Multivitamin for Testosterone: Correcting Micronutrient Deficiencies Can Significantly Boost your T Levels

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Probably one of the simplest ways to increase natural testosterone production, is just to correct all of your underlying vitamin and mineral deficiencies. That is, since you can often do it effortlessly with a proper diet and a multivitamin supplement.

Depending on the state of your current micronutrient balance, it’s not uncommon to double or even triple your testosterone levels by just correcting micronutrient deficiencies and adding in a good multivitamin for testosterone. No joke, I have seen it happen with dozens of AM readers who have emailed me their natural T optimization progress along this past year or so.

You’d think that with the current obesity epidemic, any average Joe’s vitamin and mineral reserves should be easily topped-up, since we’re cramming foods to our mouths more than ever before…

…still, large portions of the US population are deficient in multiple key micronutrients:

  • vitamin A (35%)
  • vitamin C (31%)
  • vitamin E (67%)
  • vitamin D (74%)
  • vitamin K (67%)
  • choline (92%)
  • potassium (100%!?)
  • calcium (39%)
  • magnesium (46%)…

Since the state of our Average Joe’s micronutrient balance is downright scary, today’s article will be devoted to one simple thing. Correcting your vitamin and mineral deficiencies, since it’s likely that you do have some…

How to Fix your Micronutrient Deficiencies

multivitamin and testosteroneFixing your vitamin and mineral imbalances for optimal testosterone production starts from optimizing the diet and then using a solid multivitamin for testosterone production.

For starters, you don’t want to omit from any macronutrient group (protein, fats, carbs), and you definitely need to eat more real ‘whole foods’ instead of processed crap.

I’m talking about foods like: eggs, grass-fed meats, pomegranates, berries, avocados… A proper ‘whole food-based diet’ alone covers the intake of many key micronutrients…

…However, speaking from experience, even that is not always enough. To support your diet, I would advise that you also supplement with a multivitamin for testosterone.

(the one I am using currently is Thorne Research Basic Nutrients, which is the most complete and high-quality multi I’ve found so far).

Not convinced about the the importance of vitamins to increase testosterone production? Take a look here:

Micronutrients Testosterone Research

 

Conclusion on a Multivitamin for Testosterone

The above is just a short list of scientific examples of vitamins for testosterone and why you don’t want to be deficient in any of these key vitamins and minerals.

Eat a diet rich in whole foods and always consume foods from all the macronutrient groups (fats, carbs, protein), this alone provides you with many of the essential micronutrients for T production, and also makes sure that your body can absorb them efficiently (for example, fat-soluble vitamins can’t properly absorb if you’re eating a low-fat diet, etc).

To support your diet, add in a multivitamin for testosterone and perhaps some other vitamin and mineral supplements (though multi is the way to go and definitely enough if you’re low on cash).

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. alikuoppala @anabolicmen
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37 Comments

  1. Javier Salinas Fox on 22/07/2015 at 17:11

    Ali, what do you think of Athetic Greens as a multivitamin supplement?

    • Ali Kuoppala on 22/07/2015 at 17:42

      I hear many people using it, I’m not sure about the micronutrient contents of it, but I’m planning to get some AG or similar greens powder since I don’t eat enough greens IMO

  2. Alexander Peterson on 22/07/2015 at 17:30

    I like this website a lot but I feel like its slowly becoming an infomercial.

    • Ali Kuoppala on 22/07/2015 at 17:40

      Don’t worry mate, that’s not my goal for AM 🙂

    • Burt Callahan on 23/07/2015 at 11:23

      This site is getting better and better everyday that passes. Thanks to you, Ali, for your infoRMATION and work. Because of you and Mark Wilson (and Trace Nutrients, which I highly recommend to every man and woman that takes health seriously) my life has changed in less than six months. Your site came up first when I searched a concrete problem I had last fall.

  3. Xtianslater on 23/07/2015 at 01:38

    Hi Ali, what do you recommend for Vitamin A supplementation? Something like Carlsons labs cod liver oil? Or grass fed lamb liver once a week for Retinol? Also, for someone that doesn’t take Vitamin E, how much would you recommend each day, and from what sources? thanks.

  4. Eirikr Haukur on 23/07/2015 at 10:23

    The weird thing is, Chris Walker says himself that there is no quick fix to increasing test levels. It is a pretty slow process that takes dedication. Everyone knows this, there are no magical pills. Yet he is selling a product that claims to be exactly that, a QUICK FIX. I used to respect him alot but I don’t know man, this seems like bs to me. He seems to have become quite the hyprocrite. His website is now pretty much the typical american advertisment: FEELING TIRED? FEELING DOWN? WELL WE’RE SELLING THIS PRODUCT THAT WILL FIX YOU RIGHT AWAY IF YOU BUY OUR STUFF.

    Ali, what are your thoughts on this? I know you’ve been collaberating with him lately. I just hope that you don’t become a sellout like him.

    • nate on 23/07/2015 at 15:57

      Hi Eirikr, I have spoke with Chris Walker about his focus with supplements before he finished this product, and I never got the impressions that he was selling out. Every piece of advice he has ever given me has been spot on. Saying that, and looking at QuickFix…. I don’t think Quick Fix Is meant to be quickly fix to low testosterone, when I read about it it seems like just a supplement with the formulation that is intended to quickly fix’s the gaps in vitamins and minerals that commonly lead to low testosterone

      • Hero to the Blind on 24/07/2015 at 19:56

        I think the copy makes it look like it offers more than it can deliver.

        Key vitamin and minerals deficiencies that effect hormone levels can likely occur even with QuickFix.

        IMHO, quickfix isn’t much different than your common multivitamins from walmart, kmart,etc. They are much cheaper too.

        I don’t realistically see this products market niche besides what is created by all the hype and copy.

      • Hero to the Blind on 24/07/2015 at 22:26

        The QuickFix product is currently very poorly advertised. And there is no denying that the product is highly misrepresented.

        For example:
        In the copy, Chris writes about how in one study supplementing with 750mg of magnesium daily can raise Free T. Then he includes ONLY 15 mg of magnesium oxide (the cheapest and less effective form of magnesium) in the product. NO Way is that claim in anyway relevant to the product…

        • Kartoffelmao on 01/09/2015 at 02:33

          LMAO, 16mg of magnesium oxide is as good as useless. Is this guy serious? Scam alert.

    • Christopher Walker on 23/07/2015 at 17:37

      Hi, The idea behind QF is that when you are deficient in certain vitamins and minerals (which as Ali points out in this post, is extremely common in Western men) your body cannot properly maintain healthy testosterone levels. There’s a lot of research showing us that when you eliminate a micronutrient deficiency that your T levels will go back into the normal range quickly, since that deficiency is what was causing the problem in the first place – hence the name Quick Fix. My intention is to provide a convenient solution for guys to get all of the right nutrients they need to support T production. I still hold to my assertion that natural T enhancement is – and should be framed as – a slow, dedicated process – but if you’re deficient in a micronutrient that is causing your low T, you logically and realistically need to eliminate that deficiency before going any further or all of your effort will be in vain.

      • Hero to the Blind on 24/07/2015 at 19:35

        Chris, I’m a big fan of your testshock program. It’s really great stuff.

        Maybe I’m not seeing the fine print, but I don’t see how the QF multivitamin is any different than those on the market. IMHO, it’s all flash. For example, the form of magnesium and zinic is magesium/zinic oxide [the cheapest and less absorbable form]. The 400 IU of vitamin D3 are way too low for someone with low levels to recover… I could go on…

        All in all, it doesn’t have much unique to offer in terms of price, quality, etc. Unfortunately, it may give people false hope and empty promises.

        If quickfix fixes testosterone levels, chances are a cheapo naturemade mulit complete will do the same…

      • Hero to the Blind on 24/07/2015 at 19:39

        400 IU of vitamin D3 is not enough to remove deficiency. Doctors prescribe much more to people with clinical low numbers. I take between 1000 IU and 5000 IU daily and go out in sun often…

        I’m concerned that by the way this QuickFix is advertised that it appears to offer more than it delivers. It may be smart to tone down the copy a knotch, since it may remove credibly and fooster doubt in your legitimately good TestShock program.

      • Donsods on 30/07/2015 at 01:41

        Never thought the name “Quick Fix” meant anything other than a quick way to address vitamin/mineral deficiency. Looks like a good product. I tried order, but the website order form had problems and there wasn’t customer service available so I gave up and ordered the Garden of Life product…through Amazon of course to support AM. The voice recording for customer service was very strange–sounded like a child pretending to be a robot! Very funny. When I get through my current supply of vitamins, I will likely try to order Quick Fix — looks like a good product.

  5. Lsweet on 23/07/2015 at 13:09

    If you could only choose one of the 2 multi you suggested, which do you think is the best bang for your buck?

    • Hero to the Blind on 24/07/2015 at 20:03

      Vitamin Code Men’s Raw Multi that Ali recommends is a lot higher quality product. The vitamins are derived from whole foods etc.

      IMHO, QuickFix isn’t anything special in terms of the product quality and is more comparable to your average store bought multi.

      • Lsweet on 25/07/2015 at 13:19

        Ok thanks man! I ended up grabbing the vitamin code one anyway because I saw it at the whole foods store I go to. All natural works for me!

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