Let us look at how you can increase your Testosterone levels Endogenously that is, from within. Healthy testosterone level is important for optimal health, bone density, positive mood, sex drive, maximum muscle and strength and disease and cancer prevention for both sexes. Many people are looking for a quick fix with exogenous (outside) testosterone such as injections, creams, and pills. This added testosterone may have many negative side effects or opposite effects if not well managed.
Utilizing today’s NATURAL methods will only enhance the positive effects and give you more long term benefits. They are as below:
What you eat is just as important as what you DON’T eat. Food controls your hormones.
About 25-35% of your protein should be from fish, eggs and free range grass fed bison/buffalo. All other sources, even the free range chicken and cow/beef, still have lots of negative hormones-despite what the government or label tells you. Take also free range WHOLE eggs daily because the cholesterol is needed to produce testosterone and other sex hormones. Do not overcook them, keep the yolk runny. Avoid Soy as it increases Estrogen.
Have about 40-50% of your diet from healthy carbohydrates-vegetable, fruits, lentils, yams, quinoa and some white rice is fine in small amounts. Avoid sugar, man-made carbohydrates and processed foods at all costs.
Make sure you have some healthy fats, about 25-30% of your diet. It helps to produce many of your sex hormones, including testosterone. Most people eat the WRONG form of fats, which can lower testosterone. Good fats are RAW coconut oil, macadamia oil, hemp oil, avocado, raw nuts/seeds and egg yolks.
The right type of exercise can have dramatic effects on your hormones-positive OR negative. Lifting heavy weights (6-10 repetitions) increases testosterone. You only need 3-4 times weekly because too often will do the opposite because it increases your stress hormone, Cortisol. Eliminate intense cardio such as running as it lowers testosterone and increases Cortisol your stress hormone. Keep your workout short and you can even do a brisk 30 minute walk in the sun 3-4 times weekly.
Lifestyle changes have to do more with stress management and rest. Sleep is very important yet most of us don’t get enough. So try to get to bed a bit earlier and squeeze in a little nap in the day if you can.
Try to reduce negativity in your life as it increases Cortisol the stress hormone and burns out your Adrenal glands. This means negative thoughts, information, media…as well as negative people. You can’t eliminate it, but you can certainly REDUCE some of the negatives in your life.
This involves natural Herbs and Vitamins. Most of us are deficient in numerous herbs, vitamins and minerals. In fact, it is estimated that we need to eat at least 27,575 Calories daily to get all the nutrients our bodies need. Because of this, I HIGHLY suggest you take specific herbs, vitamins and minerals to help boost your testosterone levels naturally from within. Not only will your libido and sex drive increase, but you will feel younger, have more energy, increase your muscle mass and lose belly fat because of the naturally higher testosterone levels. All this happens naturally from WITHIN your own body so it’s safe for long term use.
Some of the most effective and clinically proven herbal remedies boosting your testosterone are:
- Testofen Fenugreek Extract (Trigonella foenum-graecum; 50% Fenucides, 50 % Saponins)
- Avena Sativa Extract (Oat Straw 100:1)
- Tongkat Ali Extract (Eurycoma Longifolia Jack 100:1)
- Maca Root (6% Extract)
- Bulgarian Pro-Tribulus Terrestris Extract (90% Sapongenins+40% Protodioscin)
- Stinging Nettle (95% Extract) (Urtica Dioica)
- Zinc+ Copper