Dangers of Low Testosterone in Men (And How to Stop Them)
Hey guys, listen up: In no other time in recorded history has the average man’s testosterone levels been so low. This is due to a number of environmental and lifestyle factors, but it doesn’t help that levels peak around the age of 30, and slowly begin to decrease year after year. Low test levels can cause a variety of unpleasant side effects such as weight gain and depression.
Let’s take a look at what testosterone is, why it’s important, and how you can naturally increase levels of it in your body.
What is It?
Testosterone is what is known as a sex steroid hormone. It’s responsible for promoting androgenic development. In other words, it is the key to developing male-dominant sexual and physical features such as a deeper voice, increased body hair, lean muscle, and sex drive.
Why Is It Important?
As mentioned above, testosterone is critical for teens to enter puberty and develop into an adult male body. Post-puberty, it’s just as important for maintaining mood and mindset, muscle mass, libido and sexual features such as sperm quality, as well as weight management.
Dangers of Low T-Levels
Men who have low levels often report one or several of the following symptoms:
Depression: The link is not completely understood, but studies suggest that low t-levels correlate with depression, anxiety, and negative thinking.
Weight Gain: Testosterone is a fat burning, muscle building hormone. A lack of it has been linked to weight gain. The opposite is also true: test therapy has been shown to promote weight loss.
Loss of Libido: Low t-levels have been linked to a decrease in sex drive, libido, performance, and overall interest.
How to Combat Low Testosterone
Replacement therapy is expensive, and the long-term effects have yet to be confirmed. If you’re a younger man, or you want to try a natural route, here are the best ways to safely support your t-levels.
Nutrition: This makes up 70% of the results that you see in the mirror, and it also plays a critical role in helping you maintain healthy levels. Strive for a well-balanced, natural diet rich in lean protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats.
Sleep: Studies demonstrate that keeping a healthy sleep schedule of 7 to 9 hours every night can help to maintain healthy levels of test.
Supplement: Testosterone boosters are supplements that contain scientifically proven ingredients such as tongkat ali, horny goat weed, and zinc to combat estrogen dominance, while supporting natural production of test.
Remember that t-boosting supplements should be used in combination with a healthy diet and exercise program.
What Natural Ways Do You Use to Boost T-Levels?
Have you suffered from low test in the past? How did you overcome it? Have questions about the tips and tricks on this list? Let us know in the comments below.
Written by David Sautter
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