Intro: Learn how to boost your testosterone levels naturally. You are probably a young athlete trying to become the best in your sport or you are probably older than 40 years of age and you are trying to restore your youth and vitality with more testosterone. Whatever the reasons, you know that testosterone has always been the glorious hormone because of its physical and psychological benefits. According to endocrinologists, males produce the hormone testosterone in large amounts and females produce this hormone in significantly smaller amounts. The testes and adrenal glands produce this hormone in males, while the adrenal glands and ovaries produce less of this hormone in females. Although too much testosterone can be unhealthy, the more of this hormone you have the stronger you feel, the more energy you experience, and the more confidence you have. Endocrinologists point out that boosting your testosterone levels includes taking supplements, changing your diet, and doing more weight lifting exercises.
Step 1: Take more vitamin-E, CoQ10, selenium, magnesium, zinc, and protein supplements because these supplements help to raise testosterone levels. At least 1000 units of Vitamin-E and 400 units of CoQ-10 supplements may increase testicular testosterone in some men within a few weeks. The minerals such as zinc, selenium, and magnesium are involved in many biological functions related to cell growth and increased testosterone production. Taking amino-acid supplements create the proteins that build testosterone in your body.
Step 2: Eat more animal products such as chicken, beef, liver, lamb, pork, and oysters to boost your testosterone because these foods contain the necessary proteins with selenium for boosting testosterone levels. Consume more green leafy vegetables because these foods have the minerals (zinc, magnesium, and selenium) required for testosterone boosting. If you don’t enjoy eating meat, you should try eating eggs, dairy, grains, and beans because they contain significant amounts of protein and minerals.
Step 3: Begin lifting weights because heavy weight lifting sends strong chemical messages to your hypothalamus, pituitary gland, testis, and adrenal glands to increase your production of growth hormones and androgen hormones which creates more testosterone. The best weight lifting exercises include bench presses, skull crushers, dead-lifts, leg squats, and arm exercises for your biceps and triceps. Additionally, begin exercising in the power-lifting section of your gym. Begin working out with other people because this can be very motivational. You should seek out the help of a personal power-lifting trainer because they have testosterone boosting workouts down to a science. Although increasing testosterone levels becomes more difficult with time, many people should be able to increase their testosterone levels significantly. By the way, check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program.
Step 4: finally, stay away from anabolic steroids because this will destroy your natural testosterone production whether you are a man or woman. In males, testosterone levels are very low before puberty, but during puberty their levels rise rapidly and reach high levels by their 18th birthday. From ages 20 to 30, testosterone levels remains about the same, but begins a gradual decline after the age of 30. However, in women, testosterone levels remain at relatively low levels before it gradually increases when a woman reaches her 40th birthday. From ages 35 to menopause, most women have more testosterone in their bodies than when they were in their 20s, but it is still significantly lower than most men in their 40s, and 50s.
Although supplementation is a good way to retain testosterone in your blood, before you take any supplement, research the information on the product because some supplements do not have the necessary amount of vitamin-E, zinc, magnesium, and proteins to significantly increase your testosterone levels. You should read the information usually located on the back of the supplement bottle before buying any testosterone boosting product.
Warning: The statements presented in this article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA); therefore, this article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Related Sources: Dietary Welleness by Phyllis A. Balch; Prescription for Natural cures by James F. Balch , M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D; Vitamins & Minerals by Alan H. Pressman.