If You Are Wondering If The Connections Between Eggs & Testosterone Are Legitimate Or Just “Bro Science” This Is The Article For You!
Find Out Exactly Why Eggs Are One The Best Testosterone Boosting Foods & If You Should Possibly Be Eating More!
If you want to achieve increased testosterone levels then I’d 100% suggest that eggs are a part of your daily diet.
I’m not just talking about egg whites here, I’m talking about the whole egg. Eggs and testosterone have been linked together for years & for very good reason.
There are very few foods with a better nutrition profile than eggs for aiding testosterone production. Whole eggs are a good source of the following nutrients.
Omega 3 fatty acids
B12 & B complex
As you may know already, most of the nutrients are important for supporting wider health, including testosterone production.
We are going to look at the areas of nutrition that relate directly to improved testosterone production in this article so you can understand why eggs & testosterone are so often linked together.
Cholesterol is the main building block of sex hormones including testosterone. You won’t have healthy testosterone production without it!
Eggs are an excellent source of dietary cholesterol & there are very few foods that are a better source!
Just in case you aren’t familiar with Iodine, it is a trace mineral that plays a vital role in the function of your thyroid and its T3 & T4 hormones.
When you are deficient in iodine, your thyroid doesn’t function properly, this can lead to hypothyroidism. This can cause multiple issues including elevated prolactin, estrogen & SHBG.
Prolactin is a protein, that serves a few purposes, one is enabling females to produce milk, an excess in prolactin often leads to gynecomastia & interferes with testosterone production, leading to lower T levels.
I’m sure that you don’t need me to cover estrogen, needless to say that an excess of estrogen is not a good thing & again can negatively impact testosterone production.
Finally men who suffer with hypothyroidism often see big increase in Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) levels. This bind to testosterone rendering it useless.
Iodine also improves function of the leydig cells, these cells play a vital part in testosterone production & the better they perform, the better your testosterone production will be.
So as you can see iodine plays an important part in the production of & maintaining healthy testosterone.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Again I imagine most of you are familiar with omega 3. If you aren’t sure where it sits in terms of testosterone production, it’s quite simple.
Most people have an intake of Omega 6 that is way too high & high levels of is extremely inflammatory, this inflammation prevents the body performing properly, including testosterone production.
Omega 3 is anti inflammatory and actively lowers the inflammation caused by omega 6, this is why you want plenty in your diet & eggs are very good source of omega 3 fatty acids.
Selenium is another important mineral for thyroid health. In fact the thyroid is the organ with the highest concentration of selenium.
As we have already covered, a healthy functioning thyroid is very important for testosterone production & maintaining healthy T levels.
Selenium also acts as an antioxidant & can lower the amount of inflammation in the body. Which as we’ve covered when your body is less inflamed your T production is higher!
You may not be aware; but for adults,. Selenium plays a major role in the thyroid gland’s ability to produce thyroid hormone. A healthy production of thyroid hormone means leas to the testes producing more leydig cells and the leydig cells are responsible for testosterone production.
Vitamin B12 & B Complex
Eggs are good sources of a few different B vitamins which positively impact testosterone production. The main one I wanted to bring to your attention is vitamin B12.
B12 is of particular importance as deficiency is fairly common & there aren’t that many dietary sources. Deficiency in B12 can lead to issues with the testicular function, which means lowered testosterone production.
It’s still not clear how Zinc impacts testosterone production; but what has become clear through various studies is that having a zinc deficiency leads to severely lowered testosterone production.
In the western world a zinc deficiency is fairly common, so eggs being a good source is a good thing & another reason eggs and testosterone are linked.
D3 is a pre sex hormone, in short you need adequate D3 levels for healthy production of sex hormones, including testosterone.
Your main source of D3 is absorbed via sun rays on the skin, but where most of us don’t get much sun exposure dietary sources of D3 are very important.
It is believed that a deficiency in vitamin A negatively affects the leydig cells in the testes, which as we covered earlier, play an important part of testosterone production.
On top of your testosterone production, vitamin A help maintain many other areas of your health, this includes the immune system, bone, eye, skin and reproductive health.
Magnesium aids with is the formation of proteins. This aids with your testosterone levels as when there is a lack of protein in the body it releases SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin).
As we covered earlier, this binds to testosterone making it unavailable for use. When the body has sufficient magnesium stores this process doesn’t happen meaning testosterone is free to be used by the body.
Vitamin K2 is believed to aid testosterone production in two different ways.
This first one still needs to be fully verified, but menaquinone-4 is thought to enhance testosterone production as it improves the performance & production of the testes.
The second way it aids testosterone production is the synergistic relationship it has with vitamin D. Supplying the body with enough vitamin K2 allows it to fully utilise the bodies’ vitamin D stores most effectively.
As already covered, Vitamin D also plays an important role when it comes to boosting testosterone production and being able to fully utilise it means greater testosterone production.
Hopefully pretty clear that eggs and testosterone are closely linked for a good reason.
There are very few foods with a better nutritional profile for testosterone production that eggs!
I personally eat at least four whole eggs per day & I’d suggest you consider eating a similar amount as well.
If you aren’t eating at least a couple daily, you should be eating more! You need to make that you are eating whole eggs as well.
The yolk is where the majority of the nutrition is actually found. If you have any questions in regard to this article, just drop me a comment & I’ll get back to you.
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