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The Testosterone Report I personally reverted to whole milk and I must confess that I’m a addicted to cheese. Vitamin D This is the other “big one”. Did you know that we create vitamin D with sunlight? Our bodies can convert the “dreaded” cholesterol into vitamin D if you put your mug out of the shadows. And do you know when testosterone levels are higher in men? Summer (that was easy) and not only because there are less clothes around, but because vitamin D is higher in the summer too, due to increased exposition to sunlight. Vitamin D is indeed a hormone, and, for example, it’s responsible for better athletic performance 21 , besides that it directly affects the Leydig cells, that live in our testicles and are responsible of our testosterone production. Deficiencies in Vitamin D showed decreased testicular functions, that were improved after 1 month when normal levels of vitamin D were reached again, but get this: too much vitamin D showed testicular disfunction too 22 , a remembering of the need of balance. Vitamin D is almost a super substance, but for our humble purpose here, take a look at the studies and you will see that, when you have enough vitamin D you will have higher levels of testosterone than those with deficiencies 23 . I’m lucky to live in a country where sun is shining most of the time, but again we humans are so efficient screwing good things that you know what happens with sun, that is our new enemy (mainly because we are messing with the protective capabilities of our atmosphere) and, in general, our lifestyle lock us in cubicles from dawn until dusk, so the thing is, if you see that spring sun run outside and rejoice (but beware of burning yourself or abusing, Jersey Shore showed us the ill effects of too much). Bad news here, regarding diet very few foods contain naturally vitamin D: fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, mackerel and fish liver oils are the best sources. Small amounts of vitamin D are found in beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks. With few sunlight and few foods we are normally screwed with our friend D, but if you start to get your diet right you are on the correct track, besides that we have a powerful cheap thing that will help us. Cod liver oil. 21 Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009 May;41(5):1102-10. Athletic performance and vitamin D. Cannell JJ, Hollis BW, Sorenson MB, Taft TN, Anderson JJ 22 Effect of vitamin D repletion on testicular function in vitamin D-deficient rats. Sood S, Reghunandanan R, Reghunandanan V, Marya RK, Singh PI. 23 Association of Vitamin D Status with Serum Androgen Levels in Men. E. Wehr; S. Pilz; B. O. Boehm; W. März; B. Obermayer-Pietsch. Posted: 09/17/2010; Clin Endocrinol. 2010;73(4):243-248. © 2010 Blackwell Publishing 21