Vitamin D and Testosterone
Low levels of testosterone in men can result in a wide range of symptoms, including low sex drive, impotence, depression, irritability, tiredness and low self-esteem. Research has shown that men with normal Vitamin D levels have significantly higher testosterone levels than men who lack Vitamin D – and testosterone levels tend to be much lower in the winter months, when sunshine is at a minimum. A supplement of Vitamin D may help to naturally boost testosterone levels, either on its own or alongside testosterone replacement therapy. That’s why athletes like to train and compete in warm countries – it’s the sun that does it!
The Wellman Clinic recommendations
The WellMan Clinic recommends that their patients take 2000 IU of vitamin D3 daily throughout the year for both short term and long-term benefits as the majority of the UK population has insufficient vitamin D in circulation.