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February 4, 2019

FIGHTING LOW TESTOSTERONE

Men reach peak levels of testosterone at around age 25 and by the time a man reaches 40 years old testosterone levels decline by an average of 1-2% per year. 

 

Common symptoms of low testosterone can include:

 

  1. Low sex drive

  2. Loss of strength

  3. Loss of hair

  4. Difficulty getting an erection

  5. Concentration difficulties

  6. Increased body fat

  7. Insomnia

  8. Memory problems 

  9. Fatigue

  10. Tiredness

 

If your testosterone level is below 300ng/dl (nanograms per decaliter). 

 

-Lack of sleep can reduce testosterone levels by 15%. 

 

-Regular alcohol consumption can reduce testosterone by 10%. 

 

-Being overweight converts testosterone into the female hormone estrogen. 

 

Natural testosterone boosting supplements. 

 

  1. Zinc blocks the enzyme aromatase which converts testosterone into estrogen. Recommended Daily Intake 15-40mg. 

  2. Vitamin D3 supplementation with 3,332ius of vitamin D per day for a year increased testosterone levels by approximately 25%. According to a study "Effect of vitamin D supplementation on testosterone levels in men". Recommended Daily Intake 3000-5000ius. 

  3. Vitamin B6 helps increase the production of androgens which cause testosterone levels to rise. Recommended Daily Intake 4-6mg. 

  4. Magnesium, even in doses of only 1gram a day have been found to boost testosterone levels by over 24% according to a study "Effects of magnesium supplementation on testosterone levels of athletes and sedentary subjects at rest and after exhaustion". Recommended Daily Intake 400 mg. 

  5. Selenium has been found to increase testosterone. Recommended Daily Intake 100–200 mcgs.    

  6. DHEA plays an important role in controlling estrogen levels and increasing testosterone levels. Recommended Daily Intake 50 to 200 mg. 

  7. Boron: a study "Comparative effects of daily and weekly boron supplementation on plasma steroid hormones and  proinflammatory cytokines" showed that 10mg of boron 10 booth free to strong by 28% and reduce estrogen levels by 39%. Recommended daily intake 5-20 mg. 

  8. Ginseng. Recommended Daily Intake. 750-3000 mg. 

  9. Ginger has been shown to reduce inflammation. It has also been found to increase testosterone levels by up to 17% according to a study "The effect of ginger on semen parameters and serum FSH, LH and testosterone infertile men". 

  10. Fenugreek. According to a study "Effects of a purported aromatase and 5a-reductase inhibitor on hormone profiles in college-age men". 81% had increased libido, 66% reported improved sexual performance, 81% reported increased energy level, 55% reported a better sense of well being. Recommended Daily Intake 500 mg. 

  11. Ashwagandha which is derived from a root of s plant Withania Somnifera. Studies have shown that free testosterone levels are increased by 10 to 22%. Recommended Daily Intake 300 mg.  

  12. Tongkat Ali. The study "Standardized water soluble extract of Eurycoma longifolia, Tongkat ali, as testosterone booster for managing men little late onset hypogonadism" showed that after one month study participants saw a 46% increase in testosterone and 90% of all participants demonstrated testosterone level improvement. Recommended Daily Intake.  150mg

  13. D-Aspartic Acid. Recommended Daily Intake  3000 mg. 

  14. Tribulus Terrestris. Recommended Daily Intake 400 to 600 mg.

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