• 6 Ways To Boost Your Testosterone

    by Dr. Susan Sklar
    on Aug 28th, 2014

As men age their testosterone levels begin to slowly taper off. Low levels of testosterone can affect mood, sex drive, energy and overall health. 

Maintaining a healthy level of testosterone is an essential key to a productive and satisfying life of wellness. 

Here are some tips that will help keep your testosterone levels optimal:  

1. Increase Testosterone with Strength Training 
One of the best things by far to increase testosterone levels is strength training. So hit the gym. There’s also some scientific insights too, as a recent study found out that it didn’t matter if the subjects were young or old, the subjects still a showed a significant increase in testosterone after strength training sessions. 

 

2. Supplement with Vitamin D

Vitamin D is actually not a vitamin at all, it’s hormone that regulates over 1,000 bodily functions. It’s the key behind fertility and muscle growth but recently it has also been noted that it plays a key role in the production of testosterone. That’s probably one of the reasons why you feel so amazing at a beach vacation. 
  
What’s more better is that vitamin D3 has been shown to increase your free testosterone levels, which is the most beneficial form of testosterone, that isn’t bound into SHBG.

 

3. Don’t Go Overboard With Coffee

Coffee isn’t really that bad for you, but if you drink about 10 cups a day your cortisol levels will increase a lot. That’s because that is what coffee does, it increases serum cortisol. It’s not a huge increase though, and a couple of cups won’t hurt your testosterone a bit, but over consumption will. 
  
You might think that this isn’t a big deal at all, after all it’s just coffee right? 
  
Wrong, if you drink too much coffee your cortisol will spike as a result and that’s going to seriously destroy your testosterone levels. 

4. Vitamin C 

Megadoses of vitamin C will lower your serum cortisol levels very effectively. So to increase testosterone naturally, consider purchasing some vitamin C. 
  
Low cortisol is not the only benefit of vitamin C, as high vitamin C levels in the blood will also protect your precious testosterone molecules from oxidization. 

5. Avoid Flouride 
Fluoride is toxic. It’s been stated in many studies and that’s a cold hard fact. These days fluoride is everywhere – it’s in our toothpaste and recently it was found even in our drinking water. Fluoride acts in the body by hampering all the activity of iodine and by taking it’s place on all of our cells. This occurrence happens because they are both halogens, but fluoride is lighter and when that fluoride enters our glands and sensitive endocrine system, it will do some serious harm there. So avoid it like a plague! 

 

6. Supplement with Zinc 
Aromatase enzyme is the enzyme that converts free testosterone into estrogen. One of the things that zinc does in the male body is that it will hamper the aromatase enzymes activity, and stop the conversion of testosterone to estrogen – meaning that your testosterone levels will increase because of that.

Author Dr. Susan Sklar

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