6 Natural Testosterone Boosters


Loss of energy. Depression. Decreased sex drive. All are common symptoms of aging, and all could be related to low testosterone.

But having low testosterone doesn't mean you need to despair. Fortunately, there are effective and natural testosterone-raising supplements to give you an extra boost.

However, supplements alone can't restore your testosterone to the level you'd like. That's where you come in. There are plenty of things you can do to raise testosterone levels naturally.

Here are the six best tips to raise testosterone naturally:

1. Lose Weight

Gaining weight doesn't only reduce your health, but it reduces testosterone levels too. Consequently, losing weight may be one of the best things you can do to restore your testosterone to a healthy level.

Some lifestyle changes that will help you lose weight include limiting processed sugar, refined carbs, and unhealthy fats. Instead, focus on protein, veggies, and healthy fats like olives, eggs, and avocados.

Even the smallest lifestyle changes can make a big difference. In one study, obese men who started a weight-loss program increased testosterone without drastically overhauling their routines. [1]

2/27/2015 10:00:00 PM
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How does one achieve the opposite result? In other words, decrease testosterone?
Posted by Gerri
My trainer at the gym shared with me the roll of large muscle engagement with Testosterone production. Working the legs especially can have a significant impact - but isn't this all chicken and Egg stuff?

We need Testosterone to promote muscle growth, but when you're low on Testosterone, your workouts are less productive - and you get less lean mass.

When is it appropriate (if ever) to supplement with Low-T therapy? I know the benefits over the age of 50 include clarity, focus, energy, and muscle gain (when you work out) - can there be both approaches?

Posted by Kenneth
great article. I could really work on the weight training and relaxing part... but with 4 kids in the house its the last thing on my mind. Any suggestions?
Posted by Ryan Loeffler
Good suggestions. I would reverse the order, though. Most people underestimate the sleep and recovery and stress reduction elements of hormonal issues. 1) Seep at least 8 hours per night. 2) Reduce stress (which makes your body want to raise cortisol - which can 'steal' the process that produces testosterone) by identifying external stressors such as work, relationships, and other circumstances and eliminate what you can; shift your expectations and attitudes about what you cannot eliminate. 3) Start a meditation practice and practice every day. Focus on breathing deep into your belly. 4) Eat healthy, nutrient-dense foods and take a multi-vitamin. NO CAFFEINE. 5) Weight-training is a very good form of exercise for those who aren't exercising. If you're playing a high-intensity, competitive sport such as hockey, you may need to go for a nice slow walk and just smell the roses as high intensity exercise is not going to be restorative and will be counter-productive until hormones get adjusted.
Posted by Susan R. Jimenz
Thanks for the article Jake. Reasonable suggestions... I'm doing most of them, but not really weight training. Hopefully my extreme-ish sports (jiu jitsu & ice hockey) are accomplishing the same thing as weight training. Still wondering if the shots are a good way to go. I've heard mostly good things.
Posted by John Valenty

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