I can’t remember the film, nor do I care to do the research necessary to make this point, but in one of the Austin Powers movies, Mr. Powers loses his mojo.
We can all somewhat comprehend such a scenario…
Low energy. Less ‘oomph’. Diminished sex drive.
‘Mojo’ is actually a thing. It’s testosterone. How testosterone works in the male body is amazing.
We get surges of testosterone when we compete and when we win. It acts as a reward system for victory. It helps our sexual health. It helps us ward off depression. It helps us with energy levels and our ability to recover.
It’s the most important thing in your body, and it’s on the decline in men across all ages.
Men Need Testosterone To THRIVE
You’re not here to exist. You’re here to thrive.
You want to conquer, to embark on adventures, to create a legacy. Well, testosterone is a massive ally in this quest.
It helps you thrive physically and mentally and keeping (or getting) your T levels optimal, takes strategy.
Below are 3 tricks you can use to create optimal T levels.
They’ll help with certain things that can inhibit your testosterone levels, but to create THRIVING testosterone levels, no matter your age, you should check out the Man Diet to ensure you have no gaps in your diet, routine, or how you’re living.
3 Tricks to Boost Testosterone
1. Combat estrogen by taking zinc.
Testosterone has two primary enemies. One is the female dominant sex hormone, estrogen. The other is the stress hormone, cortisol.
Estrogen is all around us, like never before actually. You can find chemical estrogens in your shampoo, your soap, deodorant, and even the plastics they use to create the water bottles, and the water itself.
Zinc blocks aromatase, which is a precursor to estrogen.
Take 25 mg per day, but check your zinc levels. Some guys need to take as much as 50 mg or more, so it all depends on what you need.
2. Combat estrogen by losing body fat.
You may not want to hear this, but body fat is even horrible for your hormones.
In fact, body fat is every estrogenic. Meaning that guys with high body fat percentages are far more likely to have low testosterone levels.
If you’re carrying 15% or more of body fat, get working on it!
Find a strength program that will help you build lean, anabolic muscle, which will help you boost your metabolism.
Then find the right diet that will give you enough dietary fat so you can CREATE testosterone (testosterone comes from cholesterol), but also enough carbs that you can maintain and gain muscle, but also lower your cortisol levels by periodically boosting your insulin levels.
Again, I recommend the Man Diet.
3. Increase your free T levels by taking vitamin D (and getting outside more).
So, testosterone may not actually matter.
Well, that’s not true. It’s just that free testosterone seems to be much more important than the form of the hormone that’s bound to a protein as it’s ‘free’ to move around the body and repair tissue.
Taking up to 8,000 IU’s of vitamin D a day (and/or getting outside and in the sun more often) helps you increase your Free Testosterone ratio, while also improving your mood.
Take Testosterone Seriously
It’s enraging how little we’re studying the causes of this decline in testosterone in men.
It’s an epidemic. It’s degrading the quality of our lives and the men we produce, and the men we’re able to become.
Don’t be ignorant of both the role that testosterone plays in your life and how you can optimize this powerful hormone naturally through simple lifestyle and diet changes.
Be a man of action, and just be a damn man.