Does vitamin D affect testosterone levels?

Further studies on this topic are certainly warranted:

Testosterone plays an important role in maintaining muscle mass, mood, the production of red blood cells, bone health, and sexual function. Testosterone deficiency can cause many detrimental changes to the male body.

A deficiency in testosterone may cause a man to lose his sex drive, experience erectile dysfunction, develop osteoporosis, feel depressed, and lose muscle mass. Low levels of testosterone have also been suggested to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, cancer, and all-cause mortality.

Research has provided evidence for vitamin D’s role in reproductive health outcomes, such as in polycystic ovarian syndrome and erectile dysfunction. There has been relatively little research evaluating the role of vitamin D in testosterone deficiency.

Recently, researchers compared the vitamin D and testosterone levels of 652 Korean men over 40 years old.

The researchers found that vitamin D deficiency, defined by levels less than 20 ng/ml, was independently associated with testosterone deficiency. Men with vitamin D deficiency were 2.65 times more likely to have testosterone deficiency compared to those with levels above 20 ng/ml.

Just in case, help keep your testosterone levels high by taking vitamin D daily.  And if you are still feeling down, come see us at MDforMen.  We have several treatments that will restore you testosterone levels and make you feel better.

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