The folks of 4chan are the most recent, however weren’t the primary and can in all probability not be the final, to attempt to enhance their testosterone by consuming uncooked onion juice. This can be a horrible, horrible, no good, very unhealthy thought.

Will Sommer, who writes a e-newsletter about conservative media, tweeted in regards to the onion craze at the moment ongoing on 4chan’s /pol/ discussion board. There’s extra the place these screenshots got here from, however click on at your individual peril. (Content material warning for racist memes about onions, a factor that 2015 me would by no means have dreamed I might sooner or later should kind.)

Ingesting onion juice, or consuming huge portions of uncooked onions, is a foul thought as a result of the style is reportedly horrible and the aftermath consists of sweating onion stench out of each pore for days if not weeks. That is one thing the message board denizens would have identified in the event that they’d checked out the numerous occasions folks have tried this earlier than and reported again, for instance on bodybuilding boards.

If you’re tempted to attempt onion juice to extend your testosterone:

First, think about why you suppose you might want to improve your testosterone. Do you have got a medical situation, or are you simply making an attempt to impress your on-line mates? If the previous, you’re higher off consulting with a medical skilled.

Second, it is best to know that there aren’t any randomized managed trials of onion’s impact on testosterone in people. Followers of onion juice usually cite two papers to help their claims. One, from the Jordan College of Science and Expertise, discovered that onion juice made male rats copulate sooner however much less usually. One other, from the Islamic Azad College in Iran, discovered that onion juice elevated the focus of sperm in male rats’ testes (as decided by dissection). In each instances, the rats didn’t should drink the onion juice, however had it squirted straight into their stomachs.

Are you a rat? Would you prefer to copulate sooner and with a higher sperm depend, however much less usually? Then maybe you could possibly use this analysis. For the remainder of us, train and an affordable eating regimen (go forward and embody onions if you happen to benefit from the style) can help wholesome testosterone ranges. As basic life recommendation, although, don’t observe dietary recommendation that’s illustrated with a Pepe meme.

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