Oysters And Testosterone
- Oysters have long been heralded as a powerful aphrodisiac due to their testosterone enhancing quality. T
- hey have been found to contain high levels of zinc and the amino acid N-methyl-D-aspartate, both of which cause a rise in testosterone levels
- Oysters also contain the hormone dopamine, which increases libido independently
Oysters And Zinc
- Oysters contain zinc, which in addition to increasing testosterone, increases muscle growth, physical endurance, and sperm production
- Other foods high in zinc include chicken liver and pumpkin seeds.
- Zinc also helps wounds to heal
- Conducted in 2003 by Matsuda and Watanabe at the Central Research Institute in Kyoto, Japan, this study aimed to determine the effects of oyster extract on the reproductive functions of zinc deficient mice.
- The researchers concluded that oyster extract may actually be useful as a supplement that can prevent reproductive defects due to a zinc deficiency
- The three most consumed oyster forms are:
- Closed, uncooked oysters are believed to offer the most complete nutrient profile with all of their vitamins, minerals, aminos, and lipids still intact & bio-available.
- Cooked, Opened; steamed, boiled, or roasted oysters are the most savory options, but the worst for T-boosting due to their loss of bio-active nutrition.
- Powder. Dried, ground oyster meat creates the base for oyster extract and is sold as powder, capsule, or tablet products. This is often the best (or rather easiest) route for increasing T level