When you think of low testosterone, you think of old cranky men, right?
Well, in a study out of the University of Michigan, over 30% of men had testosterone levels below 300 ng/dL - the benchmark for good health.
And while 34% of men over 60 had low testosterone levels, 35% of middle-aged men were deficient in this essential hormone!
Read on to find out if you could be deficient in testosterone, why and how to replenish levels naturally...
5 Signs you may be deficient in testosterone...
If you suspect you may deficient in this important male hormone, you can ask your doctor to do a blood test to check.
Here are five of the most common signs that your testosterone levels could be on the lower side…
Low sex drive
Loss of muscle mass
Increased body fat
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3 Major testosterone killers!
When you're healthy and happy, your body makes testosterone and all other hormones and enzymes as it should. But, in today's crazy-busy-stressful world we live in, our bodies have so much more to deal and as a result of this, they don't function as well as they should.
These are the 3 major testosterone killers to look out for:
If you're taking blood pressure
medication, statins, anti-depressants or opioids for pain
, they're very likely tampering with your body's ability to make testosterone.
2. Sleep problems:
A study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
(JCEM) found that men with obstructive sleep
apnea (OSA) have lower testosterone levels. And while not sleeping properly lowers your testosterone, people with low testosterone don't sleep
well. This two-way link shows just how important sleep
is for testosterone.
This one seems like a no-brainer, but did you know what stress
really does to you? Besides disrupting your hormone levels and it narrows your arteries which restricts blood flow to the organs that so desperately need nourishing nutrients and oxygen to cope during high stress
Address these three testosterone killers to get your old self back. And, keep reading to find out which foods can help your body make more testosterone, naturally...
Foods that help your body make more testosterone...
It's rich in vitamin D which your body needs a lot of to make testosterone.
Also a great source of vitamin D that help with low testosterone.
Zinc is another very important mineral for testosterone and oysters are the richest source of this mineral.
Another rich source of zinc
Beef and beef liver:
Ground beef and chuck roast contain zinc and beef liver is rich in vitamin D
Add these foods to your diet to help your body make more testosterone naturally.