Testosterone levels typically peak in our late 20’s and drop approx. 1% per year after 30 years of age. Approximately 39% of men 45 years and older have low testosterone when measured and can drop even faster due to aging, obesity, diet, and an inactive lifestyle.
Signs of Low Testosterone
Some of the common symptoms that may indicate low testosterone levels are:
- Loss of muscle mass
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Difficulty losing weight
- Low libido
- Lack of facial hair
Natural Ways to Increase Testosterone
WEIGHT LOSS – Fat tissue turns testosterone to estrogen decreasing overall testosterone levels.
WEIGHT LIFTING – Heavy weight with lower reps is ideal for stimulating the body’s ability to produce testosteone
DECREASE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION – Alcohol consumption increases weight.
SLEEP – 7-8 hours of sleep is essential for testosterone production.
MORNING SEXUAL ACTIVITY – Testosterone levels are highest in the morning and sexual activity stimulates testosterone production.
CORRECT NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES – Important nutrients for testosterone production are the following: Vitamin D, Omega 3 Oils, Zinc, brassicas like broccoli help eliminate bad estrogens that hinder testosterone.
How Is BHRT Administered?
The most common forms of BHRT are creams and Injections although, there are other forms as well that it can be administered in such as: patch, oral capsules and pills, sublingual drops or lozenges and in women, vaginal suppositories.