
reported by doctors at Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
in Germany in 2010.
A 57-year old man with erectile dysfunction reported to
hospital for high blood pressure and other health
problems. After taking his medical history, doctors noted
that the man routinely ate 300 to 500g of licorice a day.
After the man stopped eating licorice, doctors noted that
"Four weeks following advice to stop licorice...
Testosterone level had significantly increased to be within
So, if you want to increase your testosterone levels, skip
the licorice candy.
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