Bulletproof Coffee and Testosterone: Few Problems and How to Fix Them
Many of you have been asking about my stance on the World famous bulletproof coffee. You know, the coffee mix invented by Dave Asprey in which you blend butter and MCT-oil into coffee, making it “bulletproof”.
The questions I’ve received have mostly been about if bulletproof coffee would be pro-testosterone…
…And yes, it kind of is, since you’re adding a good amount of saturated fat and caffeine into your diet, both of which are ingredients known for their testosterone stimulating effect (see more here and here).
However, the reason why I’m not a big fan of bulletproof coffee, is that with its huge amount of calories, comes only a tiny amount of micronutrients. And not only that, but bulletproof coffee is also aimed for “low-carbers” and thus, has no carbs. If you’re a frequent AM reader you already know that the low-carb ideology sucks if you’re looking to increase testosterone levels.
So, would I recommend against drinking bulletproof coffee? Nope. I recommend that you upgrade it into more testosterone-friendly and nutrient dense version…
…Something I like to call; “Rocketproof Coffee” 😉 (okay, that’s a horrible name, but let’s just roll with it…)
How to Make Rocketproof Coffee
To make Rocketproof coffee, aka. the more testosterone-friendly version of bulletproof coffee, you begin with coffee and butter.
Simply just add a teaspoon of unsalted grass-fed butter into a cup and pour hot coffee on top…
…Now you have something rather similar to the original bulletproof coffee, with its problems: poor nutrient density and no carbohydrates.
To fix those, we are going to add two more ingredients: an androgenic source of nutrients and an androgenic source of carbohydrates.
First of, the source of nutrients; Pine Pollen powder (affiliate link).
It contains more than 15 vitamins, 30 minerals, enzymes, 22 different amino acids, and all the essential fatty acids, making pine pollen one of the nutrient densest foods in the planet.
Pine pollen also fits perfectly into our testosterone boosting coffee, since its highly androgenic, containing roughly 80 ng/g of testosterone, 110 ng/g of epitestosterone, and 590 ng/g androstenedione (no mimetics, but the actual naturally occurring hormones).
Next up, the androgenic source of carbohydrates: Sorghum flour (affiliate link).
We use sorghum in this coffee because it gives us some high quality carbohydrates (which are essential for testosterone production). Sorghum also fits perfectly to this hormonal coffee, since it contains phytonutrients which were shown to increase DHT levels by ~54% in one in-vitro study.
On top of sorghum being androgenic, it’s also gluten-free (so even people with celiac’s disease can enjoy the benefits).
NOTE: The taste of this coffee is phenomenal. The pine pollen gives it the much needed sweetness, while sorghum blends perfectly with the butter to add “creaminess”.
I don’t think that bulletproof coffee is too much of a stupid idea, but it lacks nutrient density and carbs for it to be optimal for testosterone production.
In this upgraded version called: “The Rocketproof Coffee”, we have eliminated those problems by adding in pine pollen powder and sorghum flour…
…Making the coffee testosterone friendly and more nutrient dense 😉