More testosterone without HRT?
Question: I've read your articles on the benefits of testosterone, but I was wondering if there is anything I could do to help my body make more testosterone on its own before opting for bio-identical testosterone replacement?
Dr. Wright: If your testosterone levels are low, or even just slightly lower than normal, you can actually raise them without taking testosterone itself.
- Zinc (30-50 milligrams daily)
- vitamin A (40,000-50,000 IU daily)
- boron (3 milligrams daily) can help, especially in younger men.
- For some men, the herb Tribulus terrestis (250-750 milligrams daily) can improve testosterone and free testosterone levels.
All of these nutrients and herbs are available in natural food stores, vitamin shops, and through numerous online supplement distributors.
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Jonathan V. Wright, M.D. has degrees from both Harvard University (cum laude) and the University of Michigan. More than any other doctor, he practically invented the modern science of applied nutritional biochemistry and he has advanced nutritional medicine for nearly three decades.
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