Boost Your Testosterone Level with Garlic

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Testosterone equals manliness - literally.

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The more masculine a man's features are, can be tied to his testosterone level. Did you see that man with the bushy beard, chest hair and washboard abs? Yep, that's testosterone all right! It's interesting to know that women also have testosterone. Some men are born with low testosterone production and levels. So, if you're looking for a natural way to increase yours - look no further. This VisiHow article will show you how to boost your testosterone level the natural way, with a little bit of help from garlic.

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Garlic - What's In It For Me?

Well, my friend, garlic has been dubbed one of the most effective and nutritious natural products out there. From heart disease, diabetes to small wounds and fungal infections, garlic can treat it all. Don't believe me? Check out the other wikis on this website -Category:Garlic usage and benefits. Although some people find its taste and odor unpleasant, its many benefits far outshine the body odor and bad breath you get from it. Based on a study by the Journal of Nutrition, garlic supplements help increase testosterone production by altering protein anabolism. Below are the components belonging to garlic that can boost your testosterone level.

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    Scientific researchers have recently found that garlic is a complex supplement, and depending on its use, can reduce or increase testosterone level in humans
    A study performed on rats suggests that an extremely high amount of garlic caused cell death in their testicles, proving you can have too much of a good thing. Test your moderation levels by slowly increasing your garlic intake. Even with pharmaceutical testosterone supplements, the dosage varies with each person.
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    Testosterone is responsible for making men physically larger, more muscular and stronger than women �" generally
    It is also the cause for a bigger brain, although this has nothing to do with increased intelligence.
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    If you don't feel too manly, it may be a result of low testosterone levels in your body
    You need to garlic up!
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Garlic is an ingredient that is easy and delicious to incorporate into your diet. You can do this either by sprinkling garlic powder on your food or simply by incorporating more garlic cloves into your cooking. If you're someone who is truly serious about gaining increasing the manliness of your features through the use of garlic, then here are some recipes you can try!

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Berry Healthy Garlic Smoothie

Before you judge this recipe, know that it tastes awesome, way more delicious than you'd think. You wouldn't even know garlic is lurking within your smoothie. You'll need:

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  • 3 cloves of garlic (mixed or juiced)
  • 1 soft fruit (could be watermelon, orange, banana, mango, pineapple, etc.)
  • 2 small handfuls of berries
  • 2-4 tbsp. of protein milk or chocolate powder
  • 2 tbsp. of binder
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1.5 cups liquid
  • 1 tsp. of sweetener (optional, add as desired)
  • Super foods, greens, and other healthy ingredients
  • 6 ice cubes.
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Instructions: Simply mix all ingredients in a blender. Starting with the ice cubes, then add all the other ingredients and set the blender on high speed. Do this for about a minute. Don't over-blend as you can destroy the nutrients by doing so. Pour into a tall glass. Enjoy! See? No garlicky taste.

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Spinach Pie Garlic Quesadillas

Oh yeah, this one is inspired by one of the most manly men in the world, Popeye the Sailor Man. Okay now, here's the recipe for this outrageously delicious and muscle building testosterone booster.

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  • 3 or more garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 onions (finely diced)
  • 2 scallions (sliced white and light green parts)
  • 1/4 tsp sea-salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pinch oregano (thyme, cayenne)
  • 1 1/2 cups spinach (fresh)
  • 1 flour tortilla (inched in diameter)
  • 1 large egg whites
  • 1 tbsp. plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. feta cheese (crumbled, divided)
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Instructions: Heat oil in a small nonstick pan. Add the onion and scallions and cook until soft, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in the garlic. Cook until it becomes soft (not brown or black, as this destroys the nutrients in garlic). Sprinkle with sea salt, pepper and the spices. Mix in the spinach and cook until it's wilted. This takes about 2 minutes. Put the mixture into a bowl until it cools. In another bowl, whisk the egg white, yogurt and 1 tablespoon of feta. Add the spinach and, mix together, and drain. Wipe the pan and brush on olive oil. Set on low heat. Place the tortilla wrap in the pan. Sprinkle remaining feta all over the tortilla to soften it �" slightly. Turn the heat to medium and pour the spinach-egg mixture over the tortilla. Using the spatula, fold the tortilla in half. Flip to the other side after about 2 minutes, until the egg firms up. Cooking takes at least 4 minutes. Cut into large wedges, serve, and enjoy!

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Garlic Soup

Who can resist this, seriously?

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  • 1 1/2 qt. water
  • 4 potatoes, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 2 celery stalk, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • 1 pinch cayenne
  • Salt to taste

Instructions: Bring the water to a boil. Add the vegetables, garlic and spices. Cook the soup over medium heat for 20-30 minutes. Serve! Your testosterone says yum!


By now, you might be wondering what exactly testosterone is.

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Testosterone is the hormone responsible for bringing out a man's features. Primarily, it maintains bone density, muscle mass and strength, your sex drive, fat distribution and, of course, sperm production. It is produced primarily in the testicles, although the adrenal gland also produces it to a lesser extent. The regulation is done by the pituitary gland. Testosterone levels in men naturally decrease with age. After the age of 30, Testosterone levels decrease by about 1% a year. Still, with the help of garlic and a healthy lifestyle, you can keep your testosterone levels high for a long time.

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    Testosterone is a part of the androgen group in the body, and is the primary male sexual hormone.
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    Women also have testosterone in their bodies, but men have at least 40-60 times more than women
    Some women take testosterone pills to look like men.
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Signs of Low Testosterone

Feeling down?

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Low testosterone levels in men can manifest in many different ways. Below are the most common effects of having low testosterone production:

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    Low Sex Drive
    This can manifest in your ability to get or maintain erections, and make love with your partner. As testosterone levels decrease, so does your sex drive.
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    Low Sperm Production
    Your sperm count will suffer as a result of low testosterone. It basically tells your body that no sperm is required, as no sexual activities will occur.
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    Low Muscle Mass/Strength
    As testosterone is responsible for making your muscles ripped and toned, the lack of it results in low muscle tone.
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    Increased Body Fat
    As your body is not processing the enough testosterone for your body to function ideally, you'll find your body retaining fat, and distributing it indiscriminately throughout your body.
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    Low Bone Density And Red Blood Cell Production
    You see why testosterone is a very important part of maintaining your body's equilibrium, as insufficient testosterone in a man's body causes brittle bones and your red blood cell production to slow down. Physically, testosterone makes the man.
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    Emotional Distress
    Low testosterone levels can also affect men emotionally. The feelings of sadness and depression increase as testosterone levels drop.
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Tips, Tricks and Warnings

  • Not too much garlic, my friend. Extreme garlic diets can backfire and actually decrease testosterone levels. You've been warned.
  • Garlic can have negative effects on your health if used in excess.
  • Stress, lack of sleep, soy intake, smoking and eating a low fat diet are factors that can decrease your testosterone level. Beware of these things.
  • Along with garlic intake, get a good night's sleep, de-stress through a 10-minute meditation, eat a good serving of fat and avoid cigarette smoking.

Questions and Answers

How to increase testosterone with garlic?

Garlic enhances the synthesis of protein, which results in bigger and stronger muscles. Hormones are altered with the added synthesis of the protein that occurs when garlic is ingested, which then leads to higher testosterone levels. You can use garlic supplements, and use more garlic powder or fresh garlic when cooking.

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Garlic is one of the herbal treasures with various health benefits to the body. One of these health benefits - it increases the testosterone level of the body. It does this by increasing testosterone production in the body. It is the sulfur compound diallyl-disulfide found in the garlic that stimulates the secretion of the LH hormone or the luteinizing hormone from the pituitary gland. The luteinizing hormone stimulates the Leydig cells in the testis to produce testosterone leading to an increase in testosterone levels in the body. Regarding your query, you can safely take a daily garlic supplement of 10 cloves up to 1 bud of garlic and add it to your daily diet to increase your testosterone.

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How to increase androgen in women using garlic?

Research and studies have shown that garlic contains diallyl-disulfide, which has a positive effect on boosting testosterone levels. Since most women are concerned with the effects of garlic on their skin and their body odor, using garlic in your diet is an efficient way to balance the amount of garlic consumed in the body.

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  • One way to incorporate it into your diet is by sprinkling garlic powder on your food.
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  • You could also try adding more cloves of garlic when preparing meals.
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Studies have indicated that combining garlic with high protein diets will not only boost the testosterone, but will also help increase the metabolism, and will thereby help reduce weight along the way. Since appearance is just as essential to women as having great androgen levels, garlic is a great way to kill two birds in one stone - losing weight and having a stronger androgen level.

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Just add garlic to your regular meals. If you want to experience its immediate effects, you may want to double the amount of garlic you're using now.

If you aren't cooking your own meals, you may want to take garlic like you would a capsule. Just peel off and then take one or two cloves , chop them up and add them to a glass of water. Drink. You'll be surprised that you won't even taste the garlic, but you'll be able to absorb it right away.

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Does garlic reduce testosterone?

Garlic does not reduce testosterone. In fact, moderate garlic increases it, but extreme intake of garlic may reduce testosterone. Too much of anything may affect your health adversely. Garlic is an herbal supplement used to treat many illnesses. For bodybuilding and other lifting exercises, garlic can increase testosterone. It improves protein absorption and increases muscle.

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No, garlic does not reduce the levels of the male hormone, testosterone. As a matter of fact, it increases it because of its natural compounds saponin and diallyl-disulfide which help to increase the testosterone levels. The diallyl-disulfide increases the Luteinizing Hormone (LH) which stimulate the leydig cells to produce testosterone, which leads to the increase in testosterone levels in the body. Additionally, there are also studies that show garlic alters various hormones connected to the protein anabolism by boosting the testicular testosterone level. In general, garlic does not reduce the testosterone levels, it increases the testosterone levels.

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How many garlic cloves should I to take for increased testosterone?

I have actually read some information's in the web that too much garlic is actually not so good for the human body, thus you mustn't take too much a day. And also to make it clear, since they said 8 g/kg is what they used for the rat that they tested. Meaning - if you weight more than 50 kg then the amount of garlic consumed would be extremely high, but it could backfire on you. Perhaps is safer to buy vitamins containing garlic or some garlic tabs instead of eating fresh garlic.

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Erectile Dysfunction, Libido?

I have lost my libido. I am not able to perform, sexually, and my body is loose.

Diet indeed has a huge affect on your libido. There are certain foods that give it a boost, while on the other hand; there are other foods that inhibit it. Garlic is well known to increase libido and it is very easy to include in your diet.

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Stress may also be a factor. If you are undergoing a lot of stressful situations, that might explain why your libido is very low.

Sir, my age is 24. I still have no beard on my face. I think low amount of testosterone hormone level is the reason. How can I increase my testosterone levels?

How to increase testosterone levels.

To increase testosterone levels, you can make use of garlic. But do not try to consume a huge amount of garlic, because instead of increasing your testosterone, it may lower it.

Use it in moderation and you will see great results!

You can add garlic to your daily diet. If you love cooking, you can cook foods that include garlic in their recipes, like dishes that are sautéed. You can also add it to your juice.

How to boost test levels with garlic if testosterone is too low, 200 - 300. Have you any experience with that?

Problem is explained in details.

You want to consume 3 cloves a day to boost your testosterone level.

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How many times should I drink garlic juice in a week?

I have low 'T' levels. I need to drink it to boost my testosterone and change me into a man

Once a day should be fine to drink the juice and the best time to drink it would be in the morning.

Does garlic truly help to boost the testosterone level in human body?

How many garlic cloves per day? Are high doses harmful?

2 to 3 garlic cloves per day is recommended, and that dose is not in any way harmful.

How many garlic cloves to eat daily. I am going to gym.

I want to know how many cloves I must eat daily

Garlic has shown to help boost exercise performance in rodents, and it is worth a try in the gym as well. You could consume up to 9 cloves before you work out.

I really don't have a question to be honest.

I love this article and wanted to thank you for making it. contributors appreciate your compliment on this article! Thanks!

Under-active thyroid and low testosterone levels - also cardiovascular disease?

I'd like you to help me get back on track and get my thyroid back to normal or at least improved. I have tried: I've tried everything. I think it was caused by: Poor diet and no sex.

To treat Hypothyroidism naturally here are few things you can do:

  • Cut down your carbohydrates.
  • Increase your selenium levels by consuming fish like salmon and nuts like Brazil nuts.
  • Consider going Gluten Free and see if that helps.

In addition you will want to consume 3 to 5 cloves of garlic a day and when you see a difference you can reduce the garlic to about 3 a day.

How can I grow a beard? Can you suggest any help so that I can grow a fully grown beard?

I know to grow a beard our body needs testosterone and to increase your testosterone level, you need to have garlic, so is this enough to have only garlic to increase our testosterone levels? Please answer my question. I have tried: Onion paste. I think it was caused by: Itching and acne

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Acne can prohibit the growth of a beard due to bacteria. You will want to get that under control first. Use an exfoliating facial scrub three times a week. DIY Green Tea & ACV Toner The Sewist is a VisiHow article about making a facial toner for use daily after washing your face. This toner will help with your acne and assist in growing a beard. There are several VisiHow articles which can help you:

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Suddenly I have very less desire for sex. I want to increase it?

I am not feeling a desire for sex even two week passed

A loss of desire can be caused by numerous things. The top three causes are:

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    Side Effect of a medication.
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    Low levels of Testosterone.
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    Depression or fatigue.
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Determine first what is causing it before you can pinpoint treatment. Are you getting enough sleep? Have you lost pleasure or interest in other areas of your life? You can begin treating low testosterone if you think this is the cause with garlic as mentioned in the article. Speak with your medical physician about a free form testosterone test to see where your levels are.

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Hi I am 41 year old male from India, I want to improve my testrostone level?

I have very poor hair on face. no hair on chest/stomach. I have a lot of hairs on my legs . some hairs in my hands. As above but I have hypothyroid and I am medicine for hypothyroid... I am facing problem of lost self esteem

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