Micronutrients Category

Micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) are necessary catalysts and co-factors in nearly all of the bodily metabolic processes.

This obviously includes all of the key functions of the human endocrine system, such as; testosterone synthesis, thyroid hormone synthesis, sperm production, and the like. Deficiency in any of the key vitamins or minerals can severely suppress your body's ability to produce testosterone.

Here's some examples:*

  • Vitamin D3 supplementation at 3332IU/day for year raises testosterone by 25%.
  • Vitamin E supplementation at 483mg/day can bump up testosterone levels by 30%.
  • Boron taken for 6-10mg/day improves free-testosterone labs by ~28% and lowers SHBG.
  • Fixing a zinc deficiency can nearly double the serum T-levels while improving thyroid labs.
  • Magnesium at roughly 1000mg reduces SHBG and raises free-testosterone by a nice 24%.

*Clinical research to back up these claims can be found in the articles under the next paragraph.

In the posts below we examine the importance of micronutrients on testosterone production, men's health, and overall basic bodily functions.

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FEATURED ARTICLES

Vitamin A and Testosterone: Retinoids, Carotenoids, & Hormones

09/12/2018

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Vitamin A, unlike the name indicates, is not a single compound. Instead its a blanket term for a group of active unsaturated molecules including retinal, retinol, and retinoic acids, along with multiple provitamin A carotenoids such as: α-carotene, β-carotene,…

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Iron and Testosterone: Essential or just Harmful Heavy-Metal?

29/12/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Dietary iron is considered to be an essential micronutrient and nowadays many foods are fortified with it. How iron affects testosterone levels and overall health is still a bit of a mystery to many people, and since it’s considered essential,…

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Vitamin E and Testosterone: Tocopherols & Androgens

27/12/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD vitamin E is a blanket term for a group of compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols. These compounds occur naturally in various foods and are stored within the human body. Most notably, the fat-soluble vitamin E is known for its…

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3 Vitamins to Naturally Improve Insulin Sensitivity

12/11/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Insulin resistance isn’t fun. It means that your cells resist the hormone, causing your pancreas to pump out more and more to float around in the bloodstream, and when insulin is in the blood but doesn’t get into the…

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Potassium Foods: 5 Kalium-Rich Foods for Electrolyte Balance

24/08/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD The name potassium comes from potash (ashes of plants) from which the mineral was first isolated. Potassium ions are necessary for the function of virtually every cell of the human body. The body needs potassium in balance with sodium to…

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Choline Foods: 5 Foods Rich in the Methylator Vitamin

13/08/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Choline is one of the most important – yet most overlooked – vitamins that our bodies need to function optimally. We highly recommend choline supplementation and eating choline-rich foods to all of our readers. Choline used to be called vitamin…

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Iodine Foods: 5 Foods for Thyroid Benefits

07/08/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Iodine is a miracle mineral for the thyroid gland. The thyroid needs it to create the thyroid hormone T4, a hormone vital for nearly all metabolic processes of the body, including testosterone production. Lack of iodine in the diet is known of causing…

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Selenium Foods: 5 Foods Rich the Mineral

05/08/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Selenium is mostly known for its antioxidant properties, due to the fact that its a necessary micronutrient in the creation of glutathione (the body’s principal antioxidant compound). Selenium also works in conjunction with vitamin E and C to prevent…

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Vitamin D Foods: 5 Sources of the Sunshine Vitamin

02/08/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Vitamin D is crucially important for the health of the human body… …And although we can get plenty from the sun, it’s also wise to eat foods dense in the vitamin, and also supplement with high-quality D3 supplement. When…

Vitamin K2 Foods: 5 Sources of Vitamin K2 (Menaquinone)

01/08/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Vitamin K2 doesn’t get much press these days. Everyone seems to be talking about its brother, vitamin K1, or just sum them up as “vitamin K”. There are important differences between the two, however. Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) can be…

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Boron Foods: 5 Nutritionally Rich Sources of the Trace Mineral

14/07/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Boron might not be one of the 24 essential micronutrients for human survival, but it still has some interesting benefits in terms of testosterone production. More specifically, boron at 10mg for 7-days was able to; increase free testosterone levels…

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Zinc Foods: 5 Good Sources of The Master Mineral

08/06/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Zinc is an extremely important mineral for testosterone and thyroid hormone production, studies constantly show how a deficiency can slash the levels of total and -free testosterone, as well as T3 and T4 thyroid hormones, restoration of zinc, is…

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Choline and Testosterone: Why Deficiency Hurts Hormones

18/05/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Why do you feel so run down, exhausted, irritable, and unmotivated?  Why do you feel as if you are stuck in a persistent brain fog? Is it stress? Fatigue? Depression?  It could be all of the above and this…

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Magnesium and Testosterone: Less SHBG and More Free-T

15/05/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Magnesium is the 11th most-abundant mineral in the human body, and it controls more than 300 bodily functions, along with hundreds of enzyme functions. Most people associate the mineral only with bone and heart health, but it’s so much…

Zinc and Testosterone: The Endocrine Master Mineral

11/05/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Zinc is one of the 24 essential minerals needed for human survival. The human body can’t synthesize its own – nor does it have a storage system for it – so you must get adequate amounts of zinc through…

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Boron and Testosterone: Androgenic Trace-Mineral

25/10/2015

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD There are multiple micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) that contribute to testosterone synthesis, such as: vitamins A, C, D, K2, zinc, magnesium, iodine, calcium, etc… …But what is often left unmentioned is the trace mineral boron. When in fact it’s…

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Calcium and Testosterone: Not Only for the Bones & Teeth

11/08/2015

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Calcium is the fifth-most-abundant mineral in the crust of the planet Earth. In humans, 99% of the calcium in our bodies is located in bones and teeth. The 1% that’s left has a role in various processes inside the…

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Vitamin C and Testosterone: The Protective Antioxidant

12/07/2015

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is likely the most researched, well known, and most-used nutritional supplement in the whole World. Not only that, but it’s also safe, cheap, and available pretty much all around the globe. But what about the…

Copper and Testosterone: Chelated & Androgenic

21/06/2015

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Copper (Cu) is definitely not the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about testosterone boosting micronutrients, or just about plain minerals. All-in-all, it’s a very unpopular mineral to supplement with, and nobody really cares about copper.…

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Vitamin K2 and Testosterone: Menaquinone & Androgens

12/06/2015

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD There’s one vitamin that really deserves a whole lot more attention than what it’s getting now, and that’s the vitamin K2 (menaquinone). Heck, most people don’t even know that it exists, nor that it reduces cardiovascular disease risk, and…

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Vitamin D and Testosterone: 3332IU for 25% More Androgens

21/02/2015

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD & Dr. Vlad Belghiru, MD Vitamin D is one of the 24 essential vitamins needed for human survival. It regulates more than 1,000 bodily functions, not to mention, the vitamin D testosterone benefits are quite profound. Vitamin D occurs naturally in…