Testosterone. A male hormone that defines masculinity gives you power and, if you are blessed with enough amounts of it, makes you stand out in the crowd. A lot of men have a problem with testosterone levels in their body. After you reach the age of 30, your levels of this hormone start to decline. Some men are even born with testosterone deficiency. There are lots of ways to increase the amounts of this hormone in your body. Some men use testosterone boosters, some men go for testosterone replacement therapy. And yet some men decide to boost their testosterone levels through natural means. In this article, we will describe some of the most effective natural means to increase the amounts of male hormone in your body.
#1. Sleep well
When you sleep your body restores itself, therefore it is very important for you to sleep well and be well rested. When you neglect sleep, your body produces lesser amounts of hormones (including testosterone) that your body needs in order to work properly. If you don’t get enough sleep, testosterone production process in your body will suffer and soon enough you will feel the deficiency of this hormone through dizziness, headache, and fatigue.
#2. Strength training
Strength training is one of the best natural testosterone boosters. If you want this training to be effective, then you need to lift some heavy iron. By doing this, you will build muscle mass, lose weight and most importantly, increase the production of anabolic hormones (and testosterone) in your body. No matter your age, you can always make a difference. Do your training, do it well and you can soon see a difference.
#3. Short intense exercise
Strength training is not the only option for boosting testosterone levels in your body through exercise. Short intense exercise is also very effective. It increases your stamina, burns fat and encourages hormone production in your body. Testosterone and human growth hormone production are greatly increased by this type of activity.
#4. Don’t smoke and drink
A healthy lifestyle is good for everyone, not only for those who suffer from low testosterone condition. If you want to raise your testosterone levels, first of all, you should quit smoking. This nasty habit harms your body in many different ways and that counts for testosterone too. Also, be careful when you consume alcohol. It is acceptable to have a drink now and then, but if you get carried away it could seriously affect your health (and seriously decrease the amount of testosterone that your body produces).
#5. Avoid stress
Every time you get stressed, your body releases cortisol, a hormone that harms testosterone production. This means that if you are getting stressed often, your testosterone levels will start to drop and won’t regenerate as fast as they should. Also, less stress can improve your life in many different ways. Your immune system, strength, and fatigue will benefit and you will start to think positively and get more motivation for various activities.
#6. Vitamin C
This vitamin is quite effective at lowering your cortisol levels, which in turn helps testosterone in your body. Your testosterone levels will raise and your immune system will get stronger. Also, vitamin C is very important for those who exercise because it grants you more energy that you need when you lift weights or sprint. Start your day with an orange or a nice glass of lemon juice and make sure that your body is fully prepared for the day of workout.
#7. Vitamin D
Vitamin D is very important for human body. When it comes to men, vitamin D is responsible for the development of sperm cells. It also maintains your sperm count levels high. Vitamin D also increases libido and boost the production of the male hormone. You can get some of this vitamin by consuming cheese, eggs, orange juice, cereals, mushrooms or pork. Also, a moderate sun exposure will also grant you some vitamin D. Safe tanning bed with electronic ballasts is a good choice too.
#8. Dark chocolate
Not many men consume (enough) chocolate, but believe it or not, this one can actually help you to increase your testosterone levels. Chocolate is enriched with antioxidants and biochemical compounds that will provide your body with considerable amounts of minerals and vitamins. Also, these will increase your testosterone levels too. You should watch out, however. Too much sugar in your body is never a good thing, so try not to exaggerate when you consume dark chocolate. Also, when you pick your chocolate, take one with the higher percentage of cocoa.
#9. Increase your “bedroom activity”
It has been proved that men who have more sex on a regular basis tend to have more testosterone flowing through their bodies. Thing is, the more often you have sex, more testosterone will be produced. This again results in a greater desire for sex. Still, it’s not a bad thing, therefore you should try to get your momentum going. The more sex you have, the more testosterone will be produced by your body and you will feel much better in general.
#10. Drink tea instead of coffee
Having a nice cup of coffee once in a while is not a bad thing. Having three or four cups a day might be a problem. Coffee boosts cortisol production, which (as we have mentioned before) is not good for your testosterone production. You should try herbal tea instead. Each of those will boost your health in some way and soon you will lose the habit of consuming large amounts of caffeine. If you quit drinking coffee in the afternoon, it will also help you sleep better, which is also quite important for your hormone production.