Here is my list of the top 5 tips to increase testosterone naturally. While testosterone replacement has it’s place, it really should not be explored until all natural methods have been exhausted.
As mentioned, these are some of the tips that helped me to get 992 ng/dL total testosterone on my last blood test (as well as 17.2 ng/dL free testosterone) which are in the upper end of the optimal range. Learn more here. https://lostempireherbs.com/992-total-testosterone/
1 – Man Up
High testosterone starts with attitude. A manly psychology leads to a manly physiology. Psychology and physiology then direct endocrine function within the body, at least to some degree. This is supported by research, such as “power poses,” a dominant posture decreasing cortisol and increasing testosterone. Or when your sports team wins, how it increases your testosterone, and when they lose, it decreases it. In The Way of Men, Jack Donovan explains the difference between being a good man and being good at being a man. There is a difference, yet both are important. Plus, without the right attitude, you’re not likely to do anything else on the list. You must stand up, be a man and take responsibility.
2 – Ditch the Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
Man-made chemicals are all over our environment, including in the very air we breathe. Learn more about endocrine disrupting chemicals in our previous articles:
BPA (Bisphenol A) https://lostempireherbs.com/bpa-plastic/
The Dangers of Plastic https://lostempireherbs.com/dangers-of-plastics/
The Disappearing Male https://lostempireherbs.com/the-disappearing-male/
Is Mother Nature more Feminine? https://lostempireherbs.com/is-mother-nature-more-feminine/
Estrogens vs. Androgens https://lostempireherbs.com/estrogens-vs-androgens/
It is impossible to eliminate 100% of our exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals because they are simply everywhere; however, we can drastically reduce our exposure.
3 – Get Stronger
I’ll come right out and say it. Most people train wrong. The overemphasis on cardio and on working hard are two of the problems. Working out to increase testosterone means feeling stronger at the end of your session than before. If you’re wiped out at the end, chances are cortisol is elevated, and since cortisol is inversely correlated with testosterone, that doesn’t bode well. You can lift weights, do bodyweight exercise, or much else. For a lot more detail on this check out my other website, Legendary Strength.
4 – Sleep Well
You can’t have high testosterone without the right quality and quantity of sleep. It’s as simple as that. Most people aren’t sleeping enough. And, perhaps more importantly, you must support yourself in having deep, restful sleep. Sleep brings about a spike in growth hormone, which is when you repair your body. One analogy I like is that of Batman and Robin, testosterone and growth hormone, the anabolic superheroes that will lead you to the results you want.
Learn more about the importance of sleep here. https://lostempireherbs.com/sleep
5 – Herbs
And, of course, herbs can be a big help. Herbs won’t make up for any of the above if you’re not also working on those. But they can act as a jump start to kick you into high gear. And if you get the basics down, then they certainly can be an accelerator to your testosterone.
My top two favorites are Pine Pollen and Tongkat Ali. The former provides phyto-androgens that seem to activate the testosterone and related androgens in the human body in a big way. Meanwhile, the later also appears to help ramp up the body’s own production of them.
And there are plenty of herbs like Cistanche, Ashwagandha, Shilajit, and more which also support testosterone in a variety of ways. These are not the only routes to naturally increase testosterone. There are plenty more, and much more detail involved in each step as well. But it’s a good starting list.
For anyone who wishes to study this topic in-depth, check out Upgrade Your Testosterone.