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  • Zinc has also been found to protect against heavy metal (cadmium) associated DNA damage to the testicles, preserving their ability to produce testosterone.

Animal research also indicates that it can improve erectile function along with optimizing levels of prolactin and testosterone. Keep in mind that minerals are connected in a matrix of interdependence. Excess zinc can lead to copper deficiency and vice versa. This speaks to the importance of working with a licensed health professional versed in this area of expertise to help clinically ascertain your deficiencies and rectify them without causing unintended adverse effects. When in doubt, locate food sources of the minerals you are trying to replenish your body with from food, as minerals have a far lower risk of causing imbalances when found in food form. 

  • Vitamin C: One of the most important ways to optimize testosterone levels is to preserve its activity and regenerate it when it naturally converts to a transient hormone metabolite. Preliminary research indicates that vitamin C, a well-known electron donor, may be able to both regenerate testosterone and reduce levels of its toxic hormone metabolite.
  • Magnesium: Magnesium levels are strongly and independently associated with the anabolic hormones testosterone and IGF-1 in the elderly. This observation indicates that this mineral, which is involved in over 300 enzyme pathways, can help to positively modulate the anabolic/catabolic equilibrium which is often disrupted in elderly people. One proposed mechanism for magnesium's testosterone boosting role is that it inhibits the binding of testosterone (TT) to sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) leading to an enhancement of bioavailable TT.
  • Saw Palmetto/Astaxanthin: One of the best ways to increase testosterone naturally is to block it from converting to dihydrotestosterone and estrogen (estradiol). This can be accomplished through natural aromatase enzyme inhibitors and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. 5-alpha reductase is an enzyme that converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone and aromatase enzyme converts testosterone into estradiol. A promising study from 2009 found that in healthy males between 37-70 years of age a combination of these two substances resulted in exactly such an improved ratio: increased testosterone, decreased estrogen and dihydrotestosterone.
  • Phosphatidyl serine: This critically important cell membrane component, mainly found in meat, fish and dairy products, but also found in soy and sunflower lecithin, has been found to decrease cortisol levels and increase testosterone levels following moderate physical activity in athletes.

You can find additional research on natural ways to boost testosterone on our Testosterone database. Also, if you are interested in learning more about the related topic of increasing libido naturally you can read: 13 Alternatives to Viagra That Won't Fall Flat. Finally, if you are looking for natural ways to detoxify testosterone-blocking chemicals in your body, check out this article: 8 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Detoxify Your Body.