Vitamin D – Perhaps The Most Important Vitamin For Men

Vitamin D for testosterone and erections

Vitamin D plays so many vital roles for us as a man… it supports our testosterone production, strengthens our erections and libido, keeps our immune system strong, helps build and maintain muscle mass, keeps us in a healthy state of mind and much more…

And with Vitamin D deficiency hitting over 40% of the population, there’s a strong possibility that if you are experiencing a lower libido than you’d like, ED, more colds and flus, an inability to gain muscle, or depression — than you too may be low on Vitamin D.

So before you consider the medical route to treat any of these issues, I will describe here the various benefits you’ll experience with restoring your Vitamin D levels through supplementation. Vitamin D supplements can cheaply and easily restore the natural masculine balance in your body that may be lacking.

While this has several points that are of benefit to men only, it also has several that apply to women as well.

Increased Testosterone Production

Many men experience the above mentioned symptoms of low libido, weak erections and possible depression or irritability and think, “hey, I should go get on testosterone therapy”… And while you will most likely experience a benefit in all these areas while on TRT, you will just be putting a bandaid on the wound, rather than healing the problem at the source.

And at much more of a cost, along with possible negative side effects, such as hair loss, decreased testicle size or prostate enlargement…

Studies have shown that Vitamin D supplementation increases testosterone production on its own, so give that a try first.

Harder Erections

vitamin d and sex benefits

If you are experiencing weaker erections than you’d like, you may be able to strengthen your performance without the need for Cialis or Viagra.

Before making the embarrassing and time consuming visit to your doctor, try picking up some Vitamin D on your way home from work. Several studies have shown a strong correlation between erectile dysfunction and low Vitamin D levels. Vitamin D supplementation could very well be the low-cost, low-risk method of strengthening your erections that you are looking for.

Give it a shot.

Increased Muscle Mass and Strength

Can Vitamin D help you gain more strength in gym

While a debatable point, several studies have shown that Vitamin D supplementation can increase muscle mass and strength.

It would make sense… if testosterone production increases, ability to gain muscle mass should improve as well.

Studies that showed a beneficial effect should be reproduced, with larger populations. Could be the testosterone effect requires larger amounts of Vitamin D than what were given in the studies, or needed to be administered for longer periods of time.

I personally have upped my Vitamin D intake in recent times, and have seen an increase in strength and size, so can vouch for seeing a muscle and strength building effect. I’ve also recently received a few unsolicited comments from different people saying I look larger, which was interesting to me… only recent difference was an increase in Vitamin D.

Improved Healing Ability

I sprained my thumb a few months back while playing football.  At first it didn’t hurt much, but began to really hurt after some time, especially in the gym.

It was frustrating to say the least… it especially hurt when I was in the cold weather, and had to pick up my little one… while not debilitating, it was pretty painful. I thought it was going to get better on its own, but I didn’t experience much of an improvement.

I took Vitamin C in high dose which was supposed to be helpful, along with a number of other supplements for ligament repair from GNC, but the pain persisted. I was getting closer to visiting the doctor, which would probably have lead to a referral to an orthopaedist, and possible surgery or long term cast… all things I wanted to avoid.

I began to take Vitamin D supplements in larger doses, and the pain has all but disappeared. I have a very minor discomfort during one exercise at the gym (overhead dumbbell tricep workout), but other than that, nothing… and the effect was rapid.

Just researching now…. I came across this article showing low Vitamin D levels slow repair in a ligament injury, so it appears to indeed be another benefit of the miracle vitamin.

Cut Out Stomach Fat

Another thing I’ve noticed since upping the Vitamin D is that while I’ve gained some muscle mass, my midsection is smaller… which is awesome.

In this study, adults who supplemented with Vitamin D lost significantly more weight and stomach fat then adults who didn’t… they were obese to begin with, but the effect is so strong that it is highly likely replicable in non-overweight people.

Mental Wellbeing

vitamin d and mental wellbeing

Vitamin D deficiency is quite often overlooked when someone complains of depression.

They may go to their doctor with complaints of the blues, and the doctor prescribes them an antidepressant, rather than fixing the underlying issue — Vitamin D deficiency has been tied to symptoms of depression, and low levels of Vitamin D are often found in individuals with psychological disorders such as bipolar disorder, so improving your mind state and mental well-being can be as simple as increasing your Vitamin D intake.

If feeling low, your Vitamin D levels may just be a bit low. Supplement for some time, and see how you feel!

Boost To Your Immune System

When it comes to the immune system, most experts will say vitamin C and zinc are the big winners.

But there’s an up and coming contender… Vitamin D has been shown to play a strong role in boosting the immune system, and may possibly curb serious diseases and cancers.

Deficiency in vitamin D is associated with increased autoimmunity as well as an increased susceptibility to catching colds and flus. And while more studies are needed, several have shown promise that Vitamin C may reduce cancer risk, as well as multiple sclerosis.

Areas closer to the equator, where there is stronger — and longer — exposure to sunlight, are said to have lower incidences of many major diseases and cancers.

Good For Your Mug… and Mane

To add to the benefits of Vitamin D, intake of Vitamin D after sun exposure works to keep you from getting sunburned… in high doses, it reduces swelling and inflammation. Now… don’t go out in the sun on a mission to get burned / tanned, but just know, it can protect you a bit.

Also, when it comes to hair, Vitamin D has been shown to help the creation of new hair follicles… Will it work as well as an FDA approved hair loss drug? Not likely, but why not throw it in there as well…

How Much Vitamin D Do You Need?

How much Vitamin D needed for benefits

When it comes to our bodies, each one of us is different. There’s no bible anywhere with a commandment as to how much vitamin D you need for you to specifically see the effect you are looking for. Best is for you to try out different amounts until you feel good. However, there are are some general guidelines, from different sources, showing the safe limits. Some things I do know:

  • On average, it appears 1,000 IUs of Vitamin D a day is a recommended, and very safe bet
  • Institute of Medicine recommends 600 IUs, but up to 4,000 IUs a day is a safe upper limit
  • Vitamin D Council recommends 2,000 IUs a day
  • Overweight individuals may need more than skinnier individuals
  • Alcohol abuse may lead to lower Vitamin D levels (damn, I’m a drinker myself…)
  • Excessive vitamin D intake may cause constipation

So… if you’re asking for how much you should take, I’d start with 1,000 a day. If you tolerate it fine, and don’t see any constipation, try moving up to 1,500 or 2,000, see how you tolerate it. And if you can tolerate it? Your body and mind will thank you.

For more information on how to naturally improve your sexual strength, abilities and know-how, see here!

Have a good one!

-David Carreras aka Mr. Manpower
Mr. Manpower’s Guide to
Overall Manhood Enhancement
The Ultimate Sex Guide for Men… “male potency without drugs”

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Testosterone Maintaining Effects Of Quick, Early-Day Workout

testosterone sprintingAs men, we wake up in the morning with our highest stores of testosterone, and then throughout the day, thanks to cortisol, our stress hormone, picking at us, T levels slowly drop.

A recent study has shown a way to offset this effect, and keep your masculinity at full-strength throughout the day.

18 rugby players were used in the study, and broken up into 3 groups:

1) those that sprinted in the morning (5 x 40 meter runs)

2) those that performed squats and bench press (3 sets of each using their max weight)

3) those that did nothing in the morning (the control group).

Later on in the afternoon, testosterone levels were measured, as was athletic performance.


The ones that squatted and bench pressed in the morning experienced little to no reduction in testosterone production, throughout the day, to the time levels were measured.  They also had the best athletic performance, including faster sprint times!


The sprinting group experienced a reduction in testosterone throughout the day, but much less than the group that did nothing. They also experienced better athletic performance than the group that did nothing, but not as good as the weight lifters.

(Sprinting on it’s own has been shown to quickly provide a boost of testosterone, for up to an hour after the exercise has been performed. And when done on a regular basis, men have been shown to have higher testosterone levels than men who don’t sprint).


Men that did zero exercise in the morning experienced the fastest reduction in testosterone throughout the day, and weakest performance in the the sporting events in the afternoon… shame on them (although this summarizes 99% of us men, myself included…).

So the good news for keeping your testosterone high? Doesn’t require much time and effort… 

Sprinting 5 times for 40 meters seems to require much more effort (at least in my mind), than performing 3 sets of squats and 3 sets of bench press.

Even if you only perform these weight lifting exercises 3 times a week, you will have higher testosterone levels than most men around you. And honestly, 3 sets of squats and 3 sets of bench press, even with max weight, can be knocked out in 30 minutes or less.

Testosterone plays such a key role in our overall mood, strength, confidence, libido, erection quality and more, that you should highly consider working in some weight training into your week, if you are not currently doing so.

Other things like absorbing sunrays, eating a fair amount of fats, getting a full night’s rest, reducing alcohol intake, doing testicle massages under a cold shower, help boost testosterone, and therefore increase male libido and all the other masculine benefits, but weight training may have the strongest effect of all of these.

For more information on how to boost testosterone production, experience stronger erections, last longer in bed, as well as how to increase libido naturally, click here…

Stay strong!!

-David Carreras aka Mr. Manpower
Mr. Manpower’s Guide to
Overall Manhood Enhancement
The ultimate sex guide for men… “male potency without drugs”

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How to Grow A Beard Or Make Your Beard Grow Fuller

How to make your beard grow faster

I remember when I first started losing hair along my hairline, I was in my early 20’s… real early.

I explained my problem to my doctor on the phone, and he told me to come in and see him.

To my great joy, he explained to me that Rogaine / Minoxidil (which I had researched and thought was only for the back / crown area of your head), could be also used on the hairline.

He said something along the lines of, “if hair grows there, then Rogaine will help it grow… what’s the difference between hair follicles on the hairline and the back of the head?

Made sense to me!

This was back before the foam (which is a godsend), so there was the liquid solution and the dropper.

I began to use it, and my hairline began growing back pretty well… I even remember a girl I was friends with (who I would lament to about my hairloss) spontaneously telling me, “your hair grew back!”. BUT… the super regrowth, unfortunately, didn’t last long. The aggressive hair loss continued.

I tried Propecia (finasteride) but didn’t like the fact it made me feel kind of like a betch… so I stuck to the minoxidil, and counted the days until I’d bite the bullet and just shave my head…

I finally got fed up, just went for it and shaved my head… and shocked the world… in no time, everyone accepted it, I felt at peace, and slowly gained my confidence back in the looks department and with women, and saw that most women don’t care nearly as much about hair as we do…

And trust me, since then I’ve had a long, and healthy, track record of hot women…

So…. without further ado, how to grow your beard.


Rogaine / Minoxidil Will Help You Grow A Thick Manly Beard

So now that you know how Rogaine will make hair grow wherever it is placed, you can see how this can apply to beards.

Since hair on my scalp was not my strong suit, I figured, why not concentrate on my facial hair.

I had a small goatee ever since my late teens, but barely any mustache hair. Also, around this time, beards weren’t as insanely popular as they’ve been for the last 5 years or so.

However, my weak little 1800s Frenchman mustache was not thick enough to look good, so I began researching about how to grow more facial hair.

This was back when Google wasn’t the amazing gatherer and presenter of information it is today, but I did find a forum of men describing their experiments with Rogaine on their beards, and how it increased their facial hair coverage.

I figured what the hell… why not give it a try?

I began applying the Rogaine foam once a day a couple of times a week on my weak mustache, and it QUICKLY began to increase in coverage (width / height, if you will). My mustache was thicker, and looked great with the goatee.

So it worked!

A couple years later, in steps the beard look. I really like the beard look, and believe it to be more than a trend. Shit… beards have been in vogue since ancient times.

And while my natural beard growth was decent, it was not amazing. Applied the rogaine foam again… I applied it in a few weak spots, a couple times a week for a few weeks, and it started gaining coverage as well.

Now I have a nice manly beard and mustache… and while I genetically wasn’t all that bad in the area, it was like putting my beard growth on steroids.

And you can also start with a VERY weak beard, and get to Wolverine status, as these two images below illustrate:

How to make your beard grow more
How to grow your beard with Minoxidil

Studies have shown it works as well…


How About Rogaine For Growing Eyebrows? Yes, It Works There, Too…

A couple of years back, I had to renew my driver’s license.

It had been since my early 20’s that I had taken a picture for my license, so figured it was time.

I took the pic, and when comparing to my younger pic, noticed that my eyebrows looked more separate… I had lost some thickness and hair on the inner parts.

It looked strange now to me. Took some of the strength / masculinity / virility out of my face.

So now that I had the magical hair grower, and know it works, I tried it out on my eyebrows, and brought back quite a bit of darkness on the inner parts. It looks better now…

Lots of men lose eyebrow as they age… so keep this in mind.


So… How Much Rogaine Should I Use To Grow My Beard / Hair?

Rogaine is some strong stuff…

You would rather undershoot, than overshoot…

You don’t want a mustache like Burt Reynolds, eyebrows like Bert from Sesame Street, or a beard that reaches up to your eye sockets…

And hair follicles are a funny things. We have them ALL over our face… boost one up with minoxidil, till it grows thick, dark hair, and you may not be able to turn it back to a small pale hair.

So… less is better… maybe a couple times a week, spaced out, and play it slowly… see if you like what you have, and if so, leave as is. As the years go by, your hair will most likely continue growing / expanding coverage on its own as well.

For more interesting masculinity-boosting info, see here:

Have a good one!

-David Carreras aka Mr. Manpower
Mr. Manpower’s Guide to
Overall Manhood Enhancement
The Ultimate Sex Guide for Men… “male potency without drugs”

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What Is David Carreras Up To Now?


Right now I am:

  • Working on improving my cooking, and not always taking recipes from online.
  • Finding balance and peace in my life.
  • Helping men become the best potential lovers possible.
  • Teaching my daughter to read.
  • Improving the look and feel of my site, revamping.
  • Improving my 3 point shot.
  • Preparing a NowNowNow profile!



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