Men joke about who’s the toughest and who has the most testosterone, but being deficient in this critical male hormone is nothing to poke fun at. It’s a serious health concern that negatively affects a man’s life in many ways. Research studies have found that men with low testosterone, or “low-T,” have a higher risk of serious illnesses such as diabetes, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular problems. Plus, low-T can cause frustrating changes in a man’s life and his personal appearance, as well as make him feel “off his game” at work and more of a “couch potato” at home.
As a man ages, his body naturally produces less testosterone each year, declining an average of over 1% per year after the age of 30. So by the time he is 70, a man’s testosterone may be diminished by up to 50%.(1)
A simple blood test is all it takes to diagnose low-T, but there are several warning signs to watch out for that may indicate a testosterone deficiency:
- Low Sex Drive. Testosterone fuels a man’s sex drive. If his testosterone levels are low, then his libido will most likely be low.
- Erectile Dysfunction. Erections are triggered by the release of nitric oxide, which is triggered by testosterone. Without adequate testosterone, erections won’t happen, or they won’t be firm enough to perform intercourse.
- Less Seminal Fluid. In order to produce the normal amount of seminal fluid during ejaculation, the prostate, seminal vesicles and testicles all need a healthy boost from testosterone. A man with low-T may notice less seminal fluid when he ejaculates.
- Genital Numbness or Decreased Sensitivity. Men with low testosterone often complain of less sensitivity of the genital area, or even numbness.
- Extreme Fatigue. After a hard day’s work, it’s normal to feel tired. But when men have low-T, they feel completed spent and noticeably more tired than usual.
- Less Energy. In addition to extreme fatigue, men with low testosterone often lose their drive and initiative in their daily activities. Guys who used to be “hard chargers” every day often become couch potatoes.
- Mood Changes. Men with low testosterone often feel down, more depressed and less optimistic than they used to feel.
- Increased Irritability. Low testosterone can make men more grumpy and irritable. Often this change in demeanor is more obvious to family and friends than to the men themselves.
- Reduced Muscle Mass. Men with low testosterone often feel their muscles are weaker than they used to be. Some men notice their chest, arm and leg muscles are actually shrinking. And they may find that weight-lifting and working out is not as effective as it used to be for gaining muscle mass.
- More Body Fat. Low testosterone also causes men to accumulate more body fat, especially in their mid-sections or chests, resulting in the dreaded “man boobs.”
- Shrinkage of the Testicles. Low testosterone can cause the testicles to shrink and feel a bit softer than normal.
The Good News is there are Simple Solutions to Boost Testosterone
If you are experiencing any of these warning signs, the good news is there are simple things you can do about it. There’s no need to suffer from the effects of low testosterone.
Healthy Choice Naturals Resurge Low Testosterone Formula can help you maintain healthy levels of testosterone in order to fight unsightly weight gain, boost energy levels, and provide support for mood and memory. Healthy testosterone levels can help you gain muscle mass and improve your sexual performance. Resurge Low Testosterone Formula contains a proprietary blend of 100% natural herbs and nutrients that are highly effective in combatting declining testosterone levels as you age.
In addition to taking a nutritional supplement, other things you can do to boost testosterone are:
- Get enough sleep because testosterone production is directly related to the amount of sleep you get each night.
- Limit your cortisol production by limiting your consumption of stimulants from nicotine, alcohol, sugar, energy drinks, coffee, etc. Cortisol is a catabolic hormone that can cause testosterone levels to plummet up to 70%. Cortisol is produced when you don’t get enough sleep so limiting you intake of stimulants is important.
- Reduce the stress in your life.
- Exercise regularly.
- Reduce estrogen levels by limiting your intake of soy and eating more vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, turnips and radishes.
- Improve your diet to reduce carbohydrates, increase proteins, and get more Omega-3 essential fats from olive oil, fish, nuts, flax seeds and fish oil and krill oil supplements, such as Healthy Choice Naturals Omega Naturals Fish Oil 1000 and Healthy Choice Naturals Purified Krill Oil Supplement. Plus, eat foods high in zinc and take a zinc supplement, such as Healthy Choice Naturals Full Spectrum Daily Multivitamin which provides 100% of the daily recommended value of zinc, along with 55 other essential nutrients for great health and vitality.
- Maintain a healthy weight because fat converts testosterone into estrogen, and there is a direct correlation between being overweight and having low testosterone.
- (!)Staff, Mayo Clinic. “Male Menopause: Myth or Reality?” Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 23 July 2011.
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