LOW TESTOSTERONE? HERE ARE 3 WAYS TO BOOST THIS POWERFUL HORMONE!
It’s no secret—testosterone is the holy grail of hormones. That’s because it has the power to boost muscle and burn fat in addition to a whole heap of other benefits including improved mood, sleep, libido, energy, overall health and quality of life. Most men experience a decrease in testosterone after they hit the age of 30, and this is something that affects millions around the world (including women).
Testosterone & Men
- The bottom of a man’s normal total testosterone range is about 300 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL), with upper limit ranges of 1,000 to 1,200 ng/dL.
- Study shows that 20 years ago men in their 50s had higher testosterone concentrations than they do today.1
- Low-serum testosterone has been associated with numerous age-related adverse health conditions including abdominal obesity, diabetes, insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance, metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia (abnormal blood fats), increased risk of heart disease, low bone and muscle mass, impaired sexual function, depressed mood and decreased quality of life.
- Low testosterone levels have also been associated with symptoms of low libido, erectile dysfunction, osteoporosis, sleep disturbance, depressed mood, lethargy and diminished physical performance.
Testosterone & Women
- Increasing testosterone in women can restore sex drive and improve mood, energy levels and well-being.
- Testosterone levels in women are 1/10th of those in men.
- Levels of testosterone peak for women in their twenties and decline thereafter.
- Testosterone-estrogen balance in women is critical, as too much estrogen can result in body fat increases and slowed metabolism, and affect mood, strength, ability to put on lean muscle and bone mineral density.
- Women with testosterone deficiency have increased risk of heart disease while women with high levels of estrogen have increased risk of breast and ovarian cancers.
Eat Fat to Boost Testosterone
In one study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, researchers tested several nutritional factors to see how they correlate with pre-exercise testosterone levels in healthy men. They concluded that diets high in saturated fat and monounsaturated fat, significantly increased testosterone levels.1
In another study, men who switched from a high-fat diet (13% saturated fat) to a low-fat diet (5% saturated fat) experienced significantly lower testosterone production rates and lower circulating androgen levels.2
EXAMPLES OF QUALITY MONOUNSATURATED FATS:
- Olive oil, almonds, avocados and peanut butter
EXAMPLES OF QUALITY SATURATED FATS:
- Red meat, coconut oil and egg yolks
Cholesterol and Testosterone
Cholesterol is a steroid lipid (fat) found in the blood and is necessary for proper functioning of our cell membranes and production of hormones such as testosterone. Healthy foods containing cholesterol include egg yolks, fish and seafood such as shrimp, squid and lobster. Whole eggs are a staple in my diet, and I eat 3 every morning!
- Testosterone levels have a positive association with HDL cholesterol, this association was independent of SHBG.³
- Testosterone enables HDL to remove excess LDL cholesterol.³
- Incorporating daily whole egg intake (3 eggs) into a moderately carbohydrate-restricted diet improved the lipoprotein profile (increased HDL cholesterol) and insulin resistance in individuals with metabolic syndromes (risk factors for heart disease).⁴
Top Test-Boosting Ingredients
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ANABOLIC FREAK delivers a clinically studied dose of D-aspartic Acid otherwise known as DAA.
One study in healthy men aged 27-37 examined the effects of taking D-aspartic acid supplements for 12 days. It found that 20 out of the 23 men taking D-aspartic acid had higher testosterone levels at the end of the study, with an average increase of 42%.
DIINDOLYLMETHANE (DIM) is a natural compound formed during the digestion of indole-3-carbinol from vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower. Research suggests that DIM can help support a healthy balance of the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone in the body. When estrogen is broken down in your body, it can either form beneficial or harmful estrogen metabolites. DIM helps your bod break down estrogen into the beneficial type (2-hydroxy estrogens). The end result is a more balanced hormonal environment for healthy testosterone production!
- Balances hormones!
- Supports healthy estrogen levels!
- Volek J, et al. Testosterone and cortisol in relationship to dietary nutrients and resistance exercise. J Applied Physiology. 1997. 82 (1); 49-54.
- Wang, C. Low-Fat High-Fiber Diet Decreased Serum and Urine Androgens in Men. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 2005. 90(6): 3550-3559.
- Heller RF, et al. Relationship of high density lipoprotein cholesterol with total and free testosterone and sex hormone binding globulin. Acta Endocrinol. 1983. 104(2): 253-6.
- Blesso CN1, Andersen CJ, Barona J, Volek JS, Fernandez ML. Whole egg consumption improves lipoprotein profiles and insulin sensitivity to a greater extent than yolk-free egg substitute in individuals with metabolic syndrome. Metabolism. 2013 Mar;62(3):400-10. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2012.08.014. Epub 2012 Sep 27.