An increasing number of studies are showing that higher levels of testosterone does in fact increase both lifespan healthspan for men suffering from hypogonadism. According to American data, over 30% of men in the United States are affected by hypogonadism (which are testosterone levels below 300ng/dL). Sadly, this percentage is only going to increase if the trend over the last 20 years is any indication.
Testosterone Levels are Dropping
On average, testosterone levels for men have been dropping for at least the last 20 years. For many men out there, this means their fathers and grandfathers had higher T level than they do today.
There many reasons given for this decline and researchers agree the main culprits are environmental toxins, obesity and nutritional deficiencies in our diet.
Causes for the Drop in T Levels:
The damages caused by environmental toxins may be the worst of the bunch.
Studies are pointing to many chemicals such as those used in the plastics manufacturing process are responsible for not only damaging men’s testosterone-making machinery but even “feminizing” men.
Obesity has also been shown to be a factor in low T levels. Weight around the abdominal area has been shown to be a reliable indicator of low T levels.
This excess body fat causes increases of aromatase enzymes in men’s bodies. This begins the biological transformation of testosterone into estrogen, resulting in lower T levels.
Nutritional deficiencies in our foods, in particular zinc, magnesium and selenium have also been reported to cause low T levels.
What is the Best Therapy?
While the medical establishment touts “testosterone therapy” as the solution for men with low testosterone levels, this type of therapy does have a number of drawbacks.
Although highly effective (and expensive), this type of therapy does come with it’s own risks such as gynecomastia (man-boobs), balding, increased chance of prostate cancer, sleep apnea, infertility and even congestive heart failure.
What most medical establishments fail to mention is there are simple, natural and highly effective remedies and methods to naturally increase T levels.
One of the more obvious solutions is avoiding the many toxins which have been shown to cause these problems in the first place.
Naturally Boost Your Testosterone Levels
Regardless of age, every man should be concerned with their T levels. First starters, maintaining high T levels is directly associated to better sex.
Testosterone is also responsible for improved muscle growth, better cognitive functioning and some studies even relate high T levels in men with greater attractiveness by the opposite sex.
Whether you are one of 30% of men are affected by hypogonadism, or simply looking to maintain or boost your T levels, there are many natural, inexpensive alternatives available all men should consider.