Increase Your Master Hormone
As we get older some things get softer, some things get bigger, some things simply don’t work like they use to…The simple truth is for males after the age of 30 testosterone levels decrease year on year. It is thought that testosterone levels fall about 1% – 2% every year and perhaps quicker for those men that suffer from chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity. In adults low energy levels, mood swings, irritability, poor concentration, reduce muscle strength, changes in body fat distribution and low sex drive may result from low testosterone levels.
However, before I touch on the benefits of testosterone and look at ways we can potentially increase our testosterone levels it is important that I highlight the fact that the research is inconclusive to date in some areas. Testosterone, like many other hormones plays a virtuous cycle that regulates a whole host of processes in our bodies. From the studies that I have done a lot of the research suggests that as you increase your testosterone levels you get healthier and then as you get healthier your testosterone levels rise. Nevertheless, the same can be said for the reverse of this as a reduced level of testosterone can play a part in a vicious cycle. As your testosterone levels go down, your health suffers, as your health suffers, your testosterone levels decrease even more.
So how do you know your testosterone level and what is the idea testosterone reading? Settle in and review your functionality in and out of the bedroom and look at ways you can function at full power regardless of your DOB.
Testing Your Testosterone Levels
It is interesting to note that your testosterone levels fluctuate a lot but testing first thing in the morning is usually the most accurate measure and usually by your Dr. However, if you are like most males then visiting a Dr. is the last thing you feel like doing to test your levels so there are a few simple tools you can do at home (self assessment). It might not be 100% or give you a reading but the signs and symptoms will give you a good indication of your testosterone levels.
Generally speaking the ‘normal’ range in males is quite varied but anywhere between 270- – 1070 ng/dL with an n average level of 679ng/dL. For most of us this will mean very little, so the best way to gauge your own testosterone levels is to go by the way you look, feel and perform.
Home Testing Tools
- Smell of your sweat – the glands that produce the sweat are called “apocrine sweat’ and it’s hormonally driven. That’s why if small kids sweats it doesn’t smell bad, but once a teenager or a grown man does, it can smell awful. The more ‘apocrine’ sweat you produce the more testosterone you are likely to have. Tipping you might be able to relate to ‘someone’ in this category.
- It’s the SIZE that matters – always a very colourful debate, but in this case the bigger the testicles the better your testosterone production / levels. How big are your?
- What’s the story MORNING glory – Erections are testosterone driven so it’s a pretty good indication if you don’t have them frequently you probably lack testosterone which drives them to happen. Morning erections are also a useful giveaway! If there’s none, or they are infrequent then there are two possibilities.
- Low testosterone or
- Low nitritic oxide levels
Your Body Fat %
Another easy way to work out your testosterone levels is to access your body fat %. If it is high then you are more than likely to have low testosterone levels and vice versa. Why, because the more fat you are carry the more aromatase enzyme your body produces. Then all the aromatase enzyme will convert your testosterone molecules into the female hormone estrogen.
Unfortunately, the simple facts are that sedentary guys don’t need testosterone in their lives. So if you want more, MOVE more! Why, because you need to do something physically demanding to stimulate the pituitary gland to produce testosterone….however the type of exercise is important! Start the simple way – lift weights!
If you are eating plenty organic food, eating plenty of meats and fats and not in a caloric deficit then you’re most likely rocking elevated testosterone levels, so keep up the good work. Excessive drinking, substance abuse, processed foods will only hinder your levels.
So why aim I discussing the benefits of mastering your testosterone…because there are soooo many benefits on top of being the “King of the Bedroom”!
- Testosterone may fight depression – research found that men suffering from depression typically have deficient testosterone levels. In a preliminary research study it has been shown that some men suffering depression report improvement in mood and other factors after undergoing doctor-directed testosterone treatments.
- Testosterone decreases body fat – it has been found that testosterone plays an important role in regulating insulin, glucose, and fat metabolism. It simply correlates
- Testosterone increases muscle mass
- Testosterone may strengthen your heart
- Testosterone strengthens your bones & last but not least,
- TESTOSTERONE increases libido & improves erections
So what have you got to lose…test your testosterone or make lifestyle adaptations to improve your master hormone and enjoy the outcome.