Do you feel that you have low energy levels and that you are constantly not in the mood for sex? Then you, my friend, are suffering from low testosterone levels.
Low T levels are associated with a lot of things such as increased fatigue, weak bones, poor muscle development and recovery, irritable male syndrome or IMS, lack of motivation, emotional withdrawal, abrupt personality changes, and a host of other issues.
Although there are testosterone boosters and other supplements for men that can help solve the problem, there are certainly ways you can boost your testosterone naturally. Today, I am going to present five ways that will help you do just that.
Get More Fish Oil
Although there are a lot of foods that you can eat that will help boost your testosterone, I highly suggest that you eat more fish. Fish oil is known to help decrease inflammation and as a result, you will get more free and total testosterone in your body.
Fish oil has a lot of health benefits. It helps ensure that your heart remains healthy by keeping it free from any arterial blockage.
It is also known to lower globulin in your body, which is a protein that binds testosterone so that it can transport it anywhere in your body. As a result, you will have more free and total T which will help improve your overall health.
Learn to Relax
Cortisol is a stress hormone that helps keep your mind and body alert for whatever comes in your way. Although it does have its uses, it can be detrimental to your T levels.
You see, stress can help increase the production of cortisol and when left unhindered, your body’s ability to produce testosterone is hampered due to the fact that creating cortisol remains a top priority.
Stress is also known to increase the production of both 5-alpha-reductase and aromatase which are enzymes that are known to breakdown Testosterone.
However, you can easily reverse this by being more relaxed. I highly recommend that you start getting into yoga and do more breathing exercises to help keep your body in a more relaxed state.
Studies show that obese men generally have much lower T levels than men who are lean. One possible reason is that obese men have higher concentrations of aromatase which will convert testosterone to estrogen.
That being said, you can easily reverse this process by making lifestyle changes. Be more fit and physically active. The more your body gets leaner, the better your overall T levels will be.
Take Your Supplements Seriously
Men, especially in their 30s and onward, are required to drink their vitamin and mineral supplements. It is important that you get your recommended dose so that your body will have the nutrients it needs for optimal growth and function.
If you want to focus on specific vitamins and minerals, aim to get good levels of Vitamin A, E, Zinc, Magnesium, and Selenium as all of these are known to boost T levels.
Get 8 Hours of Sleep
Conventional wisdom states that the more high-quality sleep you get every night, the better your overall health is going to be.
Studies have shown that men who consistently get 5 hours or less of sleep nightly get 10-15% less testosterone than their well-rested counterparts.