Testosterone is a major hormone found mostly in men but also in women. Testosterone is well known for its muscle building benefits, sexual power, sexual drive and male purbety. It is the most important hormone for male sexual health. Testosterone also has known benefits for bone strenght and female sexual drive. It is naturally produced in our bodies based on cholesterol and its production is affected by many factors including obesity, chornic disease, depression and poor sleep. Its bound to major protein called Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), which its levels can affect testosterone bioavailablity in our body. SHBG allows testosterone to freely travel to different locations in our body through the blood but excess levels of SHBG can cause lowered levels of bio-available testosterone in our bodies. Elevated SHBG levels can result from diets low in protein, leading to decreased testosterone bioactivity and deleterious effects on sexual function, fertility and bone density, as well as a higher incidence of certain cancers.


Three Ways to Lower Your SHBG Naturally!

  1. Eat Cruciferous Vegetables

Eating cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, curry kale and bok choy serves to metabolize surplus estrogen and lower SHBG.

We have long been proponents of the ‘10-a-day model’ when it comes to vegetables and fruit, with 7:3 being an ideal ratio. If you regularly achieve this objective, you will already be helping to keep rampant SHBG levels in check.

  1. Increase Protein

Countless studies (including this one) have exposed a correlation with protein intake and SHBG levels: the lower the protein intake, the higher the concentration of SHBG.

The inverse is also true – the higher the protein intake, the lower the concentration of SHBG. Make sure you are eating protein with every meal. If you are a meat-eater, grass-fed and organic is by far the best choice.

  1. Exercise

 “Short intense exercise has a proven positive effect on increasing testosterone levels and preventing its decline. That is unlike aerobics or prolonged moderate exercise, which have shown to have negative or no effect on testosterone levels.”

  1. Use supplements

Although further clinical studies are required, a number of supplements have shown promise for reducing unduly high SHBG levels. These include magnesium, vitamin D3, vitamin K2, fish oil, zinc, calcium, boron and tongkat ali.


Zinc and Erectile Dysfunction

Zinc deficiency may cause erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction can have many factors and is more common in men as they age. However, testosterone is a major factor in providing a healthy erection and low testosterone levels can be related to zinc deficiency. Zinc is a trace mineral that occurs naturally on earth and can be obtained from foods. However, many men suffer from zinc deficiency and do not know its importance regarding male sexual health. Zinc deficiency is prevalent throughout the world, including the USA. Severe and moderate deficiency of zinc is associated with hypogonadism (low testosterone) in men. A study conducted by Wayne State University School of Medicine showed that  zinc supplementation of marginally zinc-deficient normal elderly men for six months resulted in an increase in serum testosterone and their libido. Another study evaluated rats fed 5mg of zinc daily and showed excellent correlation with duration of erections and libido on the rats that were treated with zinc vs. placebo.

It can increase free testosterone. Zinc supplementation can boost both total and free testosterone levels. In a study of elite wrestlers, the men took 3 mg/kg/day of zinc for one month along with their normal diet. Levels of total and free testosterone were significantly higher after rest and exhausting exercise following zinc supplementation vs before supplementation.


Vitamin D3 and Male Sexual Health

Hardening of penile arteries has been long associated with erectile dysfunction. It is well known that plaque formation is associated with poor calcium regulation in your body and D3 and vitamin K2 have shown a strong correlation with plaque formation in arteries such as penile artery. An estimated 20 to 30 million American men suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED), a term used to signify the inability to attain or maintain erection of the penis sufficient to permit satisfactory sexual intercourse. A recent study from the University of Milan indicates that low levels of vitamin D3 can be a significant factor in leading men to have erectile dysfunction. 


Vitamin K2 and Male Sexual Health

Vitamin K2 activates MGP, a protein that helps direct calcium to the desirable places (bones) and leads it away from the undesirable places (arteries). It is also thought to aid with cardiovascular health. Individuals on Warfarin should consult their physician before taking any Vitamin K products.  Hence vitamin K2 is believed to assure that calcium that our body absorbs ends up in our teeth and bones and not in our kidneys as stones or arteries as plaques causing many issues such as erectile dysfunction.

Also aside from possible improved arterial flow with supplementation with K2 a study out of Japan’s Tohoku University on rats showed improved testosterone production at the level of the testis. Studies such as the above make a strong case for vitamin supplementation to improve male health and libido.

Why Frunutta?

We learned that to get the healthy erections and testosterone that you need you must use supplements to help you boost blood flow and testosterone production. However, the most important factor is that our body must be able to absorb it first without all the gastrointestinal side effects and possible poor absorption and vitamin destruction due to stomach acids. Hence the route of absorption of any vitamin or supplement into our system is of the outmost importance. Since hydration rooms are not convenient and shots in the buttocks are painful the next best way is to absorb your vitamin under the tongue directly into your blood stream. Avoiding the issues associated with swallowed vitamins. Frunutta vitamins are meant to be taken under the tongue to absorb directly into the blood stream without additives and preservatives, just pure goodness!

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The entire line of Frunutta products are simply absorbed under your tongue – ‘sublingually’- bypassing the need to be swallowed or to survive the harsh environment of the gut. Simply place Frunutta’s vitamins or minerals under your tongue and let it absorb directly into your blood stream.  Frunutta vitamins are also created without additives, preservatives, colorings, and other impurities so we at Frunutta feel you are taking the best vitamins possible and NOTHING MORE!

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Always consult with your doctor whenever taking any vitamins or supplements and the above statements are not meant to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease.



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