More testosterone without HRT?
Q: I’ve read your articles on the benefits of testosterone, but I was wondering if there is anything I could do to help my body make more testosterone on its own before opting for bio-identical testosterone replacement?
Dr. Wright: If your testosterone levels are low, or even just slightly lower than normal, you can actually raise them without taking testosterone itself. Zinc (30-50 milligrams daily), vitamin A (40,000-50,000 IU daily), and boron (3 milligrams daily) can help, especially in younger men. For some men, the herb Tribulus terrestis (250-750 milligrams daily) can improve testosterone and free testosterone levels.
All of these nutrients and herbs are available in natural food stores, vitamin shops, and through numerous online supplement distributors.