Google ‘How to boost testosterone’ and you’ll be met with images of various pills you can buy. You might then find a post on how to maintain muscle mass. Scroll down and a host of vitamin names will come your way. Confused? Yep us too.
Fret not. iPlaySafe is here to walk you through some natural and, in some cases delicious ways to boost your testosterone and rocket fuel you through the month. A little word of warning, we might throw in the odd curveball too for you to consider. What you consider a ‘curveball’ is entirely down to your preference and kicks!
What is Testosterone and Why Is It Important?
Produced mainly in the testicles, it is the main male hormone. Without it, you’d look like a teen avoiding puberty. Testosterone is responsible for the progression through puberty as well as pushing the body into increasing protein synthesis. This process increases the ability for muscles to grow.
Testosterone production starts to drop off around the age of 30 resulting in possible hair loss, less bone mass, less of a sex drive and more body fat.
Do Supplements Play an Important Part in the Production of Testosterone?
Yes and no. If you fuel your body with an artificial hit of testosterone it will slow down your body’s natural rate of production. Keep up the artificial hit and you’ll eventually reach a point where the slowdown of natural testosterone is permanent and irreversible. So if you’re reaching for the supplements, do your research and don’t over do it.
How do you Boost Testosterone Naturally?
A seemingly easy one to start you off. You cannot shy away from the fact that testosterone is the foundation to the male existence. It builds muscle, impacts your sex drive, bone density, heart health and last but by no means least, the size of your penis. So it would work in your favour to stroke it’s ego a little bit and show it some love.
Your diet contains lots of micronutrients which can naturally aid in increasing testosterone.
Want to have rocket-fuelled sperm? Eat a bunch of red grapes everyday. The skin of grapes contain resveratrol making harder sperm. 5-10g of grape skins is enough to raise testosterone levels and the ability for your little lads to swim.
A can of tuna contains 100% of your recommended daily allowance of Vitamin D. 100%! Why is that relevant? Vitamin D boosts your T-levels by up to 90%. I am not a mathematician but I’m hearing some pretty high returns on eating a can of tuna.
Should we really be reaching for the forbidden fruit of biblical terms (many refer to the pomegranate being the fruit Adam reached for, not the apple)? According to the International Journal of Impotence Research, 47% of impotent men who drank a glass of pomegranate juice daily found that their condition improved. Get chugging.
Here’s a few more: venison for muscle growth; garlic for muscle maintenance; honey for improved blood flow; eggs for a hormone boost; spinach for a magnesium hit.
Let’s step away from diet. You may not be a foodie.
How Can the Gym Boost Testosterone?
Any physical activity will get the endorphins pumping through you and who doesn’t feel more ‘alive’ and ‘on fire’ post a good workout? Same applies to sex, that’s a great workout right there. Excessive weight can have a real knock on effect to T-levels so if you’re not already exercising then now is the time to step up.
Combine weights and cardio for maximum impact. Throw in some big compound movements like squats and deadlifts to get those T-levels firing up. Cardio is great for burning calories whilst building muscle through weights will help fire up your metabolism so that you’re burning calories even after you stop exercising.
Address Your Sleep Schedule to Help Boost Testosterone.
Anxiety and interrupted sleep or a lack of sleep will lead to an increase in the stress hormone cortisol. Call is a tale as old as time if you like but sleep matters. Never mind cock-blocking, that’s a testosterone blocker right there.
A large part of testosterone release happens whilst you’re sleeping. So good sleep has a direct impact on your production of it. Less than 8 hours of sleep can lead to as much as a 15% reduction in T-levels the next day. So if you’re ‘getting by’ on 4-5 hours of sleep make some changes.
So there it is in a T-level nutshell. You may be reaching for the supplements but just stop for a second and question whether that’s sustainable. Or healthy. Or whether you’re just taking short cuts. Set yourself a testosterone target and go natural for 6 weeks. You can’t measure anything statistically but we can sure as heck guarantee you’ll feel healthier, more alive, increased energy and just pumping in self-satisfaction if you go au naturel.
Try it. We dare you.