A bottle of red wine is an easy item to find in someone's house if he has a decent taste in alcohol. Some say it is good for your heart, while others claim that it keeps hypertension at an arm’s distance. Well, neither of them are wrong. A glass of red wine is good for your cardiovascular health and also keeps your nervous system intact. But what a lot of people don’t know is that sipping this bloody red drink can keep a man’s testosterone level fine.
Nope, we are not saying it, the study claims. A research held in the Kingston University of London, under the guidance of Professor Declan Naughton, states that red wine can increase the level of testosterone in the body. The research was done keeping the athletes as the subject of study. In his final report, Professor Naughton claimed that consumption of red wine boosted the level of testosterone in their body. He further stated that similar results of red wine can be seen in non-athletes.
Testosterone is released from the body in many ways. One way through which it is eliminated from the body is urination. UGT2B17, a molecule type present in testosterone acts as an enzyme and enables the body to flush out testosterone from the system. The research of Professor Naughton states that red wine has a large quantity of quercetin, which blocks the functioning of UGT2B17. This elevates more male sex hormone in your body and reduces its number in the urine.
However, this laboratory study is yet to be tried on humans. Despite this, Professor Naughton and his team are pretty positive about seeing similar results when red wine will mix with blood in the body. But the effects of it will vary from person to person depending on factors like weight, diet, age, overall health, etc.
But does this mean you should chug a whole bottle in one sitting? Definitely not. Consuming excess alcohol can sink your T levels instead of boosting them, and we don’t need any laboratory tests to understand this. One should not drink more than two glasses of wine in a day. Moreover, the consumption should be done moderately, preferably not more than twice in a week or two.