Affect of the Vegan Diet on Testosterone
Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids (AAS) in general – which carries testosterone injections – hold many bodily and physiological dangers, such as:
Keep in mind that the kind and amount of steroids determine the side-effects. Also, some psychological troubles related to AAS use are just that: related. It’s not produced and effect. Just like how performing basketball and being tall are related, basketball doesn’t surely make you taller.
However, once you begin steroids, you become addicted to the stuff, and there’s almost no turning back. But let’s drop that for another article.
To summarize: the syringe pains in the short and long term.
More modest improvements in testosterone
Injecting testosterone can have dramatic results on your physique. However, what about more natural testosterone changes within the natural limits?
Increasing testosterone levels by using more dietary fat
So how can men naturally affect testosterone levels? And by how much?
First of all: by eating separately. Men who consume more dietary fat could see their (free) testosterone gain 10-15%, and in general higher fat intakes are linked to higher testosterone levels.
To give you a concept of how much more fat you should eat, improving your diet’s fat content from ~20% of calories from fat to ~40% can accomplish the 10-15% improvement.
The unbound free testosterone is the active ingredient of total testosterone. It connects to the muscle cell receptors to excite muscle growth. It usually goes up when total testosterone goes up, so total testosterone is a ‘proxy’ for the active free testosterone.
At the other end of the ultimate, what occurs if you push your diet’s fat content very high? An unknown investigation mentions eating 60% of your calories as fat could more enhance your testosterone levels.
Boosting testosterone levels by using more Zinc
Let me ask you something:
Do you eat oysters or 8 oz of red meat every single day?
If not, you may be dropping out on extra natural testosterone, as this research clearly shows your testosterone levels are linked to the Zinc amounts your body carries. To demonstrate: when some of the study’s members restricted their zinc intake for 4 months, their testosterone levels plunged.
After supplying with Zinc, older men with zinc insufficiency saw their testosterone levels increase by 70% in 3 months.
How to increase testosterone in male?
Younger wrestlers and bicyclists that exercised so much that they became zinc-deficient also helped from supplementing Zinc: their testosterone levels improved.
Furthermore, we know that Egyptian men who experience low testosterone also saw their testosterone levels rise after increased zinc consumption.
How much Zinc should you use?
All in all, experimental research hints that zinc-deficient men’s testosterone levels could benefit from higher zinc eating. But how much Zinc per day is sufficient?
Typically, 11 mg of Zinc per day for men and 8 mg for women is recommended. However, this is based on older measurement methods that don’t account for reduced zinc absorption. Moreover, exhaustive exercise – like weight lifting, the stuff we do – also improves zinc requirements by about 20%.
Therefore I advise men to consume 20 mg of Zinc per day and women to consume 14 mg.
So how to find out whether you’re Zinc lacking?
Before your fear of syringes jumps in: there’s no blood test to tell this correctly since your body stores most Zinc in original body cells.
Here’s a list of foods most important in Zinc. If you’re not eating any of those days, then you may want to start hurting your head.