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If you’re anything like me, there was a point when you stopped feeling like yourself.
You lost it.
Your energy, your stamina, your drive, your performance in the gym. Gone.
This point may even be RIGHT NOW.
Is it a challenge to get to the gym? Do you have trouble getting it up, or pleasing your significant other? Is your body looking more like a “dad bod” than it used to?
I feel your pain. In fact, I personally dealt with all of these signs and symptoms of low T myself many years ago.
I can personally attest to how miserable things can get when you go down that path. I distinctly remember my doctor telling me the only option I had was to take hormone replacement therapy.
At the time he told me that, I didn’t know much about nutrition. I definitely didn’t know anything about natural T optimization. But I did have some common sense. And something didn’t feel right …
It didn’t make sense to me that I would have to rely on a T-gel for the rest of my life. If my body stopped naturally producing T, then why couldn’t I figure out what happened, and naturally trigger that same T production again to bring my levels back to normal?
So, like you, I went in search for some help on the internet. There wasn’t much info out there at that time (nearly 10 years ago), unfortunately …
So I went to school and got my degree in neuroscience from Duke University, and leveraged all of the resources of the university, the professors and the research to naturally solve this problem on my own. And I did … naturally raising my T levels from 11 ng/dL all the way up to 1200 ng/dL — way above the normal range!
The profound changes I felt were incredible. As I implemented everything I was researching into my own life, I found my rate of muscle growth increased; my well-being was sky high; my drive and performance jumped back to superhuman levels; my facial hair grew; my hair became thick and healthy; my acne even cleared up; and I dropped the excess body fat I was carrying around. If you want these benefits too, I put together some of the major things I learned here on this page. These were the keys to my success when it came to increasing my T levels naturally.
First off, let’s look at:
Your body naturally produces this powerful male hormone: T.
This happens when the hypothalamus secretes gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) which then travels to the pituitary gland to trigger the release of the gonadotropins; luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH).
These gonadotropins then travel down the spine and into the testicles, where LH stimulates the leydig cells to convert modified cholesterol (pregnenolone) into T, and FSH works more in the department of sperm production.
So that's what we're focusing on here. We are looking into different ways to naturally bring T and the supporting hormones into the upper reference ranges, sometimes even above. And this is all done without the use of steroids or exogenous hormones which only suppress the natural production.
I recommend the following approach for beginners:
Micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) are necessary catalysts and co-factors in nearly all of the bodily metabolic processes. This obviously includes all of the key functions of the human endocrine system, such as T synthesis, thyroid hormone synthesis, sperm production and the like.
Deficiency in any of the key vitamins or minerals can severely suppress your body's ability to produce T.
Here are some examples:
Healthy nutrition is the cornerstone of men's health and hormone optimization. If you are not in the utmost genetic elite, you simply cannot have optimal T levels without adhering to the core basics of nutrition for T production.
Don't worry though, the way to eat for increased T production, is not complicated.
It all comes down to adjusting your caloric intake, setting up macronutrient goals that best suit your situation, and then choosing the right pro-T foodstuffs over the kind that can prove to be harmful for endocrine health.
Very simplified version of this would be as follows:
Many lifestyle factors, such as smoking, the usage of alcohol, sleep, prescription medication, stress, mood, confidence, romantic life, and the like, can have a huge impact on our T-levels.
You also should monitor your exposure to environmental endocrine disruptors, such as chemicals in certain types of plastics, some pesticides in our food supply, or the parabens and heavy-metals in our personal care items (soap, shampoo, deodorant, etc). These are all known to affect hormone levels.
Here's what I mean:
Different types of exercise have different effects on our endocrine system and to the rate at which our bodies are able to churn out T. Some of the important things you should know are:
Supplementation can give you that edge in hormonal optimization. Plus supplements are fun to use and explore their many benefits. For the goal of increasing T levels naturally, supplementation with herbs, amino acids and certain minerals can be very effective.
Once you have the most important factors taken care of, there's handful of scientifically proven supplements that can be used to manipulate hormone production.
Since uncovering all of this information, a few years ago I decided to start my own company to develop the highest quality T-boost supplement ever made.
The formula is called Testro-X.
Testro-X has quickly become our most popular, and most re-ordered natural formula for men between 30-60 years old.
The whole idea of naturally increasing androgen production is simpler than the doctor will tell you.
Natural Testosterone Optimisation— Dan Sturt (@DannySturt) May 12, 2019
- Avoid chronic endurance training
- Do high intensity resistance or HIIT training
- Ensure adequate recovery time
- Optimise micronutrient intake naturally (Zinc, Mg, Selenium, Boron, Vit A)
- Moderate sunlight exposure (high Vit D)