Does Turmeric / Curcumin Increase or Decrease Testosterone Levels?

In one of my more popular videos with almost 8 million views, titled “4 Clinically Proven Ways To Increase Your Testosterone”, someone asked:

Does Tumeric or Curcumin increase or decrease testosterone levels? I did research and I’m getting conflicting results. Please help give me clarity.”

It’s a good question because you’re right – there are studies showing that it does increase testosterone and some showing it decreases it.

What Is Curcumin?

For those of you who don’t know what this herb is, basically curcumin as a naturally-occurring chemical found in the spice, turmeric.

turmeric curcumin

 

 

So, the real benefits are with the active ingredient or extract, curcumin.

You’d have to take a lot of turmeric powder, to get some of the positive benefits of curcumin.

That’s why I suggest taking specific forms of concentrated curcumin extract, which is far more potent than taking spoonfuls of the spice, turmeric.

The Benefits Of Curcumin

Now, curcumin has lots of benefits and one of the primary ones is to reduce inflammation. THIS is a vital key for health, fitness, and longevity.

turmeric curcumin inflammation

And a major benefit of reducing inflammation is less pain.

Which we all need as we age.

Curcumin And Testosterone

As far as testosterone production, one of the benefits of curcumin is a slight reduction in estrogen levels.

curcumin decreases estrogen

In men, as estrogen increases, testosterone decreases due to negative feedback loops with the hypothalamus, and pituitary gland… which will then affect GnRH, FSH, LH, and so on and so forth.

Thus, by lowering estrogen, you’ll naturally increase testosterone levels.

So, this is ONE of the indirect ways taking curcumin may help increase testosterone, by decreasing estrogen levels.

However, don’t expect miracles.

Besides, there are other factors and hormones involved when it comes to optimizing testosterone — DHT, free and bound testosterone, prolactin, SHBG, cortisol, and so forth.

Use curcumin and other anti-inflammatory herbs to reduce inflammation and pain, but not for increasing testosterone.

Use a complete and clinically validated product like AlphaViril to help optimize ALL of your hormones, by increasing the positive “youthful” hormones such as total and free testosterone, FSH, LH, etc. – while decreasing negative, “aging” hormones such as female hormones, estrogen, prolactin, DHT, stress hormones, and so forth.

It’s a 20+ year proven formula and convenient solution that really works and comes with a one-year guarantee.

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5354546/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3941414/
  3. https://academic.oup.com/jncimono/article/2000/27/113/934445

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