Sunbathing increases the male sex drive, according to a new study, which establishes that testosterone is boosted by vitamin D. Low testosterone levels are known to adversely impact a man's libido as well as reduce energy levels. Testosterone also helps maintain muscle strength and bone density in both men and women.
A spot of sunbathing may be just the thing to lift a man's libido, say experts after an Austrian study finds testosterone is boosted by vitamin D.
The bulk of this essential nutrient is made by the skin on exposure to sunlight. The rest comes from the diet.
A study in Clinical Endocrinology journal of 2,299 men found those with enough of the vitamin had more of the male sex hormone than those with less.
Blood levels of both dipped in the winter and peaked in the summer.
Low testosterone levels can impact on a man's libido as well as zap energy levels. Read more