Category Archives: Testosterone

Effects of Fasting on Testosterone

Fasting has some interesting metabolic effects. For example, the fall in insulin levels seen with fasting may induce weight loss, and the fall in inflammatory markers may improve immunity. Testosterone levels are known to drop in males undergoing fasting and … Continue reading

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The Exercise, Lactate, Testosterone Connection

Lactic acid is considered a waste product of cellular respiration. Lactic acid is produced in cells through the incomplete combustion of glucose following anaerobic glycolysis. Lactic acid accumulates in cells during metabolism and exercise greatly increases production, especially if it … Continue reading

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Can Nutrition Affect Testosterone Levels?

Optimising testosterone production can be beneficial to athletes because testosterone is one of the anabolic hormones used by the body to build skeletal muscle. Increasing testosterone levels can also have health benefits because it can improve energy levels and reduce … Continue reading

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Boron For Athletes: Testosterone

Some evidence suggests that borion supplements may cause elevations in testosterone levels in animals and humans. However, this is controversial and studies disagree on the efficacy of boron supplementation for testosterone increases. One study on humans administered 10 mg per … Continue reading

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How Might Boron Supplementation Affect Testosterone Levels?

Evidence from rat studies suggests that boron may be able to raise testosterone levels. How this occurs is not fully understood. However, boron is known to be required for the synthesis of steroid hormones including testosterone. This then may explain … Continue reading

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The Effects of Boron Supplementation On Testosterone

A number of supplements that purport to raise testosterone levels in humans contain boron. One of the suggestions made by the manufacturers is that boron supplementation can raise testosterone levels. However, a number of well designed studies have shown this … Continue reading

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Exercise and Testosterone

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The Best Ways To Increase Testosterone Levels

There is a desire amongst men generally to increase testosterone levels. Not only does testosterone improve mood and feelings of well being, it also increases lean body tissue and reduces body fat. Increasing testosterone is not easy, and a number … Continue reading

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Can Boron Increase Testosterone and Build Muscle?

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Boron and Testosterone

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