Does Cinnamon Increase Testosterone in Males?
by Benjamin Bunting BA(Hons) PGCert
Written by Ben Bunting: BA, PGCert. (Sport & Exercise Nutrition) // British Army Physical Training Instructor // S&C Coach.
The food that you eat can have an effect on your hormone levels. Certain foods can lower testosterone, while others may increase it.
It is important to balance your diet and avoid eating foods that may cause your hormone levels to go out of whack.
The spice cinnamon contains antioxidants that can help your body fight off oxidative stress. Studies show that this helps to improve your hormone levels and boost your health.
Can Cinnamon Increase Testosterone Levels?
Cinnamon has a long history of being used to treat a number of health conditions, but recent analysis suggests that it may also increase testosterone and fertility in males. This is due to the fact that cinnamon contains many antioxidants and other compounds that may help protect testosterone from oxidative stress.
In one study, cinnamon extracts were given to Wistar rats to see how it affects their endocrine systems. The researchers found that the extracts were effective at increasing testosterone levels. They were also able to increase the weight of the testes and improve sperm quality. However, it must be noted these results were from diabetic rats.
It is also thought that cinnamon can also improve sexual performance and libido in men. Apparently, the the spice can stimulate blood flow to the penis, which can help maintain an erection during sexual activity. However, there's not much evidence availble from reputable sources, and many of the claims are on websites that you may wish to steer clear of.
Other studies have shown that the spice can also help reduce inflammation in the body and improve insulin sensitivity. However, again, these results were from a study on rats.
The antioxidant properties of cinnamon may also help prevent a variety of diseases and other medical conditions. In addition, it might help with weight loss and improve the function of your immune system.
There are a number of different things that can cause your testosterone levels to decrease, including obesity and insulin resistance. The key is to cut out processed sugars and replace them with healthier alternatives. It’s also important to get enough sleep. This is especially important for men since insomnia can negatively impact your hormones.
Increased Sperm Count
Cinnamon is a natural herbal supplement that is purported to boost fertility in men. The antioxidant properties of cinnamon may help to regulate blood sugar levels and increase sperm production. It can also help to prevent erectile dysfunction and enhance sexual performance. However, it should be consumed in moderation as it can damage the digestive tract’s mucosal lining and trigger liver problems.
A study was performed to assess the impact of long-term administration of cinnamon bark oil (CBO) on testicular antioxidant values, apoptotic germ cell and sperm quality in adult rats. CBO was given by gavage at a dose of 100 mg kg-1 for 10 weeks to 12 healthy Wistar male rats.
Compared to the controls, the cinnamon group showed a significantly higher testosterone level, serum superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPX) and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels. The sperm count was also significantly increased in the cinnamon group.
This was a positive finding, as the researchers found that the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of cinnamon could potentially improve sperm quality and fertility in men. It may be due to the fact that it helps to suppress the development of free radicals and reactive oxygen species that can lead to sperm damage.
In addition, it also improves sperm motility and morphology, which is important to male fertility. In the study, researchers found that the cinnamon group had a significantly higher sperm density and a lower rate of apoptosis than the control group.
When it comes to taking cinnamon for sperm count, you may wish to consider its potential for harm. Apparently high doses of cinnamon can harm your digestive tract and aggravate conditions such as ulcers. But once again, it is difficult to find any valid information from reputable sources of information.
Cinnamon is often used as a libido booster that has been used in many cultures for centuries. It is believed to increase a person’s libido by stimulating the brain.
It is also said to help in lowering blood pressure and improving sexual performance. In addition, it may be able to open blood vessels, which can help increase blood flow to the erogenous zones of the body, leading to increased sex drive and sexual satisfaction. Again, reliable information is scarce online.
The scent of cinnamon also makes it an aphrodisiac for both men and women. A study suggests that this aroma helps reduce stress and increases a person’s overall mood, which can lead to a higher libido.
There are other herbs that can also increase a person’s libido, including fenugreek seed which has a larger body of evidence to support its use.
Finally, cinnamon is also claimed to help to improve cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels in the body. High cholesterol and triglyceride levels are known to increase your risk for heart disease. They can also lead to other complications, such as strokes. However, there is little evidence supporting its use.
It is important to note that while some studies have found a connection between cinnamon and testosterone levels, more human research is needed. As of yet, much of the avialble research is based on rats, and some that are diabetic.
There's also lots of potential misinformation available online that promises many benefits of cinnamon, but time and time again there is little reputable evidence available.
However, many other natural testosterone boosters do have the potential to boost testosterone and other hormones in the body.