Can Fish Oil Boost Testosterone And Improve Erectile Dysfunction?
By Johnathan P Cumberwell
According to not only one study (but several), fish oil can indeed increase testosterone levels in men.
A study that was initially performed in order to assess whether fish oil could improve insulin resistance, found that DHA fish oil supplementation increased testosterone concentrations in obese men.
The study, which was published in the Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes & Essential Fatty Acids journal, was performed on 36 men that ranged from moderately obese to significantly overweight.
The researchers found that supplementing with 2 grams of fish oil for 12 weeks, was able to significantly increase testosterone concentrations in overweight and obese men.
You find the research study here.
This is not the first time that researches have found this connection.
A research study done on mice, found that fish oil significantly upregulated testosterone levels.
Another research study done on young men found the same association.
So it does seem that fish oil may support your testosterone production.
And should you want to purchase a high quality fish oil supplement, you find it here.
But before you pull out your credit card, let’s first try to understand why fish oil may help you manufacture testosterone, and whether there are even better ways to achieve the same result.
First off, in order to produce testosterone you need certain fats. And fish oil contains the fats you need in order to make testosterone. So if you don’t already consume these fats through your diet, a fish oil supplement will typically help you produce more testosterone.
However, you don’t necessarily have to get these fats from fish oil. There are other alternatives.
Seeds and nuts are good sources of these fats. Examples are flax seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds and walnuts. So if you are vegan, vegetarian or have concerns about fish products, there are plant based options.
If you do go for fish oil however, I recommend that you check that the product is certified and does not exceed levels of toxins sometimes found in fish oil.
One key point to understand:
A supplement will typically work if you are already deficient in the substance the supplement delivers. However, should you already eat super healthy, there should 1) not be a need for many supplements, and 2) supplements will typically have no or very little effect on you.
I recommend an overall healthy lifestyle, as this makes is much more likely to be in overall good heath. And it also increases the chance for functioning well sexually. And lastly, it reduces the need for supplements.
Also, should you be interested in learning how to increase testosterone production naturally, you can check out this guide.