Lately, you may have heard the word Testosterone too frequently, then you’re at the right place to know about what’s creating the buzz all around.
What is Testosterone?
Testosterone produced majorly in male gonads and in a minimal amount within female ovaries can be categorized as a steroid hormone, which is predominantly responsible for primary and secondary sexual characteristics in boys such as pubic hair growth, facial hair growth, hoarse voice etc. Besides affecting teenage boys it has been proved to be an asset for gaining healthy, natural and organic muscle mass and fitness goals along with overall healthy body and facial hair growth.
Although, in the modern world, lifestyle has been affected by pollution and adulteration of food products and many other factors, that considerable amount of adult beings are unable to produce and sustain the levels of testosterone needed to lead a healthy life and to gain healthy muscle mass.
Let us explore 7 proven ways to naturally increase testosterone levels. They are as follows.
- Have a ‘Good’ night’s sleep.
It is patented research that proves lack of sleep definitely reduces testosterone levels in a healthy male adult. To be statical, post more than 7 days of disturbance in the natural sleep cycle of a healthy male adult, it has been observed that testosterone level gradually decreases by 10 to 15%. This clearly states that if you’re not taking a good night’s sleep of no less than 7 hours, then any product, medications, treatments, exercises wouldn’t help you increase the T-factor in your gonads. So sleep tight..!! Sleep Well..!! and Sleep Long..!!
2. Let Them Breathe.
It may sound ridiculous but there’s a reason that your testicles are stored in the scrotum which is outside your body, and the temperature inside scrotum is approximately 2 to 2.5 degree Celsius lower than your overall body temperature. Avoid wearing tight and unbreathable pants, trousers or a pair of jeans on a hot and humid day. Relax, lay down naked under a ceiling fan, let the buddies breathe, often increased temperature of the scrotum and testicles lead to a deteriorating testosterone level. Ease out and air them sufficiently, that will do the trick.
3. Go Vedic, Ayurvedic.
Like answers to innumerable diseases, Ayurved holds answers for low testosterone levels too, herbs like Ashwagandha (Indian Ginseng), Tulsi (Holy Basil) and many more. Ashwagandha is reputed to proliferate testosterone hormone by 17% and surge sperm count by 166%.
4. Testosterone is inversely proportional to Cortisol.
No my alter ego, this is no science class, nor it is rocket science. Cortisol is also a steroid hormone but you should not misjudge it as a comrade of testosterone, rather it is a bosom friend of Stress. Intense levels of Cortisol hormone in male blood leads to increased mental stress which has a proportionate effect on testosterone. Hence if stress increases, cortisol increases, and the testosterone decrease. In simple words, stay relaxed, eased out and slackened up for good T-factor.
5. Lift and Lift Hard.
Exercising can boost testosterone in a righteous way. Performing short but intense sessions of exercise which has multiple body point movements increases the male hormone. Examples of this type of exercises are – bench press, squats, deadlifts, leg workout etc. Tandem of exercise and whey protein can boost the androgen hormone. Connecticut, United States researchers have discovered that the effects of whey protein, before and after the workout in healthy blokes have delivered a considerable variation of +(20%) in Testosterone level.
Also, having steroids before and after the workout can be beneficial, but do so only under professional guidance.
6. Bask in the Sun.
Relaxing in the sun for a good half an hour is one of the best natural remedies to jump start testosterone increasing process. Researchers from Austria has stated that Vitamin D helps improve androgen production. Also if you’re an adult of age 35 years and above you should opt for Vitamin D supplements available in market after getting your Vitamin D level checked.
7. Excess of everything is bad.
Alcohol, once in a while and in a limited amount for recreation is good, but alcohol abuse and drug abuse, excessive consumption of drugs, alcohols, smoking will eventually cost you your testosterone levels. Substantially increased alcohol consumption has been linked to less sperm count and lessening sex drive which is a direct indication of low testosterone. Avoid these and have natural, organic and healthy testosterone flow through your veins.
Stay fit, healthy, chilled out and don’t stress out, follow these simple steps and forget about low testosterone levels because they’re gonna boost up.
She is a blogger who loves to write in different verticals. She co-authored Supercharge Organic Traffic: A popular course focusing on Organic Traffic for Ecommerce.. Her hobbies are traveling and reading.