Testosterone & Vitamins
The production of testosterone requires sufficient amounts of both fat soluble and water soluble vitamins. The fat soluble vitamins can be stored in the fat of your body and need not be taken daily whereas the water soluble cannot be stored and should be replenished regularly.
Testosterone, principal male hormone, or androgen, are produced mainly in the male testes. These cells also produce two other androgens of less potency and in much smaller quantities.
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These vitamins are critical in the formation of hormones including testosterone, nervous system chemicals known as neurotransmitters, and the genetic material deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Vitamins are classified into two groups: fat soluble and water soluble. Fat-soluble vitamins, which include vitamins A, D, E, and K, are usually absorbed with the help of foods that contain fat. Fat containing these vitamins is broken down by bile, a liquid released by the liver, and the body then absorbs the breakdown products and vitamins. Excess amounts of fat-soluble vitamins are stored in the body's fat, liver, and kidneys. Because these vitamins can be stored in the body, they do not need to be consumed every day to meet the body's needs.
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Because these are water-soluble vitamins-that is, they are not stored in the body, but are excreted in sweat or urine. Riboflavin ( vitamin B2 ) for instance, needs to be constantly replaced in the body. The same with vitamin C and for this reason these vitamins need to be replenished on a daily basis.
Without both fat soluble and water soluble vitamins in sufficient quantities the body cannot reproduce itself and its components, including testosterone.
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As we age, testosterone decreases. Some research shows that at age 50 your levels can be one half of what they were at age 20. By the time you are 70 testosterone is extremely low and sometimes almost non-existent. A simple way to increase testosterone is to apply testosterone cream or gel to your skin on a daily basis or as directed by your doctor and your testosterone levels can be back to what they were at a youthful age. A balanced and appropriate intake of both fat soluble and water soluble vitamins is also important. By the use of the word "appropriate" it should be understood that water soluble vitamins pass quickly and fat soluble vitamins can be stored in your body and need not be taken daily. In fact it is possible to overdose on the fat soluble vitamins.
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