1. Tribulus Terrestris
Tribulus Terrestris may sound like something from Star Trek but its actual is an herb that has been used for hundreds of years in traditional medicine and some researchers have been investigating its effects on testosterone levels and sexual health.
Their studies are promising and have found that it can increase testosterone levels in animals but as yet this has not been proven in humans. It may however enhance sexual function and libido in both men and women.
This is a popular herb-based option and was the first booster I took in my early thirties.
A study in 2011 examined how fenugreek affected sexual function and the quality of life of men. The participants in their study reported an increase in strength and a further more recent study in 2020 concluded that Fenugreek can indeed improve hormone levels.
DHEA is a hormone that’s primarily produced by your adrenal glands.
It helps manage hormone levels and is a very popular supplement although the research remains mixed. Some research has suggested that taking DHEA supplements can boost testosterone levels, especially as people age.
4. Vitamin D
Vitamin D is produced by the body when we are exposed to sunlight and many believe it is essential for male sexual health as well as maintain healthy bones and immune system.
In one yearlong study, researchers split 65 men into 2 groups, one of which took 3,300 IU of vitamin D daily. The supplement group’s vitamin D levels doubled and their testosterone levels increased by around 20%, from 10.7 nmol/L to 13.4 nmol/L.
Ginger is a popular spice at the moment as it appears to reduce inflammation and cholesterol levels but other studies have also suggested it may also boost testosterone.
Indeed, one study demonstrated a 17% increase in testosterone levels and a 16% increase in sperm count. More research is definitely needed, however eating ginger is a safe common practice and it may provide numerous other health benefits including those listed above.
Zinc is an essential mineral that contributes to over 100 chemical processes within your body.
Research has found links between zinc and men’s sexual health, including testosterone levels. The authors of a 2018 review noted that low zinc levels can negatively affect men’s sexual health and fertility. One study has suggested that men with low testosterone levels and infertility can benefit from taking 220 mg of zinc sulphate twice a day for 1–4 months.