If you know you need to boost your testosterone levels and have been researching ways to do so online, you may have come across articles or blogs claiming that red wine can help you get your testosterone levels up.
While the answer is true – red wine has been proven in studies to help you excrete more testosterone – it does come with a caveat, which we’ll explain later in this post.
How Red Wine Makes Your Body Excrete More Testosterone
Before we can discuss how red wine boosts your testosterone, we need to first explain how your body eliminates this hormone. You see, your body has an enzyme called UGT2B17 which attaches to testosterone molecules, causing them to be eliminated from your body (typically through urination).
But scientists have found that red wine intervenes in this process.
When you drink a glass of red wine, one of its compounds, quercetin, has been shown in lab studies to block the UGT2B17 enzyme from attaching to testosterone. As a result, an influx in the red wine compound quercetin leaves lab samples with a higher level of testosterone compared to those lab samples that didn’t interact with quercetin.
Don’t Build a Wine Cellar Just Yet
While wine aficionados may love to hear this news, it isn’t a reason to start stocking up on your favorite merlot. Alcohol consumption in general – whether it be wine, beer, or spirits – is known to decrease a person’s overall testosterone levels.
In fact, a recent Dutch study of men showed that daily moderate drinking for even a period as short as 3 weeks resulted in a 7% decrease in testosterone levels.
What’s Your Alternative to Increasing Your Testosterone Levels?
Compounding is one way for patients to increase their hormone levels, including testosterone. And at Archway Apothecary, compounding is all we do!
The process begins when your physician writes us a unique prescription for how much testosterone, in this example, you need. The reason a unique prescription is written is that commercially-available hormone supplements are created in doses that fit the masses, while your specific needs may not match what a pharmaceutical company is manufacturing.
In addition to creating a compound that has the exact amount of testosterone your doctor says you need, we also provide compounds in a variety of formats, including:
- Pastes and creams
- Oral medications
- Sublingual medications
- Topical medications
Providing Compounding Services to Patients on the Northshore and Metro New Orleans
At Archway Apothecary, we work with patients both on the Northshore and in Metro New Orleans to help custom-create the compounds they need, such as testosterone, in the delivery method that will work best for them.
Whether you’ve already been prescribed a compound and are looking for a pharmacy to fill it, or you’re interested in compounding and want to learn more, we’re happy to help. Simply call us Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at (985) 801-0800 or fill out our online contact form.