Take vitamin D to raise testosterone, achieve a better body composition, and have better overall health. A new study in the European Journal of Endocrinology provides more support for ensuring your vitamin D levels are above par. This study is especially timely as we enter the darkest times in the Northern hemisphere when blood vitamin D levels continue to decline due to a lack of sun exposure.
Two new studies further highlight the importance of D when it comes to muscles. German scientists found that men with higher blood levels of vitamin D had significantly higher levels of testosterone and lower levels of sex-hormone binding globulin than those with low levels of vitamin D in their blood. Having lower SHBG (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin), means that more test is free to get into the muscles and increase muscle growth.
To make sure your vitamin D levels are up to par, as well as your testosterone levels and muscle strength, take 2,000-5,000 international units of vitamin D3 per day with meals.