Magnesium Raises Testosterone

If you’ve been reading all my rants on losing fat and building muscle for awhile then you know I almost always recommend magnesium and I just got backed by some big research.

It’s not sexy but it’s very effective. Magnesium is the base nutrient for over 300 enzymes that regulate everything from sleep, insulin sensitivities and in this cause, testosterone.

So how does magnesium raise testosterone?


This study was performed to assess how 4 weeks of magnesium supplementation and exercise affect the free and total plasma testosterone levels of sportsmen practicing tae kwon do and sedentary controls at rest and after exhaustion. The testosterone levels were determined at four different periods: resting before supplementation, exhaustion before supplementation, resting after supplementation, and exhaustion after supplementation in three study groups, which are as follows: Group 1-sedentary controls supplemented with 10 mg magnesium per kilogram body weight. Group 2-tae kwon do athletes practicing 90-120 min/day supplemented with 10 mg magnesium per kilogram body weight. Group 3-tae kwon do athletes practicing 90-120 min/day receiving no magnesium supplements. The free plasma testosterone levels increased at exhaustion before and after supplementation compared to resting levels. Exercise also increased testosterone levels relative to sedentary subjects. Similar increases were observed for total testosterone. Our results show that supplementation with magnesium increases free and total testosterone values in sedentary and in athletes. The increases are higher in those who exercise than in sedentary individuals.

Take it every night, at least 300 mg’s.

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  1. Kylee
    8 years ago

    Will these work on females who have more testosterone than the average female???

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