3 Ways To Increase Testosterone Naturally With Boron


There are multiple ways to increase testosterone naturally, your diet and ensuring you get the enough of the right vitamins and minerals is one of them and that is where boron comes in. So in this article we are going to look at what boron is, how is helps increase testosterone production and what some of the best sources of boron are.

What Is Boron

Boron is a naturally occurring mineral it can be found in both food and the environment. Boron has a number of uses in the Man Looking For Information On Computerbody including building strong bones, building muscles, improving thinking skills, muscle coordination and increasing testosterone levels. It can also be taken as a supplement/ medication for assisting with the above and treating osteoarthritis.

Why Boron Increases Testosterone Production

Making sure you get enough boron is one of the most effective ways to increase testosterone naturally, this is for three different reasons which we will look at in further details below.

Boron Blocks SHBG

Boron has been found to reduce levels of SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) in the blood. This is a good thing as the primary job of SHBG is to bind to sex hormones and suppress their effects. So the reduction of SHBG will mean a greater amount of unbound or what is known as free testosterone. This testosterone is available for your body to utilize for its many benefits. So in short, boron helps the body to maximize utilization of testosterone the body is already producing.

Boron Blocks Estrogen

Boron has been shown to block excess estrogen, in one study that was conducted where men were supplementing with 10 mg of boron per day, their estrogen levels showed a decrease of 39% on average.

Boron Increases Vitamin D Levels

Having sufficient Vitamin D levels is one of the main criteria for increased testosterone production. A major issue that most of is are deficient in vitamin D. Studies looking in to the effect of boron supplementation on vitamin D have shown an increase in vitamin D levels, the effects have shown to be particularly effective on those deficient in vitamin D with an increase as much as 24% when supplementing with 6mg of boron.

As you can see from the above, boron aids both testosterone production and (particularly for men) helps maintain a healthy balance between your testosterone and estrogen levels.

How Much Boron Do You NeedCalculator

It isn’t know exactly how much boron is required by the body for increased testosterone production or any other function, it is however widely accepted that 20mg should be the maximum intake for an adult. As you can see above most people saw health improvements with supplementation of 6mg – 10mg per day, so I’d advise to aim between 10mg – 20mg (with 20mg as absolute maximum) per day and if you have any existing conditions, consulting your doctor.

Sources of Boron

As we’ve mentioned above supplements are one way to ensure you get enough boron but there are a few different food sources as well, which we will look at below:


Provide approximately 0.5mg of boron to every 100g consumed.

Brazil Nuts

Provide approximately 1.72mg of boron to every 100g consumed. They are also a good source of selenium and healthy fats, which aid with increased testosterone production.


Provide approximately 4.51mg of boron to every 100g consumed.

Dried Apricots

Provide approximately 2.11mg of boron to every 100g consumed. rasins


Provide approximately 1.18mg of boron to every 100g consumed.

Other Fruit And Veg

There are multiple other fruits and vegetables that are also a good source of boron but in lesser amounts of what’s listed.

These foods are also high in other vitamins and minerals that increase testosterone production. These include broccoli, avocado, red grapes, onions bananas and potatoes. As a matter of fact all the foods listed here as being high in boron contain other vitamins and minerals the increase testosterone production.

You can find out more about these foods and how they increase testosterone production over and above their boron levels, on this foods that boost testosterone production.


I always recommend trying to get your daily amounts of nutrients from your diet; but as we live in the real world, we know that won’t always be possible, especially with the limited food sources of boron out there. This is when supplements come in handy! I personally supplement with an extra 6mg per day of boron to ensure I’m getting over the 10mg.

To Find Out More About Boron Supplements & Some Of My Other Recommended Testosterone Boosting Supplements Check Out This Article!

Final Thoughts & Future Articles

I hope you have found this article on how boron increases Testosterone useful and why ensuring you get enough boron intake should be seen as one of the key ways to increase testosterone naturally. As you can see from the above, while there are a number of foods that increase boron, the volumes are still typically quite low.

If we are aiming for 10mg per day, you likely are going to need to look at supplementation. So I will be publishing an article soon, reviewing boron supplements available, so keep an eye out for that. If you have any questions in regard to this article, have experience/ questions around boron or on ways to increase testosterone naturally, drop me a comment below and I’ll get back to you.

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14 thoughts on “3 Ways To Increase Testosterone Naturally With Boron”

  1. sharriv says:


    thank you for the information on how to boost some testosterone. I am nearing the big 40 and are starting to feel less and less urge to go to the gym. Maybe it is age, working too much or just lower testosterone levels. I will give this a try and see if it works.

    great article

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Sharriv,

      Yeah lowering testosterone is probably at least partly to blame, as levels do start to dip around the age of 30 onwards. Yeah increased boron is a great way to help increase your testosterone levels and will bring multiple other health benefits.

  2. Marius says:

    Very interesting article. I didn’t knew about boron before and it was very interesting to know that it’s responsible for increasing testosterone naturally. I’m gym enthusiast myself and keeping high testosterone level is vital for me, if I want to grow bigger muscles, I’m glad I found your article and can include some of your listed foods to my diet. I want to ask one question, does other nuts contain boron as well, or we can find it just in Brazil nuts? I’m not huge fan of Brazil nuts and I would prefer other type of nut if it has boron as well. Thank you for this great article.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Marius,

      Spot on, keeping your testosterone levels high will help with maintaining and gaining muscle mass. Higher/ healthy T levels comes with a number of other benefits as well, to find out more about this, check out this testosterone and health article.

      Hazelnuts are a good source of boron but I’d avoid due to them being fairly estrogenic, if you want to try other nuts that potentially increase T, try Tiger nuts. You can find out a bit more about them here – foods that lower testosterone & alternatives that don’t

  3. SarahMariie says:

    Very interesting, your article covers the different range of benefits of the use of Boron.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Sarah,

      I’m glad you found it useful, yes there are multiple benefits to increasing your boron above aiding with testosterone production.

  4. Todd P Matthews says:

    For me, this one would be easy. The fact I love dried raisins and honey makes getting my boron intake a piece of cake daily. The more nutrient-dense foods we consume, the greater our chances of not only getting a healthy dose of boron in our diet, but a healthy dose of much-needed vitamins and minerals. It’s surprising for some to see that getting these vitamins and minerals are much easier than it sounds.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Todd,

      Yep dried raisins and honey (organic is best) will certainly help you get to your RDA, I’d maybe suggest a 3mg supplement as well. You don’t want to over do it on the honey and raisins ;). Exactly boron is just one benefit, from eating these foods, the more nutrient dense foods you eat, the more vitamins and minerals you get and the healthier you will be as a whole!

  5. As a soon to be 50-year-old man… I’m always looking for natural ways to increase my Testosterone. Thank you for writing this article and sharing this vital information. I looked into testosterone supplements but my Medical Doctor advised if he started me on one… My body would stop producing it naturally.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Brian,

      Yep once you hit the age of approximately 30, your T levels do start to dip. So seeking natural ways to increase testosterone naturally is important. I’d recommend avoiding testosterone supplements or replacement as your body can stop producing its own. Supplementing, Zinc, magnesium, boron etc. is ok though as they are minerals which help your body naturally produce T, as supposed to doing it for you.

  6. Jukka says:

    Great info on boron Nate! I’ve actually supplemented with boron many times and would add it right up there with zing and magnesium as the most important micronutrients for men. I think the actual function how it increases testosterone has to do with the suppression of estrogen. If I recall right, boron works as a mild aromatase inhibitor, which means it reduces the rate at which testosterone is converted into estradiol. Estrogen being the hormone that our hypothalamus is looking for to gauge adequate testosterone levels (gonadotropins actually but you get the point). This is how lowering estrogen will actually lead to increased testosterone. Good stuff!

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Jukka,

      Good to hear, I agree boron is almost as important as Zinc and magniesum for male heqlth. Preciely it stops your testosterone being converted in to estrogen!

  7. Bobby says:

    Boron is something myself I recently just found out about. It looks like I will have to start eating more raisins! I’m almost 40, so this is helpful finding a natural alternative to increase my testosterone. There is a commercial on TV all the time now with Frank Thomas and the supplement they promote has the main ingredient as Boron. This was the first time before reading your article I had heard about it.

    1. Nate Stone says:

      Hi Bobby,

      It certainly aids with testosterone production. As you’re in s similar line of work to me, as we know increased testosterone will help with muscle gains and fat loss. I think where it hasn’t been considered an “essential mineral” the many health benefits of boron have been somewhat overlooked.

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