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.
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david bengel says
Hi Logan, I am impressed with the range of your work and would like learn more concerning diet/supplement protocols for speed sports like golf–I have an new approach to training and swing dynamics–check out the swing of Jimmy Bruen on youtube.
Being 74 I am looking for possible competitive advantages=anything that increases the fast twitch fibers, especially the IIb & x. Regarding exercise protocols I have collected up the most relevant & current research as well as some past experience 20 years ago that surprised me as to how well it worked=went from 15 lb/10 reps to 1r/60 lb dumbell fly’s in less than 3 months whereas I had not done more that 50’s in collage.
Any info. will be appreciated
Chelsea Satterthwaite says
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Dan Jones says
I enjoy your research and documentation for your products. Here is a thought
for a simple formula that would be very CONVENIENT and SYNERGISTIC. Could you
mix up a tincture combining your androgenic Pine Pollen Tincture with the
recommended dosage ratio of Tongkat Ali ? Then they could be taken together ,
both being sublingual and well absorbed. That would provide the 100mg dose
of Tongkat Ali along with the one dropper full of Pine Pollen Tincture .
Logan Christopher says
One being liquid, the other being powder, it’s not as easy as you might think. We do have something synergistic in the works though that I think you’ll enjoy ;)
Here is a other T booster and that’s is backed up by science and by my own experience. It does not cost you a dime and it is available for everybody. All what it take is willpower : COLD showers. Twice a day for 10 minutes each in their morning and before you go to bed. Start with the balls first for roughly a minute. You will notice the difference in two weeks or so.
Logan Christopher says
Actually from what I’ve seen that isn’t so backed up by science, not for boosting testosterone anyway. For example, this study found a 10% DECREASE in testosterone. At best, the science is unclear.
Let me state that I do think there are beneficial effects for cold immersion, just not sure if increased T is actually one of them.
Hello Logan, if you google benefits of cold showers and testosterone you will find the scientific proof. There are also some youtube videos out there which confirm the T boosting effects.
The study states that only a cold shower after strenuous workouts will boost testosterone and decrease cortisol. A regular daily cold shower on non-training days will not really boost test. I happen to partake in cold showers myself and have to say I feel great! Especially having one after working out!
Chelsea Satterthwaite says
We like to stay up to date on Wim Hoffs work who you may be familiar with. Cold showers, in my opinon, can always be beneficial. I’d say, listen to your body and if you feel healthy and great, keep it up! Thank you for sharing your feedback!
Hi Logan. So grateful for the education you provide. It’s fantastic. I’ve had great results with tongkat ali and pine pollen tincture. I’m considering an infrared sauna. Would the heavy sweating induced by the sauna reduce the effectiveness of these herbs. More specifically, if I took pine pollen tincture or tongkat ali and then entered a sauna an hour later, what impact might this have on the absorption/effectiveness of these herbs? Sincerely, Richard.
Randall James says
Can you site any clinical studies that Pine Pollen or Tongkat Ali raises testosterone?
Logan Christopher says
Unfortunately, pine pollen doesn’t have any at this time. Just individual case studies.
But there are some for tongkat ali. You can look through a few of them here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=tongkat+ali+testosterone