Will Turmeric increase Testosterone and get rid my my manboobs?
While trying to increase my testosterone levels naturally, I’ve been getting shoulder and joint pain that I am going to put down to Low Testosterone levels. I know they still are as I’m getting the same old aches and pains. Now I’m trying to stay as natural as possible with any supplements that I take. After a good friend suggested the anti-inflammatory properties of taking a Turmeric supplement.
Turmeric is derived from the rhizomes ( the root) of the plant Curcuma longa, which is a member of the ginger family. It’s responsible for the yellow colour of Curry. Curcumin, has fantastic antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and is the most active constituent of turmeric.
Long used in traditional Indian Ayurvedic Medicine to treat bronchitis, and diabetes, improve the circulation etc. It’s got some seriously rave reviews from all over the web. Well, I don’t believe them in the main as they are normally trying to sell us the product.
But I find that my shoulder pain is actually preventing me from carrying out my weight training, preventing me from bench pressing and doing my upper body routine. I don’t want to take ibuprofen or any other OTC pills as I’m already taking Thyroxine and Cabergoline. Any more pills and I will seriously start rattling while walking!
So I’m going to self study the benefits of Turmeric and share with you the results, hopefully sorting out my Shoulder joint and increasing my Low T levels all at the same time!
Red Wine, Quercetin, Green Tea and Turmeric may increase Low Testosterone
You see from what I have read it’s some kind of ‘cure all’ for male ailments. Moobs or the technical name “male gynecomastia” can be reduced with the use or turmeric an article from the The Journal of Applied Bio medicine which discussed obesity related issues to testicles and the impact of low Testosterone being a side effect of this.
Active compounds in turmeric and also green tea may prevent many forms of degenerative illness, Alzheimers being just one of them too! Suggesting that turmeric MAY have potential testosterone boosting qualities when taken regularly and in significant doses.
Not only is it just Green Tea or Turmeric that can increase Testosterone Levels apparently. Wait for it, how great does this sound eh? Red Wine also may increase Low Testosterone levels!! Apparently a compound in Red Wine called quercetin, partially blocks the action of an enzyme called UGT2B17 which seeks out testosterone and messages the kidneys to excrete it. You won’t necessarily need to drink Red Wine either. Although where is the fun in that you may say! Quercetin is abundant in Green Tea AND is available as a supplement also. source: Red wine and quercetin may increase testosterone levels
In truth while not actually increasing or demanding an increase in LH levels it may help increase bioavailable levels of Testosterone. The suggestion is that it may actually help athletes beat doping tests due to preventing the Testosterone excretion in urine samples.
Reasons why I’m going to take Turmeric as a supplement.
So, what’s not to like.. If it works?
- Increased cardiovascular health
- lower blood pressure
- Anti inflammatory properties
- anti cancer properties in recent studies
- reducing manboobs .. possibly (I will get back to you on that)
- Increasing my Low T Levels
- Boost my metabolism
I’m currently on my second day of taking Turmeric in capsule form I got 100 capsules from Holland and Barrett for less than £10 and it’s not had any side effects on me yet. I guess that being a natural herb used in Curry it shouldn’t really cause any issues.
But just for the sake of logging my experience with Turmeric. I am suffering from a Sore left shoulder and the joint in my fingers/ knuckles are prone to slight swelling and inflammation. (typing really does aggravate this condition.)
So I’m going to get back to you in a few weeks and let you know what I think on whether Turmeric does indeed help with joints and muscle pain and more importantly if I feel Turmeric does indeed increase Testosterone.