Vegetable Oils (PUFA) and Testosterone

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Vegetable Oils Can Lower Your Testosterone

Vegetable oils include both actual vegetables and grains, (not including cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil and palm oil which may have many health benefits including increasing testosterone levels) can wreak havoc on your testosterone.

The extraction of vegetable oils often uses chemicals, bleaching, and deodorizing techniques which minimizes any health benefits they would have had while leaving behind sulfates. In addition to the sulfates, they tend to be extremely high in PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty-acid) which in scientific studies has been linked with lowered testosterone levels [1].

There are generally two camps with regards to healthy oils, those that primarily recommend coconut and those which primarily recommend olive oil. While that debate is out of the scope of this blog we do recommend you use either or both of these options in your cooking and refrain from the use of all other vegetable oils when possible.

  1. Volek, J.S., et al., Testosterone and cortisol in relationship to dietary nutrients and resistance exercise.1997.


The views expressed in this blog are personal opinions and they are not intended to be, or replace, medical advice by a healthcare professional. While we have put in an extraordinary amount of time, energy and effort to give you the best information possible, based on the best research we could find, different people may have different views of the research discussed. You should always conduct your own research and seek advice from a healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any of the consumables mentioned.

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