Pomegranate Juice and Testosterone
We have aleady covered how
Boosts Erectile Strength, but did you know that a study on
rats showed it giving a nice boost to testosterone?  So put down the beer and
tequila and start slamming down some pomegranate. Seriously, what other
beverage will make your hormones and your penis stand at attention?
Another good sign is that sperm motility (movement) and concentration were
increased as well. In other words, both fertility and hormones were
CAUTION: Talk to your doctor if you are on any medications.
Pomegranate juice is so powerful that it can definitely interact with certain
medications negatively. In addition, there are three reported cases of priapism occurring
in men simultaneously taking Viagra.  Again, pomegranate juice is very powerful. In addition, please
read my link on The Potential Side Effects of
: there was an animal study showing it increase the risk of Parkinson's.
So how pomegranate juice would you have to consume? Well, the rats were
given small, medium and/or large amounts of pomegranate juice. A large
amount of juice was 1 ml.  Now if the typical rat is 400 mg, that
translates to 182 ml or 6 ounces for an adult 160-lb male. Now I'm not a
researcher and don't know if a one-to-one ratio is most appropriate, but
assuming that is the case, 6 ounces of pomegranate juice is entirely reasonable.
Will just 6 oz. per day of pomegranate juice give a male a nice increase in
testosterone? We don't know the answer to that question. But
remember that pomegranate juice has huge cardiovascular benefits anyway:
decreased inflammation, lowered cholesterol, plaque removal - the list goes on
and on. And who knows? Maybe your T will head north at the same
CAUTION: If you have a medical condition or are on any medications, please discuss any changes with
your doctor first. Certain supplements, foods and even juices can alter absorption rates of certain medications for example. Play it safe.
1) Clin Nutr, 2008 Apr, 27(2):289-96, Epub 2008 Jan 28, "Effects of pomegranate
juice consumption on sperm quality, spermatogenic cell density, antioxidant
activity and testosterone level in male rats"