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5 Ways To Increase Testosterone Naturally With B Vitamins

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Is Getting Enough Vitamin B – One Of The Best Ways To Increase Testosterone Naturally?

So today we are going to look at the main types of vitamin B required for testosterone production, how they help increase your T production, the amount you need daily, and what the best food sources of these vitamins are.

About Vitamin B

B vitamins are vital when it comes to your testosterone and wider health, sadly down to things like reduced quality of soil and poor diets, many of us are often extremely deficient in a number of B Vitamins.

Your body isn’t able to store excess vitamin B, so it does mean you need to get enough daily. We’re now going to look at the different types of vitamin B I suggest you need for a natural testosterone booster.

Vitamin B3/ Niacin

Niacin is a stimulator of growth hormone, it is vital for muscle gain and fat loss. On top of that, Niacin helps to increase healthy HDL cholesterol, while at the same time lowering unhealthy LDL cholesterol. This helps boost testosterone production as HDL Cholesterol is one of the key building blocks of T.

When you consider that having greater muscle mass and lowered body fat helps boost testosterone production; and the fact that HDL cholesterol is one of major building blocks of T, it is easy to see why I recommend getting enough Vitamin B3/ Niacin as one of the best ways to increase testosterone naturally.

Food Sources:

  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Mushrooms
  • Tuna
  • Avocado

How Much B3 Do You Need?

As discussed above, all vitamins need to be taken daily, the recommended daily amount required for men is 16 mg for women is 14 mg per day. You should be able to get enough in your diet, when it comes to testosterone production.

I would however recommend having a stock of B3 supplements in case your diet is off one day, this is because one “off day” can have a pretty drastic impact on your testosterone production.

You Can Check Out My Review of The Top B3 Testosterone Boosting Supplements Here!

Vitamin B6/ Pyridoxine

Vitamin B6 is involved in multiple critical functions in the body, this includes testosterone production, energy production, blood flow and memory.

A deficiency in B6 doesn’t just mean lowered T production but can lead serious health issues such as kidney stones, lung cancer and nerve damage, so serious stuff!

As far as getting sufficient B6 one of the more effective ways to increase testosterone naturally, Vitamin B6 boosts testosterone on a couple of different fronts.

Having sufficient levels of vitamin B6 leads to increased testosterone production by promoting androgens, a deficiency in B6 can be detrimental to your testosterone to estrogen balance as the body is unable to properly metabolize estrogen.

Vitamin B6 also lowers the hormone prolactin and high prolactin levels are known to Salmonlower testosterone levels, high prolactin levels are also known to cause “man boobs/ moobs” so has deficiency in B6 has a clear visible physical effect on the body as well.

Food Sources:

  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Turkey

How Much B6 Do You Need?

Vitamin B6 again can’t be stored so you need to get enough daily, & it’s believed that adults need an intake of at least 1.3mg daily with your required intake increasing slightly once you’ve passed the age of approximately 50.

There are actually more studies being released that suggest that deficiency albeit a slight one is becoming more common place when it comes to vitamin B6.

As vitamin B6 isn’t as readily available in your diet as some vitamins, I recommend supplementing to ensure you get enough to optimise your healthy testosterone production and that goes double, if you have moobs!

If You Are Worried That You Are Low Or Want To Learn What Your Vitamin B6 Levels Are, Check Out This Article On The Medicheck Blood Tests Offers

Vitamin B12/ Cobalamin

So unlike other B vitamins, you don’t necessarily need to take B12 daily, as it can be stored in the liver. Deficiency of Vitamin B12 can have pretty dire ramifications though, this includes issues with the testicular function (which is what effects testosterone production), lethargy, megaloblastic anaemia and cognitive decline.

Sadly if you’ve already suffered from B12 deficiency, symptoms may not be apparent till 5 -6 years down the line.

It was once commonly believed that only vegetarian/ vegans were deficient (as it is found in animal products only), however a recent study that included a mixture of 3,000 men and women showed that 39% of the participant were in the “low to normal” range for B12, so having low levels isn’t just unique to non meat eaters.

Food Sources:

  • Animal Kidney & liverScallops
  • Beef
  • Sardines
  • Tuna
  • Scallops
  • Lamb
  • Shrimps
  • Cod

Organ meat and fish, low in mercury are realistically your ideal food sources of Vitamin B12. Both tend to be in short supply in a Western diet, I would recommend supplementation.

How Much B12 Do You Need?

It’s widely recommended that adults need approximately 2.4 micro grams/ mcg per day. As your body is able to store B12 if you can take in excess but this is without causing any damage as it will just pass in urine.

Due to the reasons mentioned about B12 deficiency becoming more common, I recommend that people supplement to ensure they are getting enough.

When it comes to B12 supplements, there are actually two different types Cyanocobalamin & Methyclobalamin. Cyanocobalamin is chemically formed and most commonly added to supplements, the issue is that the body doesn’t absorb it very well, whereas Methylcobalamin is the most bio available form of b12, meaning it is well absorbed by the body. If you are going to opt for B12 supplements, make sure they are Methylcobalamin.

If You Are Worried That You Are Low Or Want To Learn What Your Vitamin B12 Levels Are, Check Out This Article On The Medicheck Blood Tests Offers

Final Thoughts & Future Articles

I hope you have found this article useful and can see how getting enough Vitamin B3, 6 & 12 is important and one of the Supplementseffective ways to increase testosterone naturally.

Unlike many other vitamins and minerals that help increase T production, B vitamins aren’t always that easy to excess via your diet.

I’ve published a series of articles looking at my recommended testosterone boosting supplements, this currently includes some the recommended vitamin B supplements, you can check out all the different articles below.

My Testosterone Boosting Supplements

If you have any questions in regard to this article, ways to increase testosterone naturally or anything in regard to testosterone, just drop me a comment below and I’ll get back to you.

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10 thoughts on “5 Ways To Increase Testosterone Naturally With B Vitamins”

  1. RJ says:

    Great information here about ‘Real Food’ sources of testosterone.
    I’ve looked into ‘Intensive Farming’ and soil depletion of carbon, plus essential nutrients. Can you tell me about a natural based supplement, in a glass container, that contains the nutrients you suggest? – I’m keen to buy it.
    Also, what are best testosterone levels for women?
    Plus, why do women contain testosterone?

    RJ

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hey RJ,

      I’m glad you found this article useful!

      Yep intensive farming really does ruin the amount of nutrients available in food, especially if that farming isn’t organic!

      Sadly there isn’t really only one supplement that I can recommend as being solely the perfect testosterone booster; but if I was to recommend one supplement, it would have to be Vitamin D. Most people in the West are deficient in Vitamin D and it has a large impact on testosterone production. You can see all the different supplements I recommend to boost testosterone (in different scenarios here)boost testosterone (in different scenarios here)boost testosterone (in different scenarios here)

      In terms of how much testosterone women need, you can take a look at this article which advises what healthy T levels for women are; it also goes in to the reasons why women need testosterone; but to give you a high level overview, women need testosterone and estrogen (albeit a lot more estrogen) testosterone is required for muscle mass, growth, maintenance and repairs of bone mass and reproductive issues, just to name a few things.

      Hope that helps!

  2. Misael says:

    Awesome info! Thank you so much for these recommendations, I’ve actually been looking into increasing my testosterone levels natrually as I’m currently working on becoming a more athletic person and there are a lot of benefits to having a higher level of testosterone (especially for me as a male). I’m glad I stummbled onto this article, I’ve been trying to find natural sources foods that will help me in increasing my testosterone levels. Thank you for the info!

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hey Misael,

      I’m glad that you found this article useful. Yep ensuring that you have healthy testosterone levels is extremely important and especially for male health! Yeah naturally increasing your testosterone will help increase muscle mass, lower body fat, improve reaction times, to name a few advantages.

      Ensuring you get enough vitamin is great a place to start in terms of ways to increase testosterone naturally, as assuming you aren’t vegan/ vegetarian, it should be easier to ensure you get a decent amount of B vitamins in your diet and you may not even need to supplement!

  3. Cathy says:

    There are loads and loads of great reasons to take B supplements. I have read that it’s best to take B complex on an empty stomach, or perhaps a tiny bit of food if your stomach is sensitive. By the time I see the B bottle, I’m usually in the middle of making a sandwich, so it goes untaken. My oldest son likes to take B, as well.
    When we first started taking the supplements, we noticed (about to give you tmi) that urine was extra yellow. We were confused because that is usually symptomatic of not enough water. We figured it out. B is funny that way.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hey Cathy,

      Yeah there are loads of great reasons to take vitamin B supplements; or even just amending your diet slightly to ensure that you are getting enough. Your son should see a lot of health benefits, as getting enough vitamin B is one of the best ways to increase testosterone naturally. Yeah some supplements have those effect lol.

  4. I love that you encourage the parts of our diet that can naturally support our need for Vitamin B – and yes women do have a consideration for testosterone in our balance of dietary requirements.
    If we all understood the difference in our dietary requirements and enjoyed our food choices – life will be better for us all – ( I have to add though – I can’t face “Animal Livers and Kidneys” or sardines… so I always be grateful to take advantage of the supplements you mention – excellent – easy to understand information – thank you 🙂 )

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Sandra,

      I’m glad you found this useful, yes women need a healthy balance between their testosterone and estrogen levels.

      Liver, kidneys and sardines are great source; but you don’t just have to eat them; but yes I would consider supplements to ensure you are hitting your RDA of B vitamins.

  5. Kim says:

    This is excellent information! I really had no idea about the connection. Thank you for sharing it!

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hey,

      Good to hear that you found this interesting! Yeah there are multiple ways to increase testosterone naturally; but getting enough B vitamins, appears to be one of the most overlooked ways.

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