Gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. First, I’d like to welcome you on the flight “we don’t want low testosterone anymore”. We will be taking a straight course from the land of desperation to the land of optimal natural T levels. Final boarding call for all passengers – everybody who would like to treat low testosterone naturally would be advised to carry his good spirit and desire for change.
Well, I have to admit that being a captain was something that I had always wanted to do, without actually having to fly the plane myself of course! Anyway, today we’re nosediving into the realm of dealing with insufficient T levels, in a perfectly natural and safe way.
No, in all honesty, there’s some hot information here waiting for you. It’s time for me to take charge of the main controls (still in captain mood) as we will be lifting off to a place called “low testosterone is not acceptable here”.
4 Natural And Safe Methods For Dealing With Low Testosterone!
I’ll now introduce the 4 most important aspects when it comes to battling with low T in a 100% natural manner – here they are:
- Physical activity
By repairing damaged areas of your own body’s ability to produce sufficient amounts of testosterone, you could very well avoid having to depend on synthetic T. Your doctor might disagree with me here, do I CARE though? Take a wild guess! Their preference might be for a completely artificial therapy in terms of how to proceed with the treatment.
We all know that some (if not most) of them are sponsored by pharmaceutical giants and they’ll basically prescribe you anything just to gain an advantage from it – or simply to secure a ticket to an exotic destination.
That’s not to say that I disregard medical personnel, after all, they’re job is packed with stressful situations for which reason they deserve respect in combination with the important Hippocratic Oath which physicians swear by. Let’s take a more detailed look at each of the four aspects now:
Take a second (maybe even a day if needed) to think about your lifestyle – is there anything which might interrupt the otherwise normal production of The King of Hormones in your system?
Assuming that you did manage to answer this question, no matter if it took you a second or a whole day (seriously, tell me if it took you so long, that would be a record), let me take a wild guess on something of SIGNIFICANT important when it comes down to your overall well-being, not just T production: SLEEP!
Be honest with yourself, are you getting enough quality sleep every single night? I know I’m being guilty of not rewarding my body with at least 8 hours of rest from the whole 24 hours which constitute a day. Some folks say that they need less and are using this as an excuse, however, I personally believe that the people who only sleep about 4-5 hours and say they feel perfectly fine afterward are either total liars or simply have some sort of a sleep disorder.
And I’ve got proof to back my claims, ha! Men who sleep less can be as happy as they want, but they carry around 2x less serum testosterone than their “lazier” counterparts (1). So it’s been proven that 4 vs 8 hours of sleep is a pointless comparison since if you’re even remotely interested in elevating your low testosterone in a natural manner, it would only make sense to actually aim for MORE quality sleep.
Another fascinating study reveals to us that there’s obviously connected between how much sleep you get and how high your manhood is (2). If you desire more of both free and total testosterone, please be wise – grab that pillow and knock yourself unconscious for good 8 (EIGHT) hours.
2. Physical activity
Some fellows argue that even drinking might be categorized as a very demanding physical activity. As this topic will be covered in the next section, here I’ll focus on serious physical activities which can up your T without a shadow of a doubt.
If you don’t know or don’t think resistance training can affect your natural testosterone production, you have either been living under a rock or you’re just ignorant. The good news is that unless you have a medical condition preventing you from training, jumping right into action will definitely help you to boost that T!
The evidence of the relation between pumping iron and increased testosterone levels was proposed by some gentlemen way back in 1998 (3). Even better, another group of scientists had found that strength training is a brilliant idea for both younger and older gents when it comes to elevating growth hormone and T levels (4).
As a regular gym goer myself I know very well that being physically active can be a great confidence booster. Feeling and looking better as a direct result of lifting weights can raise your confidence through the roof. I covered the subject of how failure can impact your T levels negatively in my thematic post about the symptoms of low testosterone. What about the opposite – is experiencing success linked with an increase in T levels? Science is conclusive – yes, it is (5).
People love food, we all do. And I know that especially you can afford tasty cuisine, chances are you will be heavily tempted by some of the foods, known for their testosterone-destroying abilities.
Do you enjoy munching on some hot and crispy chicken wings? What about appreciating those wavy potato chips, while dipping them in spicy salsa dip? Guys, I know how it is, I’m a sucker for junk food myself and If It’s not for my willpower… let’s just say this would not work out that well! Most of this so-called food is actually packed with some nasty stuff.
Concerning your manliness, let me reveal the 3 most troublesome foods:
- Anything containing soy
- Flaxseed oil
1) Trans fatty acids came to life when some German fellow decided to come up with a way to hydrogenate cheap oils. The result is nasty and unfortunately, there are a LOT of foods high on trans-fats. McDonald’s, KFC and a host of other fast food restaurant chains are notorious for their unhealthy snacks and that’s not by coincidence. Trans-fats lower your HDL cholesterol (the good) while elevating your LDL one (the bad).
Remember how cholesterol plays a vital function in testosterone synthesis? In fact, it’s been converted to T in your balls with the help of the luteinizing hormone. Yeah, now you can answer yourself what this has to do with messing with your primary male hormone.
2) Soy likewise carries the heavy burden of horrible reputation. Soy is known as the vegan’s alternative to meat for which my care-o-meter is around 0% – a meal without any meat for me feels like I’ve been robbed. Get ready for the ugly facts now!
Soy is packed with xenoestrogens and using your common sense just the name of this should be enough to raise the red flag. These xenoestrogens a.k.a. phytoestrogens are estrogens derived from plants. Wanna know how they affect your virility? They are responsible for your plane not being able to lift off (impotence) as well as the “beautiful” gyno (you know what that is).
3) Flaxseed oil could make you wonder why the heck I put it on here, but that’s only if you’re unfamiliar with some captivating facts. I’m positive that some of you are currently supplementing with this for the benefits of Omega 3 as flaxseed is abundant in these. BUT – let’s not take a look at why this may very well wreak havoc on your testosterone levels.
Flax has ample amounts of something called lignans (sounds French doesn’t it). These lignans not only have a quirky name, but they’re also pretty estrogen-orientated. This comes with the free added bonus of a boost in the values of SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin, argh) resulting in unusable free T in your system because SHBG binds itself to testosterone. This makes up for a perfect “low testosterone” concoction.
Researchers from the US found out that supplementing with flaxseed oil for a bit over a month resulted in a decrease in total testosterone levels – (422 +/- 122 ng/dL to 360 +/- 128 ng/dL) (6). That’s more than enough to put me off, I’d rather keep my testosterone optimal without the otherwise beneficial flaxseed oil.
After examining what NOT to eat, let me now give you few recommendations in terms of what’s reasonable for raising your T levels naturally (I’ve also written an entire post related to the top T-boosting foods):
- Olive oil (extra virgin)
- Coconut (oil)
Well, well, well… this is an aspect which I just COULD NOT overlook. In my humble opinion, utilizing supplements mainly in the form of testosterone boosting products, we men are bound to achieve success in terms of either defeating low T or just enjoying some more T in our system.
As I already mentioned in my ‘What is a T booster?’ article, there are proven ingredients – ones that have been scientifically tested and one can expect to reap the benefits by using them. Of course, you can make the decision to use a single testosterone boosting agent (single ingredient) but from my personal experience and knowledge, being able to take advantage of synergy is a powerful thing.
Battling low T levels might need a painstaking approach, however by unifying different elements of the puzzle already mentioned previously (including supplements), you can expect to come out victorious eventually.
Okay, But Why Even Bother With Natural Stuff When There’s TRT?
It’s simple – because TRT (testosterone replacement therapy) comes with plenty of potential and rather nasty side effects. TRT Is basically injecting yourself with the synthetic (lab-made) version of testosterone and that’s exactly the same thing that bodybuilders are using – anabolic steroids, does that ring a bell?
Now, If you still haven’t checked my in-depth approach to synthetic testosterone and it’s well documented adverse effects – you can do so by clicking here. Basically, if you’re a fan of excessive breast tissue but not in terms of more-than-enough pectoral muscle, then common low testosterone treatment might just be the thing for you. Oh, it’s gynecomastia that I was referring to – enlargement of male breasts.
Oh, it’s gynecomastia that I was referring to – enlargement of male breasts. Imagine yourself walking around the beach with some yucky b!tch tits… now that would be a superb way to turn off all the chicks, big time!
While Gynecomastia is a treatable condition, there’s absolutely no reason to risk getting it by injecting yourself with synthetic crap…
This was a quick example which I wanted to you give, it’s only one part of the puzzle – there are other pretty nasty unwanted reactions directly related to introducing chemical testosterone to your body. By the way – it completely shuts down your natural production of our primary male hormone too, as an added “
There are a vast number of dark paths when it comes down to how you would approach low T treatment and it’s not only the syringes that I’m talking about – synthetic versions of The King of Hormones even come as patches, gels and even pills for oral administration. They all have one thing in common – they’re all harmful.
That’s the end of this post guys, you can now start jumping in utter happiness because huge amounts of valuable information have just been inserted into your head!
You are more than capable of regaining your masculinity, in a perfectly natural manner!
Be gone now, go to the battlefield and taunt your worst enemy hiding behind the awful name “low testosterone”. Arm yourself with the intelligence provided here! Oh and watch out for the black hooded guy, trying to lure you into the dark side.
Got questions, concerns, worries… got testosterone? No problem whatsoever, just drop me a comment below and I’ll make sure to assist you accordingly!
Founder of Testosterone Nerd