The Role B Vitamins Play in Testosterone Production
The B vitamin complex (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12) plays a major role in testosterone production. While some of the B vitamins are abundant in our everyday foods, others are often lacking in the Western diet.
B12, B6 are the most likely to be deficient in the typical diet, as well as B3 which is crucial to replenish everyday for healthy testosterone levels
It’s well known that Vegans and Vegetarians should take a b12 supplement but did you know most meat eaters should too?
Modern diets, cooking habits and sanitary practices have a huge impact on the level of b12 the average person consumes and can biologically absorb.
Without adequate b12 in your body, a whole host of complications can arise, including a severe dip in natural testosterone production.
Detecting b12 deficiency can be difficult and health problems may not even begin to manifest for 5 – 6 years.
While the amount of b12 needed is miniscule, the impact on our bodies when deficient is absolutely enormous.
A recent study of 3,000 men and women in the ongoing Framingham Offspring Study, found that 39% had b12 levels in the “low normal” range.
Even mild vitamin b12 deficiency has been associated with accelerated cognitive decline according to researchers at Tufts University. Vitamin b12 also seems to have a significant effect on testicular function, sperm motility, and concentration. Other benefits of sufficient b12 levels include:
- Higher energy levels
- Helps brain and cognitive functionality
- Aids in digestion
- Boosts mood
- Helps the nervous system function properly
Vitamin B6 plays a crucial role in memory, blood flow, energy and of course testosterone production. Being B6 is water soluble, your body is not able to store leftover, so it must be consumed daily.
Deficiency in B6 can result in many negatives from nerve damage, acne, and memory loss, to kidney stones, lung cancer, and lower testosterone levels.
At one time it was thought deficiency in B6 in the West was rare, however, studies are starting to show mild deficiency is more common than once thought.
Interestingly enough, the older we get the more B6 we actually require, making deficiency more likely.
Vitamin B3 (niacin) stimulates growth hormone. Excess will not help you produce more but a deficiency can certainly result in a lack of. It is also critical in raising HDL (good cholesterol) while helping to lower triglycerides.
Vitamin B3 deficiency is pretty rare in the West. However you need to get ample B3 each day to maximize your testosterone and one off day could potentially send your testosterone levels tanking.
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