Honey Helps Increase Testosterone Levels in Males
Studies conducted on monkeys, rats and humans showed that consumption honey has a positive impact on testosterone levels in males.
Testosterone is an anabolic
steroid and the main sex hormone in males. Maintaining an optimum level of
testosterone is desirable since decline in its levels is associated with aging
diseases and disorders.
A study conducted on research done from May 1993 and April 2019 reported from various parts of the world showed that oral administrationof honey raised serum testosterone levels in males.
It may be caused by enhancing the viability of Leydig cells, reducing oxidative damage in Leydig cells, enhancing StAR gene expression and inhibiting aromatase activity in the testes.
Testosterone is the main contributor in male reproduction and associated with maturation of external genital features. Reduction in its levels can cause diabetes, Alzheimer, atherosclerosis, cancer, osteoporosis and infertility. Honey, a natural product contains fructose, glucose, maltose, sucrose, maltodextrin and other sugars.The study was oncudcted on different honey varieties from different nations such as India, Malaysia, Turkey, Iran, Nigeria and Italy.
Despite the positive outcome shown on honey intake and testosterone levels, researchers have said that there is still lack in the number of human studies in this context. Therefore, conducting clinical trials that reveal the mechanisms of honey on serum testosterone level will be of great importance.