• Onion Juice Raises Testosterone



      From Ergo Log

      If Iranian animal studies are anything to go by, fresh onion juice increases testosterone concentrations in the blood. Jordanian researchers have confirmed their Iranian colleagues' findings – and have gone a step further. They discovered that onion juice also has pro-sexual effects. In rats that is.

      The researchers, at Jordan University of Science and Technology, were searching for a natural way to help men with impotence problems to have sex.

      Not all men in the world have access to drugs such as sildenafil, and have to make do with cheaper plant extracts. And some men, despite being able to get hold of PDE5 inhibitors, just prefer to use plant-based remedies.

      The Jordanians wondered whether onion juice might be effective, so they decided to test its pro-sexual effect on male rats.

      The researchers made fresh onion juice every day using a juicer, and gave their lab animals 0.5 [AC0.5], 1 [AC1] or 2 ml [AC2] of the juice orally for 20 consecutive days. A control group received no onion juice [C].

      The juice boosted the animals’ testosterone concentration. The optimal dose was 1 ml per day. The human equivalent of this dose would be about 0.64 ml per kg bodyweight per day.



      The researchers gave other lab animals paroxetine, and antidepressant, the structural formula of which is shown on the right. Paroxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor and is capable of causing impotence in rats.

      A daily dose of 10 mg paroxetine for 20 days reduced the animals' testosterone level, but a daily 1 ml onion juice prevented this.



      Fifty percent of the animals that were given paroxetine were unable to ejaculate when placed in a cage with sexually receptive females. Onion juice supplementation reduced this percentage.



      The rats that had been given onion juice were also quicker to mount the females, which would suggest that their libido had increased.

      So the good old onion – Latin name Allium cepa – really is a testosterone booster, the Jordanians conclude. Allium cepa may even help against impotence.

      "The present study supports the hypothesis that Allium cepa has aphrodisiac activity and may enhance male sexual libido and performance", the researchers write. "The observed improvements in copulatory behavior resulting from administration of Allium cepa juice could be mostly attributed to increased serum testosterone levels in male rats. Nevertheless, future investigations that include clinical trials are warranted to substantiate these effects of onion juice in humans."

      Source:
      Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2014 Feb 1;239(2):177-82.
      Comments 7 Comments
      1. mrmello's Avatar
        mrmello -
        LOl awesome, but I will skip on 1 oz of onion juice for that matter
      1. Cheranine's Avatar
        Cheranine -
        not gonna lie, had to check the article wasn't posted on april 1..
      1. elegua's Avatar
        elegua -
        All things considered, it's nowhere close to the craziest idea I've ever heard in terms of bodybuilding & test boosting...
      1. Type O Hero's Avatar
        Type O Hero -
        This is old info.

        No one wants to drink lots of onion juice on a daily basis, that's why this will never catch on.
      1. Bigcountry08's Avatar
        Bigcountry08 -
        Originally Posted by Type O Hero View Post
        This is old info. No one wants to drink lots of onion juice on a daily basis, that's why this will never catch on.
        You could do it in a v8 style drink
      1. Kilo G's Avatar
        Kilo G -
        Originally Posted by Bigcountry08 View Post
        You could do it in a v8 style drink
        True and it tastes good if u mAke it right.
      1. Celso's Avatar
        Celso -
        Originally Posted by Type O Hero View Post
        This is old info.

        No one wants to drink lots of onion juice on a daily basis, that's why this will never catch on.

        Correction: you would have to eat ONLY 65 grams of raw UNWASHED onion (if you weigh 90kg), to give you 59grams of onion juice , Wich is the dose used in the studies (4g/kg bw. rats converted to daily human dose is about 59 grams of onion juice).... that'it... it's 59grams onion juice TOTAL.. daily... If you guys stop and think about that's TOTALLY EASY. I've seen lots of guys drink absurd quantities og onion juice to get the effect.. I saw a.guy in a forum that was drinking HALF A KILO of onion juice.. a week later he was going through accurate situations everywhere because of his breath breath and body odor. Not to mention that if you take high doses of something that has such a strong hormonal impact like onions, I'm sure there are negative rebound related to overdosing.i saw a guy in a forum that ate onion and after sometime eating them his little partner down there was so hard that it was almost hurting him. That's all fine and dandy, but he said that after some more time using them( he didn't say how much time) his erections got weaker. Wich means that, depending on the impact it has on your hormones, you HAVE TO CICLE ONION.....

        Another thing: Why do you guys think that practically nobody sticks with this onion experiment.. because they think they have to eat like 3 onion a day to work when that's not true.. if you have a kitchen scale and measure 65 grams of onion you would be surprised of how little it is.. I've been eating for a week and I think it's doing something.. my erections are a little better lately, but it's too soon to notice something more dramatic. So guys , I HIGHLY RECOMMEND EATING 65 GRAMS OF ONION A DAY, RAW AND ***UNWASHED***

        And certainly the smell wouldn't be such a issue with that dose.
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