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Testosterone and Fats


#1

I know that fats are linked with T. Can someone give me a reason as to why. I don't think I've read why more fat = more T. Also, what kind of fats are linked to more T? Or will any fats lead to more T but it's better to eat healthy fats?


#2

As I remember, the fatty acid arachidonic acid is necessary for the Leydig cells to produce Testosterone.

It's a component of saturated fats, like those found in high concentrations of animal fat.

Just try to keep saturated fats at about 30% of your daily intake of fats.


#3

Now that is so interesting because anarchondic acid is the latest bad boy in the nutritional press. Now I found out that he ought to be my friend and close companion!

Out of curiosity, does anyone know if it?s a linear sort of thing, i.e the more saturated fat you consume the more T that (potentially) is produced. Or is it more like vitamins: you reach a point of rapidly diminishing returns, i.e. it makes a huge difference if you?re low on a vitamin but at some point (probably near the RDA) you get less benefit?


#4

The point at which the blood can no loger course thru your veins because of the fat and cholesterol build-up is a point you wouln't want to reach.

Simply, yes. like most things they can be overdone. This is why the 30% amount was thrown out there. At that point, or thereabouts, diminishing returns. Any added T would be cancelled by the health risks.


#5

So at 30% my bloodwork should stay be good, right? I've got good cholesterol/HDL/LDL for my age. Can I keep it that way at 30%, then?


#6

I put up a neat post about my experience with coconut oil.Coconut oil can really help you in that area.make sure it's organic coconut oil though.Believe it or not,the 2 grams of fat in the oil is "good"saturated fat.Do some research on it my friend.Good luck.


#7

Thx, Grim. I will read it...


#8

Btw, why do you feel it has to be organic?