Yes, there are LOTS of awesome coconut oil benefits for men! And what do you make when life presents you with two significant words – coconut and men? Simple, you make an explosive, testosterone enhancing concoction.
After the extensive research I did, It turns out that coconuts contain large amounts of healthy fatty acids such as saturated and monounsaturated fats.
These fats have been shown to have a positive impact on serum testosterone levels.
Coconut oil is also capable of aiding fat loss and even supporting prostate health!
So, it seems like coconuts are not just exotic and delicious fruit that you enjoy on your holidays.
They actually provide plenty of amazing health benefits, especially for us guys.
Quite literally, they contain a while liquid (not that kind) that’s super delicious, but that’s not what we’re after here…
Here’s the nutritional value of coconut oil :
Saturated fats (over 90% of the total fat count)
Medium Chain Triglycerides
Doesn’t take a NASA scientist to figure out that these nutty fruits are PURE fat – no carbs, no protein… only fatty acids!
But relax, coconut oil ain’t going to make you fat, just because it’s loaded with fat!
As you probably know, there are HEALTHY and there are UNHEALTHY fats.
There are 0 (zero) trans fat in coconuts and that’s more than a good reason to like them.
Trans fats are notorious for being bad for your health and as you might imagine, fast food contains plenty of trans fats – sorry junk food fans!
MCTs are the secret weapon of coconuts as they’re responsible for some of the great benefits associated with coconut oil.
They not only have the potential to improve cognitive function, but It’s been shown that MCTs can increase the feeling of satiety due to stimulating the release of leptin and peptide YY.
They sure can, thanks to the healthy fatty acids that they contain.
Such fatty acids are also found in other natural T-enhancing foods and don’t forget that certain fats are simply brilliant for supporting our natural testosterone production.
And there’s something very important that you have to remember when it comes to coconuts and fats in general…
Dietary fat is essential for the production of testosterone!
Indeed, studies show that a diet that’s low on dietary fat (e.g. saturated fats) WILL lower your testosterone and free testosterone levels (3).
However, the good news is that this is totally reversible if you start eating fats so don’t avoid all fats, just the bad ones e.g. trans fatty acids!
More rock-solid scientific evidence shows that coconut oil (just like olive oil) DOES elevate the primary male hormone.
Sure, the test subjects were rodents, but researchers are conclusive.
The test subjects that consumed coconut oil had way more T and even higher amounts of antioxidants in their gonads (balls) than the placebo group (4)!
Even more relevant studies (although conducted on rats, again) show similar results.
The group that used coconut oil received the most significant boost in T levels (5).
Overall, we can now safely pull the curtains down and go to sleep – testosterone just LOVES coconut oil! But hey, there’s more to this beautiful food…
Yes, it can be beneficial to your prostate.
According to relevant studies it can be useful for dealing with prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) as it has the ability to reduce prostate weight, making it easier to urinate as a result (6).
And that shows the amazing benefits of coconut oil, even potentially related to the horrible condition known as enlarged prostate a.k.a. benign prostatic hyperplasia a.k.a.
But going back to the study mentioned above, researchers even compared coconut oil to saw palmetto (a common favorite for prostate health) and sunflower oil and still, coconuts came out victorious.
Yeah, I know that the test subjects were rats, but the reduction of their prostate size was achieved in only 14 days (two weeks), which is astonishing.
As a matter of fact, coconut oil is jam-packed with lauric and myristic acid and these two bad boys are the real heroes in this case because that’s exactly what has the potential to reduce the size of your prostate.
Believe it or not, IT CAN!
Research shows that obese folks who took two tablespoons of coconut oil for 4 weeks, reduced their waist size by almost 1.5 inches (7)!
That’s crucial because it shows that the benefits are immense and perhaps even greater for worst-case scenarios like folks that weight half a truck.
But hey, coconuts won’t transform you into a fitness model and It’s not like they’ll make you the top contender for the best male physique kind of contest – you’ll require much more (plus steroids) for that!
Nonetheless, Coconut Oil DOES help in getting rid of excess fat and also achieving the sought after effect of thinning down your waistline.
Virgin coconut oil is super efficient for reducing waist circumference, especially in MEN!
That’s right, the next time you mess up your diet and end up piling up on body fat, remember that there’s a thing called virgin coconut oil.
Take 2 tablespoons of it for 4 weeks straight and watch as your waist literally shrinks back to normal…
Well maybe not, but I’d use 1.5 inches off my waist any day (not that I’m fat or anything)!
Oh, and let me remind you that fat (especially around your midsection) correlates to more estrogen (the female hormone).
I’ve already pointed that out in my 5 things that lower testosterone article since excess adipose tissue means that the enzyme called ‘aromatase’ transforms more of your testosterone into the female equivalent…
yeah, you got that right – ESTROGEN!
And since we’re on the fat loss (weight loss is dumb, we only want the FAT out) topic, there’s more amazingness in relation to coconuts!
As I previously mentioned, good old coconuts can decrease hunger!
Less appetite = lesser chance of hitting the drive-through.
Need a reminder on the 5 foods that kill testosterone?
Totally worth reading if you’re visiting my site for the first time since I’ve spent a lot of time compiling all that info and digging all the relevant scientific data to back up any claims!
Anyway, the basic idea behind the appetite suppression of coconut oil lies within the superb MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides).
They become either ketones in your liver, or are quite simply utilized as an energy source.
What do ketones do? They tell your appetite to bugger off, literally!
As shown in academical works, men (hooray for male test subjects) who consumed more MCTs than their placebo counterparts, consumed around 300 calories LESS per day (8)!
Impressive, isn’t it?
300 calories are the exact same amount of calories that you’ll find in your average cheeseburger, so don’t underestimate that.
By the way, don’t mistake hunger for/or fasting!
Fasting is a whole different story, especially when it’s deliberate.
Intermittent fasting for men is highly effective at shedding fat.
It’s a diet plan that relies on consuming all your daily calories in a feeding window of 8 hours, while you fast for the rest of the day (16 hours. I’m personally utilizing this fasting method and I’m LOVING IT so far.
Doesn’t matter if you are a die-hard fan of coconuts or just a newbie looking for a natural way to boost your hormonal profile while adding other brilliant benefits.
All of this is wrapped up in a nice cover that’s addressed to us MEN!
It’s about time you guys realize how useful, available and beneficial to your general health and well-being coconut oil is.
And that comes as a complete bonus to the testosterone friendliness of this mouth-watering fruit.
Be honest with yourself here, who doesn’t like food that tastes good and does the job?
Take bananas for example – yummy and spectacular when it comes to an array of benefits for us males, simply because bananas are awesome for men.
And yeah, that DOES include the fact that bananas have an admirable potential for natural T optimization!
Have you already implemented coconut oil into your diet?
And if not – why?
Drop your answer below!
Whether you are fanatically obsessed with natural testosterone maximization (that’s a mouthful) or just an average Joe, there are things that lower testosterone levels and you better keep an eye out for them!
After all the extensive research I did on this topic, It seems that the top 5 worst things for your testosterone are:
Note that all of these are backed by science.
So we’re going to take a closer look at each and every one of these testosterone lowering factors in the following paragraphs.
I’m sure that many different aspects are taking a chunk from your T levels such as your latest road rage accident or maybe the last time you visited your grandma.
Perhaps even working with a lot of women is feminizing you…
But without wasting our vital life force on the trillions of tiny pieces that may affect your masculinity.
One way or another, we’re going to tackle these BIG antagonists as real MEN! Straight in your face, here it comes:
Booze is known to have an almost exclusively negative impact on human physiology, psychology and whatnot.
No shocker then if I tell you in a calm tone that liquor is far from the best thing for your manhood.
This has been shown in academic research, showing the direct effect that alcohol has on your balls, leading to a decrease in serum T levels (1).
Evidence for the relationship between impaired testosterone production and alcohol has been studied for some time now and there’s no doubt that there is a connection indeed.
Hey, even Indian researchers did some studies involving chronic alcoholics and oh my can you guess what they found (2)?
Hypogonadism (impaired testosterone production) is best friends with booze or in other words, alcohol-related intoxication will give you low T!
Does that mean that you should avoid alcohol like the plague?
Not really, drink wisely. If you’re one of these people that simply CANNOT resist a night out every weekend.
Please stay safe and replace the whiskey (whiskey d!ck is a real b!tch) with juice or in a perfect world – pure water!
Overweight guys – I’m sorry but the harsh truth is that being overweight is far from optimal for your masculinity.
Everyone is trying to get lean these days, yet many fail and remain in the higher spectrum of body fat percentages.
Why would that be a problem in terms of our primary male hormone levels you might ask?
Maybe because adipose tissue in greater amounts means that you’ll have more estrogen in you (3).
As simple as that!
The enzyme called aromatase (nothing aroma about it) becomes more active, the more lard you have on your frame.
More of that enzyme translates to less testosterone because it DOES convert it to estrogen.
Even some supplements are including ingredients that are labeled is “aromatase inhibitors” in order to help bigger folks with their androgen profile.
But I’d say the better option would always be to simply lose fat and get leaner, period!
Not only that, but more academic research highlights the fact that the more visceral (internal fat, the one surrounding your organs) you have, the LESS testosterone your body will be producing (4).
And that actually makes a lot of sense, because obese people are obese everywhere – both inside and outside!
It’s not like you DID NOT possibly expect this to be a part of this list, right?
Food either makes or breaks you – don’t you all agree?
I know I do!
And when it comes to elements that downplay our manhood, what enters our mouths (ladies are a different story) is VITAL!
Certain foods will screw up your natural T production and you’ll start wearing pink clothes, going to One Direction concerts and Lord knows what else!
Here are 3 of them that you better avoid:
Soy – It’s been scientifically validated that soy products are related to low T and erectile dysfunction (5).
Flaxseed – Forget about flaxseeds, unless you want to lower your primary male hormone levels by 20% (6)!
Licorice – Researchers claim that consuming licorice will lower your total testosterone levels, so I’m personally staying away from candies (7).
You can also read more about the 5 foods that lower your testosterone.
Keep in mind that I did spend quite some time on creating this article so make sure to check it out!
Still, who doesn’t like eating.
Especially when we are bombarded with affordable, artificially-enhanced food that tastes amazing.
But the consequences to our mojo will be noticeable! Better think twice before you hit the drive-through next time mate.
There’s still hope though since certain foods like pomegranates, olive oil, coconut oil etc. are actually super-friendly to our testosterone production and DO boost it!
I even have dedicated an entire post to these T-friendly foods, so feel free to check it out if you’d like to learn more about them.
So not all is lost as you can see.
You’d be wise to incorporate most if not ALL of these into your diet so that you start to feel like a real MAN!
Not only that but some of these are mega tasty as well – take olive oil for example.
You can do all KINDS of magic in the kitchen with it.
Whether you add it to salads or seafood (fish etc.) it’ll always be an amazing addition and of course with the superb bonus of upping your manliness!
How I cherish sleep, oh how I adore that feeling when my head hits the pillow and I go lights out!
EVERY single time I intentionally (or not) cannibalize some of my sleep, even if it’s only for a day or two, I end up being 100% miserable.
Relevant studies show that sleep and testosterone are related and most importantly sleep duration is connected to androgen concentrations (i.e. testosterone) (8).
So make sure that you DO sleep more if you want to boost your androgen concentrations!
Sleep duration is directly related to our optimal male hormone environment, so it’s in our best interest to make the most of our time spent in the bedroom (yeah I know what you’re thinking about!).
You know the saying that goes like this: “less is more”, yeah? In the case of sleep, we can rearrange it into something along the lines of “MORE is MORE”!
The uber cliche of 8 hours of sleep is the golden standard and what EACH and EVERYONE of us should go for, as a minimum of course!
Don’t tell me you’ve never been hit in the ballsack in your ENTIRE life!
If you haven’t, then you’re blessed because honestly, this is undoubtedly the worst pain a man can endure.
I still remember playing soccer as a kid and getting whacked in my testicles with the ball – ouch, the pain is completely embedded in my memory!
Perhaps I’ll bore you to death if I suggest that damage to your gonads could impair their ability to produce our beautiful hormone – testosterone.
Nevertheless, this is a conclusion that any human being with LOGIC can come up with!
Obviously, the severity of a given impact on your nuts will determine how bad the injury is and the possible outcome, but as a general rule of thumb testicular injuries DO affect the T production.
Your gonads won’t operate so well when they’ve received a blow and this might very well lead to hypogonadism.
And research shows that damage to your nuts could lead to hypogonadism (9).
Hypogonadism is when your testicles don’t produce enough of our manly hormone or big T.
In the case of an injury to the balls, we’re talking about PRIMARY hypogonadism, as this one originates from a problem with the testes, a.k.a. primary testicular failure.
So please, protect your valuables AT ALL COSTS!
By doing a test, obviously.
There are three ways to get your primary male hormone values tested:
Blood tests are hands down the most accurate ones out there, so if you really want to see exactly how much T is in your body, then just get your blood drawn at your local lab.
Saliva and urine tests are certainly less effective, so be cautious if you opt for any of these, because the results might be off, and you don’t want that!
I’ve dedicated an entire article on what the normal testosterone levels for men are and this is the perfect time to head over to that article and read it!
And after you get your T levels tested, don’t forget that doctors are doctors and they always prefer prescription drugs above everything else, so hold on before jumping to conclusions.
After bombarding you with antagonists that minimize our masculinity, it’s time to make sure you’ve learned your lesson well!
Keep in mind that some (or all) of these DO contribute to conditions such as low testosterone.
But if you’re particularly interested in what causes low T, then you’d be happy to find out that I’ve written a post about what causes low testosterone in us guys that took me hours to write, so do give it a read!
So, once again – watch out for these testosterone draining monsters:
Screwed up sleep
Damage to your testes
Would it be reasonable to push yourself and try to adjust each of these?
Even though you might not be able to instantly reverse your damaged nut sack or how fat you are – don’t get discouraged.
ood things take time to happen!
Roll up your sleeves and get to work with the help of this website.
Your manhood as at your own hands (sometimes literally…)!
If you set realistic goals and try to become the man you were originally designed to be, then you’ll get there eventually!
But hey, enough wisdom sharing and high-end philosophy for you guys.
Get busy now and off you go to your awesome new macho-style, testosterone-optimized self!
Got anything else on your mind?
Is something troubling you?
Do you want to share your testimony about how well you deal with these aspects that decrease your testosterone?
I’m awaiting your questions in the comment section!
You might wonder if I’m out of my mind – dedicating an entire article to… bananas? Maybe If I had absolutely no clue about these fruits and what they do, then I’d share probably your view. But since I did my homework and quite a bit of research, I’m finally being able to answer the mega-question – are bananas good for men?
Yes, they most definitely are.
Each banana is jam-packed with valuable vitamins and minerals.
Some of these nutrients might help by improving your fertility, increasing testosterone in those with insufficient amounts of it and even lower your cortisol.
Seriously, these tropical fellows are and SHOULD be one of your closest friends when it comes to natural T optimization and just staying healthy in general.
Let’s now see what bananas are made of and what science has to say about the aforementioned effects and more.
Because they contain hefty amounts of a plethora of vital nutrients for us men, like Magnesium, Vitamin B6 and Manganese.
They are literally packed with vitamins and minerals that you and I require in order to perform optimally!
And yes, I’m talking about all kinds of ‘performing’ if you catch my drift…
Wanna know what types of nutrients exactly are loaded in each and every banana out there? Here you go:
There’s no need to possess the eyes of a nutritional expert to spot that these bad boys combined are ANYTHING but bad!
Your daily vitamin supplement probably contains most if not all these micronutrients. Why? Because we need them, folks, especially as MEN!
Don’t let common misconceptions lead you astray, for bananas are amazing.
Not only with their taste and availability but just look at these nutritional values, wow!
Even Chuck Norris would put his seal of approval when it comes to bananas… but he’s probably too busy being Chuck Norris.
Simple – they will help to keep your body operating in an optimal way.
Not only do bananas make for a perfect snack with a not-so-high amount of calories and loads of vital nutrients!
Now, we’ll cover each micronutrient of your average, everyday banana and WHY they are so awesome for your male hormone profile.
Your testosterone will thank you for this and who knows, your girl could too (if you have one, that is!).
So let’s not waste more time, check these out:
This one deserves its own thread, but for now, this one will do just fine.
Clearly one (if not the) most popular vitamins of all times, no need for a fancy introduction I’d say.
Still, for all the info-hungry people – vit C is a water-soluble vitamin that serves primarily as an antioxidant.
Now you don’t get all that much Vitamin C in a banana (around 12 mg/s), but it’s a useful addition nonetheless!
Especially taking into account that it has cortisol-lowering properties, which is awesome since cortisol is a direct antagonist of testosterone in the body (1).
Another vitamin from the water-soluble family.
Now, B vitamins are all great and stuff, but B6 is more involved in testosterone optimization.
It has its role in the creation of our favorite hormone and that’s… pretty good, eh?
Other than that, B6 is a crucial player for the production of hemoglobin (red blood cells).
Guess what that means? Goodness for your immune system sir!
Bananas are probably most well-known as an anti-cramp aid.
Mag is the real weapon for that!
This mineral has the purpose to maintain muscle and nerve relaxation as well as to assist an array of different enzymes.
Your system needs Magnesium so that it can create protein, carbs, and fats and that’s neat!
Also, it has the added bonus of possibly helping guys with insufficient levels of testosterone i.e. low T (2)!
Our beloved tropical fruits have plenty of Potassium and trust me, that’s a good sign!
This micronutrient does a fabulous job for your cardiovascular system and blood circulation.
It’s something to have in your arsenal if you consume too much salt (sodium) which is not uncommon these days as just about everything contains salt in our everyday meals.
The overall greatness of bananas having good amounts of Potassium is that this helps with decreasing one’s blood pressure and also lowers the possibility of heart diseases.
This is another mineral that a banana will provide you with, but what’s it all about?
Well, it’s another awesome one for us men, particularly for active folks!
It assists in the formation of your connective tissues and that my friends is simply brilliant! If you lift weights you’ll know what I mean.
Oh, and according to relevant scientific data, Manganese also has some benefits regarding improving sperm quality as well as fertility in men (3)!
A mineral known for its use when battling with anemia and of course, it’s inside every single banana in existence!
Copper is essentially mandatory for the production of Iron in our bodies.
It also boosts the healing effect of wounds if you ever get wounded!
And last but not least, Copper could be utilized against osteoporosis which is a nasty bone condition and that’s awesome in my book!
This fellow helps your digestive tract and you’ll thank your bananas when your bowel movements are nice and smooth as opposed to blocked and excruciating!
Each of these fruits has loads of dietary fiber and folks, trust me – that’s an awesome perk to have.
Not only that, but you also have pectin in bananas which happens to be a different form of fiber, yet it’s great!
Pectin’s known for its appetite suppressant capabilities, plus some blood-glucose-lowering ones too!
Not by any stretch of the imagination!
As I already pointed out, bananas can actually make you manlier.
Whether it’s about helping your workouts or simply giving you more energy, bananas make for superb food for us guys.
Now, apart from the actual consuming process of the fruit (which is definitely odd for guys), they are your assistants towards your primary male hormone optimization goals!
Looking at the list of micronutrients that this awesome food from the tropics has, you have to be a total fool to shy away from making them a staple in your diet!
Bananas are also a great source of carbohydrates and while they might not be the best possible option for cutting weight (only fat please).
They still have their place in every man’s meal plan.
Besides, a banana goes down in only a few small bites and that for me makes it INCREDIBLY convenient when I want to eat someone on the go.
One banana per day, keep the feminization at bay!
And all you gym-goers out there, remember one more super cool benefit of having bananas at your disposal?
Post-workout banana-infused shakes, hooray!
Mixing a scoop with your favorite protein powder and adding a banana or two in the blender gives you a superb, nutritionally rich cocktail that fuels your muscles like no other!
Obviously you can make yourself all kinds of juices and/or shakes including bananas, but in my opinion, they are best used in the morning or after you bust your arse in the gym!
I’ve written a sophisticated Juicing For Your Manhood review about a book covering the subject of juices by the way – it’s directly related to natural testosterone optimization while we’re at it!
From your granny to your wife, brother, sister, nephew, dog, mouse, tarantula – everybody (or everything even) has a bloody stereotype for these fruits.
It’s always the same crap – they’ll make you gain weight, they contain a lot of carbohydrates, especially sugar etc.
I mean, come on now – your average banana only has ~110 calories!
This reminds me of a spicy joked about bananas.
You either love it or you don’t in this case:
Q: Why did the banana go to see the doctor?
A: The banana was not peeling very well
It’s about time someone makes a stand for our tropical inanimate buddies, don’t you think folks!?
To burst the bubble of ignorance, yours truly will emphasize on what REALLY makes you gain or, or simply fat:
Calories in vs calories out
You consume more than you eat or burn – your rear parts (and all others) grow.
And no, I’m excluding genetic issues or certain endocrinology-related conditions that could interfere with your weight for obvious reasons.
Now that I’ve managed to get this off my chest… actually, I want to shout it out loud again!
Bananas are NOT the reason why people store excessive fat!
Check your diet or lifestyle as a whole and only then worry about insignificant (calorie-wise) additions such as bananas.
And let’s not forget that as men we absolutely MUST check the 5 foods that lower testosterone!
So there you have it, folks, bananas are truly incredible fruits and you’d be foolish not to eat them and benefit from their superb nutritional profile.
And since we’re obviously talking about naturally enhancing our alpha male status (i.e. testosterone), bananas are simply excellent in this regard!
Sure, foods like pomegranate, eggs, oysters etc. might be some of the top ones when it comes to testosterone boosting foods, but you simply CANNOT deny the greatness of these yellow-skinned fruits.
And no, I’m not implying that you should buy yourself enough bananas that could feed the entire Chinese population for years ahead (although that might be a cool thing to do!).
Instead, my ambition is to introduce to you another brilliant way of naturally keeping your manhood high!
Do you need advice for your grocery list or simply want to share how awesome bananas are?
Then feel free to do so in the comment section below!
Arguably one of the most sought-after questions that guys ask is – what causes low testosterone in men? And since low T is undoubtedly one of the worst things that can happen to a man (apart from listening to J. Bieber), we as men absolutely need to know what the reason for that condition is in the first place.
Thankfully though, I’ll give you an answer to this question and more.
This includes what the signs of low testosterone are and how to give it a boost, so don’t go anywhere!
It’s called hypogonadism and this term stands for the decreased function of your gonads i.e. testicles.
Or in other words, this is when your balls decide to call it a day and pretty much give you the finger in terms of producing sufficient amounts of testosterone.
When your nuts are under hypogonadism’s spell they tend to produce unsatisfactory amounts of our favorite hormone.
Unsatisfactory in every possible meaning, because of neither you nor your girlfriend/lover/wife/sister/pet/etc. would be satisfied with the end product!
Now that you have an idea what this condition is, let me dig further and explore the kinds of hypogonadism:
You can look at them as two sides of the same coin.
Doesn’t really matter which side you’re given, you’ll be pretty much screwed anyway!
But hey it’s getting more and more interesting and I don’t want to leave you on a low note… Do I?
There’s a sequence to everything and our arch-enemy here, knows that all too well.
For this reason, the hypo condition can be split into two main sections or parts, whichever you prefer fellows!
Primary hypogonadism basically means faulty testicles.
This quite clearly translates to your testosterone production being boned, like totally boned!
This situation can be BOTH inherited or acquired.
Perplexed by what I mean by that? Let me further elaborate!
Inherited hypogonadism is when:
You have the Klinefelter syndrome
You have cryptorchidism
You have hemochromatosis
The Klinefelter thing is not a positive feature to have, for sure!
It’s when you have an extra X chromosome.
And that my friends mean that you MIGHT possess some not-so-manly attributes such as wider hips, enlarged boobs, narrower shoulders and whatnot.
Cryptorchidism‘s a fancy, sophisticated in an unwanted manner kind of word, don’t you think?
It stands for testicles that haven’t descended…
From your abdomen that is when you were inside your mother’s belly!
While undescended balls may sound harmless and hilarious – trust me, it’s the polar opposite of that.
As for the last of the bunch, hemochromatosis (another overly complicated word) is not your friend, nor it needs to be.
It’s responsible for your body utilizing more Iron (the mineral, of course!) than it needs from the stuff you consume.
What does that mean?
Too much of this mineral can brutalize your nuts and/or mess with your pituitary gland!
This is an artistic representation of… gonads (testes)!
As unfortunate as all of this is, the primary variation of this condition is a great excuse to blame your genetics (didn’t want to say, parents, really).
So we’ve got the initial hypogonadism all covered, cheers!
Now it’s time for the more spicy information, it’ll be about:
This type of hypogonadism is completely caused by external factors.
Here you can safely blame yourself or someone/something else for your impaired testosterone production.
Yep folks, be it the famous pituitary gland or even the hypothalamus (parts of our brain where T production is controlled).
If you screw up any of these aspects and your in for some TROUBLE!
As I don’t want to sound too pessimistic, let me throw some conditions connected to the function of the pituitary gland and/or the hypothalamus.
These fall under the second-ish hypogonadism problem:
Inflammatory processes – sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, and histiocytosis are all rather nasty and have the naughty ability to interfere with the functions of the hypothalamus and the… yes, you know which gland!
Immunodeficiency viruses – say hello to HIV (or AIDS) and just keep in mind that this atrocity of a virus could potentially also affect your testicles or the GLAND (not sure how many more times I’ll repeat this word) plus the… aye, h-y-p-o-t-h-a-l-a-m-u-s!
Pituitary gland problems – such as caused by kidney malfunction, certain tumorous overgrowth etc. and such issues are able to mess your whole endocrine system up, big time.
You’re probably scared to death now, you probably assume that it’s game over after reading such, how to put it… discouraging info.
But I’m here to save the day and tell you that NO, not all is lost. It’s more than possible to treat low testosterone naturally, without injecting your butt with synthetic crap!
You can do that through a number of very effective ways.
But in my opinion (and based on science), the top 5 methods for giving more oomph to your natural T production are:
Get more vitamin D – Either by using a supplement or by directly exposing your skin to sunlight e.g. sunbathing (1)
Exercise – Weightlifting is your best bet if you want the most bang for your buck when it comes to increasing your testosterone (2)
Reduce your alcohol consumption – Consider throwing drinking alcohol out the window, since the intoxication that results from drinking booze will lower your plasma T levels (3)
Eat the right foods – Foods like pomegranates, eggs and olive oil are superb for optimizing your primary male hormone levels (check the top 5 testosterone boosting foods)
And while increasing your masculinity in a natural way is both possible and completely harmful (as opposed to using things like steroids).
Doing a blood test is always a sound plan in order to get an accurate reading of the amount of testosterone that’s coursing through your veins.
These are the most common diseases that may the reason why your T levels are on the lower end:
Sarcoidosis, histiocytosis, and tuberculosis – These 3 are inflammatory diseases and they can have a negative impact on T production by affecting the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus.
HIV a.k.a. AIDS – Apparently, having HIV more often than not means that you also have insufficient amounts of testosterone in your body.
Studies show that the vast majority of men who are infected with AIDS have to deal with low testosterone (6).
And please, if you’re dealing with any of these awful diseases, take my advice:
Go see a doctor, don’t just try to come up with your own ‘unique’ alternative treatment method or something!
Here are five of the most prevalent and noticeable symptoms when it comes to low T:
Decreased libido and/or sex drive
Increased body fat levels
Sleep disturbances (e.g. insomnia)
Reduced lean muscle mass
Want to read more about the nasty symptoms associated with having insufficient amounts of T:
Then head over to my low testosterone and symptoms article right away!
Just by looking at Arnold in Conan and immediately concluding that you’re a tiny shrimp compared to him is of no use.
Yeah, during the shooting for this movie he was more than likely walking around with 20x the amounts of testosterone that any regular Joe would carry in his system.
Or simply “guessing” that you could very well be one of those unfortunate guys that have been cursed with low T, is plain and simple… unwise (to put it mildly)!
If you catch my drift or if you don’t, to put it super-simply-simple (yay for triple ‘s’):
You need a blood test to determine your testosterone levels!
You need to do a blood test to ACCURATELY determine your testosterone levels!
And no, saliva or urine tests are nowhere near as accurate, so don’t even think about half-assing it bro!
Be a man, stand strong, roll up your sleeves and let the nurse do her job.
I know, there are nurses that you’d prefer to do a different kind of service for you, but come on … we’re using our main heads now!
Before ANY kind of assumptions, please, pretty please – go to a lab in your town/city/village/camp/underground base/whatever, ask for testosterone level test and voila or as the Heineken commercial goes – “and now we wait!”.
So, time to ask a closely related question, no?
The exact range for normal testosterone levels is somewhere in there!
First and foremost, normal is when something is right between below-normal and above-normal.
It’s the golden standard, the perfect equilibrium, the ideal utopia… you get my point!
As a rule of thumb, it’s been accepted that this is the range that’s considered normal:
If you’d like to dive into the subject of what the normal range of T is, then feel free to check my article about the normal testosterone levels for men.
There you’ll find more info that’ll help you figure out whether or not you’re on the lower side of the spectrum!
One thing’s for sure though, it’s a damn WIDE range.
Almost as wide as the cape cod canal (widest in the world, for your info).
Yet, anything below the 300 mark is and even should be considered tiny, miniature, puny… microscopic amounts of testosterone!
This bro looks like he’s wondering whether or not his T levels are within the normal range… just do a bloody BLOOD test mate, doh!
The main antagonist here goes by the name of hypogonadism – no more, no less.
In this article, I’ve outlined the main causes of your below-the-norm values of our favorite hormone.
Well, practically not just outlined, because I went deeper (ha-ha) into the subject by giving you a more sophisticated approach.
Remember that going for a blood test is always preferred if you think about doing one.
Excluding all the warning signs of low T, this has to the best option to go for when you’re in doubt of your alpha male status.
And basically always aim to be at the higher end of the spectrum – we want to be as manly as possible, now DON’T WE?
I pray that this post of mine was an eye-opener to you.
Hopefully, now you have a better understanding of which aspects are the true origin of the most dreaded condition for every single man out there.
Got a question or want to tell me how much you enjoyed reading this?
No worries, drop me a comment in the section below this post!
As men, we should always strive to gain a competitive edge, whether it’s about having more testosterone, being more shredded or muscular etc. And something that may help in all of these aspects (plus more) is fasting! That’s right and today’s post will be all about Intermittent fasting for men as we focus on how this unique method can help you get in shape as well as giving your manhood a boost.
Now, I know that it probably sounds like I’m out of my mind to claim that anything even remotely associated with fasting is good for you. But as a novel and unique approach, intermittent fasting is actually something truly great for your masculinity, just like working out with weights a.k.a. weightlifting!
Intermittent fasting or 16-8 fasting is a unique diet plan in which you consume all of your daily calories during the 8-hour feeding window and you restrain from consuming ANY calories (you fast) for 16 hours straight.
Obviously, this type of fasting is not your boring, run-of-the-mill diet plan (it’s not even a diet plan, to begin with). It’s not a compilation of foods to eat or not, it’s the deliberate act of skipping meals for the greater good!
So IF (intermittent fasting) is pretty much a cycle, in a metaphorical sense of course! It’s a cycle because, in a nutshell, you stop consuming food for a certain time period and after that, you fit all your daily calories in the remaining time frame. Sounds plain, simple and easy? Yep, it totally is!
Intermittent fasting is BOTH convenient and effective
The whole idea behind this innovative and not-so-sophisticated approach to getting rid of unwanted lard is that IF has the capabilities to improve your overall hormonal profile (including testosterone). This my friends is pure GOLD, so go tell your friends about it and send them over here!
In addition to certain testosterone boosting foods that help you with getting optimal testosterone levels, you can shun away from food for longer periods of time and still be alpha! Commonly you can go for two main approaches when you want to make use of IF ) in terms of how many hours to fast for and they are:
Let me translate what this actually means: You do not eat for 16 or 24 hours respectively. You basically abstain from anything containing calories for this time frame. After that, you consume ALL of your calories in the remaining time window (8 hours in the case of a 16 hour fast).
This means you completely forget about things like:
Alright, I don’t want you to take the last two seriously… thinking about it now, they might even put you in a deeper fasting state. Especially if you replace ‘a’ with ‘i’ in the word fasting!
Personally, I’d always go for the first option (16 hours), however, fear not – your body will NOT eat all your muscles if you don’t eat for a whole day. We’ve become rather feminized and weak in terms of how pitiful our eating window, in general, has become. Everyone starts to “die” when there’s no food around them every 2-3 hours… come on, give me a break already!
Your androgen environment will be more than operating optimally after you incorporate a sound IF plan! Without further ado let’s dive into the two primary ways of Intermittent Fasting.
While following this diet protocol might not be rocket science, it’s still essential to stick to the guidelines and NOT break the fasting intervals.
I believe there’s not much room for introduction here because anyone with half a brain would realize that you eat for 8 hours and then you stop eating for 16 hours. This idea was originally implemented by a guy named Martin (Berkhan to be precise) and the concept is as easy as ordering yourself a Big Mac (not that you should of course).
Keep in mind that there’s no problem in doing this every single day, or if you’re not confident enough, 2-3 times a week is decent. The common strategy for you here is the following (for example):
It’s what most of the population (the IF one that is) does and it works like charm. You can adjust it as much as you desire, but I also think that this HAS to be the best approach because you don’t go bed feeling miserable and hungry.
On a side note – please NEVER use the 8-hour feeding window as an excuse to indulge in horrible junk food such as KFC, McDs, Burger King etc. Do yourself a favor and eat healthy, especially foods that have been proven to maximize your testosterone!
This is the more hardcore version of IF, hands down! If you’re just starting out I’d seriously suggest you begin with the 16-hour one, like really! Or perhaps do a fast for 24 hours but only twice a week for example.
Just like the other option, you DO NOT consume any calories for the duration of the fast, with the exception of non-caloric beverages. Of course, the other exception is that this one last a whole bloody day! A sample pattern would look something like this:
It’s not exactly rocket science is it? Definitely! Yet I’m sure a lot of you will cry like little (you know what) if they exclude food from their routine for a whole day. But trust me – in the end, it’ll be well worth it for your whole body!
There are more methods of doing IF but I wanted to highlight these two because hey – I don’t care about the other ones! These do the trick, they’re the most straight to the point ones and it’s dead-easy to make the most of your fasting by following one of the aforementioned fasting routines!
Yes, but you have to choose wisely. Like I mentioned earlier – juices of all kinds are a huge no-no! And do I even need to start my rant against alcohol? Glad you share my view, cheers! As it’s already quite obvious, IF is not some neo-nazi type of fasting program so chill – you can consume liquid stuff like:
For example, I love me some pure, filtered tap water. This means chugging down massive amounts of it is child’s play for me, but what do you like to drink? If you’re a coffee maniac then it’ll be more complicated, simply because you can’t go berserk and sip a caffeine beverage throughout the day. Oh, and keep an eye out for certain testosterone-lowering foods like soy and junk food during the feeding window!
The whole idea of IF is to get you in better shape, mood, mindset… you name it! This is why it’s completely essential for you to keep the fasting stage free of calories. Reaching out for a tiny little biscuit and thinking that it can’t possibly do any harm is foolish guys!
Do you think Hugh Jackman would’ve been so ripped in his role as Wolverine if he cheated here and there? He’s known as Huge Jackedman for a reason! Maybe we’re not movie stars and our careers don’t depend on that but when you get serious with something, stay serious!
“To get down to the quick of it, respect motivates me – not success”
That’s right and you’re about to learn about even more astonishing scientific findings regarding this diet plan.
Spoiler alert – short-term fasting will help you lose fat and become manlier at the same time!
So what’s the hard evidence that IF can benefit me, you and everyone else in terms of our primary male hormone optimization? Time to find out:
Are you a fan now? You better be bro! Intermittent Fasting is not a joke and it absolutely WILL get your system operating the way it’s supposed to. Your male hormonal balance will be leaning towards more of the manly stuff, less puffy estrogen-compounds!
Honestly, It all makes sense when looking at animal species and how they effectively fast for periods of 12-24 hours straight – it’s something completely normal for them. Today most of us have food readily available at all times, yet we’re sick and obese…
You bet, it does! Here’s some scientific proof to back the claims that IF accelerates fat loss, which in return maximizes our testosterone levels:
And If you’re not familiar with it already, then let me introduce you to the fact that the more lard you carry the less testosterone you’ll have. That’s not a part of some horror movie, it’s the reality folks! You should do your best to lose the unwanted fat (not that any is wanted though) in order to optimize your androgen environment.
Let me elaborate – the higher your body fat level is, the higher your estrogen will be. Curious why? It’s because fat cells include the Aromatase enzyme and this buddy does some nasty things such as transforming your primary male hormone into the female equivalent. To put it simply – it converts your T into estrogen so yeah, you get the point!
More fat = more estrogen = less testosterone!
When you consider IF for real, I’m positive you’ll experience some sort of weight loss in the form of fat. Taking into account that you don’t overeat on greasy chicken wings during your eating window. I know that’s something that you might consider but be a MAN and stay away from any kind of junk!
Your guilty pleasure could negatively impact your fasting endeavors. However, there are no worries if you are a sucker for bananas for example – bananas are superb for your masculinity!
So far IF seems like the real deal, but maybe you’re wondering…
Just like any other plan, protocol, program, service, product… (you get my point) IF has its own set of cons. It would be too good to be true, although the negative aspect here is relatively small and insignificant in my opinion.
Ready for the list of the so-called setbacks? Let’s rock:
It entirely depends on you as a person and how your body responds to fasting, but either you’ll end up with one of these or some of them, or you might even experience all of the negatives combined. If that’s the case then I’ve got bad news for you mate – you’re one unlucky son of a hitch!
Anyway, as it’s crystal clear – IF is a double-edged blade and you need the willpower to succeed. Weight loss (fat loss to be precise) is all about your mental state. Do you want to stay in shape, are you willing to make certain sacrifices? Answer these and then make your choice!
I want to conclude this article by saying that this stuff’s legit, keep that in mind! There are countless examples of how effective IF was, is and will be for just about anyone. Even Hugh Jackman used this method to get big, lean and mean for his role as Wolverine. For me this speaks volumes about how effective this type of fasting is, what about you?
Next time you start to wonder what tools might help you with optimizing your manhood, why don’t you try to become someone who fasts for longer than 2 hours? Fasting is another twist to nutrition, similar to juicing in a way actually. Exploiting testosterone boosting foods in their liquid form (i.e. juicing (for your manhood)) is a favorite of mine.
If I was you I’d start Intermittent Fasting the very next morning or evening actually. Give it a try and see where it takes you – I doubt it’ll be the graveyard, even if you’re confident that you cannot possibly survive without food for longer than it takes you to brush your teeth.
Give me a shout if you want to know more about IF or you simply want to brag about your ultra successful fasting protocol and how ripped you are now. Or if you simply want to share your Intermittent Fasting success story, drop a comment below!
After doing my fair share of research regarding the elusive spinach benefits for men, I have to admit that I’m pleasantly surprised. It seems like good old Popeye knew he was getting something pretty unique by popping out cans of spinach.
It turns out that spinach is loaded with vital minerals and vitamins. Also, it has plenty of benefits for us guys regarding libido and our overall sexual function. That’s mainly due to its magnesium, folate and zinc content.
That’s why in today’s post we’re going to dive into the sheer awesomeness of spinach since every man needs to know about this brilliant superfood!
The fact that it’s brimming with vital nutrients, is low on calories and offers quite a few health benefits. And while there are other foods that work better for enhancing your own testosterone production (such as coconut oil), you shouldn’t underestimate just how valuable eating spinach is.
It’s believed that it originated somewhere in Peru a long time ago and obviously it won’t turn you into a mountain of muscles. Unless you pop a full can of spinach that is, Popeye-style! Anyway, spinach possesses truly astonishing properties. Let me highlight some of them for you:
Judging from this list, it’s safe to assume that spinach is super potent, right? I agree! The real behind lies within the carotenoids found in spinach – beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, and lutein. They are called phytochemicals and they are responsible for the overall amazingness of our green friend.
They are called phytochemicals and they are responsible for the overall amazingness of our green friend. Sure, you can find lutein in most multi-vitamin formulas these days, but it’s only one part of the puzzle (it helps our eyes stay healthy).
However, these are only the common benefits of this vegetable. Let’s examine what spinach has to offer in terms of nutritional value, shall we?
I’ve been hinting at the true potential of spinach, but now I’ll lift up the curtain. Perhaps you’re wondering what’s so special about this green fellow? Not one or two things actually – a bunch of special parts to be honest!
This is what spinach consists of:
Just staring at this list should make you ecstatic! This leafy veggie is a STUNNING source of Magnesium, Potassium, and Iron.
Magnesium is one of our best friends from the mineral family. Not only does it potentially aid folks with insufficient levels of testosterone (according to academical work), but you have to take into account that your system needs it in order to metabolize proteins, carbs, and fats!
Potassium, on the other hand, helps your muscles in the ‘anti-cramp’ department, as it assists in their normal functionality. Also, comes with the added bonus of heart protection and it lowers the blood pressure too. How cool is that!?
And while Iron will most definitely NOT turn you into the next Iron Man (do you even want that, anyway), it undoubtedly will benefit you. Curious how? By optimizing the process of energy usage by your body, that’s how!
I’m feeling tired of nutrition talk, vitamins, mineral and so. Brace yourselves for the real deal, we’re about to explore the other side of it – the manly one!
Every time the mighty sailor with ridiculously big forearms pops a can of spinach, a little boy is enlightened. Enlightened because he realizes that spinach is a superfood and it’s like God crafted it to be especially good for us males!
Put your attention on Magnesium again. Yours truly already mentioned a few lines about it, but as we’re talking about the manly relation between spinach and male virility, we are BOUND to dig deeper.
One cup of spinach equals around 160 mg of Magnesium while the recommended daily dose is 420 mg!
Have you skipped math classes? It matters not, even Mr. Yoda himself could calculate that each cup of this green veggies delivers almost half of the commonly recommended dose per day of Mag!
I decided to leave the sweetest part for this section and you’re going to absolutely love it! Forget about all the supposedly anti-arhythmic, stenocardia and general assistance in heart-related issues. Instead, it’s a must for us to pay close attention to the vasodilating properties of Magnesium!
There’s solid research that backs the claim that Magnesium is a potent vasodilator. Have a look at what these Japanese folks have to say about this (1)! Vasodilation is the beautiful process of more blood coursing through your veins. Want me to periphrase?
Improved blood flow means more that blood is sent towards your 100% all-beef thermometer i.e. penis!
Does this ring a bell? In a nutshell – Magnesium will possibly help with horrid conditions such as ED (erectile dysfunction) and most importantly, it will give you better erections, period!
Now that we are aware of yet another awesome perk related to spinach, I’ll move the topic towards a different benefit associated with it. I’m talking about…
Big news, alert – sound the alarm! What am I referring to here? Something about spinach, folate and someone’s sexual well-being? Hold on now fellows!
Folate (or folic acid) is a part of the Vitamin B family. In a nutshell, it’s responsible for cell growth, rejuvenation and it’s also good for your metabolism. What does that have to do with sex then? Quite a lot as you’re about to find out!
There’s solid academic work that PROVES just how effective folate is (in combination with zinc, as shown in the study) for increasing sperm count (2). They test both fertile men and guys with reproductive issues – results were identical which is woohoo, great news for us gents!
When we talk about reproductive problems, or even if you simply want to make babies with your wife, then the awesome folate comes to the rescue. There’s the added bonus of folic acid lowering a harmful agent known as homocysteine.
Each cup of Spinach boasts a stunning 260 mg of folate! That’s 65% of the recommended daily value!
This nasty thing screws with your arteries making them vulnerable to plaque, which as you might know tightens your arteries, thus opening the door for the horrid peripheral arterial disease. Or in other words, you’ll be MORE likely to be struck by a heart attack or a stroke!
Besides, it’s pretty much mandatory for pregnant ladies to supplement with folic acid. That’s due to the protection that it provides against birth defects.
To make it more complicated, yet intriguing – yes and no. First and foremost, make sure that you check my article about the top T boosting foods if you haven’t already. It’s a total MUST READ, hands down.
Now, when we talk about foods that are easily the best when it comes to achieving a higher state of manliness, there’s a rule. Some foods are the top of the top in this regard, while others could be great, but not quite on the same level as the key players.
Spinach is NOT a part of the list for testosterone boosting foods. I’m sure you’re dying for an explanation, and I will be good enough to give you one! Spinach’s main strength comes from its ability to help with libido and sex life in general. This leafy green food just happens to be that way.
It sure cannot compete against the likes of coconut oil, olive oil or pomegranates for instance. That’s because these foods are superb for increasing your natural T production, while Popeye’s BF (best friend) is more of a polite assistant for your bratwurst.
Spinach can be a great addition when your pecker needs that healthy dose of oomph. Or simply when you want to add another masculine-friendly food to your diet.
Remember folks – spinach does NOT have the qualities to magically spawn huge valves inside your biceps (Hello Popeye). And as we’re fully grown individuals (we are, aren’t we?), this is completely irrelevant and you’d be surprised to find that such valves might appear in your… ahem, delicate region!
Spinach can very well be your saviour when you have libido issues!
My conclusive thoughts are that spinach is awesome, without a shadow of a doubt. This is yet another tool in our manly arsenal, as we wage war on modern scourge such as low testosterone, ED etc. So don’t hesitate to check my post about the causes of low T.
Now, guys, I challenge you to grab a can of raw spinach, crack it open with your iron grip and down it in one major gulp. Congrats, you’re now one step closer to more masculinity, as we the ever-so-popular Popeye’s hustle with spinach.
Feeling manly enough? Go get yourself a can of Popeye Spinach and make it count!
Give me a shout in the comment section below if you’re forearms are now bigger due to all the spinach you’ve consumed! Or, do you even eat spinach? Let me know in the comments!
We’ve got the words five (5), foods, kill and testosterone. It wouldn’t be a trademark Testosterone Nerd article without a vital question at the very beginning now, would it? So what kind of concoction can we create with these intriguing ingredients? The 5 foods that kill testosterone of course!
You are now going to become one of the guys who are about to be enlightened as to what foods to avoid so that your inner alpha male remains happy.
I’ve also written a more science-based approach with actual studies in relation to the 5 worst foods for testosterone!
But if you’re not into science, then proceed!
As we men are notorious for being able to empty any fridge out there when we are hungry as mofos.
It would be wise to at least use 1% of our brain function so that we can preserve our manliness while filling our bellies, right?
Before immersing into the depths of each antagonist, here are the 5 worst foods for your T:
I tried to make the order in a descending way, clearly, the soy leading the pack.
Well, it basically turns you into a woman, so no wonder…
While we’re on the subject, in case you missed my Juicing For Your Manhood review that focuses on a book with juicing recipes that boost testosterone.
Now, yours truly designed this article to be more reader-friendly so I’m staying away from scientific data and research here.
Another article, closely related is on its way.
So if you’re keen on finding out any studies to back the claims, then waiting for it would be more appropriate!
Unfortunately, there’s nothing for dinner… Now go hit the drive-through (not)!
No, that’s not part of the script of some far-fetched Sci-Fi program.
This is how evil, crispy and crunchy wings WANT all of your testosterone!
I’m sure a lot of you guys perfectly realize how damaging such crap are for your bodily functions, including hormone production.
What you might not know are some details, details that can very well MURDER your testosterone production, in addition to an array of ugly “bonus” effects.
As most human beings with normal brain function have long known that fast food=BAD for you, it’s easier said than done though!
I know for one that sometimes I turn to one of my guilty pleasures (thank God it’s rare).
This means hitting one of the more famous fast-food chains, notable for its proprietary blend of spices.
I plead you folks not to fall victim to these HORRIBLE foods, for the sake of us being males, just don’t!
Today’s society would probably be a better place if we avoid that scourge.
Are you carnivorous? Do you like to CONSUME flesh (not human obviously)?
Can you even think about only living on plants?
Oh man, just the thought of this makes my stomach sick. If you are not one of those trendy vegan types of guys, great news for you!
I see NO point whatsoever in consuming soy-based products if you are eating meat and enough of it.
Also, I wouldn’t recommend becoming a vegetarian to any men, because there’s almost nothing manlier than handling raw ham with bare hands as the blood’s dripping down… yeah, you got my point!
Soy is notorious for being anti-testosterone as it’s known to stimulate estrogen receptors.
If you, dear reader of this post, by any chance hate eating meat in any form, then your destiny is in your hands!
Go for the soy so that you can at least get sufficient protein in your diet, but don’t be a hater if you have lower T levels than us meat-lovers!
Boom, the bomb has been dropped!
You didn’t expect your beloved flaxseed here, hm?
A double-edged sword for us men – this is exactly what anything containing flaxseed is.
Yes, taking your flaxseed oil pedantically every single day might be healthy, but think twice if you’re worried about primary male hormone optimization!
Maybe your wife/girlfriend/mom/grandma/random lady etc. loves that stuff and swears by flaxseed being the $hit.
Healthy fatty acids are indeed awesome for both males and females, especially relating to hormones, but with flaxseeds, it’s totally gender-related!
Let them females consume as much as they want from these seeds.
Heck, they can even consume as much as they want from ANY seed out there (pun intended)!
But lignans have been busted for their testosterone-lowering properties and guess what?
Flaxseed’s best friends with lignans, they hang out all the time!
It’s now official that I’m feeling musically enhanced today as this is my second reference to a song in this post and I don’t believe in coincidences!
In a nutshell, Licorice is something you might be already familiar with.
It’s widely used in all kinds of sweets, candy, chewing gums, teas etc. – even in breath fresheners!
You can probably think of at least one occasion on which you were sitting in front of the tv while munching on some licorice candy?
Fellow men, listen up!
I didn’t include Licorice just for the sake of it being on the list.
It just happens to block your body’s testosterone production as you start banging your head against the wall with all kinds of “why?”.
Of course, it’s not the same type of “blockage” as what steroids do to your system, it’s completely reversible yet still sucks a lot!
Me? I was never a fan of candies and/or sweets no matter what so this doesn’t really bother me, what about you?
A true shocker, no?
Now you’ll never look at that smooth peppermint tea, in the same way, this I guarantee!
Honestly, though, any you guys suspected that good old minty herbs can be one of our worst enemies, testosterone-wise?
We’re talking about peppermint and spearmint in particular here since the whole mint family is a bit larger than that.
The idea is more on the complex side, but basically, they induce oxidative stress in your brain’s hypothalamus.
As a result your nuts decide that they won’t be making as much testosterone and you don’t want that!
From my personal view, as I recall every single time I did consume peppermint tea, a very soothing and relaxed feeling was taking hold of me.
I felt almost too relaxed, even lethargic. In my book, this is not manly at all, so to hell with MINT!
No, not by any stretch of the imagination.
There’s ZERO scientific data to even remotely suggest a connection between banana consumption and lowered testosterone levels.
Bananas are a nutritional powerhouse since they’re jam-packed with vital minerals and vitamins that your body needs.
And with only about 90 calories per 100 grams, they won’t make you fat either… unless you eat a gazillion of them of course!
And even better, they can improve your semen quality, support your testosterone levels during vigorous workouts and more.
If you’d like to learn more, then make sure to check my article about whether or not bananas lower testosterone!
Apparently, there are certain foods that you’d want to avoid like the plague when it comes to keeping your testosterone at optimal levels all the time.
And apart from avoiding them, I’ve also found a brilliant way to fight anti-testosterone foods via juicing that can both help your erections and your primary male hormone levels.
By the way, In case you did MISS my other piece of writing about 5 testosterone-destroying foods, make sure to check it out as it’s focused more on the scientific part of how these foods actually make you less masculine.
Want to share your opinion about the foods listed above?
Or you simply want to compare our virtual manliness in the comment section?
Leave a comment below then!
Modern times are pretty hectic and rather empowering (ahem)… emasculating. At least that’s the conclusion that I came to, from my own perspective. As men, we have to do our best to optimize our testosterone and that’s why you’re now reading my very own Juicing For Your Manhood Review!
Now, since nutrition is king (no matter what your specific goal is).
So I decided to look for alternatives to the common way of acquiring food – through eating.
Curious if I’m proposing a revolutionary technique of consuming foods?
Like, injecting it straight into your stomach or perhaps just inserting a pipe directly in your belly button for maximum efficiency?
I knew it, you lunatics!
Anyway, what I found and went to try personally was nothing revolutionary in that sense, rather it was a clever way to conveniently supply yourself with testosterone increasing foods.
This is how I found JFYM (an abbreviation of the book and I’ll be using it throughout the entire review) and you’re free to continue reading if you’re interested in my opinion, if not… yeah!
Product: Juicing For Your Manhood (book)
Price: 54.95$ (hard and soft copy + FREE bonuses)
Where to buy: The official website (discount included)
Guarantee: 60-day money back
Juicing For Your Manhood is a book (available both as hard copy and as an eBook) that includes 17 unique recipes.
All of them are meant to naturally stimulate things like:
What this book is, is essentially an alternative to testosterone-friendly diets.
JFYM was born out of frustration, frustration coming from a man who was unable to keep an erection, was constantly depressed and downright miserable
Who might this man be you may ask?
The erotic juice messiah.
No I’m not pulling a fat joke on you fellows, this is Olivier Langois’ nickname – author of… guess which book!? Yeah.
His lack of skills in the kitchen (I know what it feels like) motivated him to find an alternative method.
This is how these incredible juicing recipes came into existence to help naturally battle ED (erectile dysfunction), low T and give a much needed natural boost for his masculinity.
17 juicing recipes that stop the “limp libido syndrome” dead in its tracks, boost your testosterone, skyrocket your sex drive and reclaim your manhood naturally in 14 days or less.
This is what hits you in the face right away when you land on Olivier Langois’ site.
Apparently these are his words, part of his own testimony.
In just two weeks or even less than that you can ditch atrocities like limp libido syndrome?
That’s bold, but NOT without a reason from my own experience with juicing for MY manhood – you can read about my own intake further down.
Olivier took the painstaking road to come up with 17 unique recipes, each of them targeting specific virility vampires (more info about them later on) while also helping with your manliness.
This lot intrigued yours truly, so I went to get a copy of his book. Perhaps I could take advantage of those tasty shakes myself?
Men of all ages and from all walks of life.
Of course, excluding boys/teenagers for obvious reasons, doubt any of them have low testosterone or erectile dysfunction issues…
Logically It all boils down to one thing – your personal desire for more manliness or as the author of this book might say ‘manhood‘.
Also, if you suffer from problems such as:
However, do you actually want to up your T levels?
I’d imagine you do – in this case, JFYM might be your new best friend.
If not, what are you even doing here in the first place?
It’s not like Testosterone Nerd is a female-targeted, feminizing site meant for ladies with estrogen issues.
Off-topic aside, I’d like to throw my 2 cents (always these damned two cents) on the table, concerning what’s good and what’s not about this book!
I have the recipes in this book a try for 14 days (it’s what the author recommends) and TOTALLY loved it.
All the recipes are meant to give you more energy, vitality and to make you feel more of a man.
In particular, I truly enjoyed the extra drive and vigor the juices gave me.
It was during the winter and despite the cold and depressing weather I was full of joy, motivation and I felt super manly.
Now, there are 17 recipes included, each has its own benefits, fights specific virility vampires and tastes in its own way.
My favorites without a doubt are:
“Sunshine Splash Juice”
“The Toxin Cleaner Fruit Juice”
“The Performance-Enhancing Pomegranate Potion”
“T-Boost Red Juice”
These two taste like heaven, besides they do pretty well on their testosterone-boosting duties as well!
Other recipes are also rather well-crafted with proven T boosting ingredients, however, these bad boys here stand as my personal favorites!
Yes, they do.
These particular recipes rely on proven testosterone-boosting foods like pomegranate and other nutritional powerhouses such as spinach, strawberries, mangoes etc.
My findings were (are) completely positive towards using basic juicing for testosterone optimizing techniques.
I experimented with some of the recipes provided.
However, I generally tried to stay on course so that I could feel the real effectiveness of what JFYM has to offer.
I can put my hand on heart (although you can’t actually see me doing it, ha!) that after 2 weeks I was feeling rejuvenated!
I’m a bummer for not consuming enough fruits and vegetables in my busy daily schedule, but finally, I was able to take a stand and make a (liquid) change.
My immune system was rocking it without a doubt, taking into account it was flu season, it was MEGA cold outside and when everyone around me was sick.
Another obviously welcomed aspect was an overall improved sense of well-being, increased energy levels, enhanced mood plus an amazing feature… some superb boners!
Not that I had a problem, to begin with, but it’s not like I didn’t embrace this bonus.
Clearly, I only saw improvements and most (if not all) of them could be attributed to treating myself with the recipes from JFYM.
What I eventually found is that this book is revolutionary in the simple solution it offers.
That is, to take the foods that are proven to help you with primary male hormone maximization and just put them in your blender.
Folks, it’s now time to delve into The Good and The Bad of this book!
Looking at the positive side of the coin, which for me personally far outweighs the negative one, the first thing that’s crystal clear is the uniqueness of this product.
This was the only real, applicable substitute for eating that I managed to find online.
Here’s a quick list of the main strengths of JFYM:
Easy to apply – all that’s needed is a blender plus the veggies/fruits
7 simple rules for making the most of your shakes
Straightforward step-by-step guide
Catalog of virility vampires and their antagonists
Visually enhanced for a better read – it reads like a playboy
Added bonuses – two books (Dominant Dreams + No BS Supplement Guide)
The book itself is compact, not too long and certainly well put with vast amounts of helpful information.
You can start making your own shakes right away, you just have to buy the needed ingredients for the different recipes.
There are 4 blender recommendations by the author, but if you ask me any ordinary blender will do the trick!
Super effective and tasty recipes aside, I think you need more clarity about one of my most favorite parts of this book – it’s the virility vampires!
What do they have to do with testosterone or who they might be? Read on!
Nasty xenoestrogens they are, young padawans.
If master Yoda knew about estrogen-mimicking compounds I’m sure he would’ve taught people to use the force (in our case the juice) to lay waste on them!
JFYM has a smart logo system that is incorporated in every recipe, so you always know what each fruit or veggie defends you against.
In a nutshell, virility vampires are everywhere around us, from the air we breathe to the stuff we put into our mouths.
The book gives attention to 7 of them (that’s more than enough in my opinion):
Acrylamide (junk food – hello MCDs)
Excitotoxins (MSG + Aspartame, more junk)
Parabens and Phthalates (toothpaste, body washes)
Bisphenol-A (beverages and food in plastic containers)
Isoflavones (soy-based products)
DDT and other Organochlorides (chemical pesticides)
Dioxins and PCBs (chemicals from industrialization and herbicides)
There’s more in-depth info about these nasty so-called vampires in JFYM and this was something of value to me since I bumped into valuable data in there.
I most DEFINITELY enjoyed the fact that this book also includes a ‘virility vampires’ logo system for easy recognition.
Some of the juicing recipes target up to 7 (that number again, think we’ve got a 777 already) of these nasty virility vampires.
Also, there’s sound advice for personal care products, known to be free of parabens and phthalates like certain toothpaste, deodorants, shaving creams etc.
It’s a no-brainer that JFYM has an awful lot of goodies!
But this would NOT be a Testosterone Nerd review without taking a closer look at the minuses!
Surely there’s got to be some drawback to utilizing JFYM, right?
As such questions echo in my head, I suddenly felt an urge to be philosophical – nothing in our mortal lives is flawless.
Enough with playing Socrates, time to assist you by once again throwing my (this time) 3 cents on the table.
My own experience with this book was and still is quite positive.
In fact, I would say without a doubt that I did enjoy reading it (looking at it too!), because it possesses unique solutions to low T, ED (erectile dysfunction) and desire for more T.
Yet I’d like to mention a few not-so-great parts about it from my point of view:
It has 18+ images inside (don’t wanna leave it open near children)
Only available at the official site (can’t buy in a physical store or bookstore)
That’s just me being picky though, these are rather insignificant minuses I’d say.
Overall, this is a book to behold, a list of recipes to cherish.
Honestly, gotta love the masterfully crafted combinations of foods to up your testosterone and thrive on your naturally enhanced manhood.
For me, this is the end-game of T-friendly nutrition in liquid form.
You just can’t go wrong with a healthy, tasty mix of fruits and veggies, which also happen to be super tasty.
All of this is a total win-win situation in my book folks – it deserves a top rating.Buy Juicing For Your Manhood Now!
I’m not a master cook, master chef or whatever that begins with master and cooking for this matter.
For this reason, I’m delighted to have found JYFM – now we all have access to liquid manliness!”
Have you personally tried any of the recipes on Juicing For Your Manhood though?
Or are you considering giving this book a read?
Let me know by dropping a comment in the comment section below!
Although there are some amazing testosterone boosting foods for men out there, every single one of us out there has a deeply rooted desire… a desire to please our palate, although there are certain foods that can lower testosterone.
But if you want to keep your natural T production optimized, then you have to consider science-backed foods such as eggs, oysters, pomegranate, olive oil and coconut oil.
As men, our main health-related task remains to keep an androgen-friendly environment in our bodies.
Do you think that nutrition plays a vital role in your hormonal balance and more specifically your testosterone production!?
The significance of what enters your mouth (would’ve been tolerable if the targeted audience was female…) shouldn’t be underestimated.
Stuffing yourself with garbage is bound to create a cascade of awful responses in your bodily systems. Which reminds me of an interesting quote:
“There is no sincerer love than the love of food”
– George Bernard Shaw
To be perfectly honest with you, I agree to disagree with this gentlemen!
But since I don’t want to dwell into off-topic territories here, let me just put it this way – my love for TESTOSTERONE is definitely way bigger than the one for foodstuff!
One of testosterone’s best friends here – good old eggs!
Here are the 5 foods that’ll skyrocket your T levels:
COCONUT OIL (the name already suggests a relation to male hormone production)
Yo, before you start going all berserk on me for suggesting items which some of you haven’t even tried in their lifetime (If you don’t even know what an oyster looks like, don’t panic because you’re not alone), hold on for a second and ask yourself a question!
How frequently do you enjoy eating stuff like pomegranate or oysters? Yeah, it plays a role in where you are in the globe, although chances are you probably rely on junk food instead. Save yourself the mental trouble – Simon is going to break down each and every five of those items into easy to digest (gotcha) portions!
With the help of these foods you won’t really need much else to naturally optimize your primary male hormone, so read on!
Boatloads of Zinc inside, just watch out for them pearls though!
Praised by many, hated by none (few at best).
Too good to be true you might ask? In this case, we’re talking about the exception to the rule!
Personally, though, I find anything with a shell a bit weird for consumption.
There’s just that notion of weirdness in relation to eating crabs, oysters and other seafood of that type – at least in my eyes.
So much about preferences though, you here because you want more natural T.
You’ll without a shadow of doubt start consuming large of amounts of our shelled buddies here, right?
If there is even the slightest of hesitation in you, then I HAVE to show you why it’s worth the try.
Here are Oysters’ main weapons:
Our salt-water fellows are absolutely loaded with Zinc.
Why is that a good thing for testosterone you might ask?
Hmm, maybe because this mineral is going to help you on your way to more manhood, that’s why!
Clearly, it’s got scientific proof behind the supposed T enhancing properties and it’s NOT afraid to show it (1)!
An increase in testosterone production is music to my ears, but watch out for the added bonus of – gain in sperm count.
Quite a plus for your impregnation goals, if you have them that is!
Legends exist of the libido-powering effects of oysters.
With more soldiers in your army (do you catch my drift?) thanks to Zinc, your partner has got to be happy!
Higher sperm count equals happier couples – FACT!
Another micronutrient finding its way here simply because oysters also contain a hefty amount of it.
Magnesium is another staple in your testosterone boosting arsenal just like Zinc, so keep that in mind guys!
Of course, studies support the connection between more T and supplementation with Magnesium.
It’s always nice to see an external link for more credibility, isn’t it?
Researchers claim that Magnesium boosts both total and free testosterone levels (2)!
Logically, males who exercise see more benefits from taking Mag, but even the sedentary folks did see an increase in their manliness.
That’s awesome… I’m sold!
A.k.a. the building blocks for pretty much… EVERYTHING in your body!
Yes, you heard me – protein is basically essential for you to function.
I’m sure you can put two and two together and you see where this is going…
Once again, it’s all about testosterone.
Protein can actually even interfere with the creation of cortisol and by that, it can allow your body to optimize your T.
Needless to say, our beloved oysters contain high-quality proteins so there you go – yet another reason to bow down to this amazing shell-covered cuisine.
Sounds like a super-funky, out of this world combination between pom-bear and grenades, doesn’t it?
Honestly, take a look at the appearance of this fruit – it totally seems to be filled with lots of tiny grenades inside!
In perfect seriousness though, this thing has a very distinct taste which you are bound to adore if you haven’t tried pomegranate yet.
And this is just scratching the surface really – the potential testosterone upping aspects are what I’m going to be revealing just NOW!
Pom-e-grEnaDe screams for attention and trusts me – it deserves all it can get!
They are truck loaded with vitamins (C, A, E), Iron (the micromineral, doh) as well as a healthy amount of antioxidants.
Truly a remarkable piece of fruit indeed, however – where’s the direct impact on T you might ask?
Well, well, well… this red sphere is on the list for a REASON brothers!
British endocrinologists picked up on the connection between the primary male hormone and pomegranate and decided to research it.
Eventually, they found out that consuming pomegranate juice DOES boost testosterone!
They’re talking about an average increase of 24% in test subjects, damn it.
Not only that but it helped with blood pressure control plus a positive impact on both mood and emotions (3).
As amazing as the pomegranate juice is, I’d rather munch on the fruit itself – there’s something primal and manly in actually eating it.
I can already hear the mocking – how can bloody olive oil uplift The King of Hormones?
Have you heard about good fats that happen to be the good guys concerning the forging of our main androgen?
For a more relaxed start, let’s just say that Olive Oil has got them nice fats!
Monounsaturated fatty acids + saturated fatty acids and Olive Oil seem to have a healthy relationship.
You see, they get along pretty well, they care for each other, they spend an awful lot of time together…
Ahem, to restore a more MANLY tone let me tell you that this type of fat is GOOD for your T.
This product made out of olives is widely recognized for it’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory strengths – that counts for A LOT!
Facts are facts my friends and yes – the mega-cool effectiveness of our beloved oil has been documented.
These science fellows are talking about almost 20% more testosterone by consuming Olive Oil for just a few weeks (4).
Don’t know about you as I’m already a fan of using Olive Oil for my salads and whatnot, but this has to be enough proof that it does work in our favor!
An oil. Basically an oil good for your nuts, in a nutshell.
Alright, some of you folks might be familiar with this bad boy, some may not.
Cut to the chase – it DOES indeed heighten your testosterone production!
The whole deal about these nuts (the coco-nutty ones) is that they assist your system to deliver more cholesterol.
And as we already know (right?) is converted into testosterone in our nuts… okay, testicles!
This mechanism is the true beauty of Coconut Oil.
Also, guys… please note that this type of oil is made of more than 90% of saturated fats and guess what?
Yep, similar to Olive Oil, we’ve got a winner here – a FATTY winner.
Saturated fatty acids are arguably one of the most (if not the most) important of facts concerning your positive androgen environment!
Not only is the thought of coconuts mouth-watering (since they taste like heaven in my opinion).
But there’s the beautifully amazing added bonus of androgen-friendliness in particular when speaking about Coconut Oil.
Let’s go for a cliche here because it would be appropriate – sounds too good to be true!
Try it for yourself then, that’s all I have to say.
Remember the movie Aliens and all of its sequels?
Come on, everyone does! Well, that’s the first thing that pops into my mind when I hear the word “EGGS”… blame Ridley Scott for that!
In relation to your T levels and specifically MORE of them, of course, I’m talking about the regular type of eggs – minus the face-attaching, xenomorphic face huggers.
Back in the real world, our most popular choice of eggs is… you could never guess it, honestly – chicken!
They used in various ways in different cultures, however, these little fellows are packed with vital nutrients like that aid testosterone production:
An egg’s yolk (the most delicious part of it) is solidly packed with cholesterol and ding-ding-ding, testosterone is made out of what in the gonads?
Yep, it’s cholesterol!
And please don’t stress too much about “overeating” on eggs.
They won’t make your heart explode out of your chest from some cardiovascular disease.
The myth about the relation between eggs and heart attacks has been officially and scientifically debunked (5)!
This guy has a low body fat % and probably better health markers than teenagers… because he eats REAL food.
You are now properly introduced to certain foods that your primary male hormone is bound to love.
Also, you can get creative with different recipes or simply consuming one (or all) of the recommendations, what matters is that you actually DO consume them!
I’d hope that this post was of value to you guys since nutrition is always of vital importance for achieving optimal hormone levels.
Whether it’s through eating the right foods or working out to increase your testosterone in a natural manner.
What is YOUR favorite testosterone-friendly food?
Come on, leave your answer in the comment section below!
What, are you for real? Can you increase testosterone naturally? Nope, you can’t… Now please turn to your local underground “supplement” dealer for more info on how to really boost your manhood. Just don’t be surprised if your sex life plummets down after you start to mess with the juice (a slang term for steroids).
If you are still reading this post, chances are you have an insatiable appetite for natural supplements.
I applause you for this folks – my personal view has always been negative towards synthetic substances.
Chances are you came across conflicting data in relation to which road to take for maximizing your testosterone potential.
Ready to assimilate the core techniques of boosting your T in a safe, natural manner? My approach here won’t be the usual one, instead, I will target the main antagonists of testosterone and how to destroy them. Let’s do it
Here are five science-backed methods for skyrocketing your masculinity in a quick and natural manner:
Whether it’s in the form of supplement or by stimulating your body to produce it via direct exposure to sunlight (check my sunlight and testosterone article as well).
Regardless, the most important thing is to simply get your hands on more Vitamin D.
Researchers have found that supplementing with 3,000 UI of Vit. D can potentially increase your testosterone levels by a significant amount (1).
But in case you decide to receive Vitamin D from the sun, make sure to directly expose your skin to the sun rays.
That’s because hiding behind a glass blocks UVB rays that stimulate your body to produce this vitamin.
See how buff this guy is?
That’s not because he abuses anabolic steroids, it’s because he works out – aha!
In case you didn’t know, working out has been scientifically proven to elevate testosterone levels.
Not just working out though, scientists are specific.
Lifting heavy weights is the most optimal way to catapult your T in a fast and efficient way (2)!
And if you’d like to read more on how exercising can optimize your natural production of our primary male hormone, then check my Does Working Out Increase Testosterone article.
First and foremost, testosterone boosting supplements are NOT steroids, nor are they illegal.
They’re natural supplements that are meant to help you by making your body (or testicles to be more precise) produce more of the most androgenic hormone.Buy The Best Testosterone Booster Here!
There are lots of great products out there, such as TestoGen that happens to be my personal favorite testosterone booster.
I’ve personally tried it and simply loved it, so make sure to check my very own TestoGen review!
He’s hammered and his testosterone levels are plummeting… ouch!
Being intoxicated is never a good idea, nor is it healthy.
There’s more than enough scientific data pointing out to the fact that alcohol-related intoxication lowers plasma testosterone levels (3).
Besides, alcoholic beverages pretty much contain empty calories that will most likely turn into body fat once the end up in your system – beer belly anyone?
Healthy meals and snacks = more masculinity and less femininity!
Certain foods can help you with optimizing your T levels, mainly:
And in case you want specific studies and more info about these foods, then head over to my top 5 testosterone boosting foods article!
Now, something else does help is juicing (not ‘juicing’ as in taking anabolic steroids).
In fact, I’ve been juicing to gain an advantage in terms of achieving a more androgen-friendly environment in my body.
And I’m still utilizing it today, although it’s literally juicing – not ‘juicing’ as in taking anabolic steroids.
I even wrote a review about a book about juicing for more testosterone (real juicing, not steroids).
It’s a book with recipes and some cool added features which you might find interesting in search for a natural solution to low T, more T, libido problems etc.
Increasing your testosterone production without anabolic steroids or drugs is possible – you only need the right tools to make it happen!
Now, time to look at some extravagant suspects that when taken care of could lead to your testosterone naturally going UP!
This is how certain aspects affect your T… Downwards it is!
There are a lot of things involved in lowering your T, but they all fall under 3 main categories:
By giving these three the attention they deserve, you will be able to determine which of them needs tweaking in order to elevate your King of Hormones.
Of course, it’s not possible to directly change the year you were born in (I’m sure some will argue they can).
But I’ll explain to you how you can still be the MAN even if you’re older:
Fellow men, I want you to give an honest answer to three vital questions, okay?
Do you drink (not urine and/or other filthy stuff, clearly)
Do you smoke (cigarettes, thought of something else?)
Do you take any prescription medications (not medical weed, sorry)
Without going into too many details about some of the aforementioned specifics, if you DID answer yes to either 1. or 2., 3 (medication-specific) or all – we have things to discuss then!
I just HAVE to kick off with the cause of one of the worst cases of addiction in our age – alcohol.
Slamming a drink just feels so good to you, doesn’t it?
Guess what bro, a glass of wine or a beer or two might be alright.
But chugging down massive amounts of booze (especially on a Friday night) could prove to be disastrous for your optimal T levels, as I already mentioned earlier in this post.
Another thing, if you’ve been an avid liquor lover for some time then I’ve got some bad news for you.
There’s evidence suggesting that alcoholics are usual victims of hypogonadism (an impaired function of the testes) (4).
Ouch, just the thought of this makes my hair on the back of my neck stand up!
Being perfectly honest with you here, I’m not a huge fan of alcohol so you won’t hear me encouraging you to consume alcohol, especially some of the stronger stuff.
That’s not to say that from now on you have to totally avoid booze like the plague.
It’s just that by using the capacity of your brain, you can see without a doubt that this is detrimental to your goals of naturally upping testosterone.
To put in a conclusive way – when it comes to our primary male hormone, it’s either the glass or your testosterone!
Focusing on tobacco now, as its effects on overall T values in the body are contradicting and many people have mixed feelings on the subject.
There are a bunch of studies conducted on this matter, but I don’t want to bore you to death with too many scientific terms or data.
There’s just this one research handled by some Englishmen, which suggests that there might be a correlation between smoking and lower levels of total and free T by the indirect contribution of SHMG (sex hormone-binding globulin).
Still, other studies exist with conflicting info (5).
Who do we believe then you might ask? Saying both and going out for a smoke because who cares would not be an optimal answer for me.
After confessing that I’m not an alcoholic I will now reveal that I’m not a smoker as well.
Don’t worry though, I have my vices – as everyone else does!
Decide for yourself if you want to inhale this poison. Just think about all the negative aspects of it.
One of them being the vasoconstricting (constriction of blood vessels) effect of nicotine which affects your whole system.
But you will most likely notice problems with getting the plane airborne if ya catch my drift.
But now, behold a crucial part of your personal health:
Fasten your seatbelts, the ride is getting bumpy guys!
If you suffer from conditions like high blood pressure, infections or just particular pain relievers, then I’ve got some BAD news for you!
Here are the top antagonists to watch out for (they’re all scientifically proven to affect T in a negative way):
Statins – used widely for dealing with hypercholesterolemia and dyslipidemia (funky terms, yeah). They might lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol, increase your HDL (good) one and such, but your testosterone will not like them at all (6)!
Opioids – pain relievers, most well-known of them being morphine. They definitely ease one’s pain, although at a cost. These medications bother your luteinizing hormone and we all know that this hormone is responsible for the creation of T from Leydig cells in your balls (7).
Ketoconazole – this one is for treating different fungi or yeast infections. This study with the scary title “Ketoconazole blocks testosterone synthesis” is enough I believe (8).
If you are currently on any of these medications or a combination of them for some reason, don’t panic by this info and don’t just throw them all out or stop taking them!
By no means am I giving medical advice here – listen to your doc, because stuff like high BP is no joke.
What I wanted was to merely point out how you can boost your T by keeping in mind that certain medications can mess up with your hormones.
If your medical practitioner allows it, a change of medications might be a reasonable choice. If you are indeed concerned with more natural testosterone values that are!
Forget all the bogus claims that older men necessarily have lower levels of T.
Every man is carrying unique amounts of testosterone in his body and besides, our manhood is greatly determined as early as being in our mother’s womb.
Sure, the levels of our primary male hormone do start to decline after approximately 30 years of age.
Testosterone levels drop by around 1% each year (after 30), which really adds up the older you get.
But hey, if anything this info should spark your enthusiasm for change – for more testosterone!
I’ve even written a detailed article on what the normal range for T levels is!
Honestly, this 1% annually (after 30) is not such a huge chunk taken out of your virility, although it might be noticeable.
Remember – even if you are for example 50 at the moment, you can bet your house that you might actually have more T than younger folks.
Curious how age is related to a way of boosting your T in a natural way?
It’s ridiculously simple and you won’t be able to guess what the connection is.
So to stir this sub-topic in the right direction, I want to point out that I DID NOT include age in order to push some cutting-edge, latest-tech, end game, the fountain of youth kind of pill!
In fact, my idea was the exact opposite – focus on the first and third aspects, which happen to be Personal Health and Habits!
That’s correct, it applies to all of you older folks out there.
You are more than capable of adjusting your vices and daily routines in order to achieve a more androgen-friendly environment in your system.
Don’t use age as an excuse, your testosterontial (testosterone potential actually, I’ve just created a brand new word) is at stake!
Be it good or bad habits, our mission is to convert the negative ones into positive as well as to stack on these pleasant habits!
We’re all sinners obviously but please be so kind as to give me a few paragraphs, to illustrate in a way what I’m referring to.
Do you truly desire a natural optimization of your primary male hormone?
Then carefully consider adjusting bad habits so that they transform into good ones, such as:
Watching certain movies (those romantic types…)
Consuming xenoestrogens (they’re almost everywhere)
Not getting enough rest (sleep)
Being a drunkard (check the Health Status part again)
Not being physically active (being fat=more estrogen)
It’s rather unfortunate that simply starting from scratch is almost mission impossible (pun intended).
Can you stop being an alcoholic in the blink of an eye?
Are you able to engage in vigorous workouts all of sudden, after spending years on your comfy couch?
Don’t panic, I’ll leave you a few years to come up with a reasonable answer!
What about xenoestrogens though, I’m sure this weird word did catch your attention!
Without boring you to death with too much info, let’s just say that these are the EXACT opposite of testosterone optimization.
Commercially-raised products like meat and dairy ones are packed with it – growth hormones, antibiotics for the animals etc.
Oh, you like to drink tap water?
Good, enjoy your estrogen-imitating xenohormone then.
Now be as fast as lightning and buy yourself a proper filter, install it and thrive!
I almost forgot – ditch plastic bottles, store your water in glass ones.
Plastics are treated with chemicals such as phthalates which are… yep, that’s a nasty xenoestrogen!
“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them”
– Bruce Lee
Try to grasp this brilliant quote by Mr. Lee himself and focus on your bad habits, your mistakes.
Each one if disturbing your male hormonal balance, in particular, your T levels.
By making the desired adjustments which I highlighted you are BOUND to increase your testosterone in a perfectly natural way!
Lastly – yes, you DEFINITELY can up your male hormone values by playing around with different aspects, like the ones already mentioned in this post.
You have to desire the change though – everything comes with a price…
More testosterone won’t magically appear in your body unless you inject it which I highly recommend… NOT!
I didn’t even want to fit in the other most obvious and rather effective method of elevating T – testosterone boosters.
Don’t count that as a mistake because It was intentional, for the simple reason that you can check other articles of mine like this one – normal testosterone levels for men.
So, you’re already making modifications to your lifestyle?
You even started taking a T booster? Wow, if you are the person who answers yes to both then I salute you!
Chances are you will be a better man, a manly man, THE MAN!
“I have no objection to a man being a man, however masculine that may be”
– Agnes Smedley
Have more questions?
Or you simply want to share your own top method for naturally enhancing T production?
Drop a comment below!