Naturally Increase Testosterone Levels
4 Ways to Naturally Increase Your Testosterone Levels
From the desk of Chad Howse, best-selling author of the Man Diet.
Testosterone is an incredibly important hormone for men. Natural high levels of testosterone has been shown to reduce your risk of disease, cancer, and even depression. But testosterone is also on the decline…
Men are producing less and less of this hormone with each generation, and even with each decade! Your testosterone levels may even be more than 20% LOWER than your grandfather’s levels.
Why is this happening? We’ll cover that on the second page. For now, let’s figure out 7 ways you can force your body to produce more of it on its own.
1. Lose weight.
Low T is often accompanied by an excess of body fat. In fact, testosterone and body fat don’t play well together. The more body fat you have, the harder it becomes to produce high, natural testosterone levels. Starting an exercise program is incredibly important, but as you’ll read later, consuming the right foods at the right time is imperative.
If you want optimal testosterone levels. You’re going to need to lose fat. We’ll tell you the best way to do that in a bit…
2. Free your testosterone with D3.
There are a couple forms of testosterone. That is, testosterone that’s bound to a protein, and “free testosterone”, or testosterone that isn’t bound to a protein. Most doctors and scientists believe that it’s this “free T” that’s the only form of the hormone that truly matters because, unlike the testosterone that’s bound to a protein, “free T” is free to move around the body and repair tissue.
Vitamin D3 has been shown to help “free” the testosterone that’s bound to a protein. You can get D3 from the sun, but more studies are beginning to show that it’s tough to get enough, especially in the winter months. As such, you should be supplementing with D3, consuming 3,000 IU’s upon rising, and again before bed.
3. Eat more animal fats.
Testosterone is produced when your body converts cholesterol into testosterone. If you’re not supplying your body with the building blocks of testosterone, it’s going to be hard to produce it at all, let alone at optimal levels.
Cholesterol comes from natural fats like animal fats, and fats we get from oils and nuts. They need to be a healthy, hefty part of your diet if you’re going to produce optimal levels. The trick is consuming them at the right time (more on this on the next page)…
4. Don’t eat carbs at the WRONG TIME.
Insulin and testosterone don’t thrive alongside one another. If your insulin levels are constantly elevated - which occurs with a high-carb diet - your testosterone won’t have room to flourish.
The trick is not to remove carbs from your diet, but to consume them at the right time. We’ll cover that on the next page!