5 Ways to Naturally Boost Testosterone

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

Another testosterone-boosting nutrient to watch out for is Vitamin D. Deficiencies of any of these nutrients have been shown to lower testosterone levels in men.

#3 Get Enough Sleep 

Your body makes more testosterone while you sleep, so making sure you catch enough winks is hugely important when it comes to boosting your testosterone levels.

Various studies have found significant correlations between high testosterone levels and 6-8 hours of sleep per night, whereas low testosterone has been linked to too little or poor-quality sleep. Plus, getting enough sleep has been linked with lower levels of stress, which turns out to be the main target of the next point…

#4 Chill Out

Stress leads to a skyrocketing of cortisol production, which essentially causes the testes to stop producing testosterone during the period of stress.

The stress hormone cortisol is also responsible for weight gain, which, if you read point number one, has been tied to an increase in estrogen and a reduction in testosterone levels. Moreover, happiness and relaxation have been showed to increase the amount of testosterone that your body makes. So make sure to calm down and have fun every once in a while!

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#5 Lift Weights

Finally, make sure that weight lifting or some other kind of resistance training is a part of your exercise regimen. Strength training has been shown to help increase testosterone production, which is especially high during breaks between sets.

And of course, weight lifting has the added bonus of helping you lose weight (see #1) while adding some bulk to your muscles, which is likely one of the reasons you want to boost your testosterone levels in the first place.

Sources:

  • http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2012/07/27/increase-testosterone-levels.aspx
  • http://www.livestrong.com/article/398691-how-to-naturally-increase-testosterone-in-men/
  • http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Sleep.aspx
  • http://www.nowloss.com/ways-to-increase-testosterone-levels-naturally-without-using-steroids.htm

What suggestions have you heard, from your doctor or others, for boosting testosterone? Have you taken any steps?

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