Cinnamon and Testosterone: This Cheap Household Spice can Boost Test Levels

After seeing a lot of research supporting the notion that cinnamon could be used to reduce high blood glucose and to improve insulin sensitivity in humans, I became more and more confident that it could – in most men – also have a possible testosterone boosting effect.

This is because both, high blood glucose (think pre-diabetes and diabetes), and insulin resistance (a condition where your cells don’t respond efficiently to insulin), are known for their testosterone lowering effects (study, study, study), so it’s only natural to assume that cinnamon – which seems to help significantly with both problems – could be a natural testosterone raising spice. That is, at least in people who have high blood glucose and/or some form of insulin resistance.

Since cinnamon bark has also been shown to be chock-full of antioxidants, and there’s evidence that it can reduce oxidative damage in multiple bodily tissues, one could think that the spice has to have some kind of positive effect on the endocrine system…

…And according to a few studies I managed to pull from the good old internet, cinnamon seems to be a very pro-testosterone spice indeed:

Cinnamon and Testosterone

cinnamon testosteroneI expected to find no research about cinnamon’s direct effect on testosterone production, and that proved to be true for human studies. However, there were multiple animal studies that had examined the spices effect on T levels in rodents.

One Egyptian study examined the effects of cinnamon and ginger on the fertility of diabetic rats, they found out that cinnamon at 500mg/kg for 65 days; increased the weight of testes, improved semen quality and quantity, decreased blood sugar levels, increased serum insulin, and raised testosterone levels. All while also ameriolating the degenerative effects that are normally seen in the testes of diabetics.

In this Iranian study the rodents were given 75mg/kg of cinnamon for 30 days, at the end of the 4 week trial the researchers noted that the cinnamon groups T levels were 134% higher than those of control group (which received distilled water instead of cinnamon).

In another Iranian study, cinnamon extract given to male mice; increased serum FSH, LH, and testosterone levels, while also increasing the amount of leydig and sertoli cells of the testes.

It doesn’t end there. A study released few months ago, showed that an alcohol extract of cinnamon given at 50mg/kg to adult male mice; increased the weight of testes, improved semen parameters, and significantly increased the amount of leydig cells in the testes.

Given the fact that its proven in human studies that cinnamon can reduce high blood glucose and improve insulin sensitivity – and also the testosterone boosting and testicular health improving results seen in animal studies – it’s very much possible that cinnamon can be used to increase testosterone levels in humans. Even though, we can never be sure until someone decides to test this on human subjects.

Cinnamon is dirt cheap, just make sure that you’re consuming the ceylon variety (affiliate link). instead of cinnamon cassia (which has high amounts of coumarin and can therefore becomes toxic in higher dosages).

Cinnamon and Testosterone: This Cheap Household Spice can Boost Test Levels was last modified: February 20th, 2017 by Ali Kuoppala
Ali Kuoppala

Ali Kuoppala

Ali Kuoppala is the founder of Anabolic Men, and an Independent Researcher that has been credited with organizing the findings that have helped thousands of men reach hormonal balance.
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  • Anthony

    Awesome! I am addicted to that stuff!!
    What about cacoa? (my second daily addiction)

  • Lsweet

    Any suggested serving size or just add to food daily?

    • I take ~1 teaspoon of cinnamon 3-4 times a week. You could take that amount every day, but I would rather be safe than sorry. It’s bad for the liver if you ingest too much. Just adding it to food works as well, and it tastes damn good in coffee.

  • miguel

    Did you not think to mention that the majority of cinnamon available including the product you are trying to sell can be toxic to the liver at high doses. You really need to be more responsible when you write this shit. As usual you are jumping to conclusions about possible testosterone boosting effects in humans from a few rat studies. Stop trying to trick dumb cunts into buying stuff.

    • Phil

      “it’s very much possible that cinnamon can be used to increase testosterone levels in humans. Even though, we can never be sure until someone decides to test this on human subjects.” – Ali Kuoppala

      Please utilize your reading comprehension before A) dissing an author providing free information and B) making yourself look like a moron.

  • Vin D

    Have tried cinnamon many times, and it actually raised the glucose. Haven’t found a cinnamon supp yet that does what everyone claims. On the other hand, 10 mg boron daily did raise my T without increasing glucose readings.

  • Άκης Σπάθας

    Use the ceylοn variety and not cassia (the common chinese variety) , or your liver and kidneys will take a heavy toll because of the toxicity of coumarin .You can get rid of coumarin by filtering cinammon , using a coffee filter and hot water.

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    Hi there scam artist. My adblocker did not contribute to your profits. Get fucked! 🙂

  • Green Deane

    Cinnamon is good, but it should be the Ceylon species not the cassia. It was, I think, the EEU that came up with the research and imposed the ban.

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