You Could Be Lowering Your Own Testosterone Levels!
If you do not want to lower your testosterone levels, do not do these five things!
If you are a man over 30, maintaining your testosterone level is critical to your strength, vitality, and overall wellbeing. But, keeping your testosterone levels high requires a delicate balance of things you should do to raise or maintain your level and things you should avoid that are known to be testosterone killers.
Here are five things to avoid if you want to increase your testosterone level.
- Avoid spending too much time indoors
When you stay all day indoors, you’re robbing your body of its necessary exposure to sunlight.
The sun is your body’s major source of vitamin D. Vitamin D is a necessary precursor to testosterone production.
- Avoid getting not getting enough sleep
Most of your critical hormones, such as testosterone and human growth hormone, are produced while you sleep.
If you wake up often during the night or you suffer from sleep apnea, then your body might produce less testosterone. Try to get a good 7 hours of deep, restful sleep every night.
- Avoid the wrong kind of exercise
Weightlifting and strength training boosts testosterone levels – strenuous cardio, not so much. Studies have found that lifting moderate to heavy weights two to three times a week is ideal.
It stimulates muscle growth which in turn produces more testosterone. However, running or cycling for 40 or more miles a week can drop your testosterone level by 17%, according to the University of British Colombia.
- Avoid the sugary treats
Sugar has one of the most immediate effects on testosterone levels in the body. Its effects can be observed almost immediately.
- Avoid soy and soy-based products
Soy products contain phytoestrogens which alter the hormone levels in your body. A little bit won’t hurt you but indulge too much, and you’ll start to reduce your body’s natural testosterone levels.
According to Harvard Medical School research, men who drank soy proteins for 54 days experienced a hormone imbalance.
What Every Man Needs to Know Testosterone Replacement Therapy
There are definitely certain things that you should not do that can lower your testosterone level. However, no matter what you do, age-related testosterone loss may be unavoidable for most men.
You can and should take measures to keep your testosterone high. But sometimes, despite your best efforts, you just cannot combat the ravages of time.
It is a simple biological fact that once you reach about the age of 30, you can expect your testosterone level to drop by as much as 2% per year. That’s what most men between the ages of 45 and 65 will likely be experiencing the symptoms of low testosterone to some degree.
The good news is that doctors can treat age-related testosterone deficiency with testosterone replacement therapy. Prescription testosterone replacement therapy for men is available via injection, topical creams or gels, skin patches, subdermal pellets, or oral medication. Most doctors agree that testosterone injections are the safest and most effective form of testosterone therapy.
Testosterone replacement therapy is only available with a doctor’s prescription. You cannot buy testosterone online or anywhere without a doctor’s prescription. While any doctor can write you a prescription for testosterone replacement therapy, you should work with a clinic like the NuLife Institute that specializes in age-related hormone decline.
At NuLife, we realize that not all men with low testosterone have the same set of symptoms or the same health and wellness goals. We will tailor your program of testosterone therapy to your unique needs and lifestyle to maximize your benefits and optimize your results.
Our medical director, Dr. Luis Dominguez, has used his unique, customized approach to help thousands of patients reverse the clock on aging and enjoy a whole new lease on life. Dr. Luis Dominguez has applied his inquisitive mind and passion for evidence-based Integrative Medicine to focus on utilizing a whole-body approach that provides life-changing results.
“Since starting on testosterone replacement at NuLife, I feel and look great. My moods are better. I am stronger, fitter. I just feel full of energy, and my sex life has never been better! Thank you, Dr. D” – Andre H. Miami, Fl.
If you would like to learn a little bit more about the many life-changing benefits of testosterone replacement therapy, please contact us today by calling (305) 400-0005.