Connect
To Top


The Manly Spice


 

Curcumin, the active ingredient in the spice turmeric, has become popular among powerlifters and strength athletes for its ability to fight pain and inflammation as well as ease wear and tear on joints.

Now, an animal study performed at the University of Nigeria has shown that curcumin may dramatically raise levels of circulating testosterone. In the study, mice who were given curcumin for 30 days had testosterone levels that were 257 percent higher, as well as improved sperm quality, compared to the mice who did not consume it. The human equivalent of the dose used in the study is approximately one to one-and-a-half grams of curcumin, which is easy to get with a supplement. If you do take a curcumin product, use one that contains back pepper extract (piperine) which dramatically improves the absorption.

im0816_researchnutrition_curcumin_01

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Nutrition

  • The Raw And The Cooked

    As a general rule, the closer you can eat something in it’s natural form, the healthier it is for you. That...

    Sharon OrtigasJune 22, 2017
  • Ripped Like 007

    If you ever wondered how James Bond managed to stay in fighting shape while slamming down martinis left and right, the...

    Sharon OrtigasJune 21, 2017
  • Post-Workout Fat Loss

    Powerlifters and mass monsters should mix their post-workout whey protein with a hefty dose of fast-acting carbs, but a recent study...

    Sharon OrtigasJune 20, 2017
  • Nature’s PEDs 

    These eight overlooked herbs can help you build your best physique ever.    By George L. Redmon, PhD, ND   “Many...

    Sharon OrtigasJune 20, 2017
  • Berry Chocolate Protein Booster

    If you train with your partner, this is the best post-workout pre-bedroom shake. By Amanda Burrill, MS   February is famous...

    Sharon OrtigasJune 19, 2017
  • Lutein And Fat Loss

    A carotenoid commonly fond in green leafy vegetables and long used to promote eye health might help you catch the eye...

    Sharon OrtigasJune 16, 2017
  • Protein Trends

    The latest anabolic innovations to your favorite supplement. By Adam M. Gonzalez, PhD, CSCS, CISSN   Protein powder continues to be...

    Sharon OrtigasJune 13, 2017
  • Power Nutrition

    Intra workout nutrition: Is it necessary? The good and the bad. By Tucker Loken- PQ: “You may not be able to...

    Sharon OrtigasMay 29, 2017
  • Make It A Double Venti

    The good news keeps coming about the world’s oldest pre-workout formula. Researchers have already found that coffee drinkers have a reduced...

    Sharon OrtigasMay 29, 2017