More testosterone without HRT?

Question: I've read your articles on the benefits of testosterone, but I was wondering if there is anything I could do to help my body make more testosterone on its own before opting for bio-identical testosterone replacement?

Dr. Wright: If your testosterone levels are low, or even just slightly lower than normal, you can actually raise them without taking testosterone itself.

  • Zinc (30-50 milligrams daily)
  • vitamin A (40,000-50,000 IU daily)
  • boron (3 milligrams daily) can help, especially in younger men.
  • For some men, the herb Tribulus terrestis (250-750 milligrams daily) can improve testosterone and free testosterone levels.

All of these nutrients and herbs are available in natural food stores, vitamin shops, and through numerous online supplement distributors.

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Boomer12k's picture


Before you take Tribulus terrestis you should do a little research in to the effects and side effects of this herb. Here is one I found.

Hope that helps. I won't be taking it, I have prostate issues!

Be well and happy.

Anonymous's picture


When you give these as help do you mean all together or try any one item?

Anonymous's picture


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