Top Testosterone Boosters Recommended
for Males Above 50 Years Old
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As you age, your testosterone levels tend to decrease naturally. Although testosterone therapy is a possible solution, it also has drawbacks, such as increased cardiovascular risks for some elderly men.
Natural testosterone boosters may be of interest to you.
However, while several over-the-counter (OTC) products make bold claims, their supporting research is limited.
It is essential to understand the role of testosterone, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of testosterone treatments, before purchasing a testosterone booster.
The Role of Testosterone in Men
Can Supplements Boost Testosterone?
Some of the commonly advertised supplements include:
- D-Aspartic Acid: A natural amino acid that was found to potentially increase levels of follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone, which can stimulate the body to release more testosterone. However, subsequent research showed that taking 3 grams of D-aspartic acid did not affect testosterone levels, and taking 6 grams even decreased levels.
- Zinc: An essential mineral that has been linked to low testosterone levels in people with zinc deficiency. Zinc may promote testosterone production in the testes, and long-term supplementation may lead to increased testosterone levels.
- Magnesium: Taking magnesium supplements has been shown to increase free and total testosterone levels, which may work for both sedentary individuals and athletes. However, individuals who exercise may have higher testosterone increases than those who do not.
- Vitamin D: Your skin naturally produces Vitamin D when exposed to sunlight, but people who do not get enough sunlight may have a deficiency. A year-long study of 65 men who took 3300 IU of vitamin D daily showed a 20% increase in their testosterone levels compared to those who did not take the supplement.
Other Natural Ways to Boost Testosterone
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